San Antonio Spurs http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/37059/all en NBA: Parker expected to miss a month for Spurs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/nba-parker-expected-miss-month-spurs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>San Antonio Spurs star guard Tony Parker will miss about four weeks of the NBA season with a sprained left ankle, the team announced on Saturday after the Frenchman underwent an MRI exam.</p> <p>Parker, who led the Spurs with 21.0 points and 7.6 assists a game, suffered the injury late in the third quarter in Friday's 130-102 home victory over Sacramento when he landed awkwardly after evading a defender while going for a layup.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/nba-parker-expected-miss-month-spurs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Basketball Association San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs Tony Parker Tony Parker AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 19:30:07 +0000 5771790 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Parker ready to return for Spurs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/nba-parker-ready-return-spurs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tony Parker, the French playmaker for the San Antonio Spurs who has missed three weeks with a sprained left ankle, will be back and available to play on Friday when the Spurs face Utah.</p> <p>In a Twitter message, the Spurs announced that Parker will be back in the lineup after earlier saying that he would not take the court against the Jazz.</p> <p>Parker went through a full practice on Tuesday for the first time since the 30-year-old guard was hurt on March 1 in a game against the Sacramento Kings. Tests the following day revealed the severe sprain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/nba-parker-ready-return-spurs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Basketball Association San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs Tony Parker Tony Parker AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 21:16:38 +0000 5791515 at http://www.globalpost.com Heat, Spurs ready for 'torture' of Game Seven http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130621/heat-spurs-ready-torture-game-seven <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Evans</p> <p>MIAMI (Reuters) - The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs face each other in the decisive seventh game of the NBA Finals on Thursday with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich ready for another emotional roller coaster.</p> <p>The Spurs were five seconds away from winning the title on Tuesday before a Ray Allen three pointer forced overtime where Miami triumphed to level the series.</p> <p>Asked if he was able to enjoy the special atmosphere of a Game Seven, Popovich was unimpressed.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130621/heat-spurs-ready-torture-game-seven" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Erik Spoelstra National Basketball Association San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs Thomson Reuters Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:21:10 +0000 5863269 at http://www.globalpost.com Preview: Spurs at Blazers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131102/preview-spurs-at-blazers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The San Antonio Spurs have shown they can win without Tim Duncan and they might be without him again when they visit Portland on Saturday in the Trail Blazers’ home opener. Duncan sat out the Spurs’ 91-85 victory over the Lakers on Friday after suffering a bruised chest in the season opener, and the team wasn’t sure when he would return. “When they tell me he’s ready to play, then he’ll play,” coach Gregg Popovich said before the start of the team's three-game road trip.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131102/preview-spurs-at-blazers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Basketball Association Portland Trail Blazers San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs Thomson Reuters Sat, 02 Nov 2013 18:35:02 +0000 5978330 at http://www.globalpost.com Preview: Celtics at Spurs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131120/preview-celtics-at-spurs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The San Antonio Spurs are not the opponent a struggling team wants to see, but they'll await the visiting Boston Celtics on Wednesday. The Spurs have won seven straight and are tied for the best record in the NBA. As quickly as Boston seemed to have turned things around during a four-game winning streak, it has gone back in the other direction during a four-game skid.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131120/preview-celtics-at-spurs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Basketball Association National Basketball Association Finals National Basketball Association rivalries San Antonio Spurs Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:49:07 +0000 5994715 at http://www.globalpost.com Preview: Spurs at Magic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131129/preview-spurs-at-magic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Orlando Magic are starting to show signs of improvement, but there's a big difference between playing better and playing consistently. Following wins at Atlanta and versus Philadelphia, Orlando looks to make it three in a row when it hosts the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. "We gotta try to be more consistent," said Magic center Nikola Vucevic. "We can't win every game ... but we gotta try to play the way we played the last two games."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131129/preview-spurs-at-magic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest National Basketball Association San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan Thomson Reuters Fri, 29 Nov 2013 14:33:28 +0000 6003697 at http://www.globalpost.com Preview: Timberwolves at Spurs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131213/preview-timberwolves-at-spurs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Minnesota Timberwolves won back-to-back games to get back to .500 but will see the competition ramp back up when they open a three-game road trip at the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. The Spurs and Timberwolves were supposed to meet in Mexico City on Dec. 4 before a generator malfunction filled the arena with smoke and forced that game to be postponed. San Antonio ripped through a two-game road trip and is getting the best from Tim Duncan.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131213/preview-timberwolves-at-spurs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves National Basketball Association San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:22:30 +0000 6019889 at http://www.globalpost.com Preview: Spurs at Jazz http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131214/preview-spurs-at-jazz <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Utah Jazz are finally starting to put together some momentum and will get a chance to see just how far they’ve come when they host the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. The Jazz are 5-5 since a 1-14 start and looked strong in a win at Denver on Friday behind Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors. The Spurs own the second-best record in the Western Conference but are also playing the second night of a back-to-back - an excuse they occasionally use to rest older players.