Whether it’s the Philadelphia 76ers or Portland Trail Blazers, Gregg Popovich is unwavering in his ways. With the San Antonio Spurs playing on the second night of a back-to-back against the Trail Blazers on Monday, the coach elected to sit out four key players in the rotation in Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tiago Splitter. To be fair, Parker has been dealing with a hamstring issue, Ginobili was listed as out with a lower back contusion and Splitter was
It’s an easy-going kind of night for the defending champions San Antonio Spurs when the most pathetic team in all of basketball – the Philadelphia 76ers – is their opponent. Even if it’s on the road. With the 76ers not having won a single game heading into Monday’s contest, it was easy for Gregg Popovich to sit out Tim Duncan (rest) and Tony Parker (rib). Manu Ginobili did play, but only saw 13 minutes despite having a hot shooting night, scoring 14 points
Since it’s Thanksgiving, we’ll use a few photos from around the NBA that players posted celebrating the holiday. Of course, there were plenty all over social media, but these were the few that I went with to share. We all know it’s the time of year for family and friends to spend time together and share what they are thankful for. It’s also the time of year in which you’re allowed to eat as much as you want, as fast as
Thursday night features a national TV doubleheader. Plenty of points should be scored in a pair of very interesting games that illustrate how the daily fantasy hoops challenge is never the same twice. There were almost too many bargains to choose from last night, definitely not enough tonight.
Chandler Parsons seems to be enjoying the short amount of time he’s spent in Dallas as a member of the Mavericks. Even though he’ll be paying for dinner on their road trips, he’s been fitting in quite well in his new digs. Parsons, along with Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis, has Dallas starting off the season on the right foot, who sit at 3-1 on the year after the one-point loss to San Antonio on the first night of the
After months of waiting and a summer full of roster change and player movement, the dawn of the 2014-15 NBA regular season is now upon us. Play begins with three games Tuesday night. The New Orleans Pelicans host the Orlando Magic at 8 p.m. (EST). The game will air the local Fox Sports affiliates — FSNOLA and FS Florida, otherwise, you can find it on NBA League Pass. Meanwhile, the NBA on TNT crew will host a doubleheader, starting with the
All the San Antonio Spurs could talk about last season was avenging their 2013 NBA Finals loss to the Miami Heat, especially the heartbreaking loss in Game 6. The Spurs made sure it didn’t get to a Game 6 in 2014 as they dominated the Heat in five games to win their fifth championship. Tim Duncan, who many assumed would retire after his fifth title, now enters the 2014-15 season looking for a ring for his other hand now. The Spurs brought
Wednesday afternoon, or evening depending on which northern hemisphere you were in, saw the defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs in their first preseason exhibition. Their opponent, Alba Berlin (otherwise known as the Berlin Albatrosse). It was, for many, expected to be a blowout in the champs favor, much in the same way that the Cleveland Cavaliers so easily dispatched Maccabi Tel Aviv. Unfortunately, fortune favors the bold. Alba Berlin, though seemingly outmatched in talent, kept the game within striking distance the