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NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Tony Parker returned to the San Antonio Spurs' lineup Saturday night against the New Orleans Hornets, while Manu Ginobili didn't make the trip.
Parker, averaging 19.6 points and a career-high 8.0 assists, missed San Antonio's victory over Dallas on Friday night because of tightness in his left hamstring. Ginobili started in Parker's place against the Mavericks, but was held out of the second game of the back-to-back while he recovers from a hip problem, the latest in a series of injuries that have kept him out of 27 of the Spurs' first 36 games.
San Antonio signed Justin Dentmon out of the D-League earlier Saturday to back up Parker. Popovich said Dentmon would play against the Hornets.
New Orleans forward Carl Landry returned from a left knee injury that sidelined him since Feb, but the Hornets were without three players who started in their win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night. Coach Monty Williams said center Chris Kaman was sick, and Trevor Ariza sprained an ankle. Jason Smith is serving the first of a two-game suspension for a flagrant 2 foul on Clippers forward Blake Griffin.
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SAN ANTONIO-According to My San Antonio, the Spurs are bringing ex Trail Blazers point guard Patrick Mills back into the country to fill out their roster.
For those last seen looking for him on the back of a milk carton, the Australia native was last seen playing in China during the lockout.
His agent Aaron Goodwin stated that Mills is waiting for his paperwork to get cleared...
San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker's status is in doubt for Friday's game against the Dallas Mavericks.
Parker left Wednesday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves with tightness in his left hamstring.
Should Parker be unable to player, San Antonio will use shooting guards Gary Neal and Manu Ginobili to man the point.
The 29-year-old Parker is averaging...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tony Parker scored 21 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Philadelphia 76ers 93-76 on Sunday night in a matchup of short-handed teams.
DeJuan Blair added 19 points for the Spurs, who won for the seventh time in eight games and swept the season series with the 76ers despite being without Tim Duncan. With the Spurs playing three games in three nights, coach...
The San Antonio Spurs (32-14) will look to sweep the last game of three games in three nights as well as the Sixers as they host the Philadelphia 76ers (27-21). The Spurs are coming off a narrow win over the Hornets last night and look to show a bit more effort tonight versus the 76ers. Also, Tony Parker is a game-time decision.
These two teams met earlier this season where San...
I am not joking. That is exactly what the San Antonio Spurs box score said tonight when it listed Tim Duncan as a Did Not Dress
Timmy needed a night off, as this was the third game in a set of back-to-back-to-back. There are a lot of miles on Duncan, as the Spurs have made the playoffs in each of his 14 seasons and will need him even more this year. That 35-year-old body needs...
The San Antonio Spurs have annouced the signing of guard Justin Dentmon to a 10-day contract, and the release of forward Eric Dawson.
Dentmon comes from the D-League affiliated Austin Toros where he was averaging 22.9 points, 5.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.47 steals in 38 games this season. Dentmon shoots 46% from the field, 42% from three, and 87% from the free throw line...
It didn't take long for new Spur Stephen Jackson to show his fiery side and add to the San Antonio Spurs-Dallas Mavericks rivalry.
During the Spurs-Mavericks game this past Friday, Cardinal accidentally hit Duncan across the face during a Spurs' possession. After the game, Jackson didn't think the hit was an accident and let Cardinal know exactly how he felt about the...
There is surface-skimming reasoning to an argument that because Dallas and San Antonio have split their four games this season, each club winning a pair at home after Friday's 104-87 Spurs victory, only the finest of lines separate the two Southwest Division rivals.
But looked at from another angle margin of victory in those four games the defending champion Mavericks seem...
Former San Antonio Spurs guard T.J. Ford may be retired from the NBA but that doesn't mean he will be away from the game of basketball.
Ford is set to be a volunteer assistant coach with the Spurs' D-League affiliate Austin Toros.
"I'll look at it from another perspective," said Ford, 28. "I'm really starting at the bottom. I'm not sure where...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- DeJuan Blair scored 23 points and Tim Duncan had four key points down the stretch as the San Antonio Spurs beat the short-handed Hornets 89-86 on Saturday night.
The Spurs, chasing the Oklahoma City Thunder for the best record in the Western Conference, trailed by a point twice in the final two minutes. Duncan responded each time, atoning for a lackluster game...
The San Antonio Spurs have found some big man help for the stretch run. Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Spurs have reached an agreement with recently waived big man Boris Diaw.
"Diaw agreed to a buyout with the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday, and cleared waivers Friday afternoon. The Spurs will sign Diaw for the remainder of the season."
Not all of this...
The San Antonio Spurs had little trouble in their last game despite playing without Tony Parker. A team effort helped in previous matchups against their next opponent as well.
Parker is uncertain for Saturday night's game in New Orleans as the Spurs go for their third win in as many tries against the Hornets this season.
San Antonio continues to battle injuries, but it has...
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So this should be another thrilling chapter in the Spurs-Mavs rivalry. With San Antonio down in the season-series to Dallas, winning tonight in San Antonio will...
The San Antonio Spurs thoroughly demolished the Dallas Mavericks last night 104-87 and to add insult to injury, Tim Duncan also demolished former Spur Ian Mahinmi.
While with the ball at the top of the key, the Mavs decided to give Duncan a clear path to the rim and unfortunately for Mahinmi, Duncan put Ian on a poster. My favorite partis how Mahinmi just walks away knowing he just...
The San Antonio Spurs signed forward Boris Diaw to a contract Friday.Details of the deal weren't released.Diaw was waived by the Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday, leaving him free to sign with a team of his choosing.The
29-year-old played wasn't on
good terms with Bobcats head coach Paul Silas and was being continually benched.Diaw averaged 7.4 points and 5.3 rebounds for...