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Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) drives to the basket against San Antonio Spurs center Trey Lyles (41) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Doncic, Porzingis power Mavericks by slumping Spurs, 109-103

Feb. 27, 2020 12:08 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks were not rattled when a disastrous start to the fourth quarter threatened to dismantle a game they thoroughly dominated to that point. Having Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis on offense tends to ease such tension. Doncic had 26 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds,...

San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay (22) and Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) reach for a rebound in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Gilgeous-Alexander, Adams lead Thunder past Spurs

Feb. 23, 2020 10:56 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was surly, even by his standards, during his postgame media session. It was easy to see why. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Steven Adams added 21 points and 14 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled past the Spurs...

San Antonio Spurs' Derrick White (4) drives the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder's Dennis Schroder (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)

Spurs stop 5-game slide with 114-106 victory over Thunder

Feb. 12, 2020 12:12 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs headed into the All-Star break with a win. It was a welcome change after a tough stretch. Aldridge had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and the Spurs stopped a five-game slide by topping the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-106 on Tuesday night....

LeBron James among 44 US Olympic basketball team finalists

Feb. 11, 2020 2:30 AM EST

LeBron James is considering a return to the Olympics. James — a two-time gold medalist and three-time Olympian — was among 44 players announced by USA Basketball on Monday as finalists for the team that will play in the Tokyo Games this summer. James played in 2004, 2008 and 2012, helping the U.S....

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, right, drives past San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge, back left, as center Trey Lyles, front left, waits in the paint to defend in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Nuggets come from 23 down to beat Spurs 127-120

Feb. 11, 2020 12:56 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray was hurting, out of rhythm and wondering if he should keep playing when he left the court at halftime. A quick call to his father gave him the incentive to keep going. San Antonio probably wished the young guard had stayed in the locker room. Murray scored 14 of his 26 points in...

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, left, referee Scott Twardoski , center, and Sacramento Kings guard Cory Joseph have a few laughs during a break in the action during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Hield, Kings heat up to keep Spurs reeling, 122-102

Feb. 9, 2020 1:24 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings are finally building some momentum, although it might be too late to get them back in playoff contention. San Antonio also has hopes of playing in the postseason but the Spurs are headed in the opposite direction. Buddy Hield scored 31 points and made nine...

San Antonio Spurs guard Derrick White, left, drives to the basket against Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Lillard scores 26 points, Portland beats San Antonio 125-117

Feb. 7, 2020 1:39 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With the trade deadline past and a playoff race ahead, the Portland Trail Blazers understood the importance of their game against the San Antonio Spurs. Damian Lillard had 26 points and 10 assists, Hassan Whiteside scored 17 points and tied a season-high with 23 rebounds as the Trail...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James I swarmed by teammates after making several 3-point shots in a row during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LeBron gets 36 in 3-point barrage, Lakers rout Spurs 129-102

Feb. 5, 2020 1:48 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James absorbed contact and tumbled to the court while his fifth 3-pointer in a three-minute span dropped through the net. The Los Angeles Lakers' entire roster left the bench and crossed the court, gleefully picking up their leader while a sellout crowd roared....

San Antonio Spurs' DeMar DeRozan, center, drives against Los Angeles Clippers' Paul George (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Clippers rally in 4th quarter to edge Spurs 108-105

Feb. 4, 2020 2:54 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George got beat up again, came back and hit some big shots to help the Los Angeles Clippers rally late. Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points and George added 19 in a 108-105 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. Leonard's one-handed dunk gave the Clippers a two-point lead...

San Antonio Spurs guard Derrick White (4) scores past Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Spurs rally from 19 down in 3rd, beat Hornets 114-90

Feb. 2, 2020 12:35 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs are hitting the road as inconsistent as ever. At least they're starting this nearly month-long trip on an upswing. DeMar DeRozan had 24 points and the Spurs overcame a 19-point deficit to beat the Charlotte Hornets 114-90 Saturday night in their final home game for...