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Popovich on Leonard’s status: ‘He’s gonna be back sooner rather than later’

DALLAS – Spurs coach Gregg Popovich offered an update of sorts on the status of injured All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard. Asked if there is “light at the end of the tunnel” for the Spurs’ linchpin player, Popovich said after shootaround Tuesday morning, “Oh, sure. He’s gonna be back sooner rather than later.” The coach then

Popovich rules Lauvergne out for Tuesday night’s Spurs game

DALLAS – Spurs coach Gregg Popovich ruled forward Joffrey Lauvergne out for Tuesday night’s game against the Mavericks. Popovich said last week he was hopeful Lauvergne would return to the court in Dallas after missing 10 games with a sprained right ankle. In Monday’s injury report, the Spurs listed Lauvergne as questionable, but Popovich said

Signs point to Green, Lauvergne returning for Spurs game against Dallas

SAN ANTONIO – Three of the six players who missed the Spurs’ 133-94 win over Chicago last Saturday night are expected to be back on the court for Tuesday night’s game at Dallas. The Spurs listed Danny Green (hamstring) and Joffrey Lauvergne (ankle) as questionable for the game, the Spurs’ first of a back-to-back set

Spurs injury list grows

SAN ANTONIO – The Spurs will face the Bulls on Saturday night with an injury depleted lineup after coach Gregg Popovich ruled starting shooting guard Danny Green and backup shooting guard Manu Ginobili out for the final game of a six-game homestand. Ginobili is out for rest purposes, which is no surprise considering Saturday’s game

Ginobili doubtful for Spurs game with Chicago

SAN ANTONIO – Manu Ginobili is doubtful for Saturday night’s game with Chicago, according to the Spurs injury report. Ginobili is expected to rest after scoring a season-high 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting in 25 minutes in Friday night’s 94-87 loss to Milwaukee. Joffrey Lauvergne (ankle), Kawhi Leonard (quad), Tony Parker (quad) and Derrick White

Aussies Mills, Dellavedova break bread before squaring off in Spurs vs. Bucks Friday night

SAN ANTONIO – Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova had dinner Thursday night with Spurs guard and fellow Australian Patty Mills. The two are close friends who are both alums of the Australian Institute of Sport and St. Mary’s College (Calif.). They were also teammates on Australia’s Olympic team – the Boomers – in 2012 at London

Gasol’s “facilitating” skills more pronounced with Parker, Leonard out

SAN ANTONIO – Making a crisp pass to a cutting teammate for an easy bucket is every bit as satisfying to Pau Gasol as nailing a 3-pointer or scoring with a fluid low-post move. “I love facilitating,” the Spurs center said. “I love getting guys easy buckets and good looks. I am a big believer

Popovich addresses Leonard’s slow progress: ‘It’s just been more difficult for him’

SAN ANTONIO – While Tony Parker already has three practices under his belt with the Spurs’ G League team, Kawhi Leonard doesn’t seem close to doing three-on-three work, let alone five on five. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was asked before Tuesday’s game with the Clippers why the 35-year-old Parker is progressing faster with his rehab

Leonard’s absence isn’t without positives for Spurs, Ginobili says

SAN ANTONIO – Manu Ginobili sees a silver lining in the Spurs being forced to play without star forward Kawhi Leonard. The Spurs are 6-4 without Leonard (right quadriceps tendinopathy) heading into Tuesday night’s home game against the Clippers (5-4), “Every time a team has to adjust to playing without its main player, others have

Spurs’ first-round pick injured, Parker assigned to Austin

SAN ANTONIO – Spurs rookie guard Derrick White fractured his right wrist while playing in a game for the Austin Spurs on Saturday night in Austin, the Spurs announced Monday. A timeline for White’s return will be determined at a later date, according to the Spurs. White was the Spurs’ first-round pick in the 2017

Spurs’ Gasol on Sutherland Springs shooting: ‘Something has to change’

Sunday's church shooting in South Texas cast a pall over the Spurs-Suns game. Spurs center Pau Gasol was vocal about what needs to happen next.

Spurs’ Mills breaks out of shooting slump at just the right time

SAN ANTONIO – Shooting slump or no shooting slump, Patty Mills wasn’t going to pass up open looks in crunch time of the Spurs’ tense game with Charlotte on Friday night. “When I don’t shoot,” Mills said, “that’s when something is wrong.” Fortunately for Mills and the Spurs, nearly everything he did down the stretch

Hard work paying off for Spurs’ Forbes

SAN ANTONIO – Bryn Forbes’ season-high 22 points in the Spurs’ 108-101 win over Charlotte on Friday highlighted a 64-point scoring night by the team’s bench. It also underscored how hard Forbes has worked to develop his game after joining the Spurs as an undrafted rookie out of Michigan State last season. “It’s a (testament)

Spurs assign two players to Austin

SAN ANTONIO – The Spurs announced Saturday they have assigned rookie point guard Derrick White and second-year pro Davis Bertans to the Austin Spurs, their NBA G League affiliate. White and Bertans will be available to play against the Texas Legends at 7 p.m. Saturday at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. Bertans is averaging

Ginobili likely to rest Friday night as Spurs look to snap four-game losing streak.

SAN ANTONIO – Manu Ginobili likely will sit out Friday night’s game against Charlotte to rest after the Spurs listed him as questionable in their injury report. The game is the second in a back-to-back set. Ginobili scored six points in 19 minutes in the Spurs’ 112-92 loss to Golden State on Thursday night. Joffrey

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