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The San Antonio Spurs bolstered their depth when they added forward Boris Diaw late this season and so far, it seems to have been a positive pickup.
Since joining the Spurs, Diaw is averaging 4.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 57% shooting from the field in 20 minutes per game. And although those numbers may not stand out, considering he is playing on what is arguably one of the NBA's deepest bench, it is the intangibles he also brings to the team.
He is a solid passer for a big man, brings NBA experience, and is already familiar with the Spurs' system considering the French national team run a similar style.
In an interview with French site Le'Equipe, Diaw spoke on his adjustment with San Antonio.
Everything is going very well. I'm still in the adjustment period, which is perfectly normal. I need some time to learn all the systems as there are a whole lot (smile). I take my bearings gradually with my new teammates constantly observing how they move in order to best i...
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San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is always good for a sound byte or two but recently, he decided to have a little bit of fun with a reporter.A local reporter asked him if the entire team would be making an upcoming road trip and asked if it was a fair question.He should have known better:(Courtesy of Spurs.com)
The San Antonio Spurs seem to be rolling at the right time, having won their last 11 games and 28 of their last 33.That kind of success breeds confidence and Spurs guard Tony Parker talked about his confidence in the Spurs with just 12 games remaining before the playoffs start.On his French radio show, Parker said the Spurs have what it takes to win their fifth NBA championship....
The San Antonio Spurs were without stars Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili as they tried to extend their 11-game winning streak Monday against the Utah Jazz.
The trio stayed behind in San Antonio rather than travel to Salt Lake City. The Spurs (40-14) beat the Jazz 114-104 in San Antonio on Sunday night and already have clinched a playoff spot.
Coach Greg Popovich called...
This debate seems to come up every time San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich wants to rest his starters: is it a smart move or not? Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker all stayed home in San Antonio last night to rest as the rest of the Spurs took on the Utah Jazz, putting their 11-game win streak in serious jeopardy.
While the Spurs fought hard, and were even close to winning...
Let's be honest, did you ever think that you see Spurs center Tiago Splitter and guard Gary Neal tailgating together?Well, in this commercial for Northside Ford in San Antonio, Texas, the two speak positively of the company as they sit in leather chair placed in the back of some of Northside's finest trucks:(Courtesy of Ball Don't Lie)
Tony Parker scored 28 points and Manu Ginobili had 23 as the San Antonio Spurs beat the visiting Utah Jazz 114-104 for their 11th consecutive victory.
The Spurs also clinched their 15th straight playoff berth.
San Antonio has won six in a row over Utah and is 26-2 in the last 28 matchups. The teams meet again Monday night in Utah to complete the back-to-back home-and-home series...
Boris Diaw is averaging 4.1 points and 3.6 rebounds over 20 minutes per game since joining the Spurs.
Well look at that. Written off as a middle-of-the-road playoff team just a few short months ago, the San Antonio Spurs are now sitting on top of the Western Conference. They’ve battled injuries and a grueling schedule to ride an 11-game win streak to the best record in the Western Conference, overtaking the Thunder.
Of course, it’s too early to call it and the Spurs are technically...
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich knows the long-term benefits of resting players far exceed any short-term benefits. And that was evident last night in the Spurs' loss to the Utah Jazz.
Though the team fought tooth-and-nail until the waning moments of the fourth quarter, the Spurs couldn't extend their winning streak to 12. This was mainly because Pop chose to...
The San Antonio Spurs pushed their winning streak to 11 on a night when coach Gregg Popovich committed to playing just 10 men.
That health prioritizing isn't likely to change - whether first place is on the line or not.
Tony Parker scored 28 points, Manu Ginobili had 23 off the bench and the Spurs reached their second 11-game winning streak of the season, beating the Utah Jazz...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tony Parker scored 28 points and the San Antonio Spurs won their 11th straight game, beating the Utah Jazz 114-104 on Sunday night to maintain their slim lead atop the Western Conference.
Manu Ginobili added 23 points for the Spurs, who are now on their second 11-game win streak -- a season best in the NBA. But unlike that first 11-game tear that started in January...
Tiago Splitter has been healthy this season and his presence has allowed Gregg Popovich to limit Tim Duncan to a career-low 28.4 minutes per game.
The San Antonio Spurs cruised to their 11th straight win in the opener of this home-and-home set against the Utah Jazz. Maintaining the streak isn't important to coach Gregg Popovich.
Popovich continues to reiterate that prioritizing health is his focus in the season's final month as the visiting Spurs try to defeat the Jazz for the seventh straight time Monday night.
After Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili all got San Antonio's last game off to rest, the Spurs' top three players are expected to be back on the court against the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Lakers' biggest star, however, will not play.
Los Angeles will again be without Kobe Bryant on Wednesday night when it visits the Spurs in a matchup of division leaders.