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San Antonio Spurs
Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Only One D in Texas
The Spurs have not been a defensive-minded team for a few years now. Gregg Popovich has successfully turned his team from a defensive, half-court team to one that gets up the floor and can score in a variety of ways -- using the 3-pointer as much as the hedged screen and roll (OK, there is no defensive equivalent to a 3-pointer as far as efficiency goes).
When San Antonio and Houston get together you expect a little bit of defense. Then again, Lin-sanity can change things. As can Tony Parker. Dallas was the only team with a "D" in Texas this evening.
Parker recorded his first career triple double with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists. Jeremy Lin turned back the clock to March with a season-high 38 points and seven assists. Gary Neal had 29 points on 11-for-18 shooting. The two teams combined for 240 points in regulation.
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Of all the great things Tony Parker has accomplished throughout his career with the San Antonio Spurs, a triple-double was not one of them prior to Monday night’s win over the Houston Rockets. When a guard plays more than 11 seasons before picking up his first triple-double, the accomplishment calls for a celebration.
Following the game, Parker was treated to a custom desert at...
Hard to believe that for 11 years playing in the NBA, San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker recorded his first career triple-double last night in the Spurs' win over the Rockets. Parker finished with 27 points, 12 assists, and 12 rebounds en route to a Spurs win.
Who would have thought that after three NBA titles, All-Star appearances, and countless playoff games that TP would...
The San Antonio Spurs have had a change of identity of sorts this season. They've had more controversies this season than any others put together during the Tim Duncan era.
They sent their main stars home for a nationally televised game and got fined, there was a photo that leaked with Tim Duncan and Tony Parker with a fake Joey Crawford, and most recently Stephen Jackson...
Tony Parker's celebration of his first triple double (27 points, 12 assists, 12 rebounds against the Houston Rockets) didn't end on the court or locker room on Monday night. Long time friend and native countryman Boris Diaw tweeted a picture congratuling his friend with a delicious looking gift.
Congratulations to my boy @tp9network for his first triple double.
Nearly two weeks ago, the San Antonio Spurs were fined by the NBA for resting their stars.
Now, they own the best record in the league behind a red-hot Tony Parker.
Parker looks to build on his first career triple-double as the visiting Spurs try for a season-high sixth straight win and to continue their dominance of the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
San Antonio (18-4) has won...
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was finally offered the opportunity to coach a national team recently. Unfortunately, though, it wasn't the United States National Team that came calling
According to a report on sportando.net, Popovich was offered the job to become the head coach of the Russian National Team to succeed David Blatt, but Popovich declined.
The San Antonio Spurs came in this game with 1-0 advantage so far this season against the Houston Rockets. The Rockets were without starting shooting guard James Harden, who hurt his ankle the night before against the Dallas Mavericks.
The Spurs started off sluggish in the first quarter with horrible offense while the Rockets were playing with energy despite not building a huge...
The San Antonio Spurs survived a shootout of the highest order Monday night, beating the Houston Rockets 134-126 in overtime. With James Harden out with a sprained ankle, the key match up of the game was shaping up to be Tony Parker and Jeremy Lin. They did not disappoint. Parker finished with 27 points, 12 assists and 12 rebounds, his first career triple double. Lin had...
You can't put a price tag on the decisions Gregg Popovich has made over the years unless, of course, you're David Stern. The 250,000 penalty likely won't ever be viewed as an investment by the Spurs, especially since it infringed on a coach's prerogative to do what he thought was right for his team.
It may end up being worth every penny.
Not only did Popovich rest...
The San Antonio Spurs (18-4) continue their extended road trip with a stop in Utah to face the Jazz (12-10). These two teams met earlier in San Antonio with the Spurs winning 110-100. Tony Parker led the Spurs recording 24 points and 10 assists while Tim Duncan added 19 points and 11 rebounds.
The Spurs are coming off a 134-126 overtime win in Houston versus the Rockets, where Parker...
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich knows the team has had a schedule with the Spurs traveling more than usual this early in the season.
The Spurs were hit with two sets of back-to-backs already traveling across the country and to Canada, forcing him to sit his players as a pre-cautionary measure (and forcing a heavy fine from the NBA commissioner too).
After beating the...
Gary Neal scored 29 points and Tony Parker had a triple-double
to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 134-126 overtime win against the
Houston Rockets on Monday night.