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131214/preview-spurs-at-jazz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Basketball Association National Basketball Association Finals San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs Thomson Reuters Sat, 14 Dec 2013 14:34:02 +0000 6020299 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Westbrook scores 31 to spark Thunder over Spurs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131222/nba-westbrook-scores-31-spark-thunder-over-spurs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russell Westbrook scored 31 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder in a victory over the San Antonio Spurs 113-100 in a Saturday showdown of NBA division leaders.</p> <p>Westbrook, who hit 13-of-22 from the floor and added eight assists for the Thunder, netted 11 points in the third quarter as Oklahoma City improved the NBA's best record to 22-4, while the Spurs fell to 21-6.</p> <p>It was the Thunder's ninth victory in a row and fifth road triumph in a row, while San Antonio lost for the second time in four games. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131222/nba-westbrook-scores-31-spark-thunder-over-spurs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Basketball Association San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs Shooting guards AFP Sun, 22 Dec 2013 08:17:00 +0000 6026797 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Parker, Duncan powers Spurs over Mavericks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131227/nba-parker-duncan-powers-spurs-over-mavericks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tony Parker scored 23 points and Tim Duncan added 21 points and 13 rebounds to spark the San Antonio Spurs to a 116-107 NBA victory Thursday at Dallas.</p> <p>Danny Green went 5-for-5 from 3-point range and finished with 22 points off the bench for the Spurs, while Brazilian Tiago Splitter added 12 points and Parker's French compatriot Boris Diaw contributed 10 for the Spurs, the Southwest division leaders who improved to 23-7.</p> <p>German star Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks with 25 points in a losing cause, while Monta Ellis finished with 23 points and six assists for Dallas.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131227/nba-parker-duncan-powers-spurs-over-mavericks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Basketball Association National Basketball Association Finals San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs AFP Fri, 27 Dec 2013 07:17:44 +0000 6029917 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Parker powers Spurs over Mavs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140109/nba-parker-powers-spurs-over-mavs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The San Antonio Spurs led wire-to-wire by cruising to a 112-90 victory over the Dallas Mavericks behind a 25-point performance from Tony Parker on Wednesday.</p> <p>Parker also finished with seven assists and Marco Belinelli came off the bench to score 17 points for the Spurs who snapped the Mavericks' four game National Basketball Association win streak.</p> <p>The Spurs had to play without star Manu Ginobili, who skipped the contest due to a hamstring injury.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140109/nba-parker-powers-spurs-over-mavs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Basketball Association National Basketball Association Finals San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs AFP Thu, 09 Jan 2014 05:31:07 +0000 6038548 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Parker powers Spurs over Mavs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140109/nba-parker-powers-spurs-over-mavs-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The San Antonio Spurs led wire-to-wire by cruising to a 112-90 victory over the Dallas Mavericks behind a 25-point performance from Tony Parker on Wednesday.</p> <p>Parker, of France, also finished with seven assists and Marco Belinelli came off the bench to score 17 points for the Spurs who snapped the Mavericks' four game National Basketball Association win streak.</p> <p>"A combination of playing pretty darn good defence tonight and them having a bad shooting night ended up in a good win for us on a back-to-back," said Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140109/nba-parker-powers-spurs-over-mavs-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Basketball Association National Basketball Association Finals San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs AFP Thu, 09 Jan 2014 07:32:12 +0000 6038657 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Parker powers Spurs over Mavs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140109/nba-parker-powers-spurs-over-mavs-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The San Antonio Spurs led wire-to-wire by cruising to a 112-90 victory over the Dallas Mavericks behind a 25-point performance from Tony Parker on Wednesday.</p> <p>Parker, of France, also finished with seven assists and Marco Belinelli came off the bench to score 17 points for the Spurs who snapped the Mavericks' four game National Basketball Association win streak.</p> <p>"A combination of playing pretty darn good defence tonight and them having a bad shooting night ended up in a good win for us on a back-to-back," said Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140109/nba-parker-powers-spurs-over-mavs-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Basketball Association National Basketball Association Finals San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs AFP Thu, 09 Jan 2014 07:32:12 +0000 6038656 at http://www.globalpost.com Preview: Spurs at Hawks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140124/preview-spurs-at-hawks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The San Antonio Spurs' injury list is becoming a growing concern as they begin a challenging three-game road trip at Atlanta on Friday. San Antonio lost defensive whiz Kawhi Leonard to a broken finger during Wednesday's 111-105 home loss to Oklahoma City, an injury the Spurs can hardly afford with center Tiago Splitter (sprained shoulder) and guard Danny Green (broken finger) already sidelined. The Hawks look to improve on their 15-6 home mark as they aim for their third straight victory.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140124/preview-spurs-at-hawks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al Horford National Basketball Association San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs Thomson Reuters Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:58:50 +0000 6051982 at http://www.globalpost.com Preview: Bulls at Spurs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140129/preview-bulls-at-spurs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The San Antonio Spurs could use a few of their injured players back before slipping too much lower in the standings. The Spurs will look to avoid a third straight setback when they host the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday. San Antonio is down three starters due to injury, and the absence of Tiago Splitter and Kawhi Leonard was noticed Tuesday when the Spurs could not hang with the Houston Rockets on the boards in a 97-90 loss.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140129/preview-bulls-at-spurs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Basketball Association National Basketball Association Finals San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:33:14 +0000 6056204 at http://www.globalpost.com