Gilgeous-Alexander has 33, helps Thunder rally past Spurs
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO – Oklahoma City and San Antonio are fighting fatigue and injuries, but the Thunder found a way to win a battle of attrition heading into the All-Star break. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 33 points and Oklahoma City rallied in the second half to beat San Antonio 107-102 on Thursday night and snap a two-game losing streak. “Our guys did a heck of a job hanging in there,” Oklahoma City coach Mark Daigneault said. “We’re not a team that gives up 26 points on turnovers,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. TIP-INSThunder: Hill has not played since Jan. 24 after undergoing what Oklahoma City called a “minor procedure” on his right thumb.
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.
DeMar DeRozan has 32 points, 11 assists in Spurs’ victory
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)SAN ANTONIO – DeMar DeRozan had 32 points and 11 assists and the short-handed San Antonio Spurs held on to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 117-114 on Saturday night. Brandon Ingram had 29 points and Zion Williamson added 23 points and 14 rebounds for New Orleans. It marked the fifth time DeRozan has had at least 25 points and 10 assists since joining the Spurs in 2018. Dejounte Murray added 18 points, and Lonnie Walker IV had 17 for San Antonio. San Antonio finished 12 for 32 on 3-pointers.
Curry leads Warriors to 114-91 victory, ending Spurs’ streak
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives past San Antonio Spurs forward Keldon Johnson (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. Curry scored 32 points and the Golden State Warriors dominated San Antonio 114-91 on Tuesday night, snapping the Spurs’ three-game winning streak. I did switch hands, so that is the only comparison.”Golden State ended a five-game losing streak in San Antonio. Golden state extended the lead to 86-65 on Kent Bazemore’s 3-pointer off a Curry assist with 2:31 remaining in the period. “When you’re not getting stops, it’s hard to win a game,” Spurs guard Dejounte Murray said.
Spurs finish strong road trip with 112-102 win over Thunder
OKLAHOMA CITY – Lonnie Walker IV scored 24 points and San Antonio beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-102 on Tuesday night, allowing the Spurs to finish a five-game trip with four wins. A road trip like this, we just kept fighting and staying together.”Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led Oklahoma City with 20 points while Hamidou Diallo scored 16. The Spurs led 51-43 at halftime before Oklahoma City started the third quarter on an 11-3 run to tie the game. ... Dejounte Murray received a technical foul with 9:13 left in the third quarter after the Spurs had rebounded a missed Oklahoma City shot. Thunder: Oklahoma City entered the game averaging 13.6 3-pointers per game but went 7 of 26 from behind the arc.
Spurs await DeRozan decision as young guards show promise
The future is bright, said Dejounte Murray, one of those young guards. While the Spurs had seven players average in double figures, DeRozan and Aldridge averaged almost twice as many points as the rest of them. ANOTHER YOUNG ONE TO WATCHKeldon Johnson averaged 14.1 points in the bubble after the 20-year-old was under 9 per game before the shutdown. DeRozan is also high on Trey Lyles, a starter who missed the restart after undergoing an appendectomy. As the vets continue to allow us to grow and develop, it flows from there.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Spurs Patty Mills donating $1 million to fight racism
The exact amount, Mills said, for the Spurs' eight remaining regular-season, or seeding, games will be $1,017,818.54. Mills isn't the only player that has announced he will be donating his salary for the eight games to charity. Mills is the longest currently tenured player on the Spurs. This is not the first time Mills has tried to shine a light on race-related issues this season. Mills was to have earned about $12.5 million this season, had the season not been interrupted and some games been canceled because of the pandemic.
Brogdon scores 26, Pacers forced to rally late to beat Spurs
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Indiana found its bearing in the paint after losing its composure late against San Antonio. Malcolm Brogdon scored 26 points, T.J. Warren added 23 and the Pacers rallied to beat the Spurs 116-111 on Monday night after blowing a 15-point lead. Patty Mills scored 24 points to lead San Antonio and Trey Lyles added 20. “It’s all about being competitive and executing and you’ve got to do it for more of the 48 minutes than your opponent,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “We didn’t do anything in the second quarter to help ourselves.
Spurs overcome shaky finish to beat Magic, 114-113
Trey Lyles had 20 points and the Spurs overcame a shaky fourth quarter to beat Orlando 114-113 on Saturday night, snapping the Magic’s three-game winning streak. “They don’t tell you how you won, they just show how many you got,” San Antonio guard Derrick White said. San Antonio led by as many as 16 points in snapping a two-game skid but came within seconds of another defeat. The Magic outscored the Spurs 60-53 in the second half to overcome a dismal start. … The Magic swept the season series against the Spurs last season but have lost 16 of 21 overall and nine of 11 in San Antonio.
Spurs rally for 2OT win after Harden’s disputed non-dunk
San Antonio Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV (1) drives around Houston Rockets forward Thabo Sefolosha during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Walker had a career-high 28 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame Harden’s 50 points by rallying from a late 10-point deficit to beat Houston 135-133 in double overtime Tuesday. Harden played a season-high 49 minutes coming off a 60-point outing Saturday over three quarters against Atlanta, but he was whistled for two charges in the second overtime. That followed a bizarre moment in the fourth quarter, when officials erased Harden’s dunk with 7:53 remaining and Houston leading 102-89. San Antonio responded with a group effort to beat the Rockets four days after knocking off the Los Angeles Clippers at home.