Jonathon Simmons listed as questionable against Thunder

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The Spurs guard may miss Tuesday’s tilt with Oklahoma City The San Antonio Spurs announced Monday afternoon that guard Jonathon Simmons has been listed as questionable for Tuesday’s matchup with Oklahoma City with a sprained right wrist, while center Pau Gasol will miss his seventh straight game. Gasol continues to recover from the fractured fourth metacarpal he suffered minutes before …

Poor second half dooms Spurs against Mavericks

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The true grind of the season is upon us and the strange beast that is January basketball in the NBA has definitely arrived. We’ve seen the 19-29 Pelicans beat not just the Spurs but also the Cavaliers (without Anthony Davis against Cleveland) in the past week. The Warriors also lost to the Heat within the past week. The Rockets were …

Jonathon Simmons will not play against the Mavericks

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Gasol remains out with a fractured hand, while Simmons will sit with a sprained wrist San Antonio will be without two of its rotation players Sunday evening against Dallas. The Spurs announced Saturday afternoon that center Pau Gasol will miss the home tilt as he continues to recover from a fractured fourth metacarpal in his left hand, and guard Jonathon …

Kawhi Leonard sets another Spurs record

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Tonight, Leonard surpassed one of Tim Duncan’s lesser known records by scoring in double figures for the 76th consecutive game. Tim Duncan was the model of consistency for the Spurs during his 19 years wearing the Silver and Black, but when he retired last year, he passed the torch to Kawhi Leonard, who is already surpassing him in the record …

Full strength or not, the Spurs keep rolling

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Winners of 8 of their last 10, and tied for the league’s longest current winning streak, San Antonio is doing alright. Rest Tony Parker, win in Cleveland. Rest Kawhi Leonard too, win in Toronto. The Spurs currently sport a .800 winning percentage, and that’s good enough that there are only two teams in the league who can say that. So …

Kawhi Leonard’s MVP case starts with his ruthlessly efficient offense

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Sure, James Harden or Russell Westbrook will win the 2016-17 MVP award, but what if someone else deserves consideration? The Spurs’ sustained success as an organization can make it difficult to appreciate the individual ebbs and flows of its players, especially when a narrative latches on. For Kawhi Leonard, there was a certain cross-section of people in and around the …