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Spurs to retire French great Tony Parker's number

Aug 17, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Two months after announcing his retirement, Tony Parker gets to see his number 9 jersey raised to the rafters in San Antonio this season

LEGEND. Tony Parker helped the San Antonio Spurs capture 4 NBA titles. File photo

Duncan returns to Spurs as assistant coach

Jul 23, 2019 - 9:14 AM

Tim Duncan will serve under San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich

RETURN. Tim Duncan makes a comeback with the Spurs as an assistant coach. File photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Spurs legend Tony Parker announces retirement from NBA

Jun 11, 2019 - 12:29 AM

The 37-year-old French hangs up his spurs after winning 4 NBA titles with the Spurs

FAREWELL. Tony Parker walks away from the NBA after 18 seasons. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

Nuggets advance after surviving Spurs in dramatic Game 7

Apr 28, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Denver reaches the Western Conference semifinals behind the one-two punch of Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray

THE JOKER. Nikola Jokic keys the Denver Nuggets to their first playoff series win since 2009. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Spurs drub No. 2 Nuggets to force Game 7

Apr 26, 2019 - 11:17 AM

The seventh-ranked Spurs stay alive behind the big games of LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan

TAKE CHARGE. DeMar DeRozan takes over to fuel the Spurs’ dominant second half against the Nuggets. Photo from NBA Twitter

NBA fines Spurs guard DeRozan $25,000 for ball toss

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:43 AM

DeMar DeRozan flips the ball in frustration after a foul call in the Spurs' loss to Denver in Game 4

RECKLESS. DeMar DeRozan throws the ball at a referee during the playoff loss. Photo from NBA Twitter

Nuggets tie 1st-round series over Spurs

Apr 21, 2019 - 11:07 AM

The Nuggets tie the series at 2-2 with Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray leading the way

LEADER. Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggest with a double-double of 29 points and 12 rebounds. Photo from NBA Twitter

White fires career-high as Spurs rip No. 2 Nuggets anew

Apr 19, 2019 - 12:32 PM

The seventh-ranked Spurs take a 2-1 series lead over the Nuggets

Spurs upset Jokic, No. 2 Nuggets

Apr 14, 2019 - 3:43 PM

Led by DeMar DeRozan, the Spurs hold off Denver All-Star Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets

PLAYOFF READY. LaMarcus Aldridge and the Spurs prove their playoff mettle. Photo from NBA Twitter

Nuggets rout Spurs as 'Pop' tossed

Apr 04, 2019 - 2:27 PM

The Nuggets cruise to an easy win as Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gets ejected just 63 seconds into the game

BIG WIN. Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets stay within striking distance of West leader Golden State Warriors. Photo from NBA Twitter

Magic, Hornets boost playoff bids

Mar 27, 2019 - 5:04 PM

'We're still trying to accomplish a goal here. Anything is possible,' says Kemba Walker as the Hornets keep their playoff hopes alive

FIGHTING CHANCE. Kemba Walker and the Hornets stay in the running for the 8th and last playoff spot in the East. Photo from Charlotte Hornets Twitter

Harden equals career-high 61 in Rockets win over Spurs

Mar 23, 2019 - 12:41 PM

Reigning MVP James Harden erupts for 61 points to become only the fourth player with multiple 60-point games in a season

CAREER-HIGH. James Harden sizzles in another record-setting night. Photo from NBA Twitter

Spurs honor 103-year-old Filipino guerrilla

Mar 22, 2019 - 4:03 PM

Born and raised in the Philippines, Liban Brillantes joined the US Army's 121st Infantry during World War 2

HONORED. Liban Brillantes is a San Antonio resident and an avid Spurs fan. Photo from San Antonio Spurs' Twitter account (@spurs)

Klay Thompson: Spurs' defense had no effect on Warriors

Mar 19, 2019 - 3:56 PM

'Absolutely nothing. We just missed shots,' says Klay Thompson, when asked what the San Antonio Spurs did to bottle up the Golden State Warriors

MISSING SHOTS. Klay Thompson believes that the Warriors' loss is mainly caused by their poor shooting. Photo from NBA Twitter

Spurs roll on at Warriors' expense as Nuggets clinch playoff spot

Mar 19, 2019 - 1:14 PM

The Spurs win their 11th consecutive home game and improve to 42-29 in the season

WINNING STREAK. The San Antonio Spurs continue their dominant winning streak at home. Photo from San Antonio Spurs Twitter

WATCH: Spurs withstand late charge to edge Nuggets

Mar 05, 2019 - 2:29 PM

Spurs defeat two of the top 3 teams in the Western Conference in back-to-back games

ON A ROLL. The San Antonio Spurs stun the Denver Nuggets just after defeating the OKC Thunder. Photo from NBA Twitter

Bucks set to land Gasol after Spurs buyout

Mar 02, 2019 - 9:49 AM

Spanish center Pau Gasol is set to team up with Giannis Antetokounmpo and a Milwaukee squad that already boasts the NBA's best record

