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New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) reacts after making a 3-point basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The Spurs won 121-117. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Williamson's 22 in debut not enough for Pelicans vs. Spurs

Jan. 23, 2020 2:07 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson scored the final point of his first NBA regular season game as a packed and standing crowd belted out chants of “M-V-P!” Then the NBA's No. 1 overall draft pick went to the bench — as mandated by medical staff — and watched the game slip away...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) practices before an NBA basketball game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Los Angeles Clippers in New Orleans, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Williamson is expected to return to play Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

As wait for Zion ends, 76ers' Brown recalls challenges await

Jan. 21, 2020 3:26 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Zion Williamson is set to make his NBA debut, which will bring plenty of excitement to New Orleans. It will also bring some challenges to coach Alvin Gentry. That's what Philadelphia coach Brett Brown learned from his experiences when the wait for a franchise star was finally over....

San Antonio Spurs guard Derrick White (4) drives past Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Spurs cough up big lead, recover for 120-118 win over Suns

Jan. 21, 2020 1:01 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Bryn Forbes lived a shooter's dream during the first half on Monday night, making seven 3-pointers as the San Antonio Spurs built a big early lead. The second half wasn't nearly as fun. But Forbes made one more from long distance and it was huge for the Spurs, who coughed up a 20-point...

San Antonio Spurs' Lonnie Walker IV (1) and Miami Heat's Kendrick Nunn fall as they chase the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

Aldridge, DeRozan help Spurs escape to beat Heat 107-102

Jan. 19, 2020 7:05 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Patty Mills celebrated his heritage Sunday with a performance that typified his career. Mills provided a late spark, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points and the San Antonio Spurs held off the Miami Heat 107-102 Sunday. The win came as San Antonio became the first NBA team to hold...

San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills celebrates a 3-point basket during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 118-105. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

Spurs' Mills aims to raise awareness of Indigenous cultures

Jan. 18, 2020 2:09 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Patty Mills stood in the corner of the court, looking at the rest of his San Antonio Spurs wrapping up a recent practice. Different races, different countries, different cultures were all represented. The significance was not lost on Mills, who has been in San Antonio longer than any player on...

Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) scores over San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan, second from right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Hawks complete late rally to stun Spurs 121-120

Jan. 18, 2020 12:31 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Vince Carter knows how difficult it is to win in San Antonio because he has experienced it for 22 seasons. Competing against the championship pedigree of the franchise, trying to tune out the frenzy of the sellout crowds at the AT&T Center and struggling to overcome the defensive...

Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo (13) dunks the ball against the San Antonio Spurs in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Nunn scores 33, Heat 18-1 at home after edging Spurs 106-100

Jan. 15, 2020 10:59 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Kendrick Nunn was the last Miami player off the court at halftime, required to hang out for an extra minute or two in order to pick up his second Eastern Conference rookie of the month trophy. “Hopefully, I get some more,” Nunn said. He's well on his way. Nunn scored 33 points on...

San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) handles the ball against Memphis Grizzlies forward Jae Crowder in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Jackson Jr., Morant lead Grizzlies past Spurs 134-121

Jan. 11, 2020 12:02 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies are on their longest winning streak of the season, defeating teams above them in the standings and relying on youthful excitement in their drive for a spot in the postseason. Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 24 points, Ja Morant added 22 points and a season-high 14...

Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) watches as referee Evan Scott charges him with a technical foul during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

DeRozan scores 30, Walker tossed, Spurs beat Celtics 129-114

Jan. 8, 2020 10:59 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker was ejected for back-to-back profanities, a fan was arrested for throwing a beer can, and Gregg Popovich didn't feel much like hanging around, either. The San Antonio coach was understandably perturbed after the beer can sailed over the Spurs bench and landed on the court during...

San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) scores against Milwaukee Bucks forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo, left,  during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Spurs' season-best 3-point shooting does in Bucks, 126-104

Jan. 7, 2020 12:12 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Known as a mid-range shooting team for the past few seasons, the Spurs are starting to comprehend why San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich has implored them to shoot more 3-pointers. DeMar DeRozan had 25 points and the San Antonio Spurs had a season-high 19 3-pointers to beat Milwaukee...