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To replace Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs turn to Ettore Messina for Game 3

In the wake of his wife’s death Wednesday, Gregg Popovich will not coach the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of their Western Conference playoff series Thursday night against the Golden State Warriors. The team has announced that assistant Ettore Messina will coach the team.

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Erin Popovich, wife of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, dies

The wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died. She was 67.

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The Kawhi Leonard standoff is the San Antonio Spurs’ most important game left this season

For a 69-year-old man who has almost certainly never logged onto Twitter, Gregg Popovich sure has mastered the art of the subtweet.

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With Kawhi Leonard, it’s the San Antonio Spurs who need answers

Kawhi Leonard has a new team, and Gregg Popovich isn’t the coach.

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“Insulted” pro-Trump Spurs fans feel forced to choose between their team, the president

Not long ago, Cassandra Casanova would plan her weeks around the NBA playoff schedule. She would wear her San Antonio Spurs gear and spend days talking about her favorite team, dissecting its postseason matchup.

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How do the Denver Nuggets make the playoffs?

If Denver beats Portland and Minnesota in its last two regular-season games, the Nuggets make the playoffs. If Denver loses either game, things get far more complicated.

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Are Denver Nuggets’ playoff hopes toast? A look at Western Conference race with two weeks to go.

Denver now sits in 10th place with seven games to go after surrendering second-half leads at Philadelphia and Toronto on consecutive nights.  

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James Harden helps Houston Rockets to easy win over San Antonio Spurs

James Harden scored 16 of his 28 points in the third quarter to allow the Houston Rockets to build a huge lead and sail to an easy 109-93 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night.

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The Wild West: Breaking down stretch run for Denver Nuggets, fellow playoff contenders

When the Denver Nuggets finished off a Sunday matinee thrashing of Sacramento, they simultaneously sat out of the Western Conference playoff picture and 1.5 games away from hosting a first-round playoff series.

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How are the Denver Nuggets keeping track of Western Conference playoff race? Depends on who you ask

“It’s one of those things you don’t want to pay attention to it, but you’ve got to know at the same time,” second-year point guard Jamal Murray said.

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Breaking down the stretch-run schedules for Denver Nuggets, Western Conference playoff contenders

The 33-28 Nuggets fell out of the coveted eighth spot in the standings after Tuesday’s stunning loss to the Clippers.

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Why Denver Nuggets’ defensive conundrum has Michael Malone “questioning my whole being as a coach”

Denver has won 10 of its last 14 games, but ranks 28th in the NBA in defensive efficiency during that span.

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The Morning After: Nikola Jokic enters Wilt Chamberlain territory with third consecutive triple-double in win over San Antonio Spurs

The surging Nuggets captured their 10th win in 13 contests.

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Nikola Jokic’s triple-double, Gary Harris’ clutch baskets push Denver Nuggets past San Antonio Spurs

Nikola Jokic, who has suddenly become a triple-double machine, lifted his hands in disbelief as he was called for his sixth foul with the Nuggets clinging to a one-point lead with less than two minutes to play Friday night against the San Antonio Spurs.

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Denver Nuggets briefs: Will Barton calls Allen Iverson “an icon”

Iverson, who played for the Nuggets from 2006-08, will be honored alongside Kenyon Martin and Marcus Camby during a halftime ceremony as part of “2000s Night” at Friday’s matchup against San Antonio.

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Denver Nuggets set to begin playoff push following all-star break

Mason Plumlee can easily recall the Nuggets’ loss in Portland last March, when Jusuf Nurkic blasted his former team and then wished its members a “happy summer.” Or when Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook drilled a buzzer-beating, game-winning 3-pointer in Denver in April.

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Everything you need to know about San Antonio Spurs at Denver Nuggets

This is the final regular-season meeting between Denver and San Antonio, and their second matchup in less than two weeks.

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The Morning After: 7 takeaways from Denver Nuggets’ win over San Antonio Spurs

Are Nikola Jokic’s triple-doubles becoming an afterthought?

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Denver Nuggets briefs: NBA officiating reps meet with team following shootaround

“I think (the meetings are) a good move by them,” Nuggets center Nikola Jokic said. “They’re part of the business, like we are. We need to be together in this.”

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Denver Nuggets’ Will Barton bounces back from early-week struggles with big performance against Golden State

It made sense that Will Barton slipped on a pair of aviator sunglasses inside the Nuggets’ locker room. The finishing touch of his latest head-turning outfit was a pair of rhinestoned sneakers, with a sparkle that could blind the unprotected eye.

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