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Stern threatens to sanction Spurs

NBA Commissioner David Stern is irate that Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich sat San Antonio's three stars for Thursday night's nationally televised game against the Heat.

David Stern threatens to sanction Spurs for sending Duncan, Parker and Ginobili home

The San Antonio Spurs finished with the best record in the Western Conference last season, while the Heat finished second in the Eastern Conference. The two teams were set to face off Thursday night in a much anticipated prime-time game. However, the Spurs organization and head coach Greg Popovich had other plans. According to the San Antonio Express, the Spurs sat their best four...

Spurs playing without 4 regulars in Miami

San Antonio is playing at Miami on Thursday night without Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green, who were sent home by Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to rest. Duncan, Parker and Green are starters. Ginobili is the team's top reserve. Popovich says the decision was made when he saw the schedule, and that it had nothing to do with facing the Heat. Thursday's...

David Stern is quite ticked off at the Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are a very good basketball team. They also happen to quite long in the tooth for NBA standards. Head coach Gregg Popovich sent Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green back to Texas rather than have them play in tonight’s nationally televised game against the defending champion, Miami Heat. [...]

Is David Stern Fair to Punish the Spurs?

(Image Source: Photobucket) The San Antonio Spurs receiving the “substantial sanctions” statement from David Stern last night seems puzzling. With just over a year until retirement, Stern continues to lay down the law by making slightly questionable decisions which keep adding up. The Spurs resting Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli, and Danny Green against Miami rattled...

Spurs' Parker back on track

After an up and down start to the year, Tony Parker is back on track. TP has been on fire over the last week and although teammate Tim Duncan won Western Conference Player of the Week, Parker likely gave him some competition. Parker got things rolling last Wednesday with a 26 point, six assist performance against Boston. He followed that up with 33 and 10 against Indiana and...

Contain Parker To Beat Spurs?

For many years, there was one name the opponents of the San Antonio Spurs had to worry about: Tim Duncan. He used to be the main focus of the opposing defense every possession. Now with Duncan being older, he's not the weapon the rest of the NBA should solely about on the team and Jacque Vaughn knows it. Vaughn praised Parker after the Spurs defeated his Orlando Magic on Wednesday...

NBA not happy with Spurs resting regulars

MIAMI (AP) -- The San Antonio Spurs will be punished by the NBA for their decision to send four top players home and not make them available to play in Miami against the Heat on Thursday night. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said the decision to rest Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green -- the core of the Spurs -- was in the team's best interest. The league...

Short-handed Spurs fall to Heat, 105-100

When Gregg Popovich gives his best players a night off to rest, it's not uncommon for the San Antonio Spurs coach to get letters from upset fans. This time, he's going to hear from an upset commissioner - even after Popovich's short-handed team nearly knocked off the Miami Heat. Ray Allen's 3-pointer with 22.6 seconds left gave Miami the lead, LeBron James finished...

Shootaround: Welp, that was fun

San Antonio Spurs (13-3) vs. Miami Heat (10-3) 8 p.m./TNT Um, so this game got a lot less interesting. I mean, it might be fun to watch because Charles Barkley is calling the game, but Gregg Popovich's decision to send Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili home to end this road trip for San Antonio takes a lot of the juice out of this game. This is not a 13-3 Spurs...

Spurs take down Magic, win fifth straight game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Manu Ginobili had 20 points, Gary Neal scored 19 and the San Antonio Spurs earned their fifth straight win, racing past the Orlando Magic 110-89 on Wednesday night. Tim Duncan added 15 points in 27 minutes and Tony Parker chipped in 14 points and eight assists. The Spurs also posted their eighth consecutive victory on the road and have now beaten the Magic...

Spurs end Liverpool's unbeaten streak

Gareth Bale scored a stunning free-kick and set up Aaron Lennon with a wonderful solo run to help Tottenham bring Liverpool's eight-match unbeaten run to an end at White Hart Lane with a 2-1 win . The Welshman scored what has to be one of the most unlucky own goals in Premier League history to tarnish his evening slightly, but Tottenham still managed to come away with their...

Heat edge shorthanded Spurs

The NBA plans to make San Antonio pay for resting four stars. The Miami Heat almost could not. Ray Allen's 3-pointer with 22.6 seconds left gave the Heat the lead, LeBron James finished with 23 points and the Heat rallied late to beat the Spurs 105-100 on Thursday night, needing to dig deep despite San Antonio's decision to have four standouts resting at home in a move...

Spurs 110, Magic 89

ORLANDO -- The San Antonio Spurs won their fifth consecutive game -- all on the road in the Eastern Conference -- by overpowering the Orlando Magic 110-89 Wednesday night. The Spurs, who will finish the road trip Thursday in Miami, moved in front midway in the first quarter and never were seriously challenged. They led by 14 points at halftime and by 17 after three periods, allowing...
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