Latest Gregg Popovich News

Middleton, Antetokounmpo carry Bucks past Spurs 121-111

Oct. 24, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Khris Middleton scored 28 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 21 and the Milwaukee Bucks held on to beat the San Antonio Spurs 121-111 on Saturday night. Coming off a 137-95 loss in Miami on Thursday, the Bucks were able to stave off a series of...

Jokic posts 32 points, 16 boards; Nuggets top Spurs 102-96

Oct. 23, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Not everyone thought Nikola Jokic should have won the MVP award last season. His Denver teammates did, and one, in fact, predicted he would repeat. “I’ve never seen nobody play his pace. The slow Euro-step is unstoppable,” JaMychal Green said. “A...

Hall of Famer, Olympic coach Wright returns to loaded Nova

Oct. 22, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Jay Wright left for Japan on July 2 as a two-time national champion at Villanova and winner of enough coach of the year awards and Big East titles to fill several trophy cases. He returned to the Main Line campus from a road trip that took him from...

Knicks withstand Brown's 46, outlast Celtics 138-134 in 2 OT

Oct. 21, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks never could contain Jaylen Brown and on the last play of regulation completely lost track of Marcus Smart. More mistakes than they'd like, but not enough to ruin their season opener. “At the end of the day, we...

Vassell, Walker lead balanced Spurs past Magic, 123-97

Oct. 21, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich has loosened things up on the court after years of structure and it resulted in another successful opener for the Spurs. Devin Vassell scored 19 points, Lonnie Walker added 17 and the San Antonio Spurs continued their...

NBA 2021-22: 10 things to follow throughout the season

Oct. 19, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

In the opening seconds of Stephen Curry’s NBA career he got an assist on the first possession, a steal on the second and then tried a 3-pointer for the first time at the professional level. It missed. In that moment, there probably were not very...

Oldies but goodies: The Lakers may be ones to catch in West

Oct. 13, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

It may be a roster like none other. The Los Angeles Lakers have four of the NBA’s top seven active scorers. The top three leading active rebounders. Three of the top four active leaders in assists. Three of the top five in blocks. Three of the top five in wins. Four of...

Spurs facing unknown with youth replacing its veteran past

Oct. 12, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs are confronting basic questions they have not faced in decades. Who is taking the last shot of the game in a critical situation? Which player will provide the team with leadership? It’s a dilemma Gregg...

Bucks begin their title defense after abbreviated offseason

Oct. 12, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks sure didn’t get much time to celebrate their first NBA championship n a half-century. Just three months after Giannis Antetokoumpo’s 50-point performance secured a title-clinching victory over the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the...

At NBA media days, COVID and vaccines remain dominant topics

Sep. 27, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

Utah center Rudy Gobert revealed that after much deliberation, he decided to become vaccinated. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich has gotten his booster shot already. Boston coach Ime Udoka had his shots and tested positive for COVID-19 anyway. And Brooklyn guard Kyrie...