Spurs beat Sacramento 120-105, end Kings’ 5-game win streak
San Antonio Spurs' DeMar DeRozan, left, strips the ball from Sacramento Kings' De'Aaron Fox during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO – DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs snapped Sacramento’s five-game winning streak, beating the Kings 120-106 on Wednesday night. Derrick White added 18 points, Rudy Gay had 16 and Jakob Poeltl finished with 12 points and 14 rebounds for San Antonio. San Antonio held Sacramento to 53 points in the first half after allowing 41 points in the second quarter Monday. AdSpurs: C Gorgui Dieng was injured in his San Antonio debut on his initial drive to the basket with the team.
Spurs sign veteran Gorgui Dieng to front line after Aldridge departure
NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs have signed vcenter Gorgui Dieng, adding a nine-year veteran to the front line following the departure of LaMarcus Aldridge. The Spurs waived Marquese Chriss on Sunday to clear a roster spot for Dieng. Spurs make it official and sign Gorgui Dieng. He is out for the season with a leg injury and never appeared in a game for San Antonio.
San Antonio Spurs waive Marquese Chriss after deal with Golden State
All rights reserved)Golden State Warriors forward Marquese Chriss dunks against the Utah Jazz in the first half during an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs announced on Sunday that they have waived forward Marquese Chriss, following a deal with the Golden State Warriors. Chriss was acquired by the Spurs in a trade with the Warriors on March 25. San Antonio is set to waive Marquese Chriss. Also on KSAT:Poeltl, DeRozan lead Spurs past Bulls in Vucevic’s debutSpurs officially buyout LaMarcus Aldridge, trade for Warriors forwardSan Antonio Spurs sign forward Cam Reynolds to 10-day contract
Grizzlies dominate Spurs 133-102 for 7th straight victory
SAN ANTONIO – Gorgui Dieng scored 19 points, Brandon Clarke had 18 and the Memphis Grizzlies routed the San Antonio Spurs 133-102 on Monday night to extend their winning streak to seven games. Keldon Johnson had 25 points and 11 rebounds for San Antonio, which has dropped two straight after winning its previous three. The Spurs pulled their starters and key reserves midway through the fourth quarter with the Grizzlies up 111-90. AdJust as they did in Saturday’s game, the Grizzlies bullied the Spurs defensively and outworked them offensively. The Grizzlies closed the first half on a 29-12 run and outscored the Spurs 36-22 in the second quarter.
James leads Lakers past Grizzlies to open 2-game set
James played within the offense for the first three quarters, then became more aggressive to start the fourth, scoring the Lakers first 10 points of the period. Montrezl Harrell added 16 points and nine rebounds to help the Lakers win their third straight. Kyle Anderson led Memphis with 18 points, and Jonas Valanciunas had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Grizzlies: Due to local COVID-19 restrictions, the game was played with no general tickets sold. …Rookie Xavier Tillman playing in his first game, scored his first NBA points in the opening quarter.
Bucks lose 2022 2nd-round pick over early Bogdanovic talks
The trade fizzled as the NBA announced it was investigating whether the move had been agreed upon earlier than league rules allow. Bogdanovic, a restricted free agent, ended up signing with Atlanta when Sacramento chose to not match the Hawks’ four-year, $72 million offer sheet. Ilyasova was waived, but DiVincenzo and Wilson remain with the Bucks. NBA officials said they took into account several factors in the decision: the Bucks’ cooperation with the investigation; the Bucks ultimately not signing Bogdanovic; and the lack of evidence of an impermissible early agreement on contract terms. "We were fully cooperative with the league and we look forward to our season beginning on Wednesday,” the Bucks said Monday in a statement.