‘Greatest story in basketball’ could be Spurs’ Simmons.

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HOUSTON — Before the start of each new basketball season, in what has become a new tradition at North Forest High School in Houston, coach Trey Washington hands out jersey No. 22 to his best player. Last season, it went to a guard named Elijah Lewis, who now plays at Concordia University in Austin. This season, it belongs to Sonny …

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets.

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  The Houston Rockets are a team that resembles a volatile family member at a wedding. Depending on their mood, you never know who you’re going to get. Sometimes, they can be sociable and generous, tucking a wad of cash into the hands of the bride during the dollar dance. But oftentimes, you find them face down in the punch …

Spurs’ Rodeo Trip Nears End With Another Defensive Gem Against Jazz.

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The first time the Spurs had to vacate their home arena to make way for barrel racers, bull riders, calf ropers and mutton busters during the 2002-03 season, they returned from the home court hiatus with eight wins in nine road games. There was talk of the team bonding during the three-plus weeks players and coaches spent on the road …

Spurs Vs Jazz Game Day Preview.

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The defensive-minded Utah Jazzhave clamped down during a dominant run at home that has propelled them into the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot. They’ll get a chance to see how far they’ve come Thursday night when they put their seven-game home winning streak on the line against the offensively potent San Antonio Spurs. Utah (28-28), which was the …

The best team over the past month isn’t who you probably think it is.

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As the 50-5 Golden State Warriors continue to chase a historic 73-9 record, and the San Antonio Spurs trudge along with the best point differential ever, it’s easy for other teams that are playing well to go unnoticed. But the Portland Trail Blazers are making it impossible to ignore them, as they’ve won 11 of their last 12 games while …

Parker scores 25, Spurs continue dominance over Kings.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tony Parker scored 12 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Sacramento Kings 108-92 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. The Spurs took the lead for good with just over 4 minutes left in the third quarter, then pulled away in the fourth in winning for …

Spurs Vs Kings Game Day Preview.

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The San Antonio Spurs have the best record in franchise history at this point in a season. With Leonard potentially out for a fourth straight game, the Spurs will try to tighten things up defensively and continue their domination of the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. San Antonio (47-9) trails only Golden State’s 50-5 record for the best in the …

By the numbers: Does a great rodeo trip always equal a great season?

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  The Spurs began their annual rodeo trip with a win over the Orlando Magic Feb. 9. They will not return to play at the AT&T Center until March 2, a string of eight straight games away from home. While the Spurs certainly don’t want the cross-country excursion to be a disaster, the trip holds little predictive value when looking …

Spurs’ Tony Parker on new role: ‘It’s like a third career for me, but it is great.’

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Tony Parker tried to walk to the team hotel elevators quietly on Monday en route to his room before being swarmed by smiling fans. They didn’t seem to mind that Parker’s numbers were down or that perhaps his All-Star days are behind him. And frankly, Parker doesn’t mind either. Tony Parker is having a fine shooting season …

Spurs face first-world problems in the desert.

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I’m always entertained by Jeff McDonald’s twitter feed. The SA Express-News Spurs beat writer seems to take personal joy in responding to the Chicken Littles of Spurs Nation with a dose of realism and dry wit. Of course, I’m a typical SA fan with a penchant for believing the cold, uncaring universe is just itching to turn on my teams’ …