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Warriors, Spurs series filled with familiar story lines

With Spurs coach Gregg Popovich providing some good-natured gamesmanship as he prepares to face familiar coaching pals, Warriors, Spurs gear up for Game 1 of what should be an entertaining …


Capsule preview of the Spurs-Warriors conference finals

The Warriors are unbeaten and mostly untested in the postseason, and are four wins from a third straight trip to the NBA Finals. They are favored to get past a …


Spurs face quick turnaround before conference finals

The San Antonio Spurs are thrilled to be in the Western Conference finals for the first time since winning the title in 2014. But they won’t have much time to …


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 9 p.m.

Spurs rout James Harden, Rockets 114-75 to win series

The San Antonio Spurs eliminated the Houston Rockets with a 114-75 victory in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals, and they didn’t even need Kawhi Leonard to do it. …


UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Spurs overcome Kawhi Leonard injury, James Harden to beat Rockets in OT

Danny Green scored seven of his 16 points in overtime, and the San Antonio Spurs beat James Harden and the Houston Rockets 110-107 in overtime to take a 3-2 lead …


Spurs’ Tony Parker has surgery on ruptured quad tendon

San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker has undergone surgery after a season-ending injury to his left thigh. The team called it a successful procedure. The 34-year-old Frenchman ruptured his quadriceps …


Spurs’ Tony Parker out for rest of playoffs with quad injury

San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker will miss the rest of the playoffs after injuring his left leg in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets. …


NBA playoff capsules: 37 points each for Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving in respective victories

Kawhi Leonard had a postseason career-high 37 points and added 11 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis Grizzlies 96-82. Kyrie Irving scored 37 points for Cleveland in …


LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard back to work as Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs go for 2-0 leads

LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard will take center stage in the NBA playoffs Monday after all the series openers are in the books.


Pau Gasol giving Spurs everything they expected, and more

When Pau Gasol was languishing in Memphis early in his career, when he was winning championships in Los Angeles and certainly when he was on a two-year layover in Chicago, …


NBA Capsules: Leonard’s 31 points leads San Antonio Spurs past Atlanta Hawks

Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points in his return from a concussion and the San Antonio Spurs tied Golden State for the NBA’s best record with a 107-99 victory over the …


NBA Capsules: Spurs beat Warriors as star players miss out

Patty Mills had 21 points and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 107-85 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night in a game short on star power …


UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017, 6:58 p.m.

San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge out indefinitely with heart issue

Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge will be out indefinitely due to a minor heart arrhythmia, the latest occurrence of heart issues for the five-time All-Star.


Gregg Popovich gets NBA-record 1,128th win as Spurs beat Nuggets

Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker helped Gregg Popovich become the winningest coach with a single franchise in league history, scoring 18 points each in a 121-97 victory over the Denver …


Aldridge’s season-high 33 help Spurs hold off Bulls

LaMarcus Aldridge had a season-high 33 points and the San Antonio Spurs held on to beat the Chicago Bulls 119-100 on Sunday after nearly blowing a hot start.


Spurs sign Pau Gasol, re-sign Manu Ginobili

The San Antonio Spurs signed Pau Gasol, beefing up a front line that will be without Tim Duncan next season for the first time in 19 years. They brought back …


A thankful Gregg Popovich bids farewell to ‘irreplaceable’ Tim Duncan

Gregg Popovich spoke for about 15 minutes, sometimes unable to hide his emotions, all the while wearing a T-shirt that had Tim Duncan’s face printed on the front. When the …


The NBA reacts to Tim Duncan’s retirement

Chris Quinn remembers the moment vividly. Quinn was with the San Antonio Spurs, and can still see Tim Duncan sacrificing his body and diving out of bounds in a spectacular …


5-time NBA champion Tim Duncan retires after 19 seasons

Tim Duncan never wanted the spotlight, only the trophies. He never wanted the endorsements, only the camaraderie. He never wanted the accolades, only the collective achievement.


5-time NBA champion Tim Duncan retires after 19 seasons

Tim Duncan spent nearly two decades as the quiet storm in the middle of the San Antonio Spurs franchise, putting the team on his broad shoulders and carrying it to …


Durant scores 41 points; Thunder beat Spurs to tie series

Kevin Durant went on a scoring spree that was spectacular, even by his standards.


In brief: Warriors beat Spurs for 70th win of season

Stephen Curry scored 27 points and the Golden State Warriors became the second team to win 70 games in a season by beating the San Antonio Spurs at home in …


Spurs star Manu Ginobili out at least a month with groin injury

Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is out for at least a month after surgery Thursday for a testicle injury he suffered during the team’s win over New Orleans earlier this week.


New technology will virtually light up 3-point line

The 3-point line will virtually light up during Saturday prime-time NBA broadcasts on ABC this season.


Spurs’ quiet star Kawhi Leonard ready for Curry, Warriors

On a team that prides itself on humility, efficiency and selflessness, Kawhi Leonard is the most Spur-like of them all.


Rockets end Spurs’ 7-game streak with 88-84 win

The Houston Rockets had their best defensive performance of the season in a victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night.


Bianchi: In some ways, women more suited to be NBA coaches than men

The question shouldn’t be whether a woman is suited to be an NBA head coach; the question should be why sexism is accepted in a league that has done so …


Becky Hammon makes her summer league coaching debut for Spurs

Every few minutes, Becky Hammon would check some notes and then stuff the list back into her hip pocket. She huddled with her assistant coaches while scribbling up plays that …


In brief: Chris Paul’s basket ousts Spurs in Game 7 win

NBA: Chris Paul banked in a shot over Tim Duncan with a second left to lift the Los Angeles Clippers to a 111-109 victory over the defending NBA champion San …


In brief: Islanders send Penguins to fifth straight loss

NHL: The Pittsburgh Penguins have spent the majority of the Sidney Crosby era treating the regular season as an 82-game exhibition until the playoffs start. Not this year. Not by …