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Spurs guard Mills donates $1M to Aussie social justice causes

Jul 09, 2020 - 3:24 PM

Australian Patty Mills says he’s donating 'every cent earned' in the NBA restart to Black Lives Matter groups in his home country

ADVOCACY. San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills (right) has long been active in social justice movements. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Spurs 2020 playoff preview: True end of an era?

Jun 14, 2020 - 7:45 PM

At this point, Gregg Popovich’s coaching magic may not be enough to save the San Antonio Spurs’ season

STREAK AT STAKE. DeMar DeRozan and the Spurs may just see their record playoff streak come to an end. Photo from NBA

Spurs coach Popovich calls for change, dismisses Trump as 'fool'

Jun 02, 2020 - 2:47 PM

'In the end, what we have is a fool in place of a president,' says Gregg Popovich who serves in a committee aiming for change after Floyd's death

SPEAKING UP.  Gregg Popovich continues to criticize Trump's leadership for failing to resolve issues regarding racism and police violence. File photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron leads 3-point barrage as Lakers rip Spurs

Feb 05, 2020 - 3:29 PM

The Lakers dump the Spurs as LeBron James goes on a tear from beyond the arc in the final quarter

Clippers rally to beat Spurs, Heat burn 76ers

Feb 04, 2020 - 3:17 PM

'I just found a rhythm,' says Paul George on his late surge that proved to be the key against the Spurs

FIGHT BACK. Paul Geroge finds his groove to help propel the Clippers past the Spurs. Photo from the Los Angeles Clippers Twitter

WATCH: Raptors-Spurs honor Kobe Bryant in NBA game after his death

Jan 27, 2020 - 6:01 AM

The Raptors and the Spurs take 24-second shot clock violations to start their game. Bryant wore No. 24 for half of his storied NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers.

GONE TOO SOON. The NBA mourns the death of icon Kobe Bryant. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Heat and 76ers stay hot at home

Jan 16, 2020 - 1:49 PM

Two Eastern Conference juggernauts sustain their dominant plays as the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers hack out separate wins

Spurs shock Bucks behind three-point barrage

Jan 07, 2020 - 2:51 PM

DeMar DeRozan and Patty Mills combine to lead the Spurs to an upset win

SHOCKER. DeMar DeRozan pours in 25 points to lead the Spurs to a shock win over the NBA No.1 Milwaukee Bucks. Photo from NBA Twitter

Doncic fires 24 in NBA return as Mavericks down Spurs

Dec 27, 2019 - 1:30 PM

'It was like I was running a marathon, I was so tired,' says Mavs star Luka Doncic after returning from a four-game injury absence

NBA rejects Rockets protest after blown dunk call

Dec 10, 2019 - 12:38 PM

The NBA acknowledges the referees erred by not granting a coach's challenge for the incident, but the Rockets had 'sufficient time to overcome the error during the remainder of the fourth quarter and two subsequent OTs'

Harden cracks half-century but Rockets pipped by Spurs in 2 OT

Dec 04, 2019 - 3:07 PM

Despite 50 points from James Harden and Russell Westbrook's triple-double, the Houston Rockets fall to a double-overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs

RESTRAINT. Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers is restrained by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Lebron James after being called for a foul against the Denver Nuggets in the third quarter at Pepsi Center on December 03, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.  Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Luka Doncic nails career game of 42 points

Nov 19, 2019 - 4:02 PM

'It's a phenomenal thing to be a part of. His teammates, we're all just kind of along for the ride,' says Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle

PHENOMENAL. Luka Doncic lifts Dallas past the Spurs. File photo by Andy Lyons/ Getty Images North America/ AFP

LOOK: Spurs retire French NBA star Parker's number in ceremony

Nov 12, 2019 - 5:33 PM

'Thanks for all those years. It was a crazy ride,' says Tony Parker in his emotional jersey retirement ceremony

LEGEND. Tony Parker is remembered for winning 4 NBA titles with the San Antonio Spurs. Photo from NBA Twitter

Celtics beat Spurs but lose Hayward to broken left hand

Nov 10, 2019 - 9:07 AM

Amid a stellar start to the season, the Boston Celtics absorb an early blow as star forward Gordon Hayward suffers an injury

LeBron triple-double powers Lakers to 5th straight win

Nov 04, 2019 - 12:58 PM

LeBron James registers his second straight triple-double as the Lakers topple the Spurs to seize the top spot in the Western Conference

ON A ROLL. LeBron James and Dwight Howard have both been big for the streaking Lakers. Photo from Instagram/@lakers

Kawhi Leonard returns as Clippers hand Spurs first loss

Nov 01, 2019 - 1:47 PM

Coming off a one-game absence after sitting out against the Utah Jazz due to load management, Leonard puts up a dominant double-double performance

ANOTHER ONE. Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers earn their fourth win in the young NBA season. Photo from Instagram/@laclippers

Golden State Warriors end skid for 1st win

Oct 29, 2019 - 12:11 PM

The Warriors bounce back against the New Orleans Pelicans for a breakthrough win this season

