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April 9, 2014 Updates

Already getting blown out in Minnesota, what would finish as a 110-91 loss to the Timberwolves on Tuesday took a turn for the worse in the third quarter when Manu Ginobili left for good with a contusion in his left calf. Ginobili’s injury came on the heels of a strained spinal ligament suffered by Tony Parker that will keep him out for at least one more game. But while no immediate prognosis was available, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich indicated after the game that El Contusión’s latest contusion isn’t serious. San Antonio Express-News

April 8, 2014 Updates

It was a comment Spurs fans have been clamoring to hear since, oh, about five games into Kawhi Leonard’s rookie season. Gregg Popovich, speaking last Sunday before Leonard would enjoy perhaps the best game of his young career, is finally ready to unleash his third-year small forward. “We want to up his minutes,” Popovich said. “He’s going to play more minutes (in the playoffs) than Tim Duncan does probably, more minutes than Manu Ginobili probably. This is his stretch run and he needs to be in shape for it. He’s never really been able to do this because it was a lockout season or we had to limit his minutes last year. This is the first time he’s been able to lay it out there.” San Antonio Express-News

April 7, 2014 Updates

Monday morning the All-Star point guard will be on his way to get an MRI exam after back spasms forced him to miss most of the Spurs' 112-92 home victory. Parker has missed 12 games this season, including five because of coach Gregg Popovich-mandated rest to allow various nagging injuries to heal. Parker made all four shots he attempted and scored 10 points before departing. “Hopefully, we get Tony back going as soon as possible, 100 percent,” said Cory Joseph, who started the second half in Parker's place. “If I do have to step in I'll be ready. I'll be focused.” San Antonio Express-News

April 5, 2014 Updates

Guard Manu Ginobili didn’t not play in the game but spoke about the streak being snapped during the Spurs practice on Saturday morning. Ginobili made it clear the Spurs are only concerned with winning a championship, not winning streaks. San Antonio Express-News

April 4, 2014 Updates
April 3, 2014 Updates

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed forward Damion James to a 10-day contract. James, 6-7/225, most recently played in the NBA D-League in 2013-14 for the Texas Legends and the Bakersfield Jam. In 85 career D-League games, the University of Texas product has averaged 16.1 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.04 blocks in 31.8 minutes. NBA.com

The Spurs likely will sign former Texas player Damion James to a 10-day contract and have the 6-foot-7 guard-forward join them in Oklahoma City, where they are to meet the Thunder on Thursday night. James has been playing for D-League The Texas Legends, in the north Dallas suburb of Frisco, a relatively easy drive up Interstate-35 to Oklahoma City. San Antonio Express-News

April 2, 2014 Updates

Remarkably, the Spurs have more No. 1 seeds in the last 15 years than any other team, anyway. San Antonio as No. 1 seed in last 15 years: 2011-12: Went 50-16, lost to Oklahoma City Thunder in conference finals; 2010-11: Went 61-21, lost to Memphis Grizzlies in first round; 2005-06: Went 63-19, lost to Dallas Mavericks in second round; 2002-03: Went 60-22, won NBA championship; 2000-01: Went 58-24, lost to Los Angels Lakers in conference finals; 1998-99: Went 37-13, won NBA championship. The Spurs, who lead the second-place Thunder by 3.5 games, are on the verge of receiving yet another No. 1 seed. NBCSports.com

Tim Duncan of the Spurs is already a legend of the NBA. Tim Duncan ended 16 of his 17 seasons played in the NBA with at least 50 victories in regular season. The only season so far with less than 50 wins was due to the '98 NBA lockout (Spurs went 37-13). Sportando

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