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Manu Ginobili and Gary Neal scored 11 points apiece and the San Antonio Spurs beat Italy's Montepaschi Siena 106-77 in their preseason opener Saturday night.
Tim Duncan and Tony Parker added nine points each. They started along with Boris Diaw, Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green, the same starting lineup the Spurs used down the stretch last season.
Bobby Brown scored 20 points for Siena.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich spread out minutes on a roster that is almost identical to the one that collapsed during the Western Conference finals following a 20-game winning streak.
Among the newcomers trying to make the cut is center Eddy Curry. He didn't get off the bench until the fourth quarter and scored seven points.
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Tonight the San Antonio Spurs kick off their preseason schedule with a date against European team Montepaschi Siena as part of the Euroleague Basketball American Tour 2012.
But for guard Gary Neal, it is also a reunion against a team he once faced while playing in Italy and is currently 0-6 against (via Menssana Basket) .
It 's nice to play against Siena - admits...
The San Antonio Spurs got their first preseason win last night beating Montepaschi Siena 106-77. For the game, Manu Ginobili paced the Spurs with 11 points and showed he wasn't phased by the long summer of basketball.
Manu showed he was in rare form last night with a nice fake move in the paint on Siena's Viktor Sanikidze. Yeah the same Sanikidze who the Spurs own...
UPDATE: According to French site LeJournal.com, Denmon has broken his fifth metatarsal in his right foot. He will be out for six weeks and no surgery will be needed.
San Antonio Spurs 2012 NBA draftee guard Marcus Denmon, has injured his foot in the season opener for French team Chalon-Elan against Tony Parker's team ASVEL (via Basket News.net). Denmon injured his foot...
The San Antonio Spurs roster now stands at 19 after they waived guard Sherron Collins today.
Collins was a late addition to the training camp roster, signing with the Spurs on Monday.
While he likely didn't have much time to make much of a dent or show off his skills too much outside of an open scrimmage, Collins was likely on the outside looking in from the beginning...
After the San Antonio Spurs defeated Montepaschi Siena on Saturday 106-77, there was one common theme amongst the players in the locker room. Defense.
Manu Ginobili summed up the theme, “We played pretty well, especially defensively.” “We tried different types of defenses and the guys followed.” Continued Ginobili.
Defense was the key for the Spurs on Saturday...
Happy Friday, San Antonio Spurs fans! Fridays are normally don't bring a ton of news as most people are looking to bolt the office for the weekend. But not your San Antonio Spurs. Oh no. Let's dive in.
-Stephen Jackson already looking for a contract extension? Oh come on, you knew it was coming. The San Antonio Express News' Mike Monroe reports Jackson says...
Tomorrow night the San Antonio Spurs will open up their preseason schedule against Euro team Siena Montepaschi at the AT&T Center. However, Siena arrived at the AT&T Center to get ready for tomorrow night's clash.
Check out video of Siena's arrival including video of the Spurs' practice facility, video room, coach Popovich talking with Siena's coaching...
Marcus Denmon is currently playing with French team Chalon-Elan, but is being monitored by the Spurs.
It's been a while since we last checked up on San Antonio Spurs 2011 NBA draft pick Adam Hanga and it seems he is thrilling the crowds as usual.
Hanga, who is currently playing for Spainish team Basquet Manresa, nailed a three-point shot with three seconds left in the second quarter in a recent game versus Gran Canaria. Check out Hanga's buzzer beater and his reaction...
Another San Antonio Spurs training camp is in the books as the team prepares for their next preseason game versus Atlanta.
Project Spurs was at today's practice and here are some quotes and notes from today's media session.
Boris Diaw on having a full training camp with San Antonio.
"It's better. You get to play from the beginning. Get...
The biggest need heading into the new season is size on the San Antonio Spurs. Currently, the team only has Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter but after that, it's a considerable drop off. The team is undersized and can use some help in the paint.
And as training camp is well underway, Manu Ginobili says having Josh Powell and Eddy Curry on the roster is a huge help.