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7-Foot-4 Teen Will Try to Conquer the NBA

Victor Wembanyama of the Spurs ignites 'Wembymania'

(Newser) - The NBA season begins Tuesday night, but much of the attention is focused on the following night, when the San Antonio Spurs play the Dallas Mavericks. Why? In a word, Wemby. More precisely, Victor Wembanyama, a 7-foot-4 teenage rookie. Even those who don't follow the league will likely be...

Cops: Britney Spears 'Hit Herself in the Face'

No charges will be filed in incident involving pop star and Spurs player Victor Wembanyama

(Newser) - No charges will be filed following a brief investigation of the altercation involving pop star Britney Spears, San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama, and a member of the player's security team, Las Vegas police said Friday, after determining Spears inadvertently "hit herself in the face." Spears said...

San Antonio Matches NBA Home Record

Golden State poised to set all-time win record

(Newser) - Kawhi Leonard had 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs had to rally at the AT&T Center to beat the short-handed Oklahoma City Thunder 102-98 in overtime Tuesday night to finish 40-1 at home this season, matching an NBA record, the AP reports. The Boston Celtics had the same...

NBA Player's Selfie: 'lol #Holocaust'

No one's laughing out loud; Danny Green later apologized and rewrote the tweet

(Newser) - San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green visited Berlin's Holocaust Memorial yesterday, snapped a selfie, and provoked no small amount of outrage with this caption: "You know I had to do it one time lol #Holocaust." Green is in Berlin for an exhibition game against Alba Berlin, but...

NBA Gets First Female Assistant Coach

WNBA star Becky Hammon joins San Antonio Spurs

(Newser) - A little glass shattered today in the world of sports: The San Antonio Spurs hired WNBA all-star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach—a first for a woman in the NBA, reports the Washington Post . Hammon, who is retiring this year after 16 seasons in the women's league, had...

Spurs Rout Heat to Become NBA Champs

They take 5th title with 104-87 win in Game 5

(Newser) - The San Antonio Spurs turned the rematch with the Miami Heat into no match at all. The Spurs finished off a dominant run to their fifth NBA championship Sunday night, ending the Heat's two-year title reign with a 104-87 victory that wrapped up the series in five games. A...

Smoke Cancels NBA's First Mexico Game in 16 Years

Game-killing cloud blamed on generator malfunction

(Newser) - At this rate, it might be another 16 years before the NBA decides to have a game in Mexico: Last night's game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves was called off after smoke filled the Mexico City arena before fans arrived, reports the AP . A generator malfunction...

LeBron Leads Heat to 2nd Straight Title

James scores 37 points, nabs MVP

(Newser) - Victory in Game 7 brought more than another crown for LeBron James and the Miami Heat. It validated the team and its leader, forever cementing their place among the NBA's greats. For the vanquished San Antonio Spurs, it simply compounded the misery of a championship that got away. James...

Heat Forces Game 7, Wins OT Thriller

LeBron James and company beat San Antonio

(Newser) - They're going to Game 7 on Thursday night. LeBron James shrugged off a poor start to get 32 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds; Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play to force overtime; and the Miami Heat staved off elimination with a 103-100 victory...

Spurs Rally, Stun Heat in Game 1
 Spurs Rally, Stun 
 Heat in Game 1 
nba finals

Spurs Rally, Stun Heat in Game 1

San Antonio surges ahead in 4th quarter to win 92-88

(Newser) - The San Antonio Spurs still have that winning NBA Finals formula of good defense and a little luck on offense. Tim Duncan overcame a slow start to finish with 20 points and 14 rebounds, Tony Parker banked in a desperation jumper on a broken play with 5.2 seconds left,...

NBA Star Tony Parker Injured in Chris Brown Fight

Spurs' guard damages retina, will miss time with French Olympic team

(Newser) - San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker says he suffered a scratched retina on one of his eyes during a New York City nightclub brawl involving singer Chris Brown and members of hip-hop star Drake's entourage. Parker, a native of France, described the incident yesterday in Paris. He said he...

