Latest Gregg Popovich News

Gay scores 21 as the Spurs defeat 76ers 123-96

Dec. 18, 2018 12:20 AM EST

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. "I think we're starting to...

Dunn, Markkanen rally Bulls late to beat Spurs, 98-93

Dec. 16, 2018 1:19 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Chicago Bulls coach Jim Boylen proudly says he learned a lot from San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich during his two seasons as a Spurs assistant. Boylen even learned how to withstand a crisis and it helped him beat his mentor. Kris Dunn scored 24 points, Lauri Markkanen added 23 and the...

Spurs earn largest win of the season, beat Clippers 125-87

Dec. 14, 2018 12:41 AM EST

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...

DeRozan's 26 points leads Spurs past Jazz 110-97

Dec. 9, 2018 11:17 PM EST

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...

DeRozan's 36 points fuels Spurs past Lakers 133-120

Dec. 8, 2018 12:50 AM EST

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...

Mitchell nets 20, Gobert adds 18 as Jazz beat Spurs 139-105

Dec. 5, 2018 12:39 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Kyle Korver is back, and suddenly the Utah Jazz are sinking shots. "His confidence is contagious," Donovan Mitchell said. "His presence just gives us spacing and helps everybody." Mitchell scored 20 points, Rudy Gobert had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the San...

DeRozan's season-high 36 help Spurs beat Blazers, 131-118

Dec. 2, 2018 11:47 PM EST

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...

Rockets trounce Spurs 136-105 to snap four-game skid

Dec. 1, 2018 12:33 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Houston Rockets are starting to feel whole, and they demonstrated that by taking apart the San Antonio Spurs. Clint Capela had 27 points and 12 rebounds, James Harden had 23 points and 10 assists and Houston handed San Antonio its second straight lopsided defeat, 136-105 on Friday...

Covington scores 21 as Timberwolves romp past Spurs 128-89

Nov. 29, 2018 12:15 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves showed off their improved defense Wednesday night against the San Antonio Spurs. It was quite a performance by Robert Covington and company. Covington scored 21 points, Karl-Anthony Towns and Derrick Rose each had 16 and the Timberwolves shut down the Spurs for...

Popovich: Pau Gasol out with stress fracture

Nov. 28, 2018 7:33 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — San Antonio forward Pau Gasol has a stress fracture in his left foot, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Wednesday. Gasol, who didn't travel with the team to Minnesota and missed his 12th consecutive game Wednesday night, had been out with soreness in the foot but had recently been getting...