Male, Spurs Fan, fledgling San Francisco 49ers beat writer for CBSSports.com and blogger for Bleacherreport.com. Both of these things compare greatly to writing about the Spurs, but don't involve Manu Ginobili, so PtR FTW.
We apologize in advance that all four teams left in the playoffs will be playing Spurs-like defense, including, oddly enough, the Spurs.
So far, the Spurs and Warriors have alternated winning games. Will that trend continue through game 7, or will someone eventually win two in a row?
Bill Simmons seems puzzled why the Warriors didn't go small more vs. the Spurs, but the lineup data tells a different story. Also, Tony Parker is very good.
In which your fearless narrator looks back on an ugly Game 2 and sees more ugliness ahead, except for the slim chance for a happy ending, but really who are we kidding this is gonna be awful.
Forget Ginobili's heroics, Curry's pyrotechnics and Jack's brain cramp at the end, the important question about Game 1 of the Spurs-Warriors series is "How does watching a game like that reflect on you, personally?"
Your humble narrator is feeling pretty good about himself after his round one picks, but can he keep it going in round two? Why does he feel so much dread about the Warriors? What else is bugging him this time? Read on...
Dwight Howard: The Most Confounding Player of Our Time First off, let me be perfectly clear: I'd love nothing more than for the Lakers to re-sign Howard for a bajillion dollars. The guy is not...
The highest grade is an A, and the lowest is a C- (three times) but who got those grades and why? Check out Aaron Stampler's grading of the first round to see.
Would you like to read a dated, pragmatic recap of Game 2 filled with unscientific exaggerations, mean-spirited put-downs and negative nabobbery? Of course you would.
Are you feeling good about the Spurs win about the Lakers? Well here's a chance to read a bunch of words that will ruin those good feelings. Followed by more words full of nice things about the bench.
Aaron goes into the reasons -- besides the officiating -- that the Spurs are screwed in their series against Los Angeles, and yet still finds a silver lining.
In an NBA Playoffs-wide preview of seven different series, find out the answers to many intriguing questions, including: Does Aaron Stampler have it in him to embrace James Harden?
Will the Spurs tank during Tony's absence? Will Pop decide on a set rotation anytime soon? Should you be upset that the Spurs didn't trade for J.J. Redick? Should the Spurs worry about meeting a streaking LA team in the 1st round? All this and more.
At an age where many predicted that he'd be washed up, Parker is defying every bit of anecdotal and conventional wisdom regarding a smallish player whose main asset is speed. He's having the best year of his career, and he's still improving.
I'll check in on the Spurs and contribute to this site every eight games or so, since it divvies up nicely that way. As always, it's probably just best to assume I'll completely change my mind by the end of this sentence.
Okay, so I've put some thought into this, and here's what I think... Bochy and Sabean are completely flummoxed by Belt's plate approach, to the point that it either confuses or scares them, like...
Hey there, ladies and germs, it's your old pal Stampler. I've got some time on my hands due to being a humongous loser, so I thought I'd take in the first couple of Spurs summer league games and...
Flip Out (via mzjonz) Ugh. Lets get this over with, after the jump. Warning: This is really long. I hope you have a half hour to kill. Do not expect this to have some kind of coherent flow. Not...
So much losing to go over, and yet there's still a chance. See what really happened in games 3-5, and the blueprint for winning game 6 in OKC to bring the series back to S.A. for Game 7.
Stampler shares his thoughts on game 2 of the WCF, and compares Parker to yet another fictional character. This time, it's complimentary.
Before we move on to the Thunder, one last look back at the second round, and how the team fared. Also, the long-awaided player grades!
The inimitable Stampler holds forth on the 2nd game of the Spurs/Clippers, and maintains that Boris Diaw has played the best of all the Spurs this series.
Look at this long thing I wrote. It's all about the Spurs. Read it, read it now. And demand for this link to be on the front page. Demand it of your overlords! h...
An insightful, in-depth and hilarious look at how each of the Spurs players did in their playing time against Utah.
I originally titled this "A Look at Gregg Popovich: The Good, Bad and Ugly and the punchline was going to be that he's the ugly, only I was going to lead off with the ugly thing in the intro...
Playoff time is here and your old pal Stampler is positively inspired. So much so that I've gone on a road trip with my BFF Manoli and we're taking in the first two games of the Spurs-Jazz series...