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  1. Games of the night: The Spurs and Celtics keep right on winning

    Dec 17, 2010, 4:54 AM EDT

    Nate Robinson Marquis Daniels

    Spurs 113, Nuggets 112. Manu. Flipin. Ginobili. First Manu hits an acrobatic four-footer — twisting, splitting the double team and kiss it off the glass with English — to give the Spurs a one-point lead with 4.2 seconds left. Then on the other end he makes a perfectly-timed double team — not moving until Carmelo…

  2. Did Manu Ginobili travel on his game winner? Yes he did.

    Dec 16, 2010, 9:22 AM EDT

    Ginobili_reaction

    It was the other dramatic game winner Wednesday night — Manu Ginobili hit a step-back from the elbow as the buzzer sounded giving the Spurs 92-90 win over the Bucks. But was it legal? Watch the video below, Ginobili travels. Ginobili drives left (of course he does) with Luc Richard Mbah a Moute on him,…

  3. Should the Lakers be worried about the Spurs, Mavericks?

    Dec 15, 2010, 1:42 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    The NBA championship is not decided in December. The NBA season is a long slog where contending teams want to develop good habits, win games and stay healthy for the second season. We get that. But we can’t help but wonder… When you look at the West right now what do you see? Dallas just…

  4. Fan starts Dennis Rodman for Hall of Fame Facebook page

    Dec 14, 2010, 7:25 PM EDT

    Bulls v Magic Rodman

    I think this is exactly what Mark Zuckerberg had in mind in his Harvard dorm room. Use of Facebook for the greater good. A fan of The Worm — not the one at the bottom of a Mescal bottle but Dennis Rodman — has started a  a Facebook page to urge inclusion of Rodman in…

  5. The Spurs have slowed down, even if their offense hasn’t

    Dec 13, 2010, 5:38 PM EDT

    Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan

    One of the more intriguing stories of this young season has been the San Antonio Spurs, who after years of grinding out games and wearing down opponents, had suddenly begun to race through games in breakneck fashion. Tony Parker (and to a lesser extent, George Hill and Manu Ginobili) bumped the pace of the San…

  6. NBA Power Rankings: There are some long winning streaks out there

    Dec 13, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Terry, Dallas Mavericks

    Our weekly NBA Power Rankings, where if it were a seven-game series we’d take any of the next three teams below Dallas to come out on top, but when you win 12 in a row you get to keep the top spot. 1. Mavericks (19-4). They’ve won an even dozen in a row now. In…

  7. Did Manu see a UFO? Did it cause his shooting slump? The truth is out there.

    Dec 10, 2010, 2:51 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Clippers

    Back on Dec. 1, when the Spursv were in Los Angeles, Manu Ginobili thought he saw a strange light in the sky. He told Jeff McDonald of the Express-News he thought a plane was crashing at nearby Santa Monica Airport, but that turned out not to be the case. So he tweeted about it, put…

  8. We’ve played 20 games, let’s give out some awards

    Dec 8, 2010, 12:51 PM EDT

    CPaul-layup

    There’s a lot of people around the league that say you don’t really know much until you’re about 20 games into an NBA season, then the patterns have established themselves. Well, we’re about 20 games in now, one quarter of the season gone. Patterns are established. So… Let’s give out some first-quarter awards to players…

  9. Tiago Splitter understandably a bit frustrated with his lack of playing time

    Dec 7, 2010, 1:03 PM EDT

    Tiago Splitter

    When Tiago Splitter joined the Spurs in the off-season, he was touted as one of the summer’s most subtle and influential additions. He didn’t have the price tag nor the talent of LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire, or Carlos Boozer, but his position and specific skill set made him a perfect fit for San Antonio. Only…

  10. Be thankful you don’t have to guard Manu

    Dec 7, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Manu Ginobili is not the quickest guy in the league. Not the best ball handler. Yet the guy can just get to the rim. He’s back healthy this season and once again his little hesitation move, his crossover, his often seemingly awkward shots over defenders are falling and making life for defenders impossible. It starts…

  11. NBA Power Rankings, where that Lakers/Heat finals seems a long ways away

    Nov 29, 2010, 1:24 PM EDT

    Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan

    Our weekly NBA Power Rankings. Right now the top four teams on this list are playing the best basketball, but if the playoffs started today I’d pick teams 5 and 6 to meet in the finals. However, this is November, so we’ll worry about the playoffs later. 1. Spurs (14-2). They were down 17 at…

  12. Chris Paul loves David West, wants it to work in Big Easy

    Nov 26, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v New Orleans Hornets

    And the Chris Paul happiness train rolls on…. CP3 expounded to Ian Thompson of Sports Illustrated on a few issues, all ones that are good reasons to stay in New Orleans long term. That starts with David West. “I trust him more than anybody in this league,” Paul told me last week in New Orleans.…

  13. San Antonio is back — and interesting this time

    Nov 24, 2010, 12:52 PM EDT

    Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan

    The San Antonio Spurs, even at their peak, felt like your father’s favorite team — quiet and efficient. Good defense, methodical pace, the backboard is your friend. Fundamental. Controlled. That’s not bad, I love my father — I wish I were more like him in a lot of ways — but that doesn’t mean I…

