Spurs ship Kawhi Leonard to Raptors, get DeMar DeRozan

Basketball / NBA Jul 19, 2018

Spurs ship Kawhi Leonard to Raptors, get DeMar DeRozan

The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is over. So is DeMar DeRozan's time in Toronto. An NBA summer blockbuster got pulled off Wednesday, with the Spurs sending Leonard to the Raptors as part of a four-player deal that has DeRozan heading to San Antonio. ...

Unbeaten Spurs trample over Heat

Basketball / NBA Oct 26, 2017

Unbeaten Spurs trample over Heat

San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich was asked at least a half-dozen times Wednesday about the status of injured starters Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker and when they might be returning. His consistent answer: They'll play when they're ready. With the way the Spurs have started, there's ...

Cavs' Irving fired up about 2020 Games

Basketball / NBA Jul 22, 2017

Cavs' Irving fired up about 2020 Games

by Jason Coskrey

Kyrie Irving made his first trip to Japan this week, and the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard already has plans to come back. In the summer of 2020, just in time for the Tokyo Olympics. "I can't wait," Irving said on Friday night, after the Clutch Bucket ...

Spurs' Leonard to miss Game 2

Basketball / NBA May 16, 2017

Spurs' Leonard to miss Game 2

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has ruled Kawhi Leonard out for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals with a sprained left ankle caused by what Popovich described as a "dangerous" and "unsportsmanlike" closeout by Golden State's Zaza Pachulia. Leonard had an MRI on Monday and ...

Popovich equals NBA mark for wins with one franchise

Basketball / NBA Feb 3, 2017

Popovich equals NBA mark for wins with one franchise

Gregg Popovich greeted his latest career milestone with his usual self-deprecation and deflection, insisting he only achieves these records because he is old. Friends and players rarely disagree with the San Antonio Spurs' emotional coach. But they did this time. Popovich tied the NBA record for ...

Spurs lose Gasol to broken finger, still down Nuggets

Basketball / NBA Jan 20, 2017

Spurs lose Gasol to broken finger, still down Nuggets

The San Antonio Spurs got a glimpse of their future and it was both encouraging and daunting. Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points, rookie Dejounte Murray added a season-high 24 and the short-handed Spurs overcame a pregame injury to Pau Gasol in beating the Denver Nuggets ...

Spurs play spoiler as Kings unveil new downtown arena

Basketball / NBA Oct 28, 2016

Spurs play spoiler as Kings unveil new downtown arena

Kawhi Leonard ripped the ball away from Ben McLemore and drove the other way for a three-point play. Then the next time down the court, Leonard grabbed it away from McLemore and scored on the other end. Those two plays turned the momentum San Antonio's ...