Warriors hold off Spurs and maintain hold on third seed, San Antonio locked into 10th seed
Jonathan Kuminga and Jordan Poole each had 18 points and the Golden State Warriors won their fourth straight, beating the San Antonio Spurs 100-94 on Saturday night and strengthen their hopes for a top-three seed.
Murray’s triple-double lifts Spurs over Pelicans 107-103
Dejounte Murray had 15 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, Keldon Johnson punctuated his 21-point night with a break-away dunk in the final seconds and the San Antonio Spurs bolstered their postseason hopes with a 107-103 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
Murray has 11th triple-double, Spurs roll past Hawks 136-121
Dejounte Murray tied his career highs with 32 points and 15 assists to go with 10 rebounds for his 11th triple double this season, Keldon Johnson scored 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs cruised to a 136-121 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
Dejounte’s All-Star case; Keldon says he almost wasn’t a Spur; Pop speaks out on Rep. Boebert’s anti-Muslim slur
The Spurs are on their first winning streak of the season, coach Gregg Popovich is getting political again, and Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan were recently brought up in a conversation with Keldon Johnson. Feels like the good old days in Spurs land! Welcome to this week’s Spurs newsletter.
SPURS BEAT- 1% CHANCE TO MAKE PLAYOFFS
The Spurs are a full five games out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference following Sundays overtime loss in Cleveland to the Cavaliers 132-129. Sundays loss was the sixth consecutive game without LaMarcus Aldridge who continues to sit out with a strained right shoulder. The Spurs were also without starting center Jakob Poeltl who missed his fourth consecutive game due to a sprained knee. The Spurs now have a 1% chance of making the playoffs (FiveThirtyEight.com) and will look to turn things around Tuesday at the AT&T Center against the Mavericks. UPCOMING GAMES:Tue, Mar 10 vs Dallas (39-26) 7pm TNTFri, Mar 13 vs Denver (42-21) 730pmSat, Mar 14 vs Minnesota(19-44) 730pmMon, Mar 16 vs Memphis (32-32) 730pm TNTsaobserver.com
SPURS BEAT- IS THE SEASON A WASH?
San Antonio Spurs Need a Blessing from the Basketball GodsBarring a miracle or a blessing from the basketball Gods, the 2019-2020 season is basically a wash for the Spurs. Playing without starting center Jakob Poeltl (sprained right MCL) and starting power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (right shoulder strain), the Spurs dropped another home game 116-111 Monday night against the Indiana Pacers. The Spurs were led by Patty Mills 24 points off the bench including 6-11 from 3pt range. The Spurs are 1-3 at home since their return losing to Dallas last Wednesday and Indiana Monday. Sitting in the twelfth spot in the West with only 23 games left in the season, the Spurs have only a 2% chance of making the playoffs (FiveThirtyEight.com).saobserver.com
Spurs look for 3-0 start against Damian Lillard, Blazers
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs will be looking for their third win in a row at home to open the season Monday night when they host the Portland Trail Blazers. Damian Lillard hit a layup with 26 seconds left to give the Blazers the lead for good 120-119. So far, they are the usual Trail Blazers, bringing two of the top scoring guards in the league with them to San Antonio. Lillard is averaging 31.7 points a game while McCollum is knocking down 22 a game. The Spurs wrap up their three-game homestand before they head West for their first road trip of the season.
Late run, Dejounte Murray's play propel Spurs past Knicks in opener
SAN ANTONIO - The Spurs used a 17-0 run late in the 4th quarter to overcome the Knicks and win their season-opener, 120-111. Dejounte Murray scored 18 points and added 8 rebounds with 6 assists and 3 steals in his first regular season game back. PREVIOUS STORYThe San Antonio Spurs opened up their 2019-20 season Wednesday night when they hosted the New York Knicks in the AT&T Center. They suffered a huge injury during the preseason when they lost Dejounte Murray for the season with a knee injury. His second season in San Antonio may be the one that turns into his payoff since he, and the Spurs have yet to reach and agreement on an extension.
'Hungry' Spurs open season against Knicks
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs opened up their 2019-20 season Wednesday night when they hosted the New York Knicks in the AT&T Center. A far cry from the way they opened the season last year. They suffered a huge injury during the preseason when they lost Dejounte Murray for the season with a knee injury. "In my opinion, he has looked even better (than last preseason) now it's getting serious, and I am sure he is looking forward to it," said Jakob Poeltl, who is starting his second season with the Spurs. His second season in San Antonio may be the one that turns into his payoff since he, and the Spurs have yet to reach and agreement on an extension.