What's Next for the Spurs?
 What's Next for the Spurs? 

What's Next for the Spurs?

With no repeat in the works, team weighs future

(Newser) - With the Spurs' dreams of repeating as NBA champs foiled again, ESPN looks to the experts to explain why they couldn't go the distance, and to see what lies ahead for San Antonio. The advancing ages of Tim Duncan and most of the bench probably contributed to the loss, and...

Lakers Thump Spurs, Take 2-0 Series Lead
Lakers Thump Spurs, Take 2-0 Series Lead 

Lakers Thump Spurs, Take 2-0 Series Lead

LA never trails against defending champs in 30-point victory

(Newser) - No comeback required for the Lakers on Friday, as they scored the final nine points of the first half and never looked back in a 101-71 thrashing of defending champion San Antonio, reports AP. Kobe Bryant scored 22 points and Lamar Odom added 20 points and 12 rebounds as LA...

Spurs Keep Hopes Alive; Win Over Hornets
Spurs Keep Hopes Alive;
Win Over Hornets

Spurs Keep Hopes Alive; Win Over Hornets

(Newser) - The San Antonio Spurs' Big Three came through, but they'll still have to win one on the road to keep their title defense alive. Manu Ginobili scored 25 points, Tim Duncan had 20 points and 15 rebounds, and Tony Parker added 15 points in the Spurs' 99-80 victory over the...

West, Hornets Push Spurs to Brink, Lead 3-2
West, Hornets Push Spurs to Brink, Lead 3-2
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West, Hornets Push Spurs to Brink, Lead 3-2

Forward has 38 points, 14 boards and 5 blocks in 101-79 victory

(Newser) - David West and the New Orleans Hornets sure looked happy to be at home. West had career playoff highs of 38 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots, lifting New Orleans to a 101-79 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night and a 3-2 series lead. New Orleans...

Duncan Scores 22 as Spurs Even Series
Duncan Scores 22
as Spurs Even Series

Duncan Scores 22 as Spurs Even Series

(Newser) - Tim Duncan had 22 points and 15 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the New Orleans Hornets 100-80 tonight in Game 4 to even the Western Conference semifinals at 2-2. Tony Parker added 21 points for the Spurs, who led nearly the entire game and are assured of a...

San Antonio Fights Back; Gets Needed Win

(Newser) - There was no third-quarter breakdown for the San Antonio Spurs last night, just the desperate play of a team whose quest for a second straight NBA title was on the line. Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili both scored 31 points to lead the Spurs to a 110-99 victory over the...

Hornets Put Spurs in Big Hole
 Hornets Put Spurs in Big Hole 
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Hornets Put Spurs in Big Hole

Paul scores 30 as New Orleans grabs 2-0 series lead

(Newser) - Chris Paul had 30 points and 12 assists, leading the New Orleans Hornets to a 102-84 victory over the San Antonio Spurs last night and a 2-0 lead in their second-round series. Peja Stojakovic hit five 3-pointers and scored 25 points for the Hornets, who've won both games by wide...

Spurs Win First Round Series Against Suns

Defending champs win game 5 on strong play from stars

(Newser) - Tony Parker scored 31 points, Tim Duncan added 29 points and 17 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs advanced to the Western Conference semifinals with a 92-87 Game 5 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. The third-seeded Spurs will meet the No. 2 seed Hornets in a second-round...

Diaw Has Near Triple-Double in Suns Rout
Diaw Has Near Triple-Double in Suns Rout
Game of the Night

Diaw Has Near Triple-Double in Suns Rout

Phoenix avoids series sweep by defending champion San Antonio

(Newser) - Boris Diaw had 20 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in one of the best playoff performances of his career, and the Phoenix Suns stayed alive with a 105-86 rout of San Antonio on Sunday. Diaw, starting in place of injured Grant Hill, also led the Suns' vastly improved defense,...

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