Spurs extend streak to 9 straight, beat Warriors 111-105
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonia Spurs aren't concerned with making statements. They just want to pile up as many victories as they can late in the season.
Spurs defeat Knicks, 109-83, extending win streak to 7
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Three weeks after hitting a low point with a "pathetic" performance on Broadway, the Spurs hit a high note against the New York Knicks.
Lillard leads Blazers past Pelicans 122-110
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a game marked by milestones, it was Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers who had the most to celebrate.
Lillard scored 24 points and became the second-leading...
DeRozan, Aldridge lead Spurs past Mavericks 112-105
DALLAS (AP) — As a long-range jumper spun off the rim and out, Luka Doncic hopped and stomped the floor in frustration.
It was that kind of night for the rookie and his Dallas...
Aldridge, DeRozan help Spurs rally past Bucks, 121-114
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs have won five straight overall and eight in a row at home, though San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich is not ready to make any grand proclamations about the team's...
Aldridge, White lead Spurs past Hawks 111-104
ATLANTA (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge and Derrick White provided quite a 1-2 punch for the San Antonio Spurs.
Aldridge scored 32 points and White made one big play after another down the stretch...
PHOENIX (AP) — Kelly Oubre Jr. had 27 points and 13 rebounds, and the Phoenix Suns rallied from 10 points down in the fourth quarter to stun the NBA-best Milwaukee Bucks 114-105 on Monday...
Spurs hold off Nuggets’ late rally in 104-103 win
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — After struggling on a recent road trip, the San Antonio Spurs' improved defensive effort has helped them get some wins.
DeMar DeRozan had 24 points and LaMarcus Aldridge...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A change of scenery has made all the difference for the Spurs.
After a lackluster defensive performance during a recent road trip, San Antonio is suddenly back on its...
Aldridge helps Spurs beat Pistons in return home, 105-93
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Home never felt so good for the San Antonio Spurs.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points, DeMar DeRozan had 17 points and 13 points, and the Spurs returned home after a...
Aldridge leads Spurs to 108-107 win over Grizzlies
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — After a night of successful 3-point shooting for the San Antonio Spurs, LaMarcus Aldridge took over inside in the closing minutes.
Aldridge helps Spurs escape bat, pesky Pelicans, 113-108
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs were hit by a couple of surprise attacks. They overcame both.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 14 rebounds and the Spurs withstood another bat intrusion — with a nifty play from the team's coyote mascot — and held off the depleted New Orleans Pelicans 113-108 on Saturday night.
Wily Coyote: Spurs mascot comes to rescue, traps bat
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — On another batty night in San Antonio, the Spurs mascot made the play of the game.
Nothing but net.
Sporting a Batman costume — cape and all — The Coyote rushed the court and trapped a live bat Saturday, the second time one of the winged intruders disrupted a Spurs home game this week.
Derrick White’s career night leads Spurs past Nets, 117-114
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs relied on LaMarcus Aldridge until they were able to put things together against a sneaky zone defense from the Brooklyn Nets.
Leaning on Aldridge has worked out pretty well this season.
Derrick White scored a career-high 26 points, Aldridge had 20 and the Spurs rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Brooklyn 117-114 on Thursday night, their 16th straight win at home over the Nets.
Aldridge leads Spurs past Wizards 132-119
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Gregg Popovich values every possession, so an uncontested dunk by the Washington Wizards on the opening play did not sit well.
The Spurs coach quickly rose to call a timeout 16 seconds into the game to forcefully reinforce that communication is critical to defense.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 30 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and the Spurs regrouped to beat the Wizards 132-119 on Sunday night to snap a two-game skid at home.
Aldridge has double-double as Spurs beat Pelicans 126-114
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With a sore left wrist taking away half his offensive game, LaMarcus Aldridge could have been another injured player sitting out.
After testing his wrist in warmups, he decided to play and had a team-high 28 points and 12 rebounds to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 126-114 victory over the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday.
Embiid scores 33, leads 76ers past Spurs 122-120
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid stretched his balky back each time he had a moment's rest.
