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This Week in San Antonio Spurs Basketball: Not-Friday Edition

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Expecting the Friday TWSS? I'm afraid we couldn't find the time for it. It should be back next Friday/Saturday, in some way or shape - and it will have twice as many random links, so take heart in that.

In the meantime, if you want to know what happened to our Spurs during this wonderful week, take a look after the jump:


Here we'll provide information, links and summaries for all the games the Spurs played during the week, so that no one has to miss Pop sneering at a reporter.


This week:

Date Game Result
Mon 23 Spurs 112 vs. Bucks 98 W
Wed 25 Spurs 118 vs. Warriors 104 W
Fri 27 Spurs 92 @ Rockets 84 W
Sun 29 Spurs 97 vs Philadelphia 89 W

Standings: 9-6

Upcoming games:

Date Opponent Time Local TV Nat TV Radio
Thu 03 vs Boston 7:00pm WOAI-AM 1200
Sat 05 vs Denver 7:30pm KENS HD WOAI-AM 1200

Game #12: San Antonio Spurs 112 Vs Milwaukee Bucks 98



Official recap



Tim Duncan - Postgame
Coach Pop - Postgame
Matt Bonner - Postgame
Roger Mason Jr. - Postgame



Pounding The Rock: Game Preview #12: Milwaukee Bucks at San Antonio Spurs
"Yes, it was the Wizards, and yes, it was at home, but that W counts just as much toward the standings as the W we earn on the road against a championship contender."

Pounding The Rock: Milwaukee @ San Antonio GameThread
The Bucks don't resemble the past iterations that have given us trouble, but they're still a tough team to beat. The Spurs are gonna have to work hard for this one.

Pounding The Rock: Bucks @ Spurs Recap-No-Recap
An would-be recap for this easy win.

Rec_mediumPounding The Rock: Spurs vs. Bucks: Shutting Down Brandon Jennings
"The thermometer for the Bucks is Jennings, and the Spurs clearly knew this going in. The Spurs game plan centered around stopping Jennings, and they succeeded in holding him to just 12 points while shooting 28.6%."

48 Minutes of Hell: Here Comes Brandon Jennings
"Despite the fact that Milwaukee always gives San Antonio fits, the Spurs are expected to beat the Bucks this evening."

48 Minutes of Hell: Milwaukee Bucks 98, San Antonio Spurs 112: the Early Edition
"After blowing a substantial first half lead late in the second quarter, the Spurs regained control during the third and cruised to 14 point victory over Milwaukee Bucks."

Spurs Dynasty: Actually, It's Pronounced 'Me-lee-wah-kay', Which Is Algonquin for "The Good Land"
secretchord53 picks yet another great title, and then recaps our great victory over the Bucks.

Rec_mediumSpurs of the Moment: Duncan, Bonner Lead Spurs Over Jennings and the Bucks
A Spurs fan called Brian Lucero has started another Spurs blog - the more the merrier, so check it out and drop him a comment or 10, okay?

Game #13: San Antonio Spurs 118 Vs Golden State Warriors 104



Official recap



Tony Parker - Postgame
Coach Pop - Postgame
Roger Mason Jr. - Postgame


Rec_mediumPounding The Rock: Game Preview #13: Golden State Warriors @ San Antonio Spurs - Nellie Ball Rolls Into Town
Facebook, meet the NBA. NBA, meet Facebook.

Pounding The Rock: Golden State @ San Antonio GameThread
The Spurs need to take care of business tonight. Second Half Run N Chuck Thread

Pounding The Rock: PtR Quick Cap: Spurs gun down running Warriors, 118-104 to move above .500
Win number 7 to go above .500? Book it.

Pounding The Rock: A Pictorial Recap of the Spurs 118-104 Victory over the Warriors
Because there's never enough JanieAnnie pics.

Pounding The Rock: Spurs vs Warriors: Stats of the Game
"I am thankful the Spurs have won 3 straight games and are over .500 finally."

48 Minutes of Hell: Golden State Warriors 104, San Antonio Spurs 118
Graydon writes: "I never know what to say after we play the Warriors."

Game #14: San Antonio Spurs 92 @ Houston Rockets 84



Official recap


DeJuan Blair - Postgame audio


Pounding The Rock: Game Preview #14: San Antonio Spurs @ Houston Rockets
Wherein we attempt to get our first road win of the year.

Pounding The Rock: Game Thread #14: Spurs @ Rockets

Pounding The Rock: PtR QuickCap: Spurs Shoot Down Rockets, 92-84
The Spurs beat the Rockets - on the road!

Pounding The Rock: Spurs @ Rockets: Examining Antonio McDyess
A game diary focusing on San Antonio McDyess and featuring FARS, (Fred's Arbitrary Rating System).

Spurs of the Moment: Spurs Win Fourth Straight With First Road Win
"It started ugly and ended ugly, and George Hill has the bloody nose to prove it, but the Spurs held on to beat the Houston Rockets for their fourth straight win and their first road win of the season."

Game #15: San Antonio Spurs 97 Vs Philadelphia 76ers 89



Official recap



Pounding The Rock: Game Preview #15: Philadelphia 76ers @ San Antonio Spurs
It's amazing what a four-game winning streak will do for a person's disposition. Especially when it includes a road win against a very scrappy team.

