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SAN ANTONIO - Manu Ginobili would have been happy to retire quietly without the Spurs retiring his jersey, but San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said the humble Argentinian has no choice but to accept with the same passion he gave to the game." ...
Mar 29, 2019
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CHICAGO - A 6-foot-6, 205-pound dynamo, he had the guts of a high-rise window washer, flailing across NBA arenas with the swiftness of someone who had wings on his Euro steps.Concocted in basketball heaven, he was breathtaking to ...
Aug 31, 2018
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Manu Ginobili has played his final game, and with that a new era awaits the San Antonio Spurs.Ginobili announced his decision to retire Monday (Tuesday, Manila time), the 41-year-old wrapping up what he called a "fabulous journey" in which ...
Aug 28, 2018
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HAVE we seen the last of Manu Ginobili?The San Antonio Spurs star guard is "seriously considering retirement", according to NBA sources who spoke with Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.The 41-year-old Ginobili, though, has been consistently attending Spurs practice at ...
Aug 24, 2018
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SAN ANTONIO - Ettore Messina was screaming at the Spurs, and Manu Ginobili loved it.Before Gregg Popovich, Ginobili played in Italy for Messina, and on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) he delivered a throwback performance for his old coach to save the Spurs&# ...
Apr 23, 2018
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SAN ANTONIO - Manu Ginobili scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter of what could have been his final home game with the Spurs, and San Antonio beat the Golden State Warriors, 103-90, on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) to ...
Apr 23, 2018
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SAN ANTONIO - LeBron James fought back tears. Former President Bill Clinton offered condolences. Craig Sager's daughter tweeted that she was "just sick" over the news.Such is the regard that so many, from so many walks of life, have for ...
Apr 20, 2018
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GREGG Popovich and Erik Spoelstra have copious amounts of championship jewelry in their possessions, and their teams committing to the level of defense necessary to win in the postseason is a major reason why that's the case.Vastly improved defense ...
Apr 16, 2018
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SAN ANTONIO - Rudy Gay scored 18 points, Manu Ginobili had 17 and the San Antonio Spurs rallied late to beat the Sacramento Kings, 98-85, on Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time) and clinch their 21st straight postseason appearance.Sacramento, which was eliminated ...
Apr 10, 2018
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SAN ANTONIO - Needing a win to strengthen their playoff hopes, the Spurs turned to the only things they have been able to rely on this season.Defense and LaMarcus Aldridge.Aldridge had 25 points and 11 rebounds while playing through an ailing ...
Mar 30, 2018
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SAN ANTONIO - Gregg Popovich is not changing how he coaches, not after 22 seasons leading the Spurs.The NBA's most tenured steward is always going to focus on defense. He's always going to dismiss talk of his brilliance ...
Mar 23, 2018
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ATLANTA - Dennis Schroder loves taking charge with the outcome uncertain in the closing seconds.It means even more when he can push the Atlanta Hawks to a rare victory over the San Antonio Spurs."I'm glad we got the win, ...
Jan 16, 2018
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ISAIAH Thomas' debut with Cleveland last week came with the same rules as when Kawhi Leonard rejoined the Spurs.His coach could use him, just not too much.Both were playing under the dreaded minute restrictions, which coaches learn to accept ...
Jan 10, 2018
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PORTLAND, Ore. - CJ McCollum hit a floater with 5.9 seconds left to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 111-110 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night (Monday, Manila time) with both teams short-handed.McCollum finished with 25 ...
Jan 8, 2018
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SAN ANTONIO - Kawhi Leonard and Manu Ginobili each scored 21 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat Phoenix, 103-89, on Friday night (Saturday, Manila time) for their ninth straight win at home over the Suns.Ginobili joined Vince Carter as the ...
Jan 6, 2018
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PHOENIX - Bryn Forbes sank a 3-pointer with 21.5 seconds to play and the severely depleted San Antonio Spurs held off a fourth-quarter Phoenix rally to beat the Suns, 104-101, on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time).The Spurs left ...
Dec 10, 2017
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SAN ANTONIO - The Boston Celtics are flush with young talent, but those youthful legs were done in by a 40-year-old Spurs veteran fresh from a "killer nap."Manu Ginobili, who has teetered on the brink of retirement the past two ...
Dec 9, 2017
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MANU Ginobili nailed the go-ahead three as the San Antonio Spurs overcame another Kyrie Irving fourth-quarter takeover to escape with a 105-102 win and end the Boston Celtics four-game streak on Friday (Saturday, Manila time).Behind Irving's ...
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Dec 9, 2017
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SAN ANTONIO - LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs held off the Atlanta Hawks, 96-85, on Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time).Atlanta lost its 20th straight game in San Antonio, a skid spanning 20 years. ...
Nov 21, 2017
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DALLAS - LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 32 points in his hometown and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks, 97-91, on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time).Gregg Popovich became the fastest NBA coach to 500 road wins. He got ...
Nov 15, 2017
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