Latest Gregg Popovich News

Wiggins leads Wolves with 30 points in 129-114 win vs. Spurs

Nov. 14, 2019 12:02 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Wiggins is making an impact all over the floor, from the arc to the rim, and the Minnesota Timberwolves are playing with a carefree connectedness that has helped elevate their overall performance. These developments are not mutually exclusive. Wiggins kept up his early season...

Spurs retire Parkers' jersey in emotional ceremony

Nov. 12, 2019 12:57 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Boris Diaw was rightly concerned about the well-being of a scrawny 19-year-old kid moving to a new country and attempting to compete against the game's best in the NBA. One odd Christmas dinner that turned into an impromptu film session helped Diaw realize his friend and French teammate,...

Hayward breaks left hand in Celtics' 135-115 rout of Spurs

Nov. 9, 2019 9:19 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — In the midst of Boston's most dominant performance of the season, Celtics point guard Kemba Walker could only muster anger and confusion after learning Gordon Hayward broke his left hand. Jaylen Brown scored 30 points and Boston routed the San Antonio Spurs 135-115 on Saturday in a...

Aldridge's season-high 39 lead Spur past Thunder 121-112

Nov. 8, 2019 12:19 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Dejounte Murray had been making himself miserable in the film room. Watching turnover after turnover, he promised Spurs teammate LaMarcus Aldridge things were going to change against Oklahoma City on Thursday night. Aldridge was the benefactor of Murray's improved play at point guard,...

Young dazzles in 2nd half, Hawks beat Spurs without Collins

Nov. 5, 2019 11:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young came through just as the Atlanta Hawks were trying to put John Collins' suspension in perspective. Young scored 28 of his 29 points in the second half, Jabari Parker added 19 points and the Hawks moved past Collins' issues to snap a three-game losing streak with a 108-100 victory...

LeBron James, Anthony Davis lead Lakers past Spurs

Nov. 3, 2019 10:55 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — For a player who wasn't even part of the Los Angeles Lakers' plans this offseason, Dwight Howard is providing a powerful impact alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Davis had 25 points and 11 rebounds, ames added 21 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds and Los Angeles held off the San...

Curry undergoes hand surgery, to miss at least 3 months

Nov. 1, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry will miss at least three months for the ailing Warriors because of a broken left hand that required surgery, the toughest blow yet early in an already difficult season for struggling Golden State following five straight trips to the NBA Finals. Now, both Splash Brothers...

Clippers beat Spurs as Leonard scored 38 against former team

Nov. 1, 2019 2:55 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gregg Popovich and Kawhi Leonard exchanged some laughs and pleasantries after Leonard's new team, the Los Angeles Clippers, defeated his former coach and the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night. If Leonard has any more nights like that against his former club, the normally irascible...

Spurs remain unbeaten with 113-110 win over Trail Blazers

Oct. 29, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Portland point guard Damian Lillard refused to give up when all seemed lost, and nearly willed the Trail Blazers to an improbable win over the San Antonio Spurs. DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points and San Antonio overcame a sluggish start and Lillard's hot finish to beat Portland 113-110...

Beware of early overreactions after the NBA's opening week

Oct. 28, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

Beware the overreaction. It's an easy trap to fall into at this time of year: Look at the early numbers in the NBA, extrapolate those over 82 games and envision the statistically improbable somehow becoming real. Don't do it. Atlanta's Trae Young is averaging 38.5 points per game right now which won't hold up...