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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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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,... More »

Parker Nets 41, Spurs Near Sweep of Suns

Phoenix picks bad time for its first 3-game losing streak

(Newser) - The San Antonio-Phoenix series was supposed to be a spectacular first-round matchup of potential NBA champions. Instead, it's become a Spurs smackdown. Tony Parker had a career-high 41 points along with 12 assists and San Antonio routed the Suns 115-99 on Friday night to take a 3-0 series lead. It's... More »

Spurs Down Suns, Take 2-0 Series Lead

Parker scores 32 in victory

(Newser) - Tony Parker scored 32 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 102-96 victory over Phoenix in Game 2 on Tuesday night after the Suns gave away another double-digit, first-half lead. The Spurs were down by as many as 14 in the first half before outscoring Phoenix 27-11 in... More »

Spurs' Ginobili Wins NBA's Sixth Man Award

San Antonio supersub beats out Barbosa after leading team in scoring

(Newser) - San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili—good enough to be a starter on about any team—won the NBA's sixth man award given to the league's best reserve on Monday. Ginobili led the Spurs in scoring, averaging a career-high 19.5 points to go with 4.8 rebounds and 4.... More »

Duncan Carries Spurs to Game 1 Win Over Suns

Rare 3-pointer, 40 points help spark San Antonio in double OT

(Newser) - Tim Duncan saved the San Antonio Spurs with a rare 3-pointer at the end of overtime, and Manu Ginobili hit a layup at the end of the second extra period to send the defending champions past the Phoenix Suns, 117-115 today in Game 1 of their first-round series. The third-seeded... More »

Spurs Wrap Up Third Seed With Win Over Jazz

San Antonio set to meet Phoenix, Utah will face Houston in first round

(Newser) - The San Antonio Spurs wrapped up the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference playoffs in dominant fashion, routing the Utah Jazz 109-80 on Wednesday night. The Spurs will face the sixth-seeded Phoenix Suns in the first round. The Jazz will take on the Houston Rockets. The Spurs' win, coupled... More »

Spurs Hang on to Defeat Kings

Two late three-point attempts can't tie it for Sacramento

(Newser) - Tony Parker tied his season high with 32 points and added 11 assists as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Sacramento Kings 101-98 on Monday. The victory, coupled with Houston's loss to Utah, put the Spurs in position to clinch third place in the conference for a second straight season.... More »

Bryant, Lakers Rout Spurs 106-85

Los Angeles clinches No. 2 spot in the Western Conference

(Newser) - Most Valuable Player candidate Kobe Bryant had 20 points, five rebounds and five assists before sitting out the fourth quarter, and the Lakers routed the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs 106-85 for their seventh win in eight games. The Lakers (56-25), who clinched the Pacific Division championship Friday, assured... More »

Stoudemire Has 21 in Suns Win

Result doesn't change playoff positioning

(Newser) - Amare Stoudemire scored 21 points and five other Phoenix players scored in double digits in the Suns' 96-79 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. The Suns won their second game in a row on the second night of a back-to-back and remained in sixth place in the... More »

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