The AT&T Center (previously named the SBC Center) has been the home of the Spurs
since 2002. The stadium has a capacity of 18,581 with San Antonio Spurs tickets for
almost every home game being completely sold out. Fans in San Antonio might be
spoiled with success, but they have always appreciated their team by being loyal,
vocal, and extremely enthusiastic in their support.
Getting the best players to San Antonio has been something that Spurs fans have
always been proud of. In addition to Duncan, the team has some terrific current
players with Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker being firm fan favorites. Fans have
bought San Antonio Spurs tickets in droves to see their favorite players play some
great basketball in recent seasons. The Spurs are widely recognized as the best
passing team in the NBA, with critics and fans being wowed by their silky smooth
style of play.
After losing the Western Conference Finals to the Oklahoma Thunder, the Spurs fans
were disappointed their team did not make it to the Finals. San Antonio Spurs tickets
were hot commodities at this time, with thousands of fans wanting to see their team
live. However, management will not sit on their laurels and they have been looking
to actively recruit. Tim Duncan was given a new 3 year contact, much to the delight
of fans. While the failed to lure Erazem Lorbek from FC Barcelona, fans are still
hopeful the Spurs will make improvements to an already impressive roster. Fans will
buy San Antonio Spurs tickets with the hope that the team can overcome the L.A.
Lakers, who look very strong already, and the excellent Thunder to claim a fifth NBA
11-28-13: It turns out the Spurs are somewhat human after all, as their 11-game winning streak was finally snapped on Wednesday night in Oklahoma City. Despite the loss, the Spurs are 13-2 on the season and in first place in the very tough Western Conference. The Spurs are allowing the second fewest points allowed per game in the league, 90.3, and are winning despite not a single player on the team averaging more than 30 minutes per game. Amazing.
11-22-13: “Is this the year that the Spurs fall off “, said everyone ever. People are finally learning to never, ever say that again. The Spurs are tied for the best record in the league at 10-1 and are doing it the way that they always do – resting their starters and playing the Pop system. San Antonio hasn’t played a terribly difficult schedule (25th SOS), but they are dominating the teams that they’ve played. With just one game since last Friday (Wednesday night win over Boston), the Spurs continue to have the opportunity to rest their elders.
11-15-13: The Spurs appear to be merely
picking up where they left off from the NBA Finals a year ago, as their lone loss has come to a surprisingly solid Blazers team. The Spurs stand at 8-1 thanks to gritty team defense. In fact, the Spurs have been so effective on that end of the court, that no one has scored over 96 points on them in five straight games.
11-8-13: Tim Duncan is already dealing with an injury and the Spurs can’t possibly get any older or slower, yet they also can’t help but keep winning. The Spurs have picked up right where they left off from their trip to the NBA Finals a year ago, playing gritty defense and team offense, as they’re off to an impressive start through their first five games with a 4-1 record.
11-1-13: Once again, Gregg Popovich and the Spurs are under the radar to begin the NBA season. Although Tim Duncan has never been a part of a professional basketball team with lower than a .600 winning percentage, San Antonio continues to be overlooked. The Spurs bring a very similar roster from 2012-13 to this season, but with Marco Belinelli coming off the bench instead of Gary Neal. Starters Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard are rising stars that were essential to the Spurs’ run to the Finals last season. Manu Ginobili, who had a very solid preseason, comes off the bench as one of the league’s best sixth men.
10-31-13: It was revealed that Tim Duncan has a chest contusion after he underwent a CT scan on Thursday. He's doubtful for the Spurs game against the Lakers on Friday, but will travel with the team as they head out on their 3-game road trip.
10-18-13: The San Antonio Spurs are 2-2 in their four preseason games. Kawhi Leonard had a great game against the Denver Nuggets, despite the Spurs falling 98-94. Leonard led the team with 13 points, 12 rebounds and four assists. Duncan leads the team in scoring per game with 12.6 points in the preseason. The Spurs have three preseason games remaining:
- Oct 19 at Miami
- Oct 22 vs Orlando
- Oct 24 vs Houston
8-23-13: Another NBA Championship was within their grasp, but a Game 7 defeat left the Spurs going home empty. The goal this summer wasn’t to reload, but simply to bring back the core of a team that has made San Antonio the model franchise throughout the entire league. Manu Ginobili re-signed for 2 years, $14.5M and Tiago Splitter is also returning next to Tim Duncan after signing a 4-year, $36M deal. The Spurs also added additional bench scoring in Marco Belinelli to replace Gary Neal, who signed with the Milwaukee Bucks.
San Antonio will open their home schedule on Wednesday, October 30th against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Miami Heat will return to San Antonio Thursday, March 6th. The Oklahoma City Thunder, their likeliest challenge for a number one seed in the West, will come to town on Saturday, December 21st and again on Wednesday, January 22nd. The Houston Rockets will visit on Saturday, November 30th and again a month later on Christmas night.
Key Home Games:
- October 30th – Memphis Grizzlies
- December 21st – Oklahoma City Thunder
- December 25th – Houston Rockets
- December 31st – Brooklyn Nets
- January 4th – L.A. Clippers
Spurs 2013 Draft Summary:
- Round 1, Pick 28: F Livio Jean-Charles, France.
- Round 2, Pick 28: SF Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State.
6-24-13: If indeed it is the end of an era for the Spurs, it was a great one without a doubt. After losing in game 7 of the NBA finals many questions will swirl once the smoke clear regarding the team’s future. The Spurs won an impressive 58 games this year including a 35-6 home record. Manu Ginobili is a free agent and the Spurs will have some flexibility under the cap with only $41.8M committed to next year’s team so far. All in all it was another admirable season for the Spurs as we should all expect them to be in the race as long as Gregg Popovich remains at the helm. Tim Duncan will be under contract next year but it is uncertain how much longer he wishes to play. This off season seemingly will mark the passing of the torch as many of the older players walk into the sunset while the younger ones will take a bigger role among the league’s stars.
2-19-13: At 42-12, the machine-like Spurs have the best record in the NBA and seem to be a lock for a top 1-2 seed in the playoffs. Despite periodically resting their star players from time to time, the Spurs have continued to roll through the league thus far in the first half of the season. As of the all-star break the Spurs are on a 15-1 tear and will look to continue their steam-roll of success tonight against the Kings. Tim Duncan missed a considerable amount of time with an injury but should return to action this week. The Spurs have a winnable schedule upcoming, leading into their March 11th matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Spurs have a reputation for being extremely successful during the regular season but then fizzling out to younger and fresher legs in the postseason.
11-26-12: The Spurs lead what many may call the NBA’s best division. With a league leading 11 wins the Spurs have protected home court and even won a signature road game in Boston. Typically the Spurs open seasons with a majority of their games on the road and this year it has had no ill-effect. With a 7-1 road record so far, the Spurs look to continue their dominance when they take on the lowly Wizards and Magic.