Manu Ginobili - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Manu Ginobili Ginobili's uncertain future has Spurs fans feeling anxious SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili was swept away by the emotions of a sold-out home crowd serenading him with chants of "Manu, Manu" and rising as one for a standing ovation in the closing minutes of the Western Conference Finals. Spurs fans were saying goodbye, but did not want to let go of the star who helped San Antonio win four of its five NBA Champion... Tue, 23 May 2017 21:32:00 GMT 2017-05-23T21:32:00Z Curry's 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115 SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Golden State made sure the inevitable was unavoidable. Heavily favored to beat the Spurs, especially once Kawhi Leonard sustained a series-ending injury, the Warriors completed a dominant sweep in the Western Conference Finals. Stephen Curry scored 36 points and Golden State beat injury-ravaged San Antonio with a 129-... Tue, 23 May 2017 06:28:00 GMT 2017-05-23T06:28:00Z Finals are 1 win away for Warriors, who have Spurs on brink San Antonio's sense of humor was still there Sunday. Gregg Popovich predicted that Golden State stayed out way late after winning Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, celebrating with burgers and sundaes before spending Sunday playing poker. Manu Ginobili, amid plenty of questions about whether his career is ending, said the Spurs planned to lose the first three games of... Sun, 21 May 2017 20:11:00 GMT 2017-05-21T20:11:00Z Kevin Durant, Warriors beat Spurs 120-108, take 3-0 lead SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs were injured, but Golden State was expecting a fevered fight on the home floor of the five-time NBA champions. The Warriors' depth and talent settled things early. Kevin Durant had 33 points and 10 rebounds and Golden State beat injury-riddled San Antonio 120-108 on Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals. ... Sun, 21 May 2017 12:30:00 GMT 2017-05-21T12:30:00Z Warriors rally for 113-111 win after Spurs lose Leonard OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry started the rally in the third to get Golden State going, then Kevin Durant was determined to do his part in the fourth. Two of the biggest stars on one side delivered when the best player on the other went down. Curry scored 40 points and hit a tying 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining, and the Warriors r... Mon, 15 May 2017 00:11:00 GMT 2017-05-15T00:11:00Z Warriors, Spurs series filled with familiar story lines OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Leave it to Gregg Popovich to play mind games ahead of the Western Conference finals. So, what will he do to prepare his defense to stop the high-flying Warriors? "Pray," Popovich quipped Saturday before the Spurs departed Texas for the Bay Area. Stephen Curry could only chuckle at that one. "Ga... Sun, 14 May 2017 01:09:00 GMT 2017-05-14T01:09:00Z Harden's great season for Rockets ends in embarrassing loss HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden went up for a 3-pointer, changed his mind and tossed the ball between two teammates. He drove for a layup before inexplicably throwing the ball into a sea of San Antonio Spurs. After putting together an MVP-caliber year, the indelible images of Harden and the Houston Rockets will be the lowlights from a 39-po... Fri, 12 May 2017 22:47:00 GMT 2017-05-12T22:47:00Z Spurs overcome Leonard injury, Harden to beat Rockets in OT SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs were in a tough spot after Kawhi Leonard hurt his ankle in the second half. That's when Danny Green and the Spurs' supporting cast stepped up. Green scored seven of his 16 points in overtime, helping San Antonio top James Harden and the Houston Rockets 110-107 on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their second-round playoff series. ... Wed, 10 May 2017 05:06:00 GMT 2017-05-10T05:06:00Z Spurs rebound to beat Rockets 121-96, but lose Parker SAN ANTONIO (AP) — In the midst of a resounding and redemptive victory, the Spurs' celebration came to an abrupt stop when Tony Parker was carried off the court with what appeared to be a serious left leg injury. Kawhi Leonard had 34 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and San Antonio battled through the loss of Parker to beat the Houston Rockets 12... Thu, 04 May 2017 06:02:00 GMT 2017-05-04T06:02:00Z Rockets' 22 3-pointers dismantle Spurs, 126-99 in Game 1 SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Houston Rockets were willing to take whatever the Spurs gave them in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. Houston ended up with a record-setting offensive performance, a huge boost in confidence and home-court advantage. Trevor Ariza scored 23 points, James Harden added 20 points and 14 rebounds, and the R... Tue, 02 May 2017 05:50:00 GMT 2017-05-02T05:50:00Z Spurs get much-needed time off before semifinal with Houston MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Gregg Popovich feels like his San Antonio Spurs survived the Memphis Grizzlies and is grateful their first-round series finally is over after six games. His Spurs desperately need a couple days off before hosting Houston on Monday night in their Western Conference semifinal. The Spurs finished the game on a 22-8 ru... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:33:00 GMT 2017-04-28T06:33:00Z Spurs advance: San Antonio beats Grizzlies 103-96 in Game 6 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs wanted no part of playing a seventh game against the Grizzlies, not with the Houston Rockets looming in the next round. Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points, and the Spurs advanced to the Western Conference semifinals by beating Memphis 103-96 on Thursday night to take the series 4-2. Spurs coach Gr... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:43:00 GMT 2017-04-28T05:43:00Z Tied at 2: Gasol lifts Grizzlies past Spurs 110-108 in OT MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Grizzlies guard Mike Conley said he was an option to take the final shot and that the San Antonio Spurs thought so, too, on a night when he scored a franchise postseason record 35 points. Marc Gasol laughed and insisted he didn't know his teammate was an alternative on the game-winning play. Zach Randolph backed up his All-Star cente... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:55:00 GMT 2017-04-23T04:55:00Z Grizzlies pull within 2-1 of Spurs with 105-94 win MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis coach David Fizdale set the tone with his memorable rant about the officiating in Game 2, which led to a $30,000 fine by the NBA. Then the Grizzlies matched his intensity on the court. Mike Conley had 24 points and eight assists, helping the Grizzlies snap a 10-game postseason skid against the San Antonio S... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:06:00 GMT 2017-04-21T06:06:00Z Leonard's 37 points lead Spurs by Grizzlies 96-82 SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs responded to another late-game meltdown as they have all season: relying on a little 3-point shooting and a whole lot of Kawhi Leonard. They also got an assist from the officials, according to Memphis coach David Fizdale. Leonard had a postseason career-high 37 points and added 11 rebounds, and San Antonio b... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:20:00 GMT 2017-04-18T06:20:00Z Leonard has 32 points, Spurs rout Grizzlies 111-82 in Game 1 SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Playing the Memphis Grizzlies in the postseason keeps bringing out the best in the San Antonio Spurs. Kawhi Leonard matched his postseason high with 32 points and San Antonio rolled to a 111-82 victory over Memphis on Saturday night in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series. "That's what star players do," Spurs coac... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 04:31:00 GMT 2017-04-16T04:31:00Z Curry scores 29, leads Warriors' rally over Spurs 110-98 SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Golden State was emotionally prepared to shrug off a 22-point deficit during the first quarter in a key showdown with San Antonio. After all, the Warriors have battled the scrutiny of failing to win an NBA championship last year after a record-setting regular season and have fought through a knee injury to Kevin Durant this season. ... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:51:00 GMT 2017-03-30T05:51:00Z Silver tells NBA team owners to take note of rest issue MIAMI (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo to the league's board of governors Monday, calling the way teams are choosing to rest starters in some games "an extremely significant issue for our league" and pressing owners to be more involved in the decision-making process. Silver also told the owners that the matter will be discussed at league me... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 03:33:00 GMT 2017-03-21T03:33:00Z Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge out with heart arrhythmia SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge will be out indefinitely due to a minor heart arrhythmia, the latest occurrence of heart issues for the five-time All-Star. Coach Gregg Popovich said Aldridge informed the team "he felt a little odd" during San Antonio's 112-102 loss at Oklahoma City on Thursday, leading to the diagnosis. ... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 01:09:00 GMT 2017-03-12T01:09:00Z Westbrook has another triple-double, Thunder beat Spurs OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oscar Robertson is the only player ever to have more triple-doubles in a season than Russell Westbrook. Westbrook had his 31st triple-double of the season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 102-92 on Thursday night. He had 23 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists to match Wilt Chamberlain's 1967-68 campaign for the second-most in a... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:04:00 GMT 2017-03-10T05:04:00Z Spurs rally from 28 down to beat Kings in Leonard's absence SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs demonstrated they are perfectly capable of rallying in the final quarter to win without Kawhi Leonard. They trailed by 28 points in the first quarter. Manu Ginobili had 19 points, David Lee added 18 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs rallied while Leonard rested to beat the Sacramento Kings 114-104 on Wednesday night. ... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:46:00 GMT 2017-03-09T14:46:00Z Play vs. Rest: For many NBA teams, it's still a real battle MIAMI (AP) — There are 27 games remaining on Cleveland's regular-season schedule, and perhaps only one person over that stretch will be able to stop LeBron James. That would be Cavs coach Tyronn Lue. He has to protect James from himself. Finding the right time to rest players is a conundrum that many NBA coaches have ... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:09:00 GMT 2017-02-21T20:09:00Z Popovich gets NBA-record 1,128th win as Spurs beat Nuggets SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili knew how important Gregg Popovich is to the San Antonio Spurs even before the coach set the NBA record for most wins with a single franchise. Popovich earned his 1,128th victory Saturday night, leading the Spurs to a 121-97 victory over the Denver Nuggets. He passed former Utah coach Jerry Sloan for the mark. ... Sun, 05 Feb 2017 06:03:00 GMT 2017-02-05T06:03:00Z Leonard scores 41, Spurs down Cavaliers 118-115 in overtime CLEVELAND (AP) — As Kawhi Leonard peeled the ice bag off his swollen left hand, Manu Ginobili hobbled through San Antonio's locker room, his back stiffened from a run-in with LeBron James. And 20 minutes after the game, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was in sweats still going over his team's defensive breakdown in the final seconds. "We mes... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:26:00 GMT 2017-01-22T05:26:00Z Three-pointer by Mills lifts Spurs over Rockets 102-100 HOUSTON (AP) — There was no trick or secret to how Patty Mills got wide open for the winning shot on Tuesday night. "I have no clue, mate," he said. "I didn't do anything other than just stand there. It was a (heck) of a pass right in the shot pocket." Mills hit a 3-pointer with 12.9 seconds left to lift the San Antonio Spurs over the H... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 04:35:00 GMT 2016-12-21T04:35:00Z Spurs move to 13-0 on the road with 105-91 win over Wolves MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kawhi Leonard is getting used to his role as the San Antonio Spurs' go-to guy. The Minnesota Timberwolves found out on Tuesday night just how unstoppable Leonard can be when he puts his foot on the gas. Leonard scored 31 points and the Spurs improved to 13-0 on the road this season with a 105-91 victory. Leonard hit 1... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 04:44:00 GMT 2016-12-07T04:44:00Z Ibaka's 18 points help Magic upend sloppy Spurs 95-83 SAN ANTONIO (AP) — All of Orlando's early season struggles were forgotten in one charmed night. Serge Ibaka had 18 points and the Magic took advantage of a sloppy game by San Antonio, winning 95-83 on Tuesday to snap the Spurs' nine-game winning streak. "We scratched and clawed, that's what we needed to do," Orlando coach Frank Vogel sa... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:37:00 GMT 2016-11-30T05:37:00Z