48MoH TV: Spurs-Timberwolves Postgame

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The Spurs are taking on the Minnesota Timberwolves on the road tonight, in what can only be described as a basketball game featuring extreme scoring. The T-Wolves were on fire in the first half and lead the Spurs going into the halftime break. Once the final horn sounds on the fourth quarter, we’ll go live here at 48MoH for a Spurs postgame show. We’ll talk about what worked, what didn’t and what happened to Manu Ginobili’s left hand.

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  • Bob

    Danny Ferry said it best. When teams are shooting the lights out you have to make the game more physical and rough them up a bit to mess up their rhythm.

  • Anonymous

    As it is with Manu healthy I don’t think they could beat the Thunder, Lakers, TWolves, Nuggets much less other teams without Manu. Realistically we don’t have a chance now. We pretty much are going to lose about half (15 of 30) of those games in those two months he’ll be out.  This is a time to just play the young guns and pile up the losses. The Mavs are doing it. I think Cuban would be happy with a #1 pick to go with Dwight Howard.

    I would rather see the Spurs tank it in this short season and get that lottery pick preferably the #1 pick. Don’t fool yourselves guys we aren’t going nowhere for sure now. And if they can also trade for that headcase of a player in DeMarcus Cousins Pop can chew him up and spit out a basketball soldier. They can have Bonner or Blair for him. Then we lose some more after Manu gets back because he will need time to get acclimated to playing again. By then the difficult question won’t be to difficult to answer. Is it worth it to try to win half of the remaing games just for a crappy seed and a crappy draft pick. 

    We sucked the year before DRob was picked, then we got DRob. 
    Then we sucked again when DRob got hurt for that entire season then we picked Timmy.
    Then Timmy got old and we sucked but now Manu got hurt as well and we really suck now. Then we had the #1 pick and the Cycle of life in the NBA continued for the Spurs. What a system! You really suck in one season then you become a Dynasty the following year. There’s not much to think about. It’s a closed and shut decision in my opinion. Really? Play for a crappy seed and crappy draft pick when there several good bigs out there in college ready to do battle in the NBA Next season. I know what I would choose. What do you choose?

  • Jacques

    This may possibly be Tim Duncan’s last season. The team is not going to tank. Gary Neal should be back next week, so hopefully that will lighten up just a tiny bit. 

    And also there is no guarantee that Spurs will get #1 pick. Yes, Andre Drummond and Anthony Davis are nice, but they can’t carry the team until years from now.

    Just hope for the best. I’d rather get the #7,8 seed with Manu and Timmy healthy then finish last in the NBA and end up with #4 pick.

  • Jacques

    I meant than, not then on the last sentence

  • JT

    I say tank, who cares if we made it to the playoffs, it would be another 1st round exit. This team doesn’t have what it takes. But for now, please Pop, can we fix our pick and roll defense. Jeez

  • Anonymous

    Took the words out of my mouth, Jacques.

  • Bob

    The defense was pretty good in the 4th. The T’Wolves only scored 12. TD and Splitter were good together on defense. They only needed more scoring. I think that’s where they really missed Manu.

  • Anonymous

    For guys rooting for losses this season…
    There are only 2 huge upside bigs in this draft and both will be gone in the first 2 or 3 picks. Even with injuries, the Spurs are still much better than WAS, DET, and CLE among others (such as no Lopez Nets, and no Gordon Hornets). They are a LONG way from getting a top 2 pick. Even then, the days of a Tim or David ROY player are gone. Young bigs don’t arrive with 4 years of school, and don’t know how to play… so bottoming out means the beginning of a long playoff drought.

  • spursfanbayarea

    Losing manu is definitely a big blow for the team. But we are lucky this happened in the beginning of the year as opposed to last year when it was right before the playoffs. Another small silver lining is that this will force pop to develop the young players and accelerate their learning curve. Anderson should gain more confidence. Also leonard will get more minutes to get on the job training. Neal can provide a little bit of scoring in manu’s absence. If we can develop the young players, and enter the playoffs healthy. That will be the key to the season , more so than a 1 seed. Last year we had the one seed and a broken manu. That didn’t get us too far.  For everyone wanting to win the lottery, the chances are soo remote. Better off trading to get a talented big. Spurs should seriously try to get cousins.  

  • nik

    Sad day. Get better soon Manu! The intangibles he brings as well as his offense are irreplaceable. Although I’m impressed by the progress DeJuan and Tiago have made offensively though they are still quite raw and rely quite a bit on someone like Manu to set them up. Hope we can stay at .500 until Manu returns. 

  • http://radsci.uthscsa.edu/index.php/User:Nima Nima K.

    seems Cousins is mentally undeveloped though.

