San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division. The team plays its home games at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. The Spurs are one of four former American Basketball Association (ABA) teams to remain intact in the NBA after the 1976 ABA–NBA merger and the only former ABA team to have won an NBA championship.
  • Warriors slip to third straight loss without Steph Curry against Spurs
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    Warriors slip to third straight loss without Steph Curry against Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 18 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs fended off a late rally to beat short-handed Golden State 104-92 on Sunday night, extending the Warriors' skid to three games. Kevin Durant scored 26 points and Klay Thompson had 25 for Golden State, who are 2-5 since an eight-game winning streak. DeMar DeRozan had 20 points and Rudy Gay added 19 to help San Antonio snap a three-game slide. The Warriors were without injured starters Steph Curry and Draymond Green, and their absence led to a cold start. Three nights after being held to a season-low output in a 107-86 loss at Houston, the two-time defending NBA champions nearly matched that dubious mark. San Antonio jumped

  • Clippers pull away from Spurs for 116-111 win
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    Clippers pull away from Spurs for 116-111 win

    Lou Williams hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 40 seconds remaining and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs 116-111 on Thursday night for their first three-game winning streak of the season.

  • Arsene Wenger tells interviewer he struggled with trenchcoat zipper because "They are too long"
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    Arsene Wenger tells interviewer he struggled with trenchcoat zipper because "They are too long"

    Arsene Wenger's 1996-2018 tenure managing Arsenal is known for many things, but one of the most memorable repeated images may be of him struggling to zip up his long trenchcoat. There's a whole compilation of Wenger zipper fails, even (language warning on the associated music): Well, we now have Wenger's explanation for why he had issues with the coat. As part of a longer sitdown interview for beIN Sports (which can be viewed in full here), Richard Keys asked Wenger about the zipper struggles (thanks to online prompting from fans), and Wenger gave quite the response: “Yes, in fact I improved in that,” Wenger said. Keys asked “Were you conscious of the battle you used to have with that?” and Wenger

  • The Spurs have a serious turnover problem
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    The Spurs have a serious turnover problem

    The Spurs are turning the ball over at a historically low rate so far this year. At just 10.7%, they're on pace to become the 3rd team in history to finish with a turnover rate that low. And yet, the Spurs have a turnover problem. You see, not all turnovers are created equal. Live ball turnovers (steals) lead to points for the opponent at a far higher rate than dead ball turnovers (offensive fouls, out of bounds, etc). According to Inpredictable, from 2011 – 2015, possessions that began with a live ball turnover were worth almost 1.2 points, while possessions that began with a dead ball turnover were worth a little less than 1 point. That makes sense, because steals typically lead to transition

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    Warriors slip to third straight loss without Steph Curry against Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 18 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs fended off a late rally to beat short-handed Golden State 104-92 on Sunday night, extending the Warriors' skid to three games. Kevin Durant scored 26 points and Klay Thompson had 25 for Golden State, who are 2-5 since an eight-game winning streak. DeMar DeRozan had 20 points and Rudy Gay added 19 to help San Antonio snap a three-game slide. The Warriors were without injured starters Steph Curry and Draymond Green, and their absence led to a cold start. Three nights after being held to a season-low output in a 107-86 loss at Houston, the two-time defending NBA champions nearly matched that dubious mark. San Antonio jumped

  • Jazz vs. Pacers: Watch NBA online, live stream, TV channel, time, odds, analysis, picks
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    Jazz vs. Pacers: Watch NBA online, live stream, TV channel, time, odds, analysis, picks

    The Indiana Pacers will welcome the Utah Jazz to town on Monday night in an interesting cross-conference battle. Originally set to be a battle between two top backcourt stars in Donovan Mitchell and Victor Oladipo, the Pacers' star will now miss the showdown due to knee soreness.  At 8-8, the Jazz enter the game currently outside of the playoff picture in the crowded Western Conference. While it's still only November, it's clear that every game is going to count once again this season -- not only for which eight teams get in, but for seeding as well. The Jazz won't want to pass up an opportunity to get a win against a team missing their best player.  For the Pacers, their 10-6 start has proven

  • The Spurs are learning how to use Jakob Poeltl
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    The Spurs are learning how to use Jakob Poeltl

    Jakob Poeltl's first month as a Spur has not been stellar. Having only appeared in 10 of their first 14 games, and averaging just 11.2 minutes per contest, he's had little impact on the team's performance. Unfortunately, the little he has had has been negative. He's got the 3rd worst net rating differential on the team, and is -17 in his 112 minutes. He's also shooting less than 40% from the restricted area, somehow, which ought to be impossible for a 7-footer. There are signs he's coming along, though, and a couple of plays at the end of the 1st quarter and beginning of the 2nd showed his progress on the offensive end. With 35 seconds to go in the 1st, Marco Belinelli brings the ball up and

  • T.J. Warren scores 27 points, Suns beat Spurs 116-96
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    T.J. Warren scores 27 points, Suns beat Spurs 116-96

    PHOENIX (AP) Nights when star Devin Booker is off his game don't often spell victories for the struggling Phoenix Suns. But Booker was still a factor Wednesday night, and his teammates picked him up. T.J. Warren scored 16 of his 27 points in the first half and the Suns built a big lead, almost lost it and then pulled away for a 116-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. The Suns ended a four-game losing streak to improve to 3-11. ''Fifty-point swing since we played them the last time,'' Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said, referring to the Spurs' 120-90 win Oct. 31. ''We have to be pleased with just that fact.'' Deandre Ayton added 17 points and 10 rebounds, including a powerful dunk over Davis Bertans

  • T.J. Warren scores 27 points, Suns beat Spurs 116-96
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    T.J. Warren scores 27 points, Suns beat Spurs 116-96

    PHOENIX — Nights when star Devin Booker is off his game don't often spell victories for the struggling Phoenix Suns. But Booker was still a factor Wednesday night, and his teammates picked him up. T.J. Warren scored 16 of his 27 points in the first half and the Suns built a big lead, almost lost it and then pulled away for a 116-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. The Suns ended a four-game losing streak to improve to 3-11. "Fifty-point swing since we played them the last time," Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said, referring to the Spurs' 120-90 win Oct. 31. "We have to be pleased with just that fact." Deandre Ayton added 17 points and 10 rebounds, including a powerful dunk over Davis Bertans early

  • Analysis: Warriors cap their hellish week with a 104-92 loss to the San Antonio Spurs
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    Analysis: Warriors cap their hellish week with a 104-92 loss to the San Antonio Spurs

    The Golden State Warriors played the final game of their three-game Texas road trip on Sunday evening against the San Antonio Spurs. As they were against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night, the Warriors would be without Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Alfonzo McKinnie. Much like that Saturday game in Dallas, the Warriors would come up short in this one as well. Though they came back to make things close in the fourth quarter, the Warriors lost 104-92 to the Spurs, their fourth loss in five games and the first time they've gone 0-3 on a road trip since Steve Kerr became head coach. Spurs' defense suffocates Durant and Thompson The struggles of the two All-Stars the Warriors had in their

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    Spurs-Pelicans Preview

    Anthony Davis is on a roll and so are the New Orleans Pelicans. Davis scored 43 and 40 points in victories against New York and Denver, respectively, to start the Pelicans home-stand, which concludes against San Antonio on Monday night. New Orleans won both of those games and has won five of its last six.

  • Giving up on Davis Bertans would be a big mistake
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    Giving up on Davis Bertans would be a big mistake

    This was supposed to be Davis Bertans' year. With some NBA experience under his belt, a new contract and the power forward position wide open, the Latvian sharpshooter was expected to have a big role. So far that hasn't happened. Bertans is excelling at the skill that got him a spot in the NBA — outside shooting — yet he's still a bit player. Dante Cunningham has clearly leapfrogged him in the rotation and you could argue that Gregg Popovich has Quincy Pondexter higher on the depth chart at times. Now that a concussion is forcing Davis to miss time, he'll likely slide even further. Bertans is definitely partially to blame for losing ground to two journeymen even before this latest setback. He

  • Why isn't Spurs assistant Becky Hammon an NBA head coach yet?
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    Why isn't Spurs assistant Becky Hammon an NBA head coach yet?

    Arizona Republic sports columnist tries to find out what's prevented NBA teams from hiring WNBA great. Here's an idea: How about we all leave Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon alone for a while and let her work? It's not for her to make the case that she's ready to run an NBA team or to answer why she doesn't yet have a head coaching job. Her resume and endorsements stand for themselves, and she should be in line for a gig in the next wave of openings — of course, nothing is certain.   “You can never say when that's gonna happen,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Wednesday. “I think it's more about other people than her.” Popovich is famously terse, but not about Becky Hammon.   “She has the

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    Big plays help Northwestern St. beat Stephen F. Austin 35-23

    NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) — Shelton Eppler threw two touchdown passes to Jaylen Watson and Myles Ward had a 94-yard kickoff return for a score to help Northwestern State beat Stephen F. Austin 35-23 on Thursday night. Eppler was 20-of-31 passing for 295 yards with three first-half interceptions and Watson finished with four receptions for 123 yards. Jared West had 20 carries for 98 yards and a score and Stadford Anderson added 88 yards rushing and a touchdown for Northwestern State (5-6, 4-5 Southland Conference). Anderson's 1-yard TD run gave the Demons a 7-3 lead early in the second quarter but Tamrick Pace scored on a 71-yard catch-and-run 43 seconds later and Storm Ruiz kick field goals of

  • Did the Suns find a sustainable lineup in their victory over Spurs?
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    Did the Suns find a sustainable lineup in their victory over Spurs?

    Fourteen games is not a large enough sample size to use to judge an NBA team, but it's not inconsequential, either. With 17 percent or so of the season gone, we have a much better idea of who the Suns are, and aren't, than we did when they opened training camp in late September. Back then, management told us the Suns were emerging from a three-year rebuilding job. The goal for this season was to be the most-improved team in the NBA, the lack of an experienced point guard on the roster be damned. This did not seem that far-fetched, given they won 21 games last season. Minus the tanking that helped them earn the first overall draft pick, the goal of a 10-to-15 game improvement didn't seem unrealistic.