Those vital health breaks were fleeting — Embiid gutted out nearly 40 minutes, showing again that the days of the All-Star center missing seasons and stretches of games with injuries have become a faded memory.
Embiid had 33 points and 19 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers used a pair of four-point plays in the fourth quarter to beat the San Antonio Spurs 122-120 on Wednesday night.
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Harris’ near triple-double leads Clippers by Spurs, 103-95
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have lost so often recently, they had nothing to lose against the San Antonio Spurs.
Turns out, that can be a real winning attitude.
Tobias Harris had 27 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, and the Clippers beat the Spurs 103-95 on Sunday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
"You see what you do when your back is against the wall," Los Angeles veteran Patrick Beverly said. "We came out swinging."
Popovich ties Riley for road wins; Spurs beat Wolves 116-113
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Under coach Gregg Popovich, the San Antonio Spurs have been consistent winners. That includes when they go on the road — and anywhere they play the Minnesota Timberwolves.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the Spurs held on to give Popovich another milestone victory in a 116-113 win against the Timberwolves on Friday night.
Popovich earned his 520th career win on the road, tying Pat Riley for the most in NBA history.
Aldridge scores 56, Spurs outlast Thunder 154-147 in 2OT
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs started hotter than ever from 3-point range Thursday night.
When that wasn't enough to put away the Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio got the extra push it needed from its big man in the middle.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored a career-high 56 points and the Spurs overcame Russell Westbrook's triple-double to outlast the Oklahoma City Thunder 154-147 in double-overtime.
"He carried us," Spurs point guard Derrick White said. "It was fun to watch."
White, Aldridge lead Spurs past Grizzlies, 108-88
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs could have been excused for a letdown two days after their most emotional victory of the season. Then again, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich gives no quarter and neither did his team.
Derrick White scored 19 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 and the Spurs overcame a sluggish start to beat Memphis 108-88 on Saturday night, handing the Grizzlies their fifth straight loss.
Kawhi Leonard’s return to San Antonio not just another game
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is downplaying the significance of Kawhi Leonard's return to San Antonio.
As usual, Leonard isn't saying much.
But Leonard's first game in San Antonio since being traded to Toronto along with Danny Green for DeMar DeRozan and Jakob Poeltl has more significance than just another regular season game
Spurs scored 46 in third to race past Celtics, 120-111
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich had to use some colorful language to explain to the Spurs at halftime that their lack of aggression was troubling him.
The Spurs responded with their highest-scoring quarter in 25 years.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 32 points and San Antonio rode a 46-point third quarter to a 120-111 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night.
Aldridge scores 38 to lead Spurs past Clippers 122-111
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The consistency that has been a staple of the San Antonio Spurs under coach Gregg Popovich eluded them to start this season.
The Spurs seem to have rediscovered it, especially in the second half of games, as the Los Angeles Clippers found out during a dominant third quarter.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 38 points and the Spurs beat the Clippers 122-111 on Saturday night.
DeRozan, Aldridge lead Spurs past Nuggets 111-103
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs got a big win and an even bigger boost in confidence.
DeMar DeRozan had 30 points, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 and San Antonio defeated the Denver Nuggets 111-103 on Wednesday night.
Bryn Forbes added 15 points for the resurgent Spurs (19-16), who have won eight of 10 to move within two percentage points of first-place Houston in the Southwest Division.
Gay scores 21 as the Spurs defeat 76ers 123-96
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — While the San Antonio Spurs search for their identity as a team, Rudy Gay is showing that he has returned to form.
Gay had 21 points and LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan each added 20 as San Antonio defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 123-96 on Monday night.
Spurs earn largest win of the season, beat Clippers 125-87
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs appropriately returned to their defensive principles on an evening when San Antonio was celebrating "Throwback Night."
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and the Spurs won their fourth straight, topping the Los Angeles Clippers 125-87 on Thursday for their largest win of the season.
DeRozan’s 26 points leads Spurs past Jazz 110-97
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs are starting to feel better about their play, which is a welcome sign for the former defensive stalwarts following a series of blowout losses.
