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May 23

In wake of Warriors sweeping hobbled Spurs, Popovich defends Aldridge

SAN ANTONIO – LaMarcus Aldridge has been the target of criticism after he averaged 15.5 points per game on 41.2 percent shooting in the West Finals, but Spurs coach Gregg Popovich defended the five-time All-Star. “He’s doing everything we want him to do,” Popovich said of Aldridge, who averaged 17.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.2

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May 23

Pau Gasol calls his first season with Spurs a “bit of a challenge.”

It wasn’t a seamless transition for Pau Gasol. When he came to the Spurs, he had to find his way, navigate what the coaches wanted him to do, and reconcile what he knew he could do with what he was being asked to do. Gasol had always been the No. 1 or 2 option on

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May 23

Gregg Popovich: “I thought we had a great season.”

One day after the Spurs were swept out of the Western Conference Finals by the Golden State Warriors, Gregg Popovich stood in front of a group of reporters and said he was really proud of his team. “I thought we had a great season,” Popovich said. “I’m really happy for the group. There’s only one

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May 23

‘Future bright’ for young Spurs after injuries led to more minutes in playoffs

SAN ANTONIO – If there was a silver lining in the rash of injuries that hit the Spurs during the playoffs, it was that the misfortune led to increased roles for the team’s younger players. “That’s a good group of kids…I think their future is bright,” coach Gregg Popovich said, referring to third-year player Kyle

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May 23

For Manu Ginobili, two great options on the table

Express-News Spurs reporter Jabari Young discussing Manu Ginobili’s options as he contemplates whether to return for another season with the Spurs or retire.

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May 23

Postgame Wrap: Spurs season ends, but not without a fight

Express-News Spurs reporters Jabari Young and Melissa Rohlin discuss the Spurs’ Game 4 loss to the Golden State Warriors and recap the 2016-17 season.

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May 23

Warriors join Spurs fans in sending love Ginobili’s way

SAN ANTONIO – The Golden State Warriors joined Spurs fans in honoring Manu Ginobili after he played what could be the final game of his illustrious career Monday night. It began with Stephen Curry applauding Ginobili from the free-throw line when he went to the bench for the final time with 2:25 left in the

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May 23

Golden State Warriors start playoffs 12-0, earn 3rd straight trip to NBA Finals

Stephen Curry scored 36 points and the Golden State Warriors closed out the Western Conference Final against the injury-ravaged San Antonio Spurs with a 129-115 victory Monday night, becoming the first team in league history to start the playoffs 12-0.

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May 23

Kawhi Leonard to miss Game 4 with Spurs on brink of elimination

Spurs leading scorer Kawhi Leonard will not play Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors with San Antonio on the brink of elimination.

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May 22

Curry’s contact with Dedmon in Game 2 now in the spotlight

Spurs forward Dewayne Dedmon was accused of a dirty play on Warriors guard Steph Curry in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals series, but contact made in Game 2 is now being brought to light.

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May 21

Pop says “it wouldn’t make much sense” to play Kawhi Leonard in Game 4

The Spurs’ backs are against the wall. They trail their Western Conference Finals series against the Golden State Warriors, 3-0, with Game 4 set for Monday, and Spurs’ coach Gregg Popovich they’re “likely” going to be without Kawhi Leonard (sprained left ankle) again. “It wouldn’t make much sense,” Popovich said of playing Leonard in Game

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May 21

Postgame Wrap: Spurs show fight, but Warriors too much in Game 3

Express-News Spurs reporters Jabari Young and Melissa Rohlin discuss the Spurs’ effort in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors.

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May 21

Kevin Durant, Warriors beat Spurs, take 3-0 lead

Kevin Durant had 33 points and 10 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the injury-riddled San Antonio Spurs 120-108 on Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals.

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May 20

Kawhi Leonard is out for Game 3 against Warriors with left ankle sprain

Kawhi Leonard (sprained left ankle) will not play in Game 3 of the Spurs’ Western Conference Finals series against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. “In the end, I guess it’s my decision,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said at shoot around Saturday. “He’s not thrilled that he’s not playing, but he’s not ready, so we’re

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May 20

Spurs’ Leonard, Popovich finalists for NBA awards

SAN ANTONIO – As expected, Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard is one of the three finalists for two of the NBA’s most prestigious awards, the league announced Friday night. Leonard, along with Houston’s James Harden and Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, is a finalist for the most valuable player award. And he’s competing for his third-straight defensive

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May 19

Warriors, Thompson succeeding in shutting down Spurs’ Mills

SAN ANTONIO – Acting Golden State coach Mike Brown made it clear before the West finals started that shutting down Spurs point guard Patty Mills would be a priority for the Warriors. “That guy, his juice or his motor, is second to none in my opinion in this league,” Brown said, “and that poses a

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May 19

Manu Ginobili on Spurs in Game 2: “We felt sorry for ourselves.”

The pity party is over. The Spurs still don’t know if superstar Kawhi Leonard will be available for Game 3 of their Western Conference Finals series against Golden State on Saturday — Leonard is officially listed as questionable — but the Spurs are no longer going to feel bad for themselves if they’re forced to

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May 19

Patty Mills says Tony Parker is on crutches, started rehab

When Patty Mills saw Tony Parker at the Spurs’ practice facility on Thursday, Mills made sure to wish Parker a happy birthday and give him a little pep talk. Parker, who turned 35 on Wednesday, was hobbling around on crutches after sustaining a ruptured left quadriceps in Game 2 of the Spurs’ second-round series against

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May 19

Duncan pulls hilarious prank on media at Spurs shootaround

SAN ANTONIO – Tim Duncan hasn’t lost his sharp sense of humor. That was clear Friday morning during the Spurs shootaround at their practice facility when he pulled a hilarious prank on the media with the able assistance of team media relations director Tom James. It all started with James being asked halfheartedly if he

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May 19

Kawhi Leonard: “If I feel good, I’m going to play.”

Kawhi Leonard, who has a sprained left ankle, is officially listed as questionable for Game 3 of the Spurs’ Western Conference Finals series against Golden State on Saturday. Leonard spoke to the media for nearly four minutes at Friday’s practice, and said he will ultimately decide whether or not he plays. “A lot of input,”

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