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THE San Antonio Spurs will try to extend the longest active playoff streak in North American major sports without LaMarcus Aldridge and with a decent mathematical chance to sneak into the final postseason spot in the Western Conference.The 22-season run ...
Jul 24, 2020
SAN Antonio coach Gregg Popovich, the US men's basketball coach, says he is watching how Japan - the site of the next Olympics - is handling the coronavirus."They seem to be doing a pretty good job," Popovich said. He said he hopes ...
Jul 12, 2020
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GREGG Popovich fondly remembers his freshman year at the United States Air Force Academy, even though as a first-year cadet he was extremely limited in where he could go and what activities were allowed.Lockdown at Walt Disney World, he said, ...
Jul 12, 2020
GOLDEN State coach Steve Kerr was supposed to be in Tokyo for the Olympics this summer. And now he's supposed to be there for the rescheduled version next summer.Then again, Kerr isn't certain if he - or anyone ...
Jun 10, 2020
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SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he's "embarrassed as a white person" that George Floyd could die in such a "nonchalant" manner.The 71-year-old Popovich addressed Floyd's death in a video released on ...
Jun 7, 2020
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is a man of few words on the court, but he has always been uncharacteristically articulate when talking about US President Donald Trump.The five-time champion mentor recently spoke to The Nation's Dave ...
Jun 2, 2020
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NEW YORK - Caris LeVert and the Nets treated Dr. J to a show in his first game in Brooklyn.Gregg Popovich sure didn't enjoy it after reclaiming his seat on the Spurs bench.LeVert had 27 points, 11 rebounds and ...
Mar 7, 2020
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Spurs coach Gregg Popovich missed Tuesday night's game against the Charlotte Hornets because he is away to attend to personal business.The team announced former Spurs star and assistant coach Tim Duncan would step in as head ...
Mar 4, 2020
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MIAMI - Kendrick Nunn scored 33 points, Goran Dragic added 17 and the Miami Heat held on to beat the San Antonio Spurs 106-100 on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time) and move back into the No. 2 spot in the Eastern Conference. ...
Jan 16, 2020
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SAN ANTONIO - DeMar DeRozan had 25 points and the San Antonio Spurs had a season-high 19 3-pointers to beat Milwaukee, 126-104, on Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time), snapping the Bucks five-game winning streak.Patty Mills added 21 points, ...
Jan 7, 2020
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SAN ANTONIO - Gregg Popovich readily admits he hates the 3-point shot, yet the San Antonio Spurs' defensive-minded coach acknowledges it's a necessary evil in today's game.San Antonio gave Popovich plenty to dislike in its ...
Dec 29, 2019
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NEW YORK - LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points and the San Antonio Spurs snapped their longest losing streak under coach Gregg Popovich at eight games with a 111-104 victory over the New York Knicks on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time).The Spurs ...
Nov 24, 2019
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PHILADELPHIA - Tobias Harris scored 26 points, Joel Embiid had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat San Antonio, 115-104, on Friday night (Saturday, Manila time) to hand the Spurs their eighth straight defeat.The skid is the Spurs&# ...
Nov 23, 2019
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WASHINGTON - Bradley Beal shot 9 for 9 in a 21-point third quarter en route to scoring 33 in all, and the Washington Wizards beat coach Gregg Popovich and the Spurs, 138-132, on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time) for San Antonio&# ...
Nov 21, 2019
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SAN ANTONIO - Tim Duncan was back in charge in San Antonio and the Spurs were flourishing under his leadership again.Duncan was directing players on defensive assignments, encouraging them and providing needed leadership. But in the end, he couldn't provide the ...
Nov 17, 2019
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LOS ANGELES - Gregg Popovich and Kawhi Leonard exchanged some laughs and pleasantries after Leonard's new team, the Los Angeles Clippers, defeated his former coach and the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night (Friday, Manila time).If Leonard has any more ...
Nov 1, 2019
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ATLANTA guard Kevin Huerter saw gimmick defenses throughout high school and college. Box-and-ones, triangle-and-twos and variations thereof, they weren't exactly uncommon for opponents to try.In the NBA, they're a rarity.And Huerter says ...
Oct 21, 2019
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MIAMI - Gregg Popovich, the NBA's longest-tenured coach, lauded NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday for his stance supporting freedom of speech amid the ongoing rift with China.Popovich, speaking before his San Antonio Spurs faced the Miami Heat in ...
Oct 9, 2019
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SAN Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he has no complaints as he heads into training camp following the most tumultuous and painful times of his life.In April 2018, his 67-year-old wife, Erin, died after a long battle with ...
Oct 1, 2019
DONGGUAN, China - The U.S. came to China looking to again be the best in the world.It will go home with the worst tournament showing in program history.Such is the reality for the Americans now, assured of finishing no better ...
Sep 13, 2019
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