FIRST WIN. The Golden State Warriors score a breakthrough win after dropping their first two games of the season. Photo from NBA Twitter

Spurs to retire French great Tony Parker's number

Aug 17, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Two months after announcing his retirement, Tony Parker gets to see his number 9 jersey raised to the rafters in San Antonio this season

LEGEND. Tony Parker helped the San Antonio Spurs capture 4 NBA titles. File photo

Duncan returns to Spurs as assistant coach

Jul 23, 2019 - 9:14 AM

Tim Duncan will serve under San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich

RETURN. Tim Duncan makes a comeback with the Spurs as an assistant coach. File photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Spurs legend Tony Parker announces retirement from NBA

Jun 11, 2019 - 12:29 AM

The 37-year-old French hangs up his spurs after winning 4 NBA titles with the Spurs

FAREWELL. Tony Parker walks away from the NBA after 18 seasons. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

Nuggets advance after surviving Spurs in dramatic Game 7

Apr 28, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Denver reaches the Western Conference semifinals behind the one-two punch of Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray

THE JOKER. Nikola Jokic keys the Denver Nuggets to their first playoff series win since 2009. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Spurs drub No. 2 Nuggets to force Game 7

Apr 26, 2019 - 11:17 AM

The seventh-ranked Spurs stay alive behind the big games of LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan

TAKE CHARGE. DeMar DeRozan takes over to fuel the Spurs’ dominant second half against the Nuggets. Photo from NBA Twitter

NBA fines Spurs guard DeRozan $25,000 for ball toss

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:43 AM

DeMar DeRozan flips the ball in frustration after a foul call in the Spurs' loss to Denver in Game 4

RECKLESS. DeMar DeRozan throws the ball at a referee during the playoff loss. Photo from NBA Twitter

Nuggets tie 1st-round series over Spurs

Apr 21, 2019 - 11:07 AM

The Nuggets tie the series at 2-2 with Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray leading the way

LEADER. Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggest with a double-double of 29 points and 12 rebounds. Photo from NBA Twitter

White fires career-high as Spurs rip No. 2 Nuggets anew

Apr 19, 2019 - 12:32 PM

The seventh-ranked Spurs take a 2-1 series lead over the Nuggets

Spurs upset Jokic, No. 2 Nuggets

Apr 14, 2019 - 3:43 PM

Led by DeMar DeRozan, the Spurs hold off Denver All-Star Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets

PLAYOFF READY. LaMarcus Aldridge and the Spurs prove their playoff mettle. Photo from NBA Twitter

Nuggets rout Spurs as 'Pop' tossed

Apr 04, 2019 - 2:27 PM

The Nuggets cruise to an easy win as Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gets ejected just 63 seconds into the game

BIG WIN. Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets stay within striking distance of West leader Golden State Warriors. Photo from NBA Twitter

Magic, Hornets boost playoff bids

Mar 27, 2019 - 5:04 PM

'We're still trying to accomplish a goal here. Anything is possible,' says Kemba Walker as the Hornets keep their playoff hopes alive

FIGHTING CHANCE. Kemba Walker and the Hornets stay in the running for the 8th and last playoff spot in the East. Photo from Charlotte Hornets Twitter

Harden equals career-high 61 in Rockets win over Spurs

Mar 23, 2019 - 12:41 PM

Reigning MVP James Harden erupts for 61 points to become only the fourth player with multiple 60-point games in a season

CAREER-HIGH. James Harden sizzles in another record-setting night. Photo from NBA Twitter

Spurs honor 103-year-old Filipino guerrilla

Mar 22, 2019 - 4:03 PM

Born and raised in the Philippines, Liban Brillantes joined the US Army's 121st Infantry during World War 2

HONORED. Liban Brillantes is a San Antonio resident and an avid Spurs fan. Photo from San Antonio Spurs' Twitter account (@spurs)

Klay Thompson: Spurs' defense had no effect on Warriors

Mar 19, 2019 - 3:56 PM

'Absolutely nothing. We just missed shots,' says Klay Thompson, when asked what the San Antonio Spurs did to bottle up the Golden State Warriors

MISSING SHOTS. Klay Thompson believes that the Warriors' loss is mainly caused by their poor shooting. Photo from NBA Twitter

Spurs roll on at Warriors' expense as Nuggets clinch playoff spot

Mar 19, 2019 - 1:14 PM

The Spurs win their 11th consecutive home game and improve to 42-29 in the season

WINNING STREAK. The San Antonio Spurs continue their dominant winning streak at home. Photo from San Antonio Spurs Twitter

WATCH: Spurs withstand late charge to edge Nuggets

Mar 05, 2019 - 2:29 PM

Spurs defeat two of the top 3 teams in the Western Conference in back-to-back games

ON A ROLL. The San Antonio Spurs stun the Denver Nuggets just after defeating the OKC Thunder. Photo from NBA Twitter

Bucks set to land Gasol after Spurs buyout

Mar 02, 2019 - 9:49 AM

Spanish center Pau Gasol is set to team up with Giannis Antetokounmpo and a Milwaukee squad that already boasts the NBA's best record

