48MoH TV Postgame: Spurs hold on to beat the Celtics in Boston

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*Watches second half of this game*

*Throws up*

Well, a win is a win, right? There’s always that. Let’s talk about the sickness that was the Spurs holding on to beat the Celtics.

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  • ziijordan

    Ecstatic for the win over one of the hottest and best defensive teams in the NBA on their home floor.

    I just like to point out that Manu Ginobili seemed to single handedly try to throw the game away, along with some horrendous three point shooting from our guys on wide open 3 pointers.  Parker was awful on offense and we seemed to be stagnant on offense with no solutions in penetrating or setting up good shots.

    Having said that, a win is a win, and we have a few tough games coming up so let’s keep this rolling,

  • LPspursFan

    i thought the second half was the result of refs swallowing their whistles…they allowed Boston to put their hands on us, shove us around and be overly physical with us.

    that being said, I would’ve liked to have seen us respond better…but to come away with a ‘W’ and know mentally that we’ve got to be prepared for games to be called like that in the post-season is a plus.

    positives are we out-rebounded them significantly, won without hitting a high percentage of 3s and we did respond in crunch time on the road after surrendering a lead late…in all, really, REALLY glad to get the win!

  • Gusmaurino

    that last rebound by manu -sooo determined to win- erase every previous mistake

  • Deeds130

    It’s funny just how many games we’ve won while conceding such a high (and higher) OFG%. It gives me the feeling of the “other shoe” hanging just there, so tenuously.

  • Bhaskar Anoop

    Whew! A win. An ugly IInd half, horrendous effort on both ends, a lucky escape on the last possession.

  • Hobson13

    Never would have said this three weeks ago, but I think the Spurs have a shot at 1st seed in the West.  Here’s how our last 14 games look:
    3 games vs Lakers (two at home)
    2 games at Golden State
    2 games vs Jazz (one on road)
    2 games vs Phoenix (one on road)
    1 game vs Cavs
    1 game vs Portland
    1 game vs Memphis
    1 game at Sacto
    1 game vs Hornets

    8 home games and 6 road games in all.  I think the Lakers games and Suns games will be difficult, but the rest are definitely winnable. 

  • Avilaplana93

    I agree that Leonard had a hard time with Pierce, but that is a really tough matchup for the rookie, he will learn from this game. Danny Green was amazing, the Spurs don’t win this game without him. Disappointing game in the second half, it’s one thing when the team misses open shots, but tonight the offense just couldn’t produce a decent look in the second half, bringing back memories from the memphis series. In general, when the offense fails you depend on  ”go to guys”, but Manu and Tony had a terrible game. I hope that come playoff time both Manu and Parker bring their A game when the others team defensive intensity rises. On other notes, Jackson is definitely an upgrade over RJ, he made a key defensive play, but he really seems out of shape, hopefully he will be rolling come playoff time. Splitter had a pretty decent game. Neal struglgled handling the ball tonigth. I think Pop pretty much played the playoff rotation tonight. Ugly win, hopefully the spurs can learn from the second half and get better.

  • Bentley

    Don’t look now, but the Spurs are one game back of the Thunder (tied in the loss column) for the number 1 seed in the West.

  • Lvmainman

    The 6 games with the Lakers, Jazz, Grizzlies will be a style that got the Spurs bounced in the 1st round. Tonight, Bryant post up, Bynum post up, and Gasol post up and the Clippers had no answer for any of them. Jazz will be the same, Jefferson post up, Kanter post up, Favors post up. Grizzlies will be Randolph post up and Gasol post up. Now, admittedly those 3 teams have poor 3 point shooting to complement the post ups, but the Spurs will have their hands full those 6 games.

  • Lvmainman

    The 6 games with the Lakers, Jazz, Grizzlies will be a style that got the Spurs bounced in the 1st round. Tonight, Bryant post up, Bynum post up, and Gasol post up and the Clippers had no answer for any of them. Jazz will be the same, Jefferson post up, Kanter post up, Favors post up. Grizzlies will be Randolph post up and Gasol post up. Now, admittedly those 3 teams have poor 3 point shooting to complement the post ups, but the Spurs will have their hands full those 6 games.

  • Colin

    I would argue that they got plenty of good looks in the 2nd half and simply missed open shots.  It did not resemble Memphis IMO.  There were 2-3 ill-advised 3’s in the 2nd half but all in all they just didn’t fall.  I still thought the Spurs moved the ball well and moved personnel well on offense.  Sometimes shots don’t fall. 

  • Tim in Surrey

    Just a shot at it? We’re tied with OKC in the loss column, they have two more road games than home games, we have two more home games than road games, and we own the tiebreaker. I’d say the odds were in our favor.

  • Len

    Yep.  Manu’s passing on the PnR was the worst that I can remember.  It seemed as tho every pass was tipped or was floated and off target.  Not the Manu we’ve grown to love but even a Jedi Knight is entitled to an off day.

  • Titletown99030507d

    Careless passing in  the second half. There were times they didn’t even look to who was coming on help defense and passed the ball regardless. This needs to be corrected. As for shots not going down I attribute this partly on the fact that they had no legs. I would have like to see “Mills on wheels” running all over the court and knocking down some 3’s.I’m sure they won’t play like this again.

  • Titletown99030507d

    I only see 2 losses. 1 against the Lakers and 1 against the Jazz.

  • Titletown99030507d

    The Clippers are 18th in defense in the league. They’re another phoenix team of old. All show no go.

  • Titletown99030507d

    Even at this stage of his career when his athletic abilities are pretty much gone he plays with the most important part of his body – his heart. If everybody on this team plays with his desire you can just crown us champs.

  • Titletown99030507d

    How about the no call on Pierce when he literally dragged Kawhi down to the ground. That’s wrong.

  • Titletown99030507d

    Yeah but he always finds a way to make key plays for his mistakes where some don’t.

  • Deeds130

    I’d be thrilled to finish tied w OKC + the tie-breaker. But are you that certain that Pop won’t rest guys at season’s end (like he did vs Portland)?

  • Len

    He will, I’m almost sure of it.  He won’t make the same mistake as last year.

  • Hobson13

    That second game against the Jazz has me a bit worried.  Could see that one possibly falling on the L column.  I suppose it does also depend upon how much Pop plays people.  I would prefer that the Spurs go for the top seed.  Yes, we risk an injury (Manu), but we do have a number of younger players that would benefit from home court advantage.  Plus, I think we are good, but there’s no need in trying to be a hero and take on the toughest teams in the West.  Let’s do what we can in the regular season to do the best to ensure we have the easiest possible road to the Finals.

  • Colin

    Yeah, I see Ginobili being a prime culprit with horrible stretches of decision-making sometimes.  When he’s tired he seems to throw some of the most careless passes I’ve seen. 

  • theghostofjh

    Agree. There’s no point in being gun shy. We had a bad break last year. Let’s not overreact this year to our own detriment. We should be able to continue to win at the end of the regular season safely this year because of our depth. And our last 4 games are against the Cavs, Blazers, Warriors, and Suns — not exactly juggernauts. But we want to play our best against LAL, MEM, Jazz — MUST give it our best to win a minimum of three out of those five games. Overall, 13-3 or maybe 12-4, with the OKC tiebreaker, might be enough to get us a number one seed.