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Coach Budenholzer on Leonard: ‘He really wants to be great’

AT&T CENTER – Wednesday, Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer was once again in a familiar place – the AT&T Center. But the longtime former Spurs assistant is now on the opposite side of the building in the visitors’ locker room, since he took over the Hawks last season. In his final two years before […]

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Hawks defeat Spurs with strong passing attack; Leonard injury update

AT&T CENTER – ‘Good shots for great shots.’ Last season, the phrase was used by San Antonio Spurs players in interviews, and broadcasts as well. Wednesday in a preseason game against the Atlanta Hawks, it wasn’t a Spurs player who used the phrase, but instead a Hawks player. “Guys were making the extra pass,” said […]

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Down 16 points at one time, young Spurs make comeback to defeat Kings

AT&T CENTER – Heading into the fourth quarter down 78-77 to the Sacramento Kings Monday, the San Antonio Spurs were 12 minutes away from making a full comeback, as they had been down by as much as 16 points in the game. With the Kings playing most of their starters throughout the night and even […]

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Cotton enjoys gaining experience with Spurs

AT&T CENTER – For an NBA veteran, the preseason may usually be a time to prepare with some game repetitions, chemistry with teammates, and working on ones skills against other NBA squads. However, for an undrafted rookie, the preseason may be the one shot that player may have at trying to make a name for […]

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Leonard expected to miss remainder of preseason, teammates ready to carry load

AT&T CENTER – Before the San Antonio Spurs’ overtime preseason loss to the Miami Heat on Saturday, word came out that 2014 Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard was expected to miss the remainder of the preseason with a right eye infection. After the game, Spurs guard Manu Ginobili and forward Kyle Anderson spoke about the concerns […]

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Ginobili working to get into basketball form by start of regular season

AT&T CENTER – In Saturday’s overtime preseason game in which the Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs 111-108, Spurs guard Manu Ginobili struggled when he was on the floor for his 16 minutes of play. Ginobili finished with six turnovers, three rebounds, two assists, and he shot 1-of-5 from the floor, but he did […]

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Anderson shines offensively in Spurs’ overtime preseason loss to Heat

AT&T CENTER – “I liked Kyle (Anderson) and Cory (Joseph,” said Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich Saturday after the Spurs fell to the Miami Heat in overtime 111-108. “They played a lot of minutes and didn’t get too much rest,” continued Popovich. “I thought they were really active and played pretty smart.” Anderson, who started […]

Preseason Observations: Spurs fall to Suns

Thursday evening, the San Antonio Spurs fell to the Phoenix Suns 121-90. To read a full recap of the game, check out D. Hyrum Vaughn’s article from after the game. Though the Spurs were without their head coach, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard, Tiago Splitter and Patty Mills, they still had players like Tony […]

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Suns Too Hot For Spurs in Phoenix

The San Antonio Spurs (well, sort of) were blown out in their pre-season tilt with the Phoenix Suns by a final of 121-90.  It was the Spurs’ third consecutive shaky outing of the pre-season.  The Spurs were paced by Austin Daye, who had 17 points and six rebounds in 20 minutes of action.  Daye was […]

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Austin Toros renamed Austin Spurs

Wednesday afternoon Spurs Sports and Entertainment announced the company has changed its D-League affiliate Austin Toros’ name, to the Austin Spurs. In the press release, the SS&E states the name change will share the parent name of the San Antonio Spurs, the NBA team. SWBC will also be one of the first major sponsors for the […]

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Preseason: Experience opportunities for young Spurs players vs. Suns

The San Antonio Spurs’ 2014-15 preseason will continue Thursday evening in Phoenix, as the squad will be hosted by the Suns (2-1). If you are hoping to get another look at Kyle Anderson in major minutes, Thursday might be your chance, since starting small forward Kawhi Leonard, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tiago Splitter, and Patty […]

Report: Spurs camp invitee Holland to sign with Besiktas

Back on September 26, the San Antonio Spurs announced their 2014-15 training camp roster. Outside of the 15 guaranteed players under contract, four other players – Bryce Cotton, JaMychal Green, Josh Davis and John Holland – were the four invitees participating with non-guaranteed deals. Sunday, word via Sportando.com indicated the list of the four invitees […]

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OKC Forward Durant to Miss 6-8 Weeks With Broken Bone in Foot

The San Antonio Spurs chief Western Conference rival, the Oklahoma City Thunder, were dealt a blow this morning with news that All-Star Forward Kevin Durant is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with a Jones Fracture.  A Jones Fracture is a broken bone at the base of the small toe. According to Thunder GM Sam Presti, […]

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Just one Spurs exhibition loss, but reminders it could bring

Dribble pitches, constant player and ball movement, multiple screens set on one possession, and finding mismatches for an advantage – last June by reading this description, one might immediately think of the NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs. However, on Wednesday, the team that was performing that type of system wasn’t even an NBA team. Instead, […]

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