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March 30, 2014 Updates

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich admitted he is getting antsy for a loss. He'll have to wait. Marco Belinelli scored 18 points and San Antonio never trailed after its opening possession, extending its winning streak to 17 games with a 96-80 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. The Spurs once again used fluid passing and tireless player movement to overwhelm an opponent. San Antonio finished with 24 assists while going 37 for 78 from the field in snapping New Orleans' five-game winning streak. "They move around a lot, and run their sets hard," Pelicans guard Brian Roberts said. "Whatever they're running, they are moving constantly. It puts pressure on a defense to play 24 seconds worth." USA Today Sports

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich admits that he watches the NCAA Tournament to steal things from NCAA coaches: Gregg Popovich is one of the best basketball coaches on the planet, but that doesn't mean he isn't open to learning new things from other coaches. Popovich recently admitted that he watches NCAA Tournament games to find things he can steal from college basketball coaches. "There is always something," Popovich said. "Not just necessarily a play, maybe it's the way they substituted or managed, what kind of a wrinkle they've put into their team defense." Sulia

March 29, 2014 Updates
March 28, 2014 Updates

Andrew Bogut: I still think the Spurs are the team to beat in the West as they have the most depth of any side in the league right now. They don't miss a beat when they are missing key players, so it's a compliment to Gregg Popovich and they are sure to be a force to be reckoned with during the playoffs. Sportal

March 27, 2014 Updates

Tony Parker confirmed to TP Show (via Catch-and-Shoot) that Livio Jean-Charles will remain with ASVEL Villeurbanne next season. The guard missed the entire season due to a knee injury and will return next summer. Jean-Charles has been selected by the Spurs in the 2013 NBA Draft with the 28th overall pick. "I have already talked with the Spurs" said Parker. "He will stay with ASVEL next season. They believe he will have a breakout season" added Parker. Sportando

At one point Young thought he might be Leonard’s teammate. He said was aware of the rumors that had him being traded to the Spurs (Young and Duncan share the same agent). Young said he would have embraced the move, as winning is the only thing on his mind. “You know, it’s a great opportunity,” Young said. “I’m one of those guys that just want to win. … We play the game and make a lot of money, but this is our career and me personally, I want to win. I want to play for a winning team, I want to win a championship. … At the end day, right now, the trade deadline is over and I’m just trying to develop guys and rebuild the culture.” San Antonio Express-News

Asked if he’s thought about this offseason, and the possibility that he name will again surface in trade rumors, Young said he hasn’t thought about it. But when he was asked again about joining Leonard in San Antonio, he smiled saying: “It can happen. Like I said, I can play with anybody.” San Antonio Express-News

But inexplicable noises in the same hotel that spooked Jeff Ayres and Tim Duncan on their recent stay in California just might be among them. Udoka said had no idea about their experience, or the history of the allegedly-haunted Claremont Resort, until reading about it several days later. “I never would have thought anything of it until I read that article,” he said. “Same thing. Same sounds. Kids in the hallway. I didn’t know any of the details of it until I read (about Ayres and Duncan). I remember hearing (voices) and looking out the peep hole and nobody’s out there. So it kind of creeped me out when I thought about it afterwards. I didn’t know any of the stories, nothing. I just remember hearing it. “It wasn’t exactly above me, stomping like the typical sound you here with somebody (in the room) above you. It was kind of in the walls. It was weird. Little clicks and sounds all day, the middle of the day. But the baby in the hallway, or a child. That’s what I remember specifically. I’m not superstitious. I haven’t really had any experience like that. For me, to even acknowledge that is (weak). “I’m not the type of guy to say any BS. But I remember it. It’s creepy now. I don’t want to stay there any more with all these stories.” San Antonio Express-News

March 26, 2014 Updates
March 25, 2014 Updates

As luck would have it, the Spurs stayed at the Claremont during their recent trip to play Golden State. We’ll let Jeff Ayres and Tim Duncan take it from there… Ayres: “You get in at whatever time. I took my room key. I could hear stuff in the hallway, like people in their rooms. So I’m thinking people are watching TV or whatever. So I get to my door, and my key doesn’t work, but it sounds like there’s somebody in my room. Like I hear a little baby, not crying but making noise. I’m like, ‘What the heck?’ I keep trying my key and it doesn’t work. So I go downstairs to get a new key, and I tell them (somebody’s in the room). “So they call the room, and nobody answers. They’re like, ‘We can get you a new key and send you up with security and make sure nobody’s there, because there shouldn’t be anybody in there.’ Then they’re like, ‘We’ll just get you a new room.’ It was the creepiest thing. I heard a couple of other guys heard babies in the hallway, kids running down the hallway. Creepy. I really heard voices and a baby in the room, and there wasn’t anybody in there. It was crazy.” San Antonio Express-News

Duncan: “I heard a baby in his room. There was somebody or something in his room, yeah. I definitely heard something. It wasn’t creepy, because I assumed it was really somebody in the room, and they gave him the wrong room. But when they told me the story the next day about calling up there and no one in the room, it’s at that point you get chills. I totally agreed with him. There was a baby there, absolutely. I heard about the history of the place, and I’d rather not (stay there again).” San Antonio Express-News

March 24, 2014 Updates
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