Found December 07, 2012 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Nando De Colo
San Antonio Spurs
Oklahoma City Thunder
SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan had 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 114-92 win over the Houston Rockets Friday night at the AT&T center. San Antonio, fifth in the league in scoring, was hot from the floor all game, shooting 55 percent on 48 of 87 for the night. The Spurs had five players in double figures, led by Tony Parker with 17 points. Tiago Splitter added 15, Gary Neal, Manu Ginobili and Nando De Colo each had 12 as San Antonio moved to 16-4. They are the first team in the NBA with 16 wins. All 13 Spurs players scored in the game and San Antonio had a season-high 33 team assists. The Rockets offensively could not get in rhythm. Jeremy Lin's layup with 7:27 in the third period cut the lead to eight at 66-58. But San Antonio busted out on 19-2 run that pushed the lead up to 25 when Splitter made a reverse layup with 2:33. James Harden had 29 points on 10 of 16 shooting to lead the Rockets, but he did not score in the fourth quarter. H...
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San Antonio Spurs swingman Stephen Jackson, who is out with a broken pinky, sat down with ESPN's Chris Palmer for a Q&A about his rap career, playing for the Golden State Warriors in 2007 and the Palace brawl.
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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...
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.
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...
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...
Passing the ball may be a lost art in the NBA, but the old mantra of everyone touching the ball before a short still rings true in San Antonio with the Spurs being one of the top passing teams in the league.
Last night, against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Spurs put on a passing display on one possession showing the Spurs' perfect spacing and unselfishness in looking for the...
The San Antonio Spurs (15-4) will host their division rival Houston Rockets (9-8) tonight in San Antonio.
The Spurs are coming off a win over the Bucks led by Tony Parker's 22 points, and 10 assists and Tim Duncan's 17 points, 10 rebounds. The Spurs used a late 16-2 run that busted the game open on their way to a 110-99 victory.
The Rockets are coming off a comeback...
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...
So far this season when an opposing team plays the San Antonio Spurs, their head coach is going to ask to comment on Gregg Popovich's decision to rest his stars. The responses from the coaching community has been siding with Pop and add Milwaukee Bucks head coach Scott Skiles.
When he was discussing bench players taking advantage of extra minutes when a guy is injured, he...
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."
Fine or no fine, Gregg Popovich isn't likely to change his philosophy on resting starters throughout the season.
So far, the San Antonio Spurs' bench has been ready to answer the coach's call.
The Spurs, though, won't get a break in the schedule Friday night when they host the Houston Rockets, losers of five straight on the road.
San Antonio's reserves nearly...
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 [...]
The matchup of the night for the second game of a back-to-back in Charlotte will be between point guards Tony Parker and Kemba Walker.
Parker is having a great season so far averaging 18.3ppg with 7.3apg while Walker is averaging 17.1ppg and 6.2apg.
With both guards using their speed to their advantage, it will be interesting to see how Walker defends on the perimeter and...