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Tiago Splitter announces retirement

Source | 17 hrs ago.

Tiago Splitter was so effective in his role for the Spurs during their playoff run to the 2014 title – 19.1 PER, .239 win shares per 48 minutes, +7.5 box plus-minus. Limited by a late start in the NBA and injuries, Splitter’s prime was short and ill-timed. Tiago Splitter announced his retirement at the age of 33 in an interview with SporTV.

LaMarcus Aldridge, Al Horford reportedly last picks in All Star draft

Source | 3 days ago.

The least important, and most petty, of this season’s NBA controversies is reportedly over. Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge was the final selection by LeBron James while Celtics big man Al Horford fell to Stephen Curry’s team, per ESPN. You’re never going to believe this, but apparently Horford and Aldridge both still get to be All Stars despite the perceived slight.

Kobe Bryant says Lakers 'shouldn't need' to recruit free agents

Source | 3 days ago.

Many expect the Los Angeles Lakers roster to be overhauled during the NBA off-season but icon Kobe Bryant does not believe the franchise should spend much energy trying to lure players. There will be several high-profile free agents potentially available for the Lakers to target, including LeBron James and Paul George.

Spurs GM: Ginobili foot injury not serious

Source | 4 days ago.

Manu Ginobili should be ready to play when the San Antonio Spurs are back in action following the All-Star break. Ginobili is dealing with what the Spurs labeled a minor right foot injury. Spurs general manager R.C. Buford said Thursday that Ginobili is expected to be fine.

Steve Kerr on Florida shooting: 'Vote people in who actually have the courage to protect'

Source | 5 days ago.

Steve Kerr delivered a candid message on gun violence on Wednesday. Steve Kerr is not sticking to sports. The Golden State Warriors head coach who is seldom hesitant to speak his mind on non-basketball issues was asked Wednesday his thoughts on the shooting at a Florida high school earlier in the day that has left at least 17 dead, the latest in a plague of U.S. mass killings perpetrated by citizens with access to military style assault rifles.

Jokic's triple-double leads Nuggets over Spurs

Source | 6 days ago.

Nikola Jokic amassed 23 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists to record his fourth triple-double of the season while leading the host Denver Nuggets to a 117-109 win over the slumping San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday. San Antonio owned a 100-99 lead after Joffrey Lauvergne's hook shot with 8:36 to play, but the closing eight minutes at the Pepsi Center belonged to Nuggets. Denver forged a 15-3 run over next four-plus minutes, as Gary Harris scored seven points down the stretch and Will Barton and Wilson Chandler added four points each.

Spurs Coach Says U.S. Needs Black History Month Because 'We Live In A Racist Country'

Source | 6 days ago.

Popovich was speaking to reporters prior to Spurs’ game against the Utah Jazz, where he was asked about the National Basketball League’s promotion of Black History Month. “I think it’s pretty obvious the league is made up of a lot of black guys,” Popovich told reporters.

Gregg Popovich: Black History Month is Important

Source | 6 days ago.

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich says it is important to celebrate Black History Month even though "we live in a racist country." Popovich made the comments before San Antonio's game against Utah on Monday. "I think it's pretty obvious

Jazz rally in 4th quarter, edge Spurs for 10th straight win

Source | 7 days ago.

Donovan Mitchell scored 25 points, including a go-ahead pull-up jumper with 39.2 seconds left, and the Utah Jazz extended their league-best winning streak to 10 games with a 101-99 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. Mitchell hit a pair of go-ahead baskets and a free throw to give the Jazz the lead in the final minute after they trailed by as many as 13 points in the fourth quarter. Derrick Favors had 19 points and eight rebounds.

Spurs owner: Pending divorce won't affect team

Source | 7 days ago.

The majority owner of the San Antonio Spurs says her pending divorce won't affect the franchise. Julianna Hawn Holt, chairwoman of Spurs Sports and Entertainment, told KSAT-12 TV in a statement Monday, "The franchise is safe. Hawn Holt filed for divorce from Peter Holt in December, according to court documents.

Injury-riddled Spurs face retooled, optimistic Nuggets

Source | 7 days ago.

Losing Paul Millsap for more than three months was tough on the Denver Nuggets. Mason Plumlee then went down, and Denver's frontcourt has been compromised for a couple of weeks. The Nuggets have a reason to feel sorry for themselves, but heading into the last two games before the All-Star break, their injury issues are nothing compared to what San Antonio has gone through this season.

Fourth-quarter rally lifts Jazz over Spurs

Source | 7 days ago.

Donovan Mitchell scored 25 points, including a go-ahead jumper with 39.2 seconds left, to lift the Utah Jazz to a 101-99 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night in Salt Lake City. Mitchell hit a pair of go-ahead baskets and added a free throw to give Utah the lead for good in the final minute after they trailed by as many as 13 points earlier in the fourth quarter. Joe Ingles added 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Utah.

Gregg Popovich has Spurs vote whether Patty Mills would get another foul (VIDEO)

Source | 8 days ago.

Gregg Popovich was trying to keep guys loose during Saturday night’s game against the Golden State Warriors, so he took a new strategy. During one huddle, Popovich had Patty Mills and some other assistants raise their hand to vote whether they thought

Surging Jazz look to keep streak going vs. Spurs

Source | 8 days ago.

