This Week in San Antonio Spurs Basketball: Buzzer Beater Edition

That's right kids, its back! It's been almost a year since our last TWSS Basketball post. Below you'll find news, articles and blog posts about your San Antonio Spurs, their games, opponents and a little extra fun.

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Week 7 Power Rankings:

Spurs look to stay atop or near the top in this weeks Power Rankings:

San Antonio Spurs still NBA's best according to power rankings | NOLA.com - NOLA.com Power Rankings

2010-2011 Hollinger Power Rankings 1-15- National Basketball Association - ESPN
With this Hollinger Rank Leaderboard (1-15), find out who leads John Hollinger's 2010-2011 NBA Power Rankings and why!

Power Rankings: New No. 1 by a nose as faves pull away - NBA - CBSSports.co

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This season?s horse race is made up of six different breeds, with the usual suspects mostly finding their usual spots. But the Spurs are jockeying for position as the odds-on favorite.

TSN.com - Power Rankings. - The most comprehensive site on the internet for Sports from a Canadian perspective.

Green Street " NBA Power Rankings, 12/16 - Week 7 Power Rankings

NBA Basketball Power Rankings - National Basketball Association - ESPN
This is the place to be for nonautomated NBA Power Rankings! ESPN.com specialists break down the league's team-by-team pulse.

NBA Power Rankings Week 7: Have the Miami Heat Surpassed the L.A. Lakers? | Bleacher Report
It has been an interesting week in the NBA to say the least. After being bought by the NBA, speculation has been growing that the Hornets could be playing elsewhere next year despite the NBA's insistence otherwise...

NBA Power Rankings: There are some long winning streaks out there | ProBasketballTalk
Our weekly NBA Power Rankings, where if it were a seven-game series we'd take any of the next three teams below Dallas to come out on top, but when you win 12 in a row you get to keep the top spot. 1. Mavericks (19-4). They’ve won an even dozen in a row now.

NBA Power Rankings at the End of the First Quarter - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com
The San Antonio Spurs sit atop the NBA Power Rankings with one quarter of the NBA season complete. Ironically, the Spurs started the month of December with a loss to the team that sits at the bottom of the rankings.

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via cdn0.sbnation.com

The King of Clutch.

Game News and Notes:

@ Denver - Spurs win 113-112

Game # 25 Recap: Spurs 113, Nuggets 112; Manu Saves The Day Again - Pounding The Rock
How did Manu bail the Spurs out yet again? Find out.

Nuggets lose to Spurs 113-112 after game-winner called off - The Denver Post

Stats of the Game: Spurs vs. Nuggets | December - Project Spurs gives you the Stat of the Game.

Spurs Nation " Charge! Manu takes it to next level in Denver
Charge! Manu takes it to next level in Denver

About Last Night: Manu’s Encore! " NBA.com | Hang Time Blog

Spurs Nation " Grind-it-out wins thrill Spurs
Grind-it-out wins thrill Spurs

Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs postgame 3-pointers | All Things Nuggets
After each Nuggets game, Benjamin Hochman (new to Facebook!) will breakdown three hot topics of the night * We saw three things tonight that we might never

Spurs Nation " Duncan leads Thursday’s S&Ds with a throwback performance
Duncan leads Thursday’s S&Ds with a throwback performance

Manu Ginobili draws charge for Spurs victory over Nuggets
Manu Ginobili topped his own brilliance, drawing a charge on Carmelo Anthony after scoring the game's go-ahead basket.

Nuggets vs. Spurs recap: Lets call this one a victory... - Denver Stiffs
Nothing else to say but the Nuggets were robbed tonight. Spurs style. The Argentinean Flopper Manu Ginobili added yet another chapter in his long history of Nuggets hate. The score says Spurs 113-112 over the Nuggets...but we know differently don't we?

Golden Nuggets: Reacting to "the charge"... - Denver Stiffs
It's Friday and the good news is Carmelo Anthony hasn't been traded yet. The bad news is that my wish for the Nuggets to be 20-10 after 30 games (and thus be buyers and not sellers at the trade deadline) is hanging on by a thread...

Denver Nuggets Blog – Roundball Mining Company " 2010-11 Game 25: Denver Nuggets 112 – San Antonio Spurs 113

Vs. Bucks - Spurs Win 92-90

Game #24 Recap: Spurs Survive Bucks 92 - 90 thanks to Mr. Clutch, Manu Ginobili - Pounding The Rock - Game #24 Recap: Spurs Survive Bucks 92 - 90 thanks to Mr. Clutch, Manu Ginobili

Game #24 Recap: Why Won't You Let Me Be Sad, Spurs? - Pounding The Rock
Manu makes your dreams come true.

Spurs 92, Bucks 90: Ginobli's game-winner keeps Spurs streaking - Brew Hoop

Recapping the Bucks last-second loss to the Spurs, Dec 15, 2010

Spurs Nip Bucks; Bucks Butcher End Of Game | We're Bucked | A Milwaukee Bucks Blog
The Milwaukee Bucks displayed great effort and heart by again coming back from a double digit lead to make it a game. On Monday they were able to overcome a

Stats of the Game: Spurs vs. Bucks | December - Stat of the Game from Project Spurs

Spurs Nation " Duncan: ‘Seven blocks, never left my feet’
Duncan: ‘Seven blocks, never left my feet’

Did Manu Ginobili travel on his game winner? Yes he did. | ProBasketballTalk
It was the other dramatic game winner Wednesday night — Manu Ginobili hit a step-back from the elbow as the buzzer sounded giving the Spurs 92-90 win over the Bucks. But was it legal? Watch the video below, Ginobili travels.

Video: Did Manu Ginobili travel on his game-winner? | Hardwood Paroxysm
In today’s Have Ball, Will Travel, we'll take a closer look at a pretty controversial play: Manu Ginobili's game-winning jumper from Wednesday night's game

Wednesday game report: Bucks at Spurs - JSOnline

Spurs ruin Bucks' sweep of Texas | December - Recap of the Bucks/Spurs game.

Spurs Nation " Manu masterpiece saves Spurs
Manu masterpiece saves Spurs

Spurs Nation " Notes on a scorecard: Why Pop feels lucky to finish homestand 6-0
Notes on a scorecard: Why Pop feels lucky to finish homestand 6-0

Something funny for you:



Other Spurs News and Articles:

Yes, SiMA, There Is a Manu Claus! - Pounding The Rock
This is a MUST READ. An homage to the incomparable Manu Ginobili ... and 113 year old editorials.

Comparing the First 22 Games - Pounding The Rock
Josh breaks down the first 22 games.

SPURS: Sweet Therapy For Stan Albeck
Once a Spurs coach in the George Gervin era (1980-83), now a rabid fan, Stan Albeck pulls for the Silver and Black as hard as anyone. He rarely misses a home game.

Spurs Stats Roundup - Pounding The Rock
You've watched the games. You've checked the standings. But you haven't really appreciated this year's Spurs team until you've read greyberger's latest stats roundup.

Spurs Nation " Could the Spurs be heading to NBA-record 3-point percentage? Could the Spurs be heading to NBA-record 3-point percentage?

Why you shouldn't be surprised | December - Why you shouldn't be surprised by the Spurs success. Project Spurs.

NBA Power Rankings: The 50 Biggest Storylines in the 2010-11 NBA Season Thus Far | Bleacher Report
Before the NBA season began, I brought you the 100 biggest questions heading into the season , largely starring LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant and a few friends...

1-on-1 with the previous no. 21
A forgotten year in San Antonio Spurs history, the 1996-1997 season in many ways set the foundation for the culture of the Spurs. Before the multiple foreign All-Star imports stolen with late draft picks, or mining Europe for role players, or even before Tim Duncan--back when an inexperienced front office Gregg Popovich was acquiring the Vernon Maxwells, Charles Smiths, and Carl Herreras of the world--there was a MASH unit of players led by a future hall of famer wearing a familiar no. 21 jersey.

