Spurs’ depth dominates young Timberwolves.

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  The Minnesota Timberwolves are just puppies at this stage of their development.  Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns are two of the most talented young big men in the league, but compared to veterans like LaMarcus Aldridge and David West, they are callow youths whose lack of knowledge can be easily exploited for easy buckets. Zach LaVine is another young canine …

Spurs notebook: Clippers’ Rivers sees Leonard as MVP candidate.

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  As Stephen Curry continues to set nets ablaze across the NBA, most observers seem willing to concede this season’s MVP race to the Golden State sharpshooter. L.A. Clippers coach Doc Rivers isn’t one of them. Rivers would add at least one more name to the list: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard. “What he’s shooting from 3 is absolutely remarkable,” Rivers said, …

Postgame Wrap: Spurs hack Jordan, beat Clippers, remain perfect at home.

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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will be the first to confess his dislike of the hacking strategy used at the end of games. Thing is, the strategy is legal, and if using it’s the difference between a win or a loss, Popovich won’t hesitate to pull the trigger. LaMarcus Aldridge finished with a team-high 26 points and 13 rebounds on Friday, helping …

Leonard Scores 22 As Spurs Route Jazz 118-81.

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The leagues-leading defensive team shined once again on Monday. The Spurs have now held 13 out of their last 14 opponents under 100 points. The Spurs also marked their second-best start in franchise history after 26 games as they are now 21-5 this season. They also improve to 13-0 at the AT&T Center. Kawhi Leonard finished with 22 points and seven rebounds …

The Spurs Are Better Than The Warriors, At Least According To One Measurement.

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The Golden State Warriors are still the best team in basketball. Following their first loss of the season and more dominant play from a longstanding title contender, though, one common, all-encompassing stat suggests the reigning champions have company at the top of the NBA. After the San Antonio Spurs drubbed the lethargic, short-handed Utah Jazz by a score of 118-81 on …

Spurs Jonathon Simmons Making The Most Of His Minutes.

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Spurs Jonathon Simmons has heard his number being called often from Head Coach Gregg Popovich. Over his last six games he has performed at a high-level. He is starting to become a fan favorite with his high-flying acts. Simmons has shown growth over the last six games for the Spurs. Though, most of the playing time has come in garbage time of …

Kawhi Leonard was already great on defense. Now he’s elite on offense, too.

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  Kawhi Leonard doesn’t pull up from 30 feet or leap over giants at the rim. His game is a steadier beast. His baskets usually come within the flow of the offense. His box score usually stands out more than his highlights. But a lack of Vines doesn’t make Leonard any less effective or instrumental in the 20-5 Spurs‘ success. As has often …

No Showtime In SA for LA as Spurs Destroy Lakers.

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The Kobe Bryant farewell tour continued as his next stop was San Antonio to the take on the Spurs. The Spurs did not disappoint as they gave Kobe proper parting gift in the form of a 190-87 beat down.  This game was pretty close for the first two quarters but it was midway through the third quarter.  When the Spurs …

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers.

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For reasons both on the court and off, Kobe Bryant has been one of the least sympathetic figures in the basketball world for nearly 20 years. More than a human being or even a basketball player, he’s been an absolute (or just an absolute a-hole if you ask Smush Parker) — an imperfect, unflinching brand that divided opinions like few …

Danny Green’s Shooting Slump Is Hard To Watch.

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There is no question that the Spurs Danny Green is off to a rocky start this season. A career 41-percent 3-point shooter, this seasons start, not so good. Over his last five games, Green is 7-of-29 from the field–including 3-of-19 from the 3-point line. Green and the rest of the San Antonio Spurs came out sluggish against the Toronto Raptors on …

Finding Trends: Spurs Doing It With Defense.

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Repetitiveness is sort of the theme once we hit this time of the NBA season. The luster of a shiny new basketball year has been worn away by road back-to-backs and stretches of three games in four nights. We are still a few weeks away from the greatness of NBA Christmas Day (the first day that the average basketball fan actually tunes into …

Spurs flying under the radar, just like they like it.

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The Golden State Warriors may be the reigning champions, but the San Antonio Spurs are still the gold standard. At least that’s how Bob Myers sees it. Never mind that he’s the Warriors general manager, the 40-year-old who has played such a significant part in getting a once-fledgling franchise to the NBA’s mountaintop. Or that his team is in the midst of …

Tim Duncan vs. Kevin Garnett, Two for the Ages.

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Considering that this is the year that the NBA will say goodbye to one of the greatest guards of all time in Kobe Bryant, Spurs fans should look to Tim Duncan for inspiration on aging in the NBA. The word ‘graceful’ comes to mind. ‘Lucky’ is another, and even ‘prepared’ can describe the forward’s ability to predictably produce for San …

With Leonard in but ailing, Spurs can’t handle Raptors.

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TORONTO – If Kawhi Leonard had to do it over again, he probably would have had the chicken. Or maybe a nice salad. Or some kind of fish. Two days after consuming the Cheese Steak Sandwich of Death in Philadelphia, the Spurs’ leading scorer was back on the floor Wednesday night at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. But not really. With Leonard floating through three …