MAJOR ROLE. The Bucks expect the 18-year NBA veteran Pau Gasol to play a key role in their title bid. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

Knicks stun Spurs to snap 18-game home skid

Feb 25, 2019 - 1:32 PM

New York draws prolific performances from Damyean Dotson and Dennis Smith for its first win at the Madison Square Garden in nearly 3 months

ALL-AROUND. Dennis Smith stuffs the stats sheet as the Knicks finally win again at home. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Kawhi steals the show as Raptors spoil DeRozan's homecoming

Feb 23, 2019 - 1:15 PM

Former Raptors star DeMar DeRozan gets a warm welcome in Toronto but Kawhi Leonard reminds them who's the new go-to guy

SWAPPED STARS. Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors get one up on DeMar DeRozan and the San Antonio Raptors. Photo from NBA Twitter

Warriors unleash 49 points in 3rd quarter, thump Spurs

Feb 07, 2019 - 3:07 PM

The defending champion Warriors catch fire in the middle quarters, knocking in 24 of 25 field goals in one stretch

STAR-STUDDED. DeMarcus Cousins joins the Warriors’ starting lineup of 5 NBA All-Stars. Photo from NBA Twitter

Aldridge powers Spurs past depleted Pelicans

Jan 27, 2019 - 12:45 PM

Playing minus top scorer DeMar DeRozan, the Spurs snap a two-game skid against the depleted Pelicans

IN NUMBERS: Durant looking to move up in NBA's all-time scoring list

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:34 PM

The Golden State Warriors star has played the least number of games in the top 35 of the all-time scoring list

SLIM REAPER. Kevin Durant barely needs 3 games to occupy the 31st place in the NBA's all-time scoring list. File hoto from Twitter (@NBA)

Thunder avenge loss to Spurs, snap 3-game skid

Jan 13, 2019 - 2:50 PM

Russell Westbrook and the Thunder rebound from a heartbreaking double-overtime loss to the Spurs two nights ago

BACK ON TRACK. Russell Westbrook tows OKC back to the winning column as the Thunder climb to 26-16. Photo from NBA Twitter

Aldridge erupts for 56 as Spurs outlast Thunder in 2OT thriller

Jan 11, 2019 - 4:19 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge delivers an epic performance as the Spurs overcome Russell Westbrook's triple-double effort

Spurs blast Raptors as Kawhi returns to San Antonio

Jan 04, 2019 - 12:02 PM

Leonard is met with boos and jeers in his first game back in San Antonio since he was traded to Toronto together with Danny Green

RUDE WELCOME. Kawhi Leonard loses at the hands of his former team. Photo from Toronto Raptors Twitter

Spurs coach Popovich hopes Kawhi shown 'respect' on return

Jan 03, 2019 - 5:46 PM

Raptors star Kawhi Leonard returns to San Antonio to face his former team for the first time since his controversial departure

Warriors scorch Suns, Spurs roll past Celtics

Jan 01, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The defending champion Warriors and the Spurs close out 2018 with huge victories

ONE-SIDED. Steph Curry and the Warriors easily ward off De’Anthony Melton and the Suns in the last NBA game of 2018. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Raptors rally from 17 down to edge Heat

Dec 27, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green star as the Toronto Raptors snap Miami Heat's five-game winning streak

ON TOP. Kawhi Leonard pumps in 30 points as the Raptors improve to a league-best 26-10 record. Photo from Toronto Raptors Twitter

WATCH: Warriors up; Beal, Bryant lift Wizards in 3OT

Dec 23, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Jonas Jerebko shines in the Warriors' win as Bradley Beal and Thomas Bryant deliver monster numbers in the Wizards' triple-overtime triumph over the Suns

REVELATION. Swedish forward Jonas Jerebko plays a key role in powering the Warriors to their 22nd win. Photo from Golden State Warriors

Aldridge records double-double as Spurs thrash Sixers

Dec 18, 2018 - 2:06 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge spearheads a fine all-round offensive display from San Antonio

Pistons roll to snap Celtics' streak

Dec 16, 2018 - 3:20 PM

The Detroit Pistons halt the Boston Celtics' league-leading winning streak to 8 games

BACK AT IT. Blake Griffin and the Pistons clip the Celtics to arrest their own six-game skid. Photo from NBA

Suns spoil Nowitzki's record-setting season debut

Dec 14, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Dallas talisman Dirk Nowitzki becomes the first player in NBA history to suit up for 21 seasons for the same team

RECORD-SETTING. Dallas veteran Dirk Nowitzki high fives Maximilian Kleber after checking out of the first half. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets blast Blazers, Spurs eclipse Suns

Dec 12, 2018 - 12:48 PM

James Harden fires 29 and Chris Paul tallies a triple-double as the Houston Rockets snap a three-game slide

HOT SQUAD. Chris Paul and 6 other Rockets players wind up in double figures against the Blazers. Photo from Houston Rockets

Balanced Spurs blast LeBron, Lakers

Dec 08, 2018 - 1:04 PM

8 players breach double figures for San Antonio in the win

SNAPPED. LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers couldn't extend their winning streak to 5 games. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets romp over Spurs in Lone Star State clash

