Nobody expected the Spurs to have an easy time of it in their first-round NBA playoff series against the muck-it-up and grind-it-out defense of the Memphis Grizzlies, not even when Tony Allen, Memphis’ version of Bruce Bowen, was declared out for the series with a calf injury.
Kawhi Leonard’s career-high 41 points dragged the Spurs to a dramatic 118-115 overtime victory over the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
On the night he learned he will be in the starting lineup for the Western Conference All-Star team for a second straight season, Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard also discovered he may have to do even more to carry the team for the next few weeks.
Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points to lead the Spurs to a 122-114 win over Minnesota on Tuesday night, and achieved a statistical milestone in the process.
Nothing seems to come easily for the Spurs on their AT&T Center home court this season, and Friday night’s 107-105 win over the Washington Wizards is the latest evidence that last season’s complete ascendancy in the building is lost somewhere outside Loop-410.
Nobody needed social media to identify the mishaps that doomed the Kings and allowed the Spurs to claim a 102-94 victory in a grind-out game that had its own level of satisfaction that matched Tuesday’s thumping of the Golden State Warriors.
When the Spurs practice complex off Huebner Road and Floyd Curl Drive looks like a Hollywood sound stage it can mean only one thing: H-E-B is shooting its wildly popular commercials featuring Spurs players that run through the Spurs season.
When the Spurs showed up Wednesday morning for the second day of training camp at their practice complex the eight holdovers from the 2015-16 team were happy to see a familiar sight: Tim Duncan, in practice gear, seemingly ready to go up and down the court.
There is one thing Pau Gasol, the Spurs’ new starting center, wants to be certain the team’s fans understand: When he agreed to join the Spurs in early July it was not with the intent to be the player who replaced Tim Duncan.
The NBA presented Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard his second consecutive Defensive Player of the Year Award on Monday morning.