Spurs Nation " Duncan: Defense can recover this season
Duncan: Defense can recover this season

Spurs Nation " Buck Harvey: Manu as a coach? Not that far away
Buck Harvey: Manu as a coach? Not that far away

Tim Duncan, grumpier with age
The wave of milestones keep rolling in, and so far as Tim Duncan is concerned, he’d rather they not be. In the San Antonio Spurs 95-78 victory over the Portland Trailblazers the Spurs longtime franchise player played his 1,000th game and took sole possession of 29th place on the NBA all-time scoring list, surpassing Walt Bellamy. If Duncan had his way, he’d rather not have just accomplished either, let alone be reminded.

Antonio McDyess Emotional as Retirement From NBA Looms -- NBA FanHouse - Article on McDyess.

This is just cool:



Spurs Nation " Buck Harvey: Ginobili keeps ‘the old guy’ working
Buck Harvey: Ginobili keeps ‘the old guy’ working

Spurs Nation " Spurs mailbag: What have been biggest surprises so far this season?
Spurs mailbag: What have been biggest surprises so far this season?

Top 5 NBA Clutch Players - ESPN Video - ESPN ESPN Video: Jalen Rose and Skip Bayless discuss their top 5 current NBA clutch players - This is stupid and probably will just make you mad, but there it is.

Spurs Nation " Duncan finally getting the NBA ‘Big Head’ commercial treatment - Duncan finally getting the NBA ‘Big Head’ commercial treatment

Spurs news briefs: Cuban, a villains list, a UFO and more | November - News from Project Spurs.

Spurs Nation " Buck Harvey: Ginobili outlined Duncan’s new era - Buck Harvey: Ginobili outlined Duncan’s new era

PtR Playbook - 12/12 Easy Layup vs Blazers - Pounding The Rock
PtR Playbook - Josh takes a look at that beautiful play. 12/12 Easy Layup vs Blazers

Spurs Nation " Duncan finally getting the NBA ‘Big Head’ commercial treatment
Duncan finally getting the NBA ‘Big Head’ commercial treatment

Heat, Spurs making headlines at the quarter pole - Basketball - bnd.com
Toronto, Canada (Sports Network) -

Spurs Nation " Blog brother goes nationwide with reports on Duncan, Parker - Blog brother goes nationwide with reports on Duncan, Parker

Fox Sports Southwest
Live scores, in-depth player and team news, sports videos, rumors, stats, schedules, fantasy games, standings for the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, NCAA Football, Basketball and more on FSN

Spurs Nation " Duncan’s All-Star streak in jeopardy
Duncan’s All-Star streak in jeopardy

Tim Duncan Not an All-Star This Year? Don't Count Him Out -- NBA FanHouse - An All-Star? I think so.

NBA Trades: 10 Players That Could Put San Antonio Spurs over the Top | Bleacher Report
After Sunday's win against Portland, the Spurs now have the NBA's best record with 20 wins and three losses. They have a claim to being the top team in the league and look like the Spurs teams of old...

San Antonio Spurs All-Time Defensive Team | December - Who are the Spurs best defenders ever?

courtside • Happy Holidays from me, featuring Timmy.
Happy Holidays from me, featuring Timmy. Thanks to 4Him for this.

Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan: give and take of winning - ESPN
Tim Duncan's ability to give the Spurs just what they need strongly explains their success this season, J.A. Adande writes.

Ginobili's MVP-type presence stands out in Spurs' solid cast - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
Ginobili's MVP-type presence stands out in Spurs' solid cast - National Basketball Association news

Spurs band together for another run - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
In a season full of change, Tim Duncan and the Spurs are hoping a little corporate knowledge goes a long way. - National Basketball Association news

YouTube - Kobe Bryant On Spurs
Kobe Bryant On Spurs and how well there doing. Interesting stuff.

I know I already did one of these, but this is one of my favorite Christmas songs and I like these light shows. I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!


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