Dec 01, 2018 - 2:35 PM

James Harden and Chris Paul combine for 37 points and 20 assists

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. James Harden leads the way for the Houstin Rockets. Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Spurs extend Warriors' losing streak

Nov 19, 2018 - 11:27 AM

Golden State loses its hold on the top spot in the Western Conference

TALE OF TWO TEAMS. The Spurs get back on the winning track by keeping the Warriors in the losing column. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Spurs to retire Manu Ginobili's jersey in March ceremony

Oct 31, 2018 - 9:11 AM

The Argentinian star is one of only two players to win an NBA title, a EuroLeague crown and an Olympic gold medal

TRIBUTE. Manu Ginobili will be the ninth player in Spurs history to have his jersey number retired.

Spurs rally past LeBron, Lakers

Oct 28, 2018 - 11:52 AM

DeMar DeRozan flirts with a triple-double as San Antonio spoils Los Angeles' bid for a third straight win

SLAM. Spurs star DeMar DeRozan dunks in front of Lakers' Kyle Kuzma. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James draws positives from Spurs heartbreaker

Oct 23, 2018 - 4:30 PM

The LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers were close to clinching their first win of the season, but lost by one point to the San Antonio Spurs

'LONG PROCESS'. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James believes that the purple and gold are starting to get on the right track this season. Photo from Lakers.

Patty Mills breaks undermanned Lakers' hearts

Oct 23, 2018 - 1:42 PM

The LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers drop to 0-3 in the season in an overtime thriller

HEARTBREAKER. Patty Mills drains the go-ahead jumper to seal the win for the San Antonio Spurs over the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo from NBA Twitter

Tony Parker says he's ready to contribute in Charlotte

Oct 14, 2018 - 9:35 AM

'In everyone's eyes, I will always be a Spur,' says Tony Parker even as he's all set for a new challenge with the Hornets

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 02: Tony Parker #9 of the Charlotte Hornets looks to pass against Tyler Johnson #8 of the Miami Heat during their game at Spectrum Center on October 2, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Spurs lose rookie guard Walker after right knee surgery

Oct 07, 2018 - 1:13 PM

San Antonio's 19-year-old rookie won't see action yet when the NBA season kicks off next week

SIDELINED. Spurs rookie Lonnie Walker will be out for at least 6 weeks. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

NBA record watch: LeBron, Curry due for big milestones

Oct 05, 2018 - 12:13 PM

LeBron James and Steph Curry lead the NBA superstars poised to set new milestones this season

SIZZLING CURRY. Former NBA Most Valuable Player Steph Curry could crack the top 3 of the NBA’s all-time list for three-pointers made. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Manu Ginobili retires from NBA

Aug 28, 2018 - 8:28 AM

After 16 years in San Antonio, the Argentine wizard hangs up his spurs

END OF AN ERA. Everyone from San Antonio Spurs' "Big Three" is now gone with Manu Ginobili's retirement. File photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Spurs coach Popovich on Kawhi trade: ‘Time to move on’

Jul 19, 2018 - 8:46 AM

The San Antonio tactician wishes Kawhi Leonard well, but says he's focused on the arrival of former Raptors cornerstone DeMar DeRozan

SEPARATE WAYS. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich and Kawhi Leonard part ways, just two weeks after the Spurs let go of veteran Tony Parker. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

4-time NBA champ Tony Parker leaves Spurs for Hornets

Jul 07, 2018 - 9:23 AM

The departure of the San Antonio icon leaves Manu Ginobili as the last player in the successful Spurs triumvirate

ICONIC. San Antonio point guard Tony Parker agrees to a 2-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Spurs coach Popovich set to 'force his way' into LeBron recruitment

Jun 10, 2018 - 11:33 PM

A return to Cleveland remains an option, but Houston, Los Angeles and Miami may be also among Lebron James' likely destinations

GOOD RELATIONS. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has reportedly been trying to sell the ‘merits of South Texas’ to LeBron James. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

3-time champ Bruce Bowen to watch NBA Finals with Filipino fans in Manila

May 28, 2018 - 8:25 PM

The 5-time All-Defensive First Team player will join viewing parties for Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals

VISITOR. Bruce Bowen flies to Manila at the end of May. Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld / Getty Images North America / AFP

Durant steers Warriors past Spurs as Golden State wraps up series

Apr 25, 2018 - 1:29 PM

Delivering in the clutch, Durant makes things happen as Golden State bounces back to win the series at 4-1

GAME OVER. Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson help the Warriors stop LaMarcus Aldridge and the Spurs. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Amid tough time, Spurs play spoilers in Warriors’ sweep bid

Apr 23, 2018 - 9:27 AM

(UPDATED) Manu Ginobil stars as San Antonio continues to miss coach Popovich, while Bucks edge Celtics to level own series

RESILIENT. Manu Ginobili and the San Antonio Spurs make sure that Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors won’t take the ball – and the series – from them that easily. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP