Analysis

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No need to worry about Tony

While Parker's numbers have dropped after an MVP-level season in 2012-13, he is still scoring at an elite level when the team needs him the most.

No need to worry about Tony

While Parker's numbers have dropped after an MVP-level season in 2012-13, he is still scoring at an elite level when the team needs him the most.

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Learning the Spurs playbook: P&Rs and post-ups

After looking at how the Spurs use Motion Weak, Motion Strong and Loop to free up shooters, it's time to see how they set up pick-and-rolls and post-ups out of them.

Learning the Spurs playbook: P&Rs and post-ups

After looking at how the Spurs use Motion Weak, Motion Strong and Loop to free up shooters, it's time to see how they set up pick-and-rolls and post-ups out of them.

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A recipe for success against the Thunder

There wasn't much we haven't already seen in Spurs loss to the Thunder. And that's ok. Thursday night's game contains just enough clues to the way San Antonio can take down OKC.

A recipe for success against the Thunder

There wasn't much we haven't already seen in Spurs loss to the Thunder. And that's ok. Thursday night's game contains just enough clues to the way San Antonio can take down OKC.

All the starters needed was more pace and space

The Spurs starters are scoring at a much higher rate than early in the season and it didn't take huge adjustments for them to get there

An open letter to Kawhi Leonard

Much has been made of the fact that the Spurs haven't lost since Kawhi returned to the lineup, but what does an analysis of the Spurs' lineup data reveal? Enough to show why everyone should love the NBA’s quietest rising star.

Danny Green is becoming a premier defender

He's not just one of the league's best shooters. Verde is also a force to be reckoned with on the defensive end.

Learning the Spurs playbook: off-ball screens

The Spurs offense is a handful for opposing teams. Here's a look at one dynamic that helps lead to all those beautiful open looks.

How the Spurs cooled down LeBron

Using cohesive team defense and the great defensive talent of Kawhi Leonard, the Spurs did as good a job of shutting down James as any team can hope to

What's wrong with the Spurs' transition offense?

The Spurs transition offense has deteriorated over the last few seasons, and that needs to change if they're going to maximize their chances this postseason..

Clearing up Bill Simmons' mistake about Splitter

Looking at the numbers, the only conclusion that can be drawn is that Tiago Splitter's impact on the Spurs is undeniable. Anyone arguing otherwise, nationally recognized writer or not, is simply wrong.

What can the Spurs expect from Austin Daye?

The Spurs made a trade that, while smart, isn't likely to impact the team this year.

How the Spurs should attack the Thunder D

OKC's length has been a big reason why they've gotten the better of San Antonio this season. With a potential Western Conference Finals matchup between the two teams on the horizon, what can the Spurs do better on offense against the Thunder?

In praise of "Patty Thrills"

San Antonio's unheralded Australian point guard is discreetly putting together a remarkable season, making him all the more worthy of increased playing time. It's time that his value on both of ends of the floor becomes more widely acknowledged.

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Breaking down the Shannon Brown signing

Can Shannon Brown turn his 10-day contract with the Spurs into a guaranteed deal? The talent and athleticism are definitely there.

What's the cost of three sidelined starters?

The devil is in the details: data suggests that the loss of Splitter, Green, and Leonard, in such quick succession is markedly un-Spurs-like, and far more of an anomaly than a trend.

How will the Spurs play through their injuries?

With Danny, Tiago and now Kawhi out, the Spurs will need to make big adjustments, especially on the defensive end, to keep up their winning ways.

Making sense of the Spurs' last couple of moves

Some thoughts on the Spurs waiving Malcom Thomas, the reported Othyus Jeffers signing and why there is no need to panic just yet.

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