  • Easy B

    Getting torched by Luke ridnour does not sit well with me. I didn’t see the game, so am restricted in my criticism. I saw enough on game cast when in the third, the spurs repeatedly tried to out shoot the wolves with 3’s, when the wolves were obviously on a tear. I know the season is young, and everyone in the NBA will have uncharacteristic losses, but this performance confuses me.

    The defense turned up in the third when we were down 17. Another poster hit the nail when addressing the lack of upsetting the rhythm of the other team. How do you achieve this? Deflections, trapping, doubles, overcoming picks and screens, crashing offensive boards. Did anyone on the spurs get more than 6 rebounds
    ? Bad game by the team. Where is elie to fire up the team when Manu leaves?

    There are still lots of positives with the spurs right now, but I like the mantra of the lakers better right now: win ugly…at least they understand what needs to be done.

  • Bob

    The T’Wolves shot the lights out and the Spurs were in good defensive position alot of times. Like you said you have to try to force a team that’s beating you like that into more physical, ugly ball. The past few seasons the Spurs have tried to be a finesse team. Sometimes you need to grind out wins with ugly ball. That what the Grizzlies did in the playoffs. I haven’t seen the Spurs win too many games like that in a while. They usually end up losing those games or even getting blown out.

  • Juan Mari

    Danny Green should play more minutes, and certainly will now when Manu is out. Is it announced how long will Manu be off the court?
    Last night’s loss was embarassing. Wolves have shot the lights out, but we missed so many easy shots (Blair, Ford, Bonner…). We need to be more concentrated and resolute in finishing. Defense also wasn’t good, but wasn’t as bad as stats show (like I said, Wolves really made some sick shots despite good defensive stand). We have to acquire at least one big man, who can jump well, rebound and play good D against tall centers. Blair is good guy, he gives his best every game, hustles and fights for every rebound, but he is unable to play D against bigger centers who can shot from longer range. And as I said, I think JA gets more minutes than he deserves instead of Danny Green who played well last night, he is a solid defender and good shooter.

  • Anonymous

    Ok. Let’s put all our efforts into repeating what we did last season for the sake of Timmy, then get a crappy draft pick.  You win.

  • Anonymous

    People think we’re going win a Championship this season just because it’s Tim’s last season and it’s a shortened season. Riiight? What I am trying to tell this people is if they are losing without Manu and there’s no repairing this team by the time Manu get’s back , get’s in game shape, and gets’ acclimated to playing with the team again what is the point of trying to get to 500 ball. Because that could very well happen. They are already winning 2 losing 1, now what win 1 lose 2? But let’s get to 500 ball for the sake of Timmy and a crappy pick. Any top pick is a good pick in my mind you can always trade it for a big if somebody is deficient a position and they need your pick.

  • Anonymous

    Rotten luck if we meet up with them in the playoffs in the first round? Exit stage left.

  • Anonymous

    “I think JA gets more minutes than he deserves instead of Danny Green who
    played well last night, he is a solid defender and good shooter.” Read more: http://www.48minutesofhell.com/48moh-tv-spurs-timberwolves-postgame#ixzz1iRcBrQnh

    It certainly appears that way.  (Danny Green playing better than Anderson.)  Don’t know what or why that be the case…but performance don’t lie.

  • Bry

    I def agree. Although a lot of the hot shooting that you saw in Houston and Minnesota was just the result of streaky players getting on a hot streak during a home-game, I’ve def been disappointed with PG play. Ridnour backed up by a rookie Rubio should be soundly outplayed by Tony and TJ 9 times out of 10. Leonard also got abused a few times at the 3 spot. 

  • Thomasholdren

    I would chose to play the game like a man instead of some whiny pre-teen girl. If we lose, we lose. I dont want the connotation that comes with quitting, giving up, tanking, whatever cry-baby term you want to use… Disgraceful

  • Thomasholdren

    Great post! Now if only teams did the things you put in NBA Trade Machine

  • Thomasholdren

    TJ Ford? Hilarious. This guy is TERRIBLE. In all honesty I thought he had a mental disability watching him play. Cant shoot, cant dribble, cant pass. He does a great job of not getting into the offense and losing the ball when pressured 3/4 of the court. 

  • Anonymous

    Agree on this one. Every time he gets the ball I cringe. He’s  reckless and holds on to the ball too long as if he’s going to do what Tony does at the very last second.

  • Anonymous

    Of course you would need a player  to go with that pick.

  • Anonymous

    Aside from your obsession of pre-teen girls. Tell that to team owners don’t you think for a moment they’re not entertaining the idea of a top pick.

  • Bob

    As good as Danny Green is on defense and hustling he’s a limited offensive player.