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Step-back 3 NBA's new weapon, though not a shot for everyone

Feb. 13, 2019 3:08 AM EST

James Harden turned to it to become the NBA's most unstoppable scorer. Luka Doncic has ridden it to stardom on both sides of the Atlantic. The step-back 3-pointer is the perfect weapon for the modern NBA, practically a necessity in a game where the ability to find space to shoot from behind the arc is more valued...

Aldridge leads Spurs to 108-107 win over Grizzlies

Feb. 13, 2019 12:06 AM EST

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 scored 22 points, including San Antonio's final seven, as the Spurs broke a four-game slide with a 108-107 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on...

Mitchell, Gobert help Jazz breeze past Spurs, 125-105

Feb. 9, 2019 8:51 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When the Utah Jazz are executing their offense at home, it doesn't really matter what the defense throws at them. Playing against a triangle-and-two and zone at times, Donovan Mitchell scored 23 points, Rudy Gobert had 21 points and 13 rebounds and the Jazz beat the San Antonio Spurs...

McCollum has 30 points and Blazers beat the Spurs 127-118

Feb. 8, 2019 2:04 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trail Blazers expected that a team like San Antonio would mount a rally. The key was withstanding it. CJ McCollum had 30 points, including seven 3-pointers, and Portland handed the Spurs their third straight loss with a 127-118 victory on Thursday night. The Blazers led by as many...

LeBron, Giannis choose their teams for the All-Star Game

Feb. 7, 2019 7:55 PM EST

LeBron James finally has Anthony Davis as a teammate. For one game. His Los Angeles Lakers were unable to swing a deal for Davis, but James drafted the New Orleans Pelicans star on Thursday when he and fellow captain Giannis Antetokounmpo sat down to choose their teams for the Feb. 17 All-Star Game in Charlotte....

Durant lets loose after Warriors beat Spurs 141-102

Feb. 7, 2019 2:20 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant wants everyone to forget the free agency chatter and speculation about where he might play next season, calling it "unnecessary." That's still months away and he is trying to win another championship with the Golden State Warriors. The two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP...

Bagley's career-high 24 points lead Kings past Spurs 127-112

Feb. 5, 2019 1:51 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Marvin Bagley III signaled for the ball, caught a lob from Yogi Ferrell and nearly did a full 360-degree turn in the air before dunking it. It was just the latest highlight during an impressive run for Sacramento's emerging rookie star. Bagley's alley-oop slam was his biggest play...

Wily Coyote: Spurs mascot comes to rescue, traps bat

Feb. 2, 2019 11:33 PM EST

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...

Derrick White's career night leads Spurs past Nets, 117-114

Feb. 1, 2019 12:53 AM EST

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...

Gay's buzzer beater gives Spurs 126-124 win over Suns

Jan. 30, 2019 1:07 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs mobbed Rudy Gay after his game-winning shot against Phoenix, but that celebration got a cold dose of reality once they hit the locker room. Gay hit a 21-foot jumper at the buzzer and the Spurs overcame Devin Booker's 38 points to escape with a 126-124 victory...