January 9, 2009 |
Tony Parker scored 19 points and San Antonio beat the Los Angeles Clippers, 106-84, last night, giving the Spurs their ninth win in the past 10 games despite getting only eight points from Tim Duncan. The visiting Clippers have lost nine straight, the longest skid in the NBA this season. The Spurs have a 1 1/2-game lead over second-place New Orleans in the Southwest Division. Roger Mason added 18 points for the Spurs, Michael Finley had 15 and Manu Ginobili 13 off the bench.
December 9, 1994 |
Dennis Rodman stood up the Spurs again, but has been spotted in San Antonio - with bright green hair. The team's hopes that the truant forward would show for last night's game with Utah were dashed when Rodman didn't contact the team during the day and missed a shootaround, then later missed the Spurs' 117-114 double-overtime loss to the visiting Jazz. Rodman was discovered later, with his new hair color, at a San Antonio health club, where he said he would attend a meeting today with Spurs management.
December 10, 1996 |
Center David Robinson will be in the San Antonio lineup for the first time this season when the Spurs play the Phoenix Suns tonight. Robinson left an Oct. 11 exhibition game because of back pain and missed San Antonio's first 18 games. The Spurs have started the season 3-15 without him. Robinson was cleared to play yesterday. Also, Dallas activated forward Jamal Mashburn, who had missed eight games because of a broken right cheekbone. ROCKETS: BARKLEY HURTING Houston forward Charles Barkley missed a workout with a foot injury, but he expects to play tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
January 8, 2002 |
New York Knicks coach Don Chaney knew his team had to keep San Antonio's Tim Duncan out of the paint if it was going to have a chance to win. That single focus, however, came with some dangers. "You've got to get it out of Duncan's hands, but that opens up their perimeter game with great shooters," Chaney said. Duncan, who had only seven points in the first half, sank four free throws in the closing minutes as the host Spurs held off the late-charging Knicks, 90-79. He finished the game with 21 points, eight of them in the fourth quarter, when San Antonio nearly squandered a 13-point lead.
February 18, 1994 |
Triple-doubles are no big deal to David Robinson, who leads the NBA with five this season. Quadruple-doubles, though, are something special. "I've been close a number of times, so this is something I wanted to do," Robinson said after getting the fourth quadruple-double recorded in NBA history last night with 34 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 blocked shots in San Antonio's 115-96 victory over the visiting Detroit Pistons. "I'm excited because it's one thing you never know if you're going to get," he said.
February 14, 2007 |
Tim Duncan scored seven of his 21 points in a 20-point San Antonio spurt to start the second quarter and the visiting Spurs took advantage of the absence of All-Star guard Jason Kidd to beat the New Jersey Nets, 107-82, last night. Tony Parker added 19 points and Manu Ginobili had 14 as the Spurs avoided tying their season-high three-game losing streak with their third win in eight games. Vince Carter had 18 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Nets, who also were without two other starters who have been sidelined for a while - Nenad Krstic and Richard Jefferson.
June 5, 1999 |
No Tim Duncan, no problem. With Duncan on the bench in foul trouble, San Antonio steamrolled host Portland with a 16-0 third-quarter run last night on the way to an 85-63 rout that puts the Spurs one win from a sweep in the Western Conference finals. "Well, 3-0 is better than 2-0, and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world, but it still doesn't put us anywhere," San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. Portland's 63 points was its fewest ever in the playoffs, and the second-lowest total in NBA playoff history.
May 22, 2003 |
San Antonio's Tim Duncan scored 32 points, and the Spurs began the game going 24-for-24 from the free-throw line, en route to a 119-106 win over the visiting Mavericks in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals last night. Dallas was called for six technical fouls, and both head coach Don Nelson and assistant Del Harris were tossed before halftime. The series is even, with Game 3 set for tomorrow at Dallas. Michael Finley led the Mavericks with 29 points and Dirk Nowitzki had 23. Noteworthy LeBron James, the high school phenom from Akron, Ohio, will make tonight's NBA draft lottery almost as important as a playoff game.
April 13, 1999 |
What a difference two days and a change of scenery can make. San Antonio, which was routed in Phoenix by 26 points on Saturday, turned the tables on the Suns with a 94-77 victory last night as Tim Duncan scored 26 points to lead the Spurs. "Tonight the defense was consistent both halves," said San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich. "We stayed in front of them, contested shots and cut off their penetration. None of the above happened the last time we played them. " San Antonio, which has won 19 of its last 22 games, also received a season-high 20 points from Avery Johnson.
January 18, 2012 |
LEBRON JAMES scored 33 points, Chris Bosh added 30 and the Miami Heat used a historic third-quarter turnaround to erase a big deficit and beat visiting San Antonio last night, 120-98. Miami outscored San Antonio 39-12 in the third quarter, the second-largest differential for any quarter in Heat history, and the second-worst differential for a period in Spurs history. The Heat trailed 52-35 late in the second quarter. Miami outscored San Antonio after halftime, 71-35. Mike Miller made his season debut and shot 6-for-6 on three-pointers.