San Antonio Spurs: The Black and White, April 14th
San Antonio Spurs: The Big Fundamental turns 38 in less than two weeks.
Apr 8, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; San Antonio Spurs forwardTim Duncan
(21) sits on the bench in the third quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Minnesota Timberwolves win 110-91. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Air Alamo’s own Rhys T-J describes the impact the recent signing of Damion Jones. According to our most recent poll, 62% of readers think he will make a difference. That’s surprising given the fact that nobody knows who the hell Damion Jones is.
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According to NBA.com, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has been named Western Conference Coach of the Month for March. Popovich coached the Spurs to a perfect record for the month at 16-0, and the Spurs currently have the best record in the NBA. I think Pop and company have realized how important having home court advantage is after Game 6 and Game 7 of the 2013 Finals and have strived to maintain that top spot while getting rested for the playoffs.
Jeff Garcia of Project Spurs writes how Tony Parker admits that the Spurs might have peaked too early in regards to the playoffs. They recently lost their franchise-record winning streak to the Oklahoma City Thunder before getting blown about by the Minnesota Timberwolves, which is never a good sign for any team, contending or not. Had the Spurs started to pull this winning streak together about a month later than they did, they would have gone into these playoffs steaming hot like the 2011 Dallas Mavericks, and we all know how that ended.
NBA.com tells us that the Spurs, of course, will play in international preseason games. San Antonio will face Alba Berlin in Germany and Fenerbakce Ulker Instanbul in Turkey next season. Along with on-court games, the team will also be doing community work through NBA Cares and interact with fans in each city through community events.
Lastly, again from NBA.com, Spurs role player Marco Belinelli has become quite the complement to the Spurs starters. He’s averaging career highs in shooting percentages, both from three and from the field; rebounds and assists. He’s overtaken Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and the city mayor as the most powerful man in San Antonio.