Lyles, Murray lead Spurs to victory, snapping Knicks’ streak
San Antonio Spurs forward Trey Lyles (41) shoots over New York Knicks guard Immanuel Quickley (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO – Trey Lyles scored a season-high 18 points, Dejounte Murray added 17 and the San Antonio Spurs used a balanced effort to beat New York 119-83 on Tuesday night, ending the Knicks’ three-game winning streak. San Antonio had eight players score at least eight points, with Patty Mills and Luka Samanic each adding 14 points in the Spurs' seventh straight home victory over New York. Coming off a 124-113 overtime loss to Brooklyn on Monday night, San Antonio got off to a slow start but was aided by New York’s own troubles. … The Knicks have not won in San Antonio since Jan. 2, 2014.
Spurs recall Luka Samanic and Tre Jones from Austin Spurs
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs announced Sunday that the team has recalled Luka Samanic and Tre Jones from the Austin Spurs. MORE: https://t.co/CCoO560An8 pic.twitter.com/Wm0ZAWl5rk — San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) February 21, 2021Both Samanic and Jones helped the Austin team open the season with a 6-1 record and are currently tied for the most wins in the NBA G-League. At the end of January, Jones was assigned to the Austin team after nine games. RELATED: Spurs assign Tre Jones to Austin Spurs after 9 games this seasonSamanic has averaged 21.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 32.8 minutes over six games played. AdRELATED: NBA postpones next 3 Spurs games after four players test positive for COVID-19
The Gubble opens: G League's bubble season begins
For the G League Ignite, it was a beginning. Hes one of the former NBA players in the G League bubble at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida this month, as part of the Santa Cruz Warriors. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)For the G League Ignite, it was a beginning. On Feb. 10, 2021, he had 18 points for Santa Cruz — and had no complaints. “Can’t wait for the next game.”The 18 teams in the G League bubble will all play 15 games in the regular season.
Samanic gets first start, Spurs drop season finale against Jazz, 118-112
SAN ANTONIO – With their season already guaranteed to end today, the Spurs let their youth movement have the final word. Rookies Keldon Johnson and Luka Samanic both started and finished in double figures, but San Antonio dropped their last game against the Utah Jazz, 118-112. With the loss, the Spurs finish with a 5-3 record inside the NBA bubble and end the season 32-39 overall. San Antonio worked with a shortened bench, as leading scorer DeMar DeRozan and stalwarts Rudy Gay, Patty Mills and Derrick White all did not play. Seven finished in double figures as our season concludes in Orlando.#GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/TYAWUbO2yh — San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) August 14, 2020San Antonio knew they were eliminated from playoff contention as soon as they took the court.
Spurs draft picks strong in 106-96 win over Hornets
LAS VEGAS - The San Antonio Spurs' draft picks are stepping up in the NBA Summer League. Second-round picks Keldon Johnson and Quinndary Weatherspoon each scored 19 points and first-rounder Luka Samanic added 16 to lead the Spurs to a 106-96 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. Ben Moore scored 17 points and had eight rebounds for the Spurs (1-1), who shot 51 percent from the field. The Spurs had three picks in the top 49 in the NBA draft and will be counting on them in what is expected to be a highly competitive Western Conference. Samanic, the 19th overall pick, was 5 of 10 from the field with two 3-pointers and had four rebounds for Spurs Summer League coach Becky Hammon.