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  • How Pau Gasol Is Fitting In With The Spurs

    Hoops Rumors "The Spurs signed Pau Gasol to a two-year, $30MM deal over the summer and he began the year in the starting lineup, something he’s done at every stop during his career. Yet, since coming back from a hand injury in February, he’s come off the bench. That’s not something that bothers the big man;..." March 29

  • Leonard, Spurs hammer Cavs as James gets hurt

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- The last opponent any team wants to play when it's struggling is San Antonio, which has cool efficiency, constant defensive pressure and a deep bench that runs weaker teams ragged. Just ask LeBron James and his slumping Cleveland Cavaliers, who on Monday became the latest victim of..." March 28

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Spurs rebuff Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- For one quarter, San Antonio looked as if it might have taken the woeful New York Knicks for granted. But the other three quarters -- highlighted by 29 points from Kawhi Leonard and double-doubles by LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol -- made the difference as the Spurs gathered..." March 26

  • The Spurs have beaten every team in the NBA for the third straight season

    CBS Sports "On Saturday night, the San Antonio Spurs moved to 56-16 on the season, beating the New York Knicks 106-98 for their fourth straight win. In doing so, they made NBA history. The win over the Knicks meant that the Spurs have now beaten every single team in the NBA during the 2016-17, making it..." March 26

  • Popovich: Silver's involvement in rest issue could undermine relationships

    ESPN "Despite NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s imploring the league’s owners in a memo last week to become more involved in the decision-making process with regard to resting players, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said such involvement could create “a slippery slope” capable of undermining..." March 26

  • Aldridge hits 15,000-point mark as Spurs outlast Memphis

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- If San Antonio is going to make a deep run in the NBA playoffs as expected, LaMarcus Aldridge must assert himself and continue to be a viable go-to scoring threat to complement erstwhile MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard. That formula certainly worked on Thursday as Aldridge poured..." March 24

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • Spurs come back to beat Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- As a veteran group, the San Antonio Spurs are familiar with making big plays down the stretch to win games. The young Minnesota Timberwolves are still trying to figure out how to do just that. On Tuesday at Target Center, it was the Spurs teaching the Wolves a painful..." March 22

  • Spurs' Hammon finalist for Florida women's job

    San Antonio Express-News "Reports indicate that Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon has emerged as the leading candidate for the vacant women's basketball coaching job at Florida. The website SwishAppeal.com indicates the Gators are "zeroing in" on Hammon, one of three reported finalists for the job. Hammon is expected..." March 22

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Rookie Murray remains shelved

    San Antonio Express-News "When Dejounte Murray went into halftime of the Spurs’ loss at Oklahoma City on March 9, he didn’t think much of the discomfort in his hip area. The rookie point guard hasn’t played since, as he works to rehab an injury the team is calling left groin tightness. Coach Gregg Popovich said..." March 20

  • Grizzlies pace and space their way past Spurs

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The offseason introduction of pace-and-space basketball is complementing the Memphis Grizzlies' traditional grit-and-grind approach. Without the team's newfound reliance on spacing the floor and embracing the 3-point shot, the Grizzlies likely would not have defeated the..." March 19

  • Spurs beat Kings to end two-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Despite having one of the NBA's erstwhile MVP candidates in Kawhi Leonard, the San Antonio Spurs are at their best when they get balanced scoring and meaningful contributions from up and down their roster. Such was the case on Sunday as Pau Gasol scored 22 points off the bench..." March 19

  • Spurs Are Kawhi Leonard’s Team Now, and the Excellence Continues

    New York Times "Mike Budenholzer was there at the beginning. It was June 2011, and the San Antonio Spurs had decided to gamble on potential and promise at the N.B.A. draft. Kawhi Leonard was no sure thing back then. In two seasons at San Diego State, he had not proven himself to be a terrific outside shooter...." March 16

  • Lillard's 36 points lift Blazers past Spurs

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- In the span of 24 hours, the Portland Trail Blazers produced their worst loss of the year and their best performance of the season. It took every bit of the latter, which included a combined 62 points from guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, for the Trail Blazers to hold..." March 15

  • Spurs PF Aldridge to return vs. Blazers

    TSN "San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge will return Wednesday night after missing two games with a minor heart arrhythmia. Aldridge was ruled out indefinitely on Saturday due to the condition, but has been cleared to return against his former team, the Portland Trailblazers." March 15

  • Leonard leads ragged Spurs past Atlanta

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs take pride in their reputation as a blue-collar, do-whatever-it-takes team and understand that success in the regular season means little if it doesn't produce the ultimate goal -- another NBA championship. It helps to have one of the league's stars,..." March 14

  • USA TODAY Sports survey: NBA executives split on 4-person MVP race

    USA Today "Rest easy, NBA media folks. We aren’t the only ones who can’t seem to agree on this MVP race. The front office experts – guys who build rosters, run teams and scout talent for a living – are just as split as those of us who will ultimately decide the winner. One night it’s Russell..." March 14

  • Draymond Green tells Isiah Thomas the Warriors weren’t scared of Spurs

    San Jose Mercury News "TNT handled its Monday night NBA coverage differently this week, using only former players on the air as studio analysts, play-by-play broadcasters and sideline reporters. On the pregame show, Warriors forward Draymond Green joined a panel — talking to Chris Webber, Baron Davis, Isiah Thomas..." March 14

  • Mills leads Spurs past Warriors

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Saturday's contest between the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs was a game that NBA fans had circled on their calendar for months, a supposed battle between two of the league's marquee teams with playoff implications aplenty and a lot of pride on the line. But..." March 12

  • Spurs' Popovich: Aldridge's heart condition is 'a little scary'

    NBA.com "At this time of the year, at this point in the season, coach Gregg Popovich is accustomed to running through a laundry list of nagging and sometimes debilitating injuries to his players. But the determination that power forward LaMarcus Aldridge is experience “a minor heart arrhythmia” is more..." March 12

  • Warriors-Spurs matchup turns into battle of backups; fans not pleased

    ESPN "A combination of San Antonio Spurs injuries and the Golden State Warriors' desire for rest transformed a highly anticipated marquee matchup on Saturday into a battle of backups, resulting in disappointed fans. "I just think it takes away from it because we are here to see all the players," said..." March 12

  • LaMarcus Aldridge out indefinitely after experiencing minor heart arrhythmia

    ESPN "San Antonio Spurs star forward LaMarcus Aldridge is out indefinitely after experiencing a minor heart arrhythmia, the team announced Saturday. Aldridge will undergo further testing before the Spurs determine how much time he misses. The Spurs also announced that point guards Tony Parker and..." March 11

  • Spurs' Leonard placed in concussion protocol

    CSN Bay Area "Spurs All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard will not be on the court Saturday vs. the Warriors, the team announced Friday. Leonard is currently in the NBA's concussion protocol. He left Thursday night's game against the Thunder early after being hit in the head. Through 58 games this season,..." March 10

  • Spurs overcome 28-point deficit, stun Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Not many teams at any level of basketball can charge back from 28 points down in the second quarter to win with their erstwhile stars on the bench. But the San Antonio Spurs can, and they did Wednesday. Manu Ginobili scored a season-high 19 points, and David Lee equaled..." March 09

  • Thunder top Spurs; Westbrook matches Wilt

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- The San Antonio Spurs came into Thursday night as one of the hottest teams in the league. Riding a nine-game winning streak, they had crept to within a game and a half of the best record in the NBA. However, waiting on the Spurs in Oklahoma City was a squad thirsty for a..." March 09

  • Pau says Kawhi Leonard is MVP: 'Not the guy that just puts up 30 points and that's it'

    San Antonio Express-News "Manu Ginobili began playing professional basketball professionally when he was 15 years old. That was 24 years ago. In that time, the Spurs guard played countless games internationally, plus 1,174 games in the NBA including playoffs. Never before has he witnessed a 6.5 seconds quite like..." March 08

  • Leonard makes big plays in Spurs' win

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO - There is just no stopping San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard, who continues to make highlight-reel plays on a game-in and game-out basis while responding to his MVP candidacy with his "aw-shucks" attitude. Leonard poured in an off-balance 3-pointer to give the Spurs the lead, then..." March 07

  • Drug screening can't wait after Kawhi Leonard boosts MVP bid

    ESPN "Kawhi Leonard took center stage in a thrilling win for the Spurs over the Houston Rockets on Monday night. His time at the podium was made to wait, however, as he was issued a random drug test immediately after the game. Enter Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. "Kawhi wanted it badly," Popovich..." March 07

  • Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker, San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard named Players of the Week

    NBA.com "The Charlotte Hornets’ Kemba Walker and the San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 5. Walker averaged 27.7 points (third in the East), 6.3 assists (tied for..." March 06

  • Leonard leads Spurs past Timberwolves in OT

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- In the big scheme of things in the NBA, playing games in one city one night and another on the next is part of the grind. But how teams compete in back-to-back nights is not commonplace unless you're talking about the San Antonio Spurs. San Antonio won for the 18th time in the..." March 05

  • Spurs clinch playoff berth for 20th straight season

    San Antonio Express-News "For the 20th consecutive season, the Spurs are headed to the playoffs. That much was never truly in doubt, but Saturday's 97-90 overtime win over Minnesota clinched it for the coach Gregg Popovich-led squad. With their seventh straight victory, the Spurs are now 48-14 and just two games behind..." March 05

  • Spurs calmly rally in OT for 101-98 win over Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- The San Antonio Spurs were down five quick points in overtime Friday night, but they had the New Orleans Pelicans right where they wanted them. In the next 58 seconds, center Pau Gasol hit an open 3-pointer in the left corner, LaMarcus Aldridge slammed home a dunk after the..." March 04

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver says All-Star Game needs 'reset'

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that changes will come to the league's All-Star Game next year. Chris Paul, the National Basketball Players Association president, called Silver to discuss changing the league's showcase game shortly after the Western Conference raced past the Eastern..." March 04

  • Leonard's jumper lifts Spurs past Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Everyone, especially Indiana's Paul George, knew that the ball was coming to San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard for a potential game-winning shot in the waning seconds Wednesday night, but knowing it's coming and being able to do something about that shot is two different things...." March 02

  • 11-year-old fan sends letters to all 30 NBA teams urging them to draft her favorite player

    SI "Monmouth senior Justin Robinson is the leading scorer in the MAAC, but at 5'8" he’ll need a little extra help to make it to the NBA. That’s where 11-year-old Monmouth fan Erica Schaeffer comes in. The Schaeffers are season ticket holders and Robinson is Erica’s favorite player. When her..." March 02

  • Leonard powers Spurs to 8th straight win over Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The San Antonio Spurs wasted little time jumping on the Los Angeles Lakers and coasted to an easy win Sunday at Staples Center. Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points, and the Spurs hammered the Lakers 119-98. LaMarcus Aldridge contributed 16 points and nine rebounds and Pau Gasol..." February 26

  • Popovich praises Magic, wishes him well with Lakers

    Yardbarker "For a guy who once had a reputation for not saying much, Gregg Popovich has become quite loquacious these days. The San Antonio Spurs head coach has lately been very vocal about political matters. Now he’s given us some interesting things to chew on regarding Magic Johnson, who’s the new..." February 26

  • Gasol returns to play vital role as Spurs top Clips

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- In his first game in five weeks, Pau Gasol didn't expect to be much of a factor. However, Gasol played a vital role in the San Antonio Spurs beating the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night at Staples Center. Kawhi Leonard, who was hampered by foul trouble, scored 21..." February 25

  • Spurs at full strength as Pau Gasol, Manu Ginobili returning to lineup

    ESPN "The San Antonio Spurs face the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday with their full complement of players for the first time in more than a month with Pau Gasol poised to return to the lineup. "He's good to go," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. Gasol practiced with the team on Thursday at the..." February 24

  • With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

    KSL "We're not under 24 hours until the NBA's trade deadline. Here's what's going on with the Jazz and around the NBA. Derrick Favors trade looks unlikely Monday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Jazz have tested the market for Derrick Favors, seeing what kind of interest there is in the Jazz's..." February 22

  • Ending Contracts To Watch At The Deadline

    Basketball Insiders "The Ending Contracts With the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline approaching on Thursday, February 23 at 3 p.m. EST, there is more and more chatter in NBA circles, and the biggest questions facing NBA teams is what to do with their ending contract or possible ending contract players. The bulk of deals..." February 21

  • Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "Only a week or so ago, most league executives anticipated a quiet deadline. So many teams were in desperate win-now mode, few would sell off quality veterans to the grease the trade wheels. Teams just outside the contender circle wouldn't mortgage the future for a suicide mission against Golden..." February 21

  • Why Tim Duncan & Gregg Popovich Were the Best Duo Ever

    Complex "One of the best things that ever happened to the San Antonio Spurs was losing 62 games in the 1996-97 season, and finishing with the third worst record in the entire league. While it was undoubtedly tough to stomach in the moment, the team's slow start led GM Gregg Popovich to install himself as..." February 19

  • Pau Gasol elected to 3-year term on NBPA Executive Committee

    Chicago Tribune "Pau Gasol is the newest member of the National Basketball Players Association's executive committee. The six-time All-Star and former Bulls big man from Spain was elected on Friday, and starts his three-year term immediately. He replaces Steve Blake, who also had a three-year term and is not..." February 18

  • Manu Ginobili leaves Spurs' win over Magic with left ankle injury

    ESPN "San Antonio guard Manu Ginobili was forced out of the Spurs' 107-79 win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday in the third quarter due to what the club called a "left ankle impingement." The severity of the injury wasn't immediately known, and the Spurs haven't announced whether the veteran will..." February 16

  • Jonathon Simmons has great quote on why he will likely never join Dunk Contest

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dunk Contest isn’t exactly Jonathon Simmons’ cup of tea. Speaking with the media on Wednesday, the San Antonio Spurs swingman had this gem of a quote as to why he will likely never participate in the All-Star Weekend competition, per Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio..." February 16

  • Spurs demolish hapless Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Center Dewayne Dedmon is having a lot more fun with the San Antonio Spurs than he ever had with the Orlando Magic. Winning does that. Dedmon, who played the previous three seasons in Orlando, returned with the Spurs on Wednesday night, helping them to an easy, 107-79..." February 15

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