Found October 06, 2012 on
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 American guard - I've played so many times when I was in Italy against Montepaschi and I think I was 0 and 6 against them. It 's strange to meet this side of the ocean, and who knows, it might be the first time that I beat them. We did not talk too much about them, their tactics, I know Daniel Hackett my great friend, with whom I played with in Treviso, and playing point guard in Siena. He is the only player on Montepaschi I know. We do not think about opponents, we are at training camp and we take care of ourselves, there are things both in offense and in defense we want to put into practice, because we know that the coach will pay a lot of attention to it.
Neal and the Spurs will square off against Siena tonight at 7:30 PM at the AT&T Center. Head on out to see if Neal will finally get a win against Siena. Though I got a feeling that will definitely happen tonight.
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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...
The San Antonio Spurs kicked off their preseason schedule with a win over Italian team Montepaschi Siena 106-77. San Antonio was led by Manu Ginobili and Gary Neal with 11 points each.
For the complete recap, check out Project Spurs' Paul Garcia's recap but in case you didn't get to see the game, check out the highlights from last night's Spurs' win.
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.
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...
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...
Last time San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker was at a nightclub, it almost cost his eye thanks to being at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Well this time, TP is at another nightclub, however, this time it's his own.
Parker opened up a new nightclub in San Antonio appropriately named "Nueve" which is Spanish for "nine," which is also his jersey...
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...
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...
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.
Stephen Jackson said so far there has been no offer from the Spurs.