San Antonio Spurs in Black and White: April 11, 2014

By Bill Simpson

Apr 10, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward

Dirk Nowitzki

(41) shoots over San Antonio Spurs center

Tiago Splitter

(22) during the first quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

San Antonio Spurs: 14 more days until Tim Duncan turns 38 years old.

Peter Owen of FanSided’s King James Gospel calls the battle between the Spurs and Mavericks the game of the night for Thursday, April 10th. San Antonio won by a score of 109 to 100. Patty Mills played out of his mind, having a game-high 26 points. Kawhi Leonard poured in 16 points and 16 rebounds, as well as 5 assists; Charles Barkley called him a top 10 or 15 player during the halftime show of the Golden State WarriorsDenver Nuggets game.

Michael De Leon, founder of Project Spurs, previews the possible first-round opponents of the Spurs: the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns. I believe San Antonio would beat both Phoenix and Dallas, in at least six games; but I would rather them play Dallas. Why? Though the Mavs have a legit superstar in Dirk Nowitzki, who could catch on fire for a whole series, the Suns would tire the Spurs heading into the second round. These are old men we’re talking about, guys.

Dan McCarney of Spurs Nation writes of Duncan and Gregg Popovich’s praise for Dirk Nowitzki recently passing Oscar Robinson for 10th in all-time scoring. Pop, of course, sarcastically joked:

“Well, hell, you shoot it that much, you’re going to pass somebody. He shoots it every time he gets it.”

Here are the links from last night.

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