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PBT: NBA fines Spurs $250,000 for resting stars

Greg Popovich

The NBA has fined the San Antonio Spurs $250,000 for sending Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green home and not having them available to play against the Miami Heat in a nationally televised game on Thursday night. Stern pretty much had no choice but to fine the Spurs after he came out before the game with a statement saying there would be “substantial sanctions” on the Spurs for their actions.


Duncan, Spurs reportedly agree to 3-year deal

Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan, who declared himself "a Spur for life" in March, reportedly has followed through on his intentions to remain in San Antonio. The 36-year-old franchise cornerstone has agreed to a three-year contract to return to the Spurs, Yahoo! Sports reported Tuesday. The website reported the contract is expected to be worth approximately $36 million, or in the same range of the deal that Kevin Garnett agreed to with the Boston Celtics last week.


NBA Playoffs: It's Over for San Antonio Spurs

I agree with Charles Barkley, it's over for the San Antonio Spurs.

They haven't shown that they could win a game in Oklahoma City. The two games they played there, they lost convincingly - one of which was a blowout. The Thunder and their fans will be fired up and ready to go for Game 6.

The Thunder seemed to the Spurs all figured out.


Spurs' Duncan to paper: I'm not going anywhere

Tim Duncan put to rest any questions about his pending free-agent status. Duncan will not be leaving the San Antonio Spurs when he becomes a free agent on July 1, he told Yahoo Sports‘ Johnny Ludden after a Game 1 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals.


Spurs Beat Clippers In Game 1, 108-92: Tim Duncan's Double-Double Leads San Antonio

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The San Antonio Spurs had just taken Game 1, and Manu Ginobili didn't want to hear another word about winning 15 in a row or not losing in more than a month. "I don't even want to know about that," Ginobili said.


Aldridge, Trail Blazers throttle undermanned Spurs

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LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and the Portland Trail Blazers routed San Antonio 137-97 Tuesday night while the Spurs rested Tim Duncan and Tony Parker.

Senh: Greg Popovich is the only coach doing this to his players. Good strategy. Hope everyone's healthy and fresh when playoff comes.


Popovich: Top-seeded Spurs derailed by injuries

Coach Gregg Popovich says injuries to Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili robbed the 61-win San Antonio Spurs of their rhythm heading into the playoffs.


Duncan injures ankle in Spurs' victory

Duncan injures ankle in Spurs' victory

Manu Ginobili scored 28 points and the San Antonio Spurs got a scare when Tim Duncan sprained his left ankle in a 111-96 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Monday night.

Senh: Doh! They were having a perfect season. I hope Duncan returns soon and be healthy enough for the playoffs. It's not fair when a team loses their best player at this point in the season.


Spurs beat Lakers on buzzer-beating tip-in

Spurs beat Lakers on buzzer-beating tip-in

Antonio McDyess tipped in Tim Duncan's missed jump shot right before the buzzer, and the San Antonio Spurs survived the Los Angeles Lakers' late rally for an 89-88 victory Thursday night.


Spurs’ bench saves day in Game 4 win vs. Mavs

Spurs’ bench saves day in Game 4 win vs. Mavs

Tim Duncan had a miserable 34th birthday and Manu Ginobili looked as bad at times as his bandaged-up nose. But George Hill scored 29 points and San Antonio beat the Mavs 92-89 on Sunday night to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round series.


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