Spurs news and notes: Spurs regrouping, Toros news, and more

• San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan had this to say about Los Angeles Lakers’ Andrew Bynum and how he disrupted the Spurs’ offense in the loss to the Lakers:

“He bothered a lot of people in the lane,” Duncan said, “and just his size was definitely the difference.” (nba.com)

• The Spurs are regrouping after the huge loss to the Lakers:

• With Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin Love is racking up the double-doubles this season, Spurs’ Tim Duncan ranks among the top 12 players all-time in career double-doubles:

Of the top 12 all-time double-double leaders (points-rebounds), according to the Elias Sports Bureau, Wilt Chamberlain stands alone at 966. Malone is next at 894 and Elvis Hayes had 890. The only active player on the list is San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan with 704, one behind Charles Barkley. (espn.com)

• Austin Toros’ Marcus Cousin has been called up to the Utah Jazz, and added two new players. Read all about this at Toros Nation.

• Speaking of the Toros, check out this great article about the Toros’ new home, the Cedar Park Center at Toros Nation.

• Spurs’ Gary Neal suffered concussion-like symptoms recently and the NBA is taking steps to prevent this injury to its players:

According to STATS LLC data reviewed by the AP, eight NBA players have missed games this season because of head injuries, concussions or concussion-like symptoms and there’s been an average of nine players per season who’ve missed playing time over the previous five years.

Besides Paul, Miami’s Mike Miller, San Antonio’s Gary Neal, Phoenix’s Vince Carter and New Jersey’s Anthony Morrow and Damion James all have dealt with blows to the head since Feb. 15. (nba.com)

Hit the jump to read about how you can win free tickets to a Spurs game this month, what Neal’s former coach at Towson said about him, the Spurs falling out of the number one spot in NBA rankings, and more.

• Gary Neal’s former coach, Pat Kennedy, resigned as men’s basketball coach at Towson University recently but had this to say about his former player:

“I’m also proud of Gary Neal, who will probably play 10 years in the NBA (with the San Antonio Spurs), the first guy from our school to do that,” Kennedy said about the Calvert Hall grad.

• Express News’ Tim Griffin talks about the Spurs falling out of the number one spot in most NBA rankings.

• RedsArmy.com is keeping an eye on the Spurs as the playoffs near.

• The Spurs and the Mayor of San Antonio are teaming up to get out information about HIV/AIDS and reduce stigma surrounding the disease. 

The special SAN ANTONIO>AIDS game night is organized as part of a national partnership between NBA Cares and Greater Than AIDS, a national movement to respond to AIDS in America.

In addition to in-arena messaging throughout the March 9th Spurs game against the Detroit Pistons, Mayor Castro will address the crowd during halftime to introduce a NBA/Greater Than AIDS public service message featuring NBA All Stars Pau Gasol, Al Horford and Russell Westbrook and WNBA player Candice Wiggins, whose father died of AIDS.  The Spurs are also working with Greater Than AIDS and local San Antonio organizations to organize a private Player Appearance with Spurs legend George “The Iceman” Gervin. (prnewswire.com)

• Want to win free tickets to a Spurs game this month? Here is how you can enter for a chance to score some free tickets:

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3. One person who tweets that out will win a free pair of tickets to Spurs game this month.

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