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Splitter, Brazil to meet Serbia in Quarter-Finals after victory over Argentina

Indiana Pacers forward Luis Scola came into Sunday’s match between Brazil and Argentina averaging 21.6 points and 8.8 rebounds per game in group play. After 40 minutes of having to deal with Brazil’s tough defensive frontcourt made up of San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter, Washington Wizards center Nene, and Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao, […]

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Baynes, Australia eliminated from World Cup by Turkey

Sunday, Aron Baynes and the Australian National team were in control for 39:55 minutes in their game against Turkey. But with seconds ticking down in the final 20 seconds of the game, Emir Preldzic took a contested pull-up 3-pointer and made the shot to give Turkey the 65-64 lead with five seconds left in the […]

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Diaw, France advance to World Cup Quarter-Finals with victory over Croatia

After a sluggish first half for both teams Saturday, San Antonio Spurs forward Boris Diaw and the French National team looked like they were going to cruise onto a victory over Croatia, as Les Bleus was leading by 16 points late in the third quarter. However, Brooklyn Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic and Croatia made a […]

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Diaw, France set for Round of 16 after defeating Iran

It’s onto the Round of 16 for San Antonio Spurs forward Boris Diaw and the French National team, as Les Bleus defeated Iran 81-76 Thursday in their final game of group play. After starting the first quarter down by 10 points, France was able to take control of the game in the second and third […]

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FIBA World Cup: Splitter, Brazil rebound with win over Serbia

After suffering their first loss in the 2014 FIBA World Cup on Monday to Spain, San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter and Brazil rebounded Wednesday with an 81-73 victory over Serbia. Heading into the fourth quarter, Brazil was facing a 64-60 deficit, but Brazil relied on their defense in holding Serbia to nine points in […]

FIBA World Cup: Baynes, Australia take down Lithuania

San Antonio Spurs restricted free agent Aron Baynes and the Australian National team continued on the winning track in the 2014 FIBA World Cup Tuesday over Lithuania. Using a strong defensive second quarter by holding the Lithuanians to just eight points, the Boomers were able to gain some separation and hold on the for the […]

Spain hands Splitter, Brazil first loss in FIBA World Cup

Friday the Spanish National team displayed why they’re one of the powerhouses in the 2014 FIBA World Cup, as Spain used its variety of weapons on both sides of the floor to hand Brazil its first loss in the tournament by the score of 82-63. Behind 26 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks from Chicago […]

FIBA World Cup: Diaw, France clobber Egypt

Using a 26-11 scoring edge in the second quarter Monday, San Antonio Spurs forward Boris Diaw and Les Bleus were able to build a 20+ point lead by half, as France went on to defeat Egypt 94-55. By half, France as a team was shooting 73% from the floor, including 6-of-9 from 3-point range, as […]

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Quantitative look at Ray Allen in Spurs’ system

Saturday morning, news came out that the San Antonio Spurs are reportedly interested in signing 39-year old shooting guard Ray Allen, formerly of the Miami Heat. The Spurs’ roster currently carries 14 guaranteed deals, and with the NBA maximum being 15 spots by the start of the regular season, the Spurs also have the options […]

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Report: Spurs interested in Gustavo Ayon

According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the San Antonio Spurs are interested in free agent center Gustavo Ayon, who is about to play for Mexico in the coming days at the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain. Interesting rumble just dribbled in on eve of FIBA World Cup: Reigning champs San Antonio have registered interest in […]

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Lorbek, FC Barcelona come to terms on contract buyout

Back in early July, word from overseas came out that Slovenian forward Erazem Lorbek and the Spanish club FC Barcelona were in negotiations for a contract buyout. Wednesday, a buyout agreement was reached between the two sides, as Barcelona released a statement stating Lorbek had been released from the team. Though he was originally drafted […]

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2014 FIBA World Cup Spurs Schedule: Group Phase

With the 2014 FIBA World Cup set to kick-off Saturday August 30 to September 14 in Spain, two current San Antonio Spurs players and one Spurs free agent will be participating in the event. Tiago Splitter will be representing Brazil, Boris Diaw will be playing with France, and free agent Aron Baynes will be playing […]

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FIBA Exhibition: Diaw & Baynes score 17 points each; France defeats Australia

A week ago, San Antonio Spurs free agent center Aron Baynes and the Australian National team took down Spurs forward Boris Diaw and France 76-74. Sunday in Strasbourg, France, Diaw and Les Bleus used a 23-10 scoring advantage in the fourth quarter to get their revenge on Australia with a 73-50 victory in exhibition play. […]

FIBA Exhibitions: Splitter, Brazil demolish Iran; Diaw & France defeat Finland

After defeating Slovenia in friendly play Friday, San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter and Brazil returned to the court in Slovenia Saturday, as Brazil demolished Iran in a 92-52 blowout. Splitter finished the game with 13 points and eight rebounds, while Nene of the Washington Wizards added 10 points, six rebounds, and three assists. Elsewhere […]

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