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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
DONGGUAN, China - USA Basketball's plan for a third consecutive World Cup title started going off the rails long before this tournament even began, after just about everyone who was originally asked to play for this team turned down the opportunity. ...
Sep 12, 2019
SHANGHAI - The U.S. finally got to enjoy an easy night at the World Cup.There might not be many more of those.Jaylen Brown scored 20 points, Kemba Walker added 15 and the U.S. rolled past Japan 98-45 Thursday ...
Sep 6, 2019
SHANGHAI - The United States does not have the best team at this World Cup.This is not a new thing.It's just more evident now. The Americans' edge in recent tournaments has been that they always had the best ...
Sep 4, 2019
SHANGHAI - The biggest basketball World Cup is about to begin.Many of the world's top players - and a couple of the world's top national teams - are not in China for the FIBA World Cup, a 32-team extravaganza ...
Aug 31, 2019
SHANGHAI - Even now, US coach Gregg Popovich remains a military man.Nearly a half-century after his graduation from the US Air Force Academy, it hasn't been uncommon in recent San Antonio Spurs offseasons for Popovich to return for workouts ...
Aug 30, 2019
SHANGHAI - After a month of practice and years of planning, the U.S. men's basketball team has arrived at the World Cup.An all-night flight from Sydney to Shanghai that landed early Thursday brought the two-time defending World ...
Aug 29, 2019
CHICAGO - In the July 1877 edition of The New York Times, a horse race reporter wrote that "The programme for today at Monmouth Park indicates a victory for the favorite in each of the four events, but racing is so uncertain that ...
Aug 27, 2019
THE reigning NBA MVP is headed to the basketball World Cup. So are three other members of this past season's All-NBA squad, and so is the starting center from the team that won the NBA championship a couple months ...
Aug 26, 2019
THIS is why USA Basketball went to Melbourne. The Americans wanted trouble.They got some.Thursday's 102-86 win over Australia was everything that U.S. coach Gregg Popovich could have wanted in a World Cup tuneup game for his ...
Aug 23, 2019
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