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
The hottest team in the Eastern Conference doesn’t have a three-headed monster like the Cleveland Cavaliers. It doesn’t have a scrutinized superstar returning from injury like the Chicago Bulls or a rapper sitting courtside at every home game like the Toronto Raptors. Heck, it doesn’t even have a national TV appearance, even though it plays in TNT’s backyard. But the Atlanta Hawks have won nine of their last 10 games, flying well under the radar toward the top of the conference. The Hawks
Kobe Bryant will have to wait at least another game to reach the milestone that everyone is waiting on with much anticipation. Friday night’s game on the road for Los Angeles Lakers against San Antonio Spurs carried a potentially-significant moment in NBA history: Kobe Bryant needed 31 points to move into sole possession of third place on the all-time scoring list, which meant he would pass the almighty Michael Jordan.
PHILADELPHIA – Oh, to be a bullfrog along the Schuylkill River on Monday, listening in while Gregg Popovich and Brett Brown walked and talked a few hours before Pop’s world champion Spurs – minus Tim Duncan and Tony Parker – kept Brown’s 76ers winless with a 109-103 victory. “He made me walk with him for an hour and a half today,’’ laughed an unusually amiable Popovich of his longtime assistant and good friend, who’s having a bit of a rough go
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
Why would the Spurs bother using their veterans in Philadelphia? Assume that Tim Duncan $8600, Tony Parker $7200 and Manu Ginobili $4900 will be rested, avoid using them in daily lineups and be sure to check for news later in the day to confirm my suspicions.
Kobe Bryant achieved something on Sunday night that no one else in NBA history has before. With his ninth assist in the third quarter versus the Toronto Raptors, Kobe recorded his 6,000th career assist. He became the first player ever to be named to the 30,000 point and 6,000 assist club. A little less than two weeks ago, he put himself in the record books when he scored his 32,000th career point against the Atlanta Hawks. He’s sitting at fourth on
Okay, so the photo isn’t exactly a toga party, but it’s close enough. The San Antonio Spurs are represented in a commercial that aired on Wednesday, dressed in toga clothes. Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobli, Tony Parker, Patty Mills and Kawhi Leonard, as well as the Spurs mascot The Coyote, all appeared in the commercial for H-E-B Greek Yogurt. As you can imagine, the commercial is quite hilarious.