Winning is becoming a habit for the Utah Jazz and their current winning streak has them creeping back into the playoff picture. The Jazz have a chance to push their record over .500 for the first time since early December when they host the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. "We can go pretty far," forward/center Derrick Favors said.

Warriors host new-look Suns

Source | 8 days ago.

The Golden State Warriors will attempt to complete the home portion of their pre-All-Star break schedule with a third consecutive win Monday night when they host the new-look Phoenix Suns. The Warriors celebrated coach Steve Kerr's 250th career win with their most complete effort in their last six games Saturday, easing past the injury-plagued San Antonio Spurs 122-105. The victory gave the Warriors two straight wins after their first two-game losing streak of the season.

'I don't care' - Coach Pop toys with media

Source | 8 days ago.

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was his typically charismatic self when he faced the media on Saturday.

Thompson leads way in third quarter as Warriors beat Spurs

Source | 9 days ago.

Steve Kerr shouted out Luke Walton for his help reaching 250 coaching victories in record time. Kerr trash talked old coach Phil Jackson, now the second-quickest to 250 wins behind his former Bulls player. Then, Kerr offered credit where he always does: to his uber-talented roster of All-Stars.

Shorthanded Spurs face Warriors

Source | 10 days ago.

Patty Mills returns to the area of his collegiate success in an unusual role Saturday night when the short-handed San Antonio Spurs take on the Golden State Warriors in a nationally televised contest. Mills has celebrated 12 homecomings in his NBA career since leaving Saint Mary's College, located just 20 miles east of Oakland, in 2009. The 29-year-old, who has made just 30 starts since joining the Spurs in 2011, believes he's ready for the promotion.

Sprained ankle sidelines Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray

Source | 11 days ago.

PHOENIX -- San Antonio Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray suffered a sprained left ankle Wednesday night with his team leading by 27 points over the Phoenix Suns in the second quarter of the opening outing of San Antonio's annual Rodeo Road Trip. Murray's left leg buckled during a driving layup with 5 minutes, 30 seconds remaining in the first half. Murray grabbed at his injured ankle immediately, and veterans Manu Ginobili and Pau Gasol helped the second-year guard off the court. Murray started to leave the court area with athletic trainer Will Sevening but instead was checked out by the medical staff near the Spurs' bench, before returning to the floor to shoot free throws. Shortly after that,

Aldridge, Spurs hand Suns their most one-sided loss ever

Source | 12 days ago.

The San Antonio Spurs opened their long, annual ''rodeo road trip'' with one of the biggest routs in the team's history. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points in 28 minutes and the San Antonio Spurs demolished Phoenix 129-81 on Wednesday night. The 48-point blowout matched the most one-sided loss in Suns history - set against Portland in this season's opener - and was the third-largest margin of victory for San Antonio.

Spurs spank Suns in epic blowout

Source | 12 days ago.

San Antonio forward LaMarcus Aldridge had 23 points and 13 rebounds, and Patty Mills added 18 points off the bench as the visiting Spurs blew out the Phoenix Suns 129-81 on Wednesday at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Danny Green had 17 points, and he and Mills hit five 3-pointers apiece for the Spurs, who broke a two-game losing streak. Mills played 17 minutes.

Suns SG Booker out versus Spurs

Source | 12 days ago.

Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker will miss Wednesday's game against the San Antonio Spurs due to a hip pointer. Booker also sat out Tuesday's loss to the Los Angeles Lakers because of the same ailment. Booker, who averages a team-best 24.1 points, suffered the injury during Sunday's game against the Charlotte Hornets.

Spurs open road trip against Suns

Source | 13 days ago.

San Antonio is beginning its annual rodeo trip with spurs jangling. Coach Gregg Poppovich put the team through a full practice Monday for the first time in 55 days, according to the San Antonio Express-News, following a stretch in which it has lost two in a row, three of its last five home games and 10 of its last 19 dating from a 93-79 loss at Detroit on Dec. 30 in which it shot 36.9 percent. The Phoenix Suns, meanwhile, would like to find something to get out of a recent funk, extended in an 112-93 loss at the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, when they played without leading scorer Devin Booker.

Nuggets nip Warriors to split season series

Source | 15 days ago.

The Denver Nuggets became just the second team to beat the Golden State Warriors twice this season, using a late 3-pointer by Nikola Jokic to cap a fourth-quarter rally that produced a 115-108 victory in Denver. The win allowed the Nuggets to earn a 2-2 season-series split with the Warriors, with each team winning once on the other's home court. The victory also capped a 2-2 split for the Nuggets over a rugged six-day stretch in which they played the Boston Celtics, the San Antonio Spurs, the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State.

Rubio goes off for 34 as Jazz beat Spurs

Source | 16 days ago.

Ricky Rubio poured in 34 points on 11-of-14 shooting from the floor and added nine assists to lead the Utah Jazz to a 120-111 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Utah led just 110-107 after a layup by the Spurs' Manu Ginobili with 2:29 to play but was solid in the final minutes, as Rubio and Rudy Gobert (11 points) each made four free throws to thwart any chance of a San Antonio comeback. The Jazz have won five straight games and six out of their past seven outings.