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Summing it up
It tends to be an ugly affair when the Spurs and Grizzlies match up. It was even more so in Wednesday’s season opener, with both teams struggling through stretches of incompetence. Their poor defense in the second half notwithstanding, the Spurs could feel pleased with their execution after shooting 52.6 percent, including 11 for 20 on 3-pointers, against one of the league’s toughest defensive teams.
Of greater concern was the condition of future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan, who left little more than a minute into the second half with a chest contusion. It didn’t appear to be serious, but the Spurs won’t no for sure until his checkup on Thursday. And so it begins for the aging-but-deadly Spurs, who count Father Time as perhaps their greatest foe as they attempt to survive the marathon that is the regular season in pursuit of their fifth championship.
With no Spur scoring more than 14 points, or doing much in the peripheral statistics, there were no standout candidates....
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The San Antonio Spurs' quest to get back to the NBA Finals is off to a rough start.
The team announced on Thursday that forward Tim Duncan is day-to-day and listed as doubtful for Friday's game against the Lakers.
The Spurs say Duncan underwent a CT scan which confirmed he had a chest contusion.
Duncan suffered the injury in the third quarter of the Spurs' season...
Tim Duncan left Wednesday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies with a chest contusion.
Prior to leaving the game Duncan had three points, six rebounds, and two assists in 17 minutes of action. Tiago Splitter and Boris Diaw both picked up extra playing time against the Grizzlies.
Injury update: Tim Duncan suffered a chest contusion and will not return to tonight’s...
Spurs forward Tim Duncan underwent a CT scan this morning in San Antonio which confirmed that he has a chest contusion, the team announced on Thursday.
He suffered the injury during the third quarter of last night's Spurs-Grizzlies game. His status is day-to-day and he is listed as doubtful for Friday night's Spurs-Lakers game.
Duncan will travel with the team this afternoon...
With the San Antonio Spurs beginning their quest to return to the NBA Finals with a opening night victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. The taste of how the things ended last June is still fresh in the mind of both Spurs fans and players alike.
Before the home opener Tim Duncan shared his thoughts on how last season ended. Needless to say, much like the city he plays for where...
San Antonio Spurs PF/C Tim Duncan is doubtful for Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers due to a chest contusion. Duncan got injured in Wednesday’s season opener against the Memphis Grizzlies after taking an inadvertent elbow in the third quarter. He underwent a CT scan Thursday morning in San Antonio that confirmed the chest contusion. Duncan, […]
Without Tim Duncan and facing a dangerously brash Lakers squad, San Antonio found a way to get the W in LA.
Timmy was in street clothes, out with a chest contusion, and the shots weren't falling early on, but San Antonio found a way to get the win against a scrappy Lakers team that already surprised the Clippers in their season-opener.
Boris Diaw left a big, pear-shaped imprint...
The Spurs likely are to begin their first road swing of the season without All-Star forward Tim Duncan.
The 37-year-old big man left Wednesday's season opener 70 seconds into the second half after taking an inadvertent elbow from Memphis' Tony Allen.
A CT scan performed Thursday by Spurs doctors revealed a chest contusion. He is doubtful for Friday's game at the Los...
Tony Parker had 24 points and six assists, Kawhi Leonard added 15 points and 11 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs survived without Tim Duncan for a 91-85 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
Parker hit the tiebreaking jumper with 2:13 to play, and Manu Ginobili capped his 20-point performance off the bench with a key defensive play and a dunk in the final seconds...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Although the Spurs and the Lakers hadn't played a game without Tim Duncan or Kobe Bryant on the court in 17 years, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili haven't gone anywhere.
And even without Duncan, San Antonio is still doing the same boring stuff with the same stellar results.
Parker had 24 points and six assists, Kawhi Leonard added 15 points and 11 rebounds...
By Connor Cavanaugh The San Antonio Spurs led by as many as 21, as they beat the Memphis Grizzlies 101-94 in each teams first game of the 2013-2014 NBA season. Kawhi leonard and Boris Diaw scored 14 points each to lead the Spurs as six Spurs scored in double figures in the game. Tim Duncan ...The post San Antonio Spurs 101, Memphis Grizzlies 94: Recap appeared first on The League News.
Last year on Halloween, the Spurs dressed up as their favorite heroes (Tony Parker was a pirate and Tim Duncan was The Punisher) and playfully threatened a person with Joe Crawford scrawled across his back. It was a clear statement that the Spurs do not have a lot of love lost for Crawford. They would probably even go so far as to say Crawford has it in for the Spurs.
This is a...
Gregg Popovich was thrilled with Boris Diaw's aggressiveness in the San Antonio Spurs' season-opening win.
The visiting Spurs might need Diaw to again step up offensively if Tim Duncan can't go Friday night against the Los Angeles Lakers in a rematch of a first-round playoff series.
Duncan left Wednesday's 101-94 win over Memphis with 10:50 remaining in the third...
No one has fared better against the San Antonio Spurs over the past five years than the Portland Trail Blazers.
LaMarcus Aldridge helped make certain that trend continued last season.
With Tim Duncan's status unclear, Aldridge might be able to feast on a short-handed frontcourt Saturday night when the Blazers try to continue their success against the unbeaten Spurs in their...
Friday marked 17 years since the last time both San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan and Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant had not been on the floor in a matchup between the Spurs and Lakers at all.
Though both stars were out due to injuries, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard, and Pau Gasol were in Staples Center as the Lakers jumped out to an early 15-point lead over...
Tim Duncan left Wednesday's game early in the second half after suffering a chest contusion and will undergo further evaluation on Thursday, leaving him questionable for Friday's game at the Lakers.
"He'll get checked out tomorrow," Gregg Popovich said. "He had spasms in his shoulder and his neck. It looks like his chest is bruised. He caught an elbow,...