Posted December 04, 2012 on
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Resting key players last week led to a hefty fine for the San Antonio Spurs.
This time, they're not likely to draw that kind of attention from the commissioner.
Injuries may cause the Spurs to be without as many as four players as they go for a seventh win in eight tries Wednesday night against the sputtering Milwaukee Bucks.
Coach Gregg Popovich and the Spurs (14-4) drew national attention and the ire of commissioner David Stern when they sent four starters home ahead of a nationally televised 105-100 loss at Miami on Thursday, which capped a six-game, nine-day road trip. Stern issued a statement apologizing to fans and later fined San Antonio $250,000.
The rest may have helped the Spurs to Saturday's 99-95 overtime win against Southwest Division rival Memphis. Tony Parker had 30 points while Tim Duncan scored a season-high 27 with 15 rebounds after both were rested two days earlier with Manu Ginobili and Danny Green.
Now, resting players may not be optional for Popovi...
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San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili is on the verge of reaching a milestone in his NBA career as he is about to pass former Spur James Silas on the Spurs' all-time points scored list.
Ginobili, currently ranked sixth on the list, has 10,289 points while "Captain Late" is in fifth place with 10,290 points. With just two points, Ginobili will surpass Silas for fifth...
A new leaked photo has sparked some controversy for an organization that seems to try and stay clear from controversy. The San Antonio Spurs are in the headlines again. A controversial Halloween photo of stars Tim Duncan and Tony Parker holding guns up to the head phony NBA official Joey Crawford.
Yes this photo was taken during the Halloween season, but with Mr. Strict NBA commissioner‘s...
San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan and Tony Parker's photo of them holding fake guns at someone dressed as NBA ref Joey Crawford during a Halloween party made headlines across the NBA land and now Spurs' Manu Ginobili chimed in.
Ginobili said the photo was all in fun was innocent and shouldn't be taken seriously and I agree.
This was just a joke and nothing more...
Jeff and I are back with another episode of the Spurscast. In this episode we talk about the latest hot topic after rest-gate, which involves a photo with Tony Parker and Tim Duncan posing with someone dressed up as Joey Crawford at a Halloween Party. While it's making news, Jeff and I both agree that it wouldn't be as big in bigger markets and that the Spurs' choir boy...
Ever since the San Antonio Spurs were embarrassed by the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the 2011 NBA playoffs, the Spurs have been on a mission against the Grizzlies.
Especially Spurs point guard Tony Parker.
He's responded with tough play ever since TV analysts raved about Mike Conley out "Tony Parkering" Tony Parker in the playoffs a few seasons ago...
With a full roster when the team is healthy, the San Antonio Spurs can't promise players on the bench huge minutes on a nightly basis.
With main rotational players taking up most of the 48 minutes in an NBA game, rust and players not developing would be a huge problem if they'd be needed to step up during a major injury.
With some faces expected to be returning soon...
The San Antonio Spurs have been playing without Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Jackson for a few games now and they’ve picked up the slack nicely, but it looks like things could be even thinner at the guard positions tonight.
Danny Green is dealing with a hamstring issue and Gary Neal has a sore left Achilles. After a light workout yesterday, it looks like Neal will play, but there’s...
The San Antonio Spurs certainly know when it is go-time.
The best fourth quarter team in the NBA did it again Wednesday night, with the Bucks becoming their latest victim.
San Antonio used the third quarter to erase a six-point Bucks halftime lead, and then it blitzed the Bucks in the fourth quarter, turning a tie game into a 17-point lead before holding on for a 110-99 victory...
"They played great,” said San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker of his team’s fourth-quarter bench performance on Wednesday, “(and) we needed it."
After going into the fourth quarter tied with Milwaukee Bucks at 76 on Thursday, the Spurs’ bench comprised of Nando De Colo, Gary Neal (20 points), James Anderson, Matt Bonner (12 rebounds), and Tiago Splitter...
Tony Parker and Gary Neal each scored 22 points, and the San Antonio Spurs had a season-high 53 rebounds in a 110-99 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.
Tim Duncan added 17 points and 10 rebounds for San Antonio (15-4). Tiago Splitter had 15 points, Manu Ginobili scored 11 and Matt Bonner had a season-high 12 rebounds.
Monta Ellis had 21 points and 11 assists for...
The San Antonio Spurs (14-4) return to the court as they host the Milwaukee Bucks (8-8) tonight at the AT&T Center. This will be the Bucks only visit to the Alamo City.
The Spurs are coming off a 105-100 overtime win over the Grizzlies at home where the Spurs came back by 14 in the fourth quarter and forced overtime. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 30 points and 6 assists...
NBA commissioner David Stern has come out and defended his actions of fining the San Antonio Spurs a sum of $250,000 for sitting their "four best players" against a game against the Miami Heat in Miami.
Stern went on to say that he has no problem with the coach (Gregg Popovich), but it's about "the relationship between 30 owners and 30 teams." He also...
The college basketball season is about a month old, enough time to for draft geeks like me to start looking ahead to June's NBA Draft. The NBA Draft has always been less fun as a Spurs fan since they've always drafted at or near the end of the first round. Through the middle part of the last decade the Spurs either traded their draft picks or draft and stashed someone...
At 36 years old, you'd think San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan's game would be aging. During the end of the 2010 playoffs, he was described as a "traffic cone" (John Hollinger's words on Twitter). He looked old, tired, and his game looked diminished to the point where he should retire.
Duncan had another plans though.
He's lost plenty of weight...