  14. Danny Green out, Ime Udoka likely in for San Antonio

    Nov 24, 2010, 10:44 AM EDT

    09udoka

    The Spurs top of the roster is just fine, thank you very much. But they are making some tweaks on the bottom half. Danny Green was brought in just a week ago but now he has been let loose by the team. In his place, the Spurs are expected to bring back Ime Udoka, according…

  15. Vince Carter leaves game feeling “sharp pain” in knee

    Nov 23, 2010, 2:14 AM EDT

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    Vince Carter was one of the few Magic players attacking the basket against the San Antonio Spurs. He drove again with 5:24 left in the fourth quarter, made a spin-move layup, landed a awkwardly injuring his left knee and soon after left the game for good. No report yet on how severe the injury is,…

  16. Wizards sign Alonzo Gee

    Nov 22, 2010, 2:58 PM EDT

    Wizards Nuggets Basketball

    Alonzo Gee had cult-figure popularity with the Wizards last season, one of the bright spots fans tried to latch onto in an otherwise dismal year. Gee came on with a 10-day contract then worked his way all the way up to being a starter. Then when his deal was up he bolted for the Spurs…

  17. NBA Power Rankings, where the Spurs, they jingle, jangle, jingle

    Nov 22, 2010, 12:52 PM EDT

    Tim Duncan, Tony Parker

    Our weekly NBA Power Rankings, or, how the West looks better than the East right now by a long shot. 1. Spurs (11-1). Distraction? What are you talking about? Right now the Spurs are focused and playing the best basketball in the association — and the offense is really clicking with Parker dishing a little…

  18. Tim Duncan is the All-Time Spur’s Points Leader

    Nov 20, 2010, 5:41 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Charlotte Bobcats

    There’s little doubt to anyone who the greatest San Antonio Spur of all time is. Most championships, most Finals appearances, most MVPs, most Finals MVPs, the list goes on an on. And now Tim Duncan can add two more franchise records to his list, most games played and most points scored as a Spur. Duncan…

  19. Jerry Sloan to miss next two Jazz games

    Nov 18, 2010, 2:09 PM EDT

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    The comeback king Utah Jazz will have to do it without coach Jerry Sloan on the sidelines the next couple games. He will miss the Jazz’s next two games to attend the funeral of a family member, the Jazz announced today. Those are games Friday night in Salt Lake City against San Antonio, followed by…

  20. Game of the night: The Spurs would like your attention, please

    Nov 18, 2010, 12:51 AM EDT

    Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili

    After 24 minutes of decent offensive execution with poor finishing, the Spurs’ third quarter was an explosion of contrasts. San Antonio’s inexplicable misses were made right again, and so were some of their lower quality looks, for that matter. The Spurs just went to that happy place, where every three-pointer is accompanied by candy raining…

  21. Tony Parker comments on his divorce; pulls curtain between public, private life

    Nov 17, 2010, 9:01 PM EDT

    Eva Longoria Parker, Tony Parker

    A divorce scandal has no place in a basketball headline, yet here we are. The story isn’t likely to go away soon considering the nature of the rumors being circulated and the profiles of both Tony Parker and his soon-to-be ex-wife Eva Longoria Parker, but the Spurs’ point guard did what he could to make…

  22. Spurs sign Danny Green to deal

    Nov 17, 2010, 1:38 PM EDT

    danny-green

    The Spurs let Alonzo Gee go, which dropped their roster down to 12 players. League rules require a team to carry 13 players. Hello Danny Green. The Spurs have signed the former Tarheel swingman, according to a tweet from Jeff McDonald of the Express-News. This is really an extended tryout for Green more than anything.…

  23. This time they mean it: Eva Longoria files for divorce from Tony Parker

    Nov 17, 2010, 1:06 PM EDT

    parkerlongoria

    UPDATE 9:13 pm: Tony Parker commented briefly on his divorce before the Spurs game Wednesday night, trying to draw a distinction between his public and private lives. 1: 06 pm: Two days ago her people were denying it up and down, but today the papers were in court — Eva Longoria has filed for divorce…

  24. Updated Report: Tony Parker and Eva Longoria divorce back on

    Nov 16, 2010, 5:26 PM EDT

    parkerlongoria

    UPDATE 11/17, 9:45 am: And now it is all back on, she has filed divorce papers. UPDATE 5:26 pm: TMZ is now backtracking from the story. 4:46 pm: Basketball’s most famous second most famous couple have filed for divorce, according to TMZ as rumors swirl that Tony Parker and Eva Longoria are on the outs.…

  25. Tim Duncan slumping because his midrange game has deserted him

    Nov 16, 2010, 2:36 PM EDT

    Duncan_followthrough

    Tim Duncan has not scored in double digits for three straight games. For Duncan, that is career first. It’s shocking. The guy is an automatic double-double machine, one of the best basketball players walking the face of the earth — even if people don’t know his name. But this season he has been off, and…

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