MAJOR ROLE. The Bucks expect the 18-year NBA veteran Pau Gasol to play a key role in their title bid. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

Knicks stun Spurs to snap 18-game home skid

Feb 25, 2019 - 1:32 PM

New York draws prolific performances from Damyean Dotson and Dennis Smith for its first win at the Madison Square Garden in nearly 3 months

ALL-AROUND. Dennis Smith stuffs the stats sheet as the Knicks finally win again at home. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Kawhi steals the show as Raptors spoil DeRozan's homecoming

Feb 23, 2019 - 1:15 PM

Former Raptors star DeMar DeRozan gets a warm welcome in Toronto but Kawhi Leonard reminds them who's the new go-to guy

SWAPPED STARS. Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors get one up on DeMar DeRozan and the San Antonio Raptors. Photo from NBA Twitter

Warriors unleash 49 points in 3rd quarter, thump Spurs

Feb 07, 2019 - 3:07 PM

The defending champion Warriors catch fire in the middle quarters, knocking in 24 of 25 field goals in one stretch

STAR-STUDDED. DeMarcus Cousins joins the Warriors’ starting lineup of 5 NBA All-Stars. Photo from NBA Twitter

Aldridge powers Spurs past depleted Pelicans

Jan 27, 2019 - 12:45 PM

Playing minus top scorer DeMar DeRozan, the Spurs snap a two-game skid against the depleted Pelicans

IN NUMBERS: Durant looking to move up in NBA's all-time scoring list

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:34 PM

The Golden State Warriors star has played the least number of games in the top 35 of the all-time scoring list

SLIM REAPER. Kevin Durant barely needs 3 games to occupy the 31st place in the NBA's all-time scoring list. File hoto from Twitter (@NBA)

Thunder avenge loss to Spurs, snap 3-game skid

Jan 13, 2019 - 2:50 PM

Russell Westbrook and the Thunder rebound from a heartbreaking double-overtime loss to the Spurs two nights ago

BACK ON TRACK. Russell Westbrook tows OKC back to the winning column as the Thunder climb to 26-16. Photo from NBA Twitter

Aldridge erupts for 56 as Spurs outlast Thunder in 2OT thriller

Jan 11, 2019 - 4:19 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge delivers an epic performance as the Spurs overcome Russell Westbrook's triple-double effort

Spurs blast Raptors as Kawhi returns to San Antonio

Jan 04, 2019 - 12:02 PM

Leonard is met with boos and jeers in his first game back in San Antonio since he was traded to Toronto together with Danny Green

RUDE WELCOME. Kawhi Leonard loses at the hands of his former team. Photo from Toronto Raptors Twitter

Spurs coach Popovich hopes Kawhi shown 'respect' on return

Jan 03, 2019 - 5:46 PM

Raptors star Kawhi Leonard returns to San Antonio to face his former team for the first time since his controversial departure

Warriors scorch Suns, Spurs roll past Celtics

Jan 01, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The defending champion Warriors and the Spurs close out 2018 with huge victories

ONE-SIDED. Steph Curry and the Warriors easily ward off De’Anthony Melton and the Suns in the last NBA game of 2018. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Raptors rally from 17 down to edge Heat

Dec 27, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green star as the Toronto Raptors snap Miami Heat's five-game winning streak

ON TOP. Kawhi Leonard pumps in 30 points as the Raptors improve to a league-best 26-10 record. Photo from Toronto Raptors Twitter

WATCH: Warriors up; Beal, Bryant lift Wizards in 3OT

Dec 23, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Jonas Jerebko shines in the Warriors' win as Bradley Beal and Thomas Bryant deliver monster numbers in the Wizards' triple-overtime triumph over the Suns

REVELATION. Swedish forward Jonas Jerebko plays a key role in powering the Warriors to their 22nd win. Photo from Golden State Warriors

Aldridge records double-double as Spurs thrash Sixers

Dec 18, 2018 - 2:06 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge spearheads a fine all-round offensive display from San Antonio

Pistons roll to snap Celtics' streak

Dec 16, 2018 - 3:20 PM

The Detroit Pistons halt the Boston Celtics' league-leading winning streak to 8 games

BACK AT IT. Blake Griffin and the Pistons clip the Celtics to arrest their own six-game skid. Photo from NBA

Suns spoil Nowitzki's record-setting season debut

Dec 14, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Dallas talisman Dirk Nowitzki becomes the first player in NBA history to suit up for 21 seasons for the same team

RECORD-SETTING. Dallas veteran Dirk Nowitzki high fives Maximilian Kleber after checking out of the first half. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets blast Blazers, Spurs eclipse Suns

Dec 12, 2018 - 12:48 PM

James Harden fires 29 and Chris Paul tallies a triple-double as the Houston Rockets snap a three-game slide

HOT SQUAD. Chris Paul and 6 other Rockets players wind up in double figures against the Blazers. Photo from Houston Rockets