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The San Antonio Spurs (16-4) are back on the road as they face the Charlotte Bobcats (7-11) tonight in Charlotte.
The Spurs are coming off a 114-92 win at home versus the Rockets where six Spurs players scored in double-digits.
"Great start to a back-to-back. Good win for us,” said Tim Duncan (12 points, 12 rebounds) after the game, “we focused early."
The Bobcats are coming off a 108-93 loss to the Bucks on the road. Gerald Henderson led Charlotte with 19 points in his third game back from a sprained foot, but the Bobcats lost their sixth straight game.
And as the Spurs get set to face the Bobcats (who will be without DeJuan Blair who is out with a sprained left ankle) for their only visit to Charlotte, here are five things to watch for during the game:
• Charlotte is 1-6 all-time at home versus San Antonio.
• Charlotte is 6-2 this season in games decided by four points or less.
• Charlotte is 2-2 at home when leading at halftime.
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Anytime either San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili or Nando De Colo are on the court together, you know something highlight worthy might happen.
Whether it be a clutch three from De Colo or some all out hustle play from Ginobili but one thing is for sure, these two players can pass the ball as they showed in last night's Spurs' win over the Houston Rockets.
San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan seems to be looking to put the NBA's big men on his poster collection.
First it was Memphis' Marc Gasol and last night, TD showed Houston's Patrick Patterson that he still has what it takes to slam one down with authority.
Check out Duncan putting Patterson on a poster.
As if that wasn't enough, even Matt Bonner...
San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson received a $25,000 fine from the NBA for posting a threat to Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka. Jackson wrote: "Somebody tell serg Abaka. He aint bout dis life. Next time he run up on me im goin in his mouth. That's a promise. He doin 2 much." Jackson subsequently deleted the message from his Twitter page and issued...
The past two haven't been an easy transition for Tiago Splitter. He was a very timid player who didn't know how to fit in with a team that started playing a free flow type offense and his defense wasn't the best either.
This year is a different story and the San Antonio Spurs are reaping the rewards of Splitter's adjustment to the league.
His head coach...
Bobcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft, returned in the third quarter of Saturday night's game against San Antonio after leaving earlier with an back injury.
Kidd-Gilchrist appeared to tweak something in his lower back while battling for a rebound under the basket in the second quarter and was taken to the locker room.
He fell straight...
Remember that whole “Malice at the Palace” thing? Of course you do. It’s the night NBA fans were glued to their TV sets watching Ron Artest hunt down the dopey fan who decided it was a good idea to toss a beer cup at a 6’8″ physical specimen with anger management issues. Aside from Artest’s infamous charge into the crowd, other memorable images showed a crazed Stephen...
Spurs veteran Stephen Jackson has been fined $25,000 for “issuing a hostile statement” directed at Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka, the NBA announced on Sunday.
Jackson posted an apology earlier in the day via his Twitter account:
I apologize to Serge Ibaka, the NBA, and to all my fans for the comments I made. It was unprofessional and childish. I’m not a thug just a man...
San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Sunday for threatening Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka in a Twitter post.
Jackson posted the message after Ibaka and Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace got tied up during the fourth quarter of the Thunder's 114-108 victory on Friday night.
The post has since been deleted, but multiple outlets...
In their continuing quest to seek out new ways to lose in the most agonizing manner possible, the Bobcats discovered two gems this week. On Monday they went from hitting the Ben Gordon Lottery to flat broke in 5 minutes. On Wednesday they figured, “Why bother trying to defeat the Knicks ourselves when J.R. Smith [...]
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Danny Green scored 23 points and the San Antonio Spurs set a franchise record with 19 3-pointers to hand the Charlotte Bobcats their seventh straight defeat, 132-102 on Saturday night.
Green was 7 of 9 from 3-point range and the Spurs shot 56 percent from behind the arc.
Tony Parker had 22 points and nine assists as the Spurs won for the ninth time in 10...
Tony Parker had 17 points and seven assists, and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed in a 114-92 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night.
The Spurs had six players score in double figures while matching their season high with 33 assists.
Tiago Splitter scored 15 points and Gary Neal, Manu Ginobili, Patty Mills and Tim Duncan each added 12. Duncan also had a game-high 12...
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist blocks Gary Neal`s shot and finds Jeff Taylor for the emphatic dunk. Visit http://www.nba.com/video for more highlights.
After the San Antonio Spurs' recent win over the Milwaukee Bucks, I had a chance to speak with Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings.
Jennings, who finished with 14 points and four assists in 38 minutes of action versus the Spurs, spoke on San Antonio and what it takes to play against them to have a shot at winning, his thoughts on the controversial photo with Tim Duncan and...
Spurs Stephen Jackson had a few thoughts to share with Twitter on Friday night about Thunder forward Serge Ibaka. During Lakers vs. Thunder, Serge and Metta World Peace had a brief altercation. Apparently Stephen was watching the game like we were and had a message for Serge. Somebody tell serg Abaka. He aint bout dis [...]