DeMar DeRozan had 26 points and eight assists and Rudy Gay added 23 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Spurs to a 110-97 victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night.
Donovan Mitchell scored 27 points for Utah, which had its two-game winning streak snapped.
DeRozan’s 36 points fuels Spurs past Lakers 133-120
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jakob Poeltl and Davis Bertans walked off the court to huge cheers and the embrace of San Antonio Spurs veterans Pau Gasol and LaMarcus Aldridge.
In a game filled with All-Stars like Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan and LeBron James, the Spurs relied on a gritty effort from Poeltl, Bertans and their bench to salvage a victory.
Brandon Ingram skips Lakers’ 2-game trip with sprained ankle
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Ingram is staying home from the Los Angeles Lakers' upcoming two-game road trip due to his sprained left ankle.
Ingram will have a precautionary MRI exam Thursday night.
Ingram injured his ankle early in the Lakers' 121-113 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday night when Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge flagrantly fouled him.
DeRozan’s season-high 36 help Spurs beat Blazers, 131-118
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A day off was the exhale the San Antonio Spurs needed after two blowout losses.
DeMar DeRozan had a season-high 36 points and San Antonio overcame a big game by Damian Lillard to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 131-118 on Sunday night.
The Spurs held a rare practice Saturday morning following consecutive losses of 39 points and 31 points. The team responded with its highest scoring output in regulation this season.
Aldridge helps Spurs beat Bulls 108-107
CHICAGO (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge showed off his smooth low-post game in the fourth quarter.
He even threw down an impressive dunk for good measure.
Aldridge scored 11 of his 20 points in the final period, and the San Antonio Spurs held off the Chicago Bulls for a 108-107 victory on Monday night.
"I just got touches," Aldridge said. "I touched it a little bit more and kind of found my rhythm and once I felt good I was trying to keep going."
Aldridge scores 33 to lead Spurs over Pacers 111-100
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge hopes San Antonio's victory over Indiana is enough to get the Spurs back on track.
Aldridge had 33 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Spurs to a 111-100 victory over the Pacers on Friday night after San Antonio endured a stretch of five losses in six games.
Grizzlies fend off Spurs 104-103 behind Conley, Gasol
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Marc Gasol and the Memphis Grizzlies dumped all the frustration from seven straight losses at San Antonio during a wild two-second sequence.
Mike Conley had 30 points, Gasol hit two free throws with 0.7 seconds left and Memphis beat the Spurs 104-103 on Wednesday night.
"It's very special to win here," Conley said. "We haven't won here in so long it feels like. It's hard to beat any Spurs team, no matter who's dressed up in their uniform."
Aldridge, DeRozan help Spurs extend Warriors’ skid, 104-92
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Finally faced with "the real NBA," the Golden State Warriors are playing short-handed and having a hard time.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 18 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs fended off a late rally to beat Golden State 104-92 on Sunday night, extending the Warriors' skid to three games.
The two-time defending NBA champions are 2-5 since an eight-game winning streak.
Aldridge’s double-double helps Spurs hold off Rockets 96-89
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Houston is still "figuring it out" a month into the season and the Rockets did not gain any clarity Saturday night against the San Antonio Spurs.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and 10 rebounds and San Antonio held on to beat Houston 96-89 while holding the Rockets to 28 percent shooting in the final quarter.
Gordon, Magic hold on to defeat Spurs, 117-110
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Orlando Magic's best victory of the season was almost their most deflating loss.
Aaron Gordon scored 26 points and Orlando held on to beat the San Antonio Spurs 117-110 on Sunday night after nearly blowing a 26-point lead with 9 minutes remaining.
D.J Augustin added 18 points for Orlando, which made 12 3-pointers in scoring a season high.
DeRozan, Aldridge lead Spurs to 109-95 win over Pelicans
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs were nearly flawless in their execution against New Orleans, and that only added to the consternation of Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry.
DeMar DeRozan had 26 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 22 points and 12 rebounds and the Spurs defeated New Orleans 109-95 Saturday, handing the Pelicans their fifth straight loss.
New Orleans has lost all five by double digits after opening the season with four straight wins.