PtR Quick Cap: Spurs Ease Past Sixers
"The Spurs didn't blow the Sixers out, but the Sixers never really threatened to win it either."

Game Thread #15: Sixers @ Spurs
What better time to honor The Admiral than tonight? Part 2



This is the section for all the original Pounding the Rock content, including the FanPosts that have been recommended by the community.


Rec_mediumPounding The Rock: The Wonder Years, Part 3 - In Numbers
A statistical analysis of every Spurs team that played in the NBA. I'm going to go ahead and shamelessly rec it.

Rec_mediumPounding The Rock: Special Thank You to San Antonio SPURS Owners
SiMA sucks up to the FO. You should also leave your own comment, because we will be sending this when the post is closed.

Rec_mediumPounding The Rock: Austin Toros Season Preview
Our Wayne Vore previews the Toros' season, breaking down the roster and obtaining some insight into the French League.

Pounding The Rock: Austin Toros beat Rio Grande Valley Vipers 93-82 in season opener
The Spurs organization double-dipped the Rockets organization yesterday when the Toros wrapped up their 93-82 victory against the Vipers.

Pounding The Rock: Spurs International Roundup
EuroLeague took the week off and the ACB took the opportunity to get in an extra game.


Pounding The Rock: My new wall: Richard Jefferson
More of jalberto's great wallpapers - this time featuring Rage.

Pounding The Rock: Poll: Craziest PTR Member?

Rec_mediumPounding The Rock: In-depth graphical comparison of Manu's and Tony's skills
"Information is often easier to understand when put into clear, simple illustrations."

Rec_mediumPounding The Rock: Ginobili vs. Dracula, Chapter 5
Two new chapters of PEN's on-going story this week. They were so good I'm going to link them separately.

Pounding The Rock: Ginobili vs. Dracula, Chapter 6
PEN keeps at it, and you need to read it.



In this section you'll find every bit of Spurs-related news we were able to find through the Intertubes during the week.


48 Minutes of Hell: Learning from Marcus Haislip
"Marcus Haislip saw his first action of the season Wednesday night against the Warriors."

Rec_medium48 Minutes of Hell: The No-Flash Flashpoint
Tim Varner's take on "one of the team’s more controversial topics: The talent and usage of Matt Bonner."


Project Spurs: At Starting Center . . . Theo Ratliff
Jeff García writes: "The Spurs should start Theo Ratliff. Did that get your attention?"

Project Spurs: Update on Tiago Splitter and Nando De Colo
Robby Lim takes a look at Tiago Splitter and Nando De Colo.

Rec_mediumProject Spurs: Determining When To Worry
"Should Spurs fans be worried yet?"

Project Spurs: Top Five Spurs Front Office Fails
Jeff García proves our FO makes mistakes. ...Beyond Scola, I mean.


MySA: Spurs look to banish road hex
"Though the Spurs have had their share of rocky early road records in the first 12 seasons of the Tim Duncan era, they never have gone through November with fewer than two wins away from their home court."

MySA: Mason hobbling as Ginobili nears return
"Roger Mason Jr. left Friday's game against the Rockets with a strained left hamstring just as Manu Ginobili seems poised to return Sunday."

MySA: Hill's emergence gives Spurs flexibility
Mike Monroe: "In a do-over of the 2008 NBA Draft, the Spurs' George Hill would go a lot sooner than the No. 26 spot at which the Spurs got him."

MySA: Spurs prepare to honor Admiral
"The Spurs will honor David Robinson's September induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame with a ceremony after Sunday night's game against Philadelphia at the AT&T Center."

Rec_mediumMySA: Spurs are right on pace
Mike Monroe: "Gregg Popovich insists the Spurs are not trying to push the pace of the game this season just because they finally got younger and more athletic. Other teams definitely are."

MySA: McDyess' big game bodes well for Spurs
"After helping the Spurs slow down the Golden State Warriors just enough to get a victory at the AT&T Center on Wednesday night, Spurs center Antonio McDyess discovered he also had to slow down a bit as he motored east on Interstate 10 after the game."

MySA: Spurs don't have to go far to end road-game misery
"Spurs guard George Hill looked like a turtle as he stood in front of a mirror after the Spurs' 92-84 victory over the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center."

MySA: Parker's convincing night
Spurs guard Tony Parker had a tougher time convincing coach Gregg Popovich to let him play than he did on the court against the Wizards.


Rec_mediumThe Onion: Tim Duncan Calls Out Geometric Angle Needed To Make Bank Shot
The Onion strikes again. Bill Russell and Tim Duncan Go One-on-One (Part 1)
"Two of the NBA's all-time greats, Bill Russell and Tim Duncan discuss the similarities between them and share stories of their basketball careers."

Rec_mediumBleacher Report: George Hill, Gregg Popovich's New Favorite Player, Gets the Point
"After a five-game flameout against the L.A. Lakers that was much closer than the finish indicated, the San Antonio Spurs headed into one of the most important offseasons in franchise history."

Sporting News: The Purest Form of NBA Dominance
"Is Tim Duncan good enough to be ranked with the best PF and Centers of the NBA. Historically the answer is yes." Hat tip to duncan228 from SpursTalk


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