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  • Russell Westbrook Scores Career-High, Blazers Beat OKC 126-121

    Russell Westbrook scored 58 points, but he couldn’t stop the Blazers, who beat him twice in six days. Highlights here!

    In a wild contest, Russell Westbrook scored a career-high 58 points, but it wasn’t enough. Oklahoma City fell to the Portland Trail Blazers on national TV, 126-121.

  • Russell Westbrook sets single-season triple-double record as his Oklahoma City Thunder battle the Denver Nuggetsa

    Westbrook has surpassed Oscar Robertson as the NBA’s single-season triple-double leader vs. Denver

    Sunday evening, vs. the Denver Nuggets, Oklahoma City Thunder phenom Russell Westbrook has eclipsed Oscar Robertson as the NBA’s single-season triple-double leader.

    Oklahoma City’s six-time All Star supplanted Robertson’s 55-year-old record with 4:17 remaining in the fourth quarter.

  • Russell Westbrook to sign $85 million contract extension with Thunder

    After losing Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City Thunder are moving quickly to keep Russell Westbrook in town for longer than just this season. Westbrook and will sign a three-year, $85 million contract extension with the Thunder that'll tack on extra salary this year and add two additional years on his deal, including a player option for 2018-19, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

  • Russell Westbrook vs. James Harden: Who is more of a 'one-man show'?

    Harden and Westbrook could join an elite club with Oscar Robertson holding the only membership.

    On Tuesday, Houston Rockets point guard James Harden answered a simple question: How is his former Oklahoma City Thunder team different without superstar forward Kevin Durant?

  • Russell Westbrook was hit with the ‘Draymond rule’ after kicking Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in the nuts

    This was definitely an accident, but it cost him.

    The NBA vowed to crack down on hits to the nuts after Draymond Green grew an infamous rep for doing so last season, particularly for striking the crotch of Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams.

  • Sacramento Kings president Chris Granger leaves team

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.  (AP) -- Sacramento Kings president Chris Granger is leaving the team to take on a new challenge.

    Granger announced his decision Monday to leave the team after almost four years in the role. Granger was in charge of the business side for the team and played a major role in the construction of the new downtown arena that opened this past season.

  • San Antonio @ Dallas, Final Score: Spurs beat Mavs 102-89

    The Spurs took a skeleton crew up I-35 to face Dirk and the Mavs for the last time this season

    San Antonio went to Dallas with an 8-man rotation, with Dedmon being the only regular starter to stay in the lineup. Tony dressed, but never saw the court as the visitors were down big early, but gelled by the mid third quarter to take the lead and end the game without much fight by the Mavs, who scored only 28 in the second half.

  • San Antonio at Memphis Game 6, Final Score: Spurs gut out a tough win on the road against Grizzlies 103-96

    The Grizzlies were a tough opponent for the Spurs, but the Silver and Black closed them out on the road behind strong performances from Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard

    The Grizzlies gave the Spurs all they could handle for about 45 minutes of tonight’s game, but Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard made key plays down the stretch as they closed out the Grizzlies on the road to win their first round series in six games.

  • San Antonio at Phoenix, Final Score: Suns use fourth quarter surge to outpace the Spurs 108-105

    The Spurs outplayed the Suns for most of the game, but a 17-1 Phoenix run spanning the third and fourth quarter led by Devin Booker allowed the Suns to prevail, despite a dominant 38 point performance from Kawhi Leonard.

    Kawhi Leonard scored a career high 38 points tonight, but that wasn't the story of the night as Devin Booker went wild in the fourth quarter and ended up outscoring him by a point as he led the Suns to a win.

  • San Antonio at Portland, Final Score: Blazers bench ekes out Spurs, 99-98

    The Spurs third unit couldn’t close out an exciting fourth quarter against the undermanned Blazers.

    Disappointed in his team’s effort level last week, Coach Gregg Popovich said he was done resting players, especially with no back-to-backs or crazy traveling between the final two games of the season.

  • San Antonio at Toronto, Final Score: Spurs manage 108-106 shorthanded win over Raptors

    Dejounte Murray’s basket in the final 90 seconds gave the Spurs the margin they needed.

    San Antonio’s hero Tuesday night was the rookie who just weeks ago wasn’t sure where he would play his next game — San Antonio or Austin, in the D-League.

    But Dejounte Murray, facing Toronto on the road and starting again in the injured Tony Parker’s place, lofted a high floater to hand the Spurs a 106-104 lead with 1:29 in a frenzied Air Canada Centre.

  • San Antonio Spurs v. Golden State Warriors recap: Humble beginnings

    The Warriors proved they are a work in progress as Kawhi Leonard and co. thoroughly outclassed the Warriors in every phase.

    Here’s hoping that some great things grow from inauspicious starts.

  • San Antonio Spurs win in Houston to take series lead

    HOUSTON — Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points apiece to help the San Antonio Spurs, now without Tony Parker, beat the Houston Rockets 103-92 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.

    Aldridge had managed just 19 points combined in the first two games, but stepped up in the wake of Parker's season-ending leg injury, scoring nine points in the fourth quarter to help the Spurs pull away.

  • San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker has surgery on ruptured quad tendon

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The Spurs say veteran guard Tony Parker has undergone successful surgery to repair a ruptured left quadriceps tendon.

    The team said Friday's procedure was performed by Spurs physician Dr. David Schmidt and a timeline for Parker's return will be determined later.

  • San Antonio vs Los Angeles, Final Score: Clippers push past lethargic Spurs 98-87

    The Spurs played their starters for most of the game, but they were no match for a motivated Clippers team led by Chris Paul that were fighting for playoff position.

    It’s probably a good thing that the Spurs aren’t in the same playoff bracket as the Los Angeles Clippers, as they always seem to give the guys in Silver and Black a hard time.

  • San Antonio vs. Boston, Final Score: Spurs hold off Celtics in 108-101 win

    Tony Parker ignited a fourth-quarter run for San Antonio to withstand a Boston comeback bid

    Seemingly everything went right for the Spurs Wednesday night. To start, at least.

    Kawhi Leonard finished with 16 points in the first half, Manu Ginobili canned a pair of triples, Tony Parker hit a couple jumpers and the visiting Boston Celtics were without everyday point guard Isaiah Thomas.

  • San Antonio vs. Brooklyn, Final Score: Spurs take Nets to school, 130-101

    The Spurs set multiple season highs in a drubbing of the Brooklyn Nets.

    Over the last eight games, the Spurs have been the league’s worst scoring team in the first quarter. Apparently they got that message, because they started significantly better against the Nets, leading 20-17 while shooting 60% of their shots by the 5:15 mark. The hot shooting continued, and the result was a 41-26 lead at the end of the quarter, led by Kawhi Leonard’s 9 points and 4 rebounds.

  • San Antonio vs. Cleveland, Final Score: Spurs beat Cavs in overtime, 118-115

    Short-handed Spurs defeat the defending champs on the road in an overtime thriller.

    Despite playing without Tony Parker and Pau Gasol, the Spurs entered the domain of the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers hoping to make their biggest statement of the season since an opening-night win at Golden State. After a back-and-forth game that 48 minutes couldn't decide, the Spurs won it in overtime on the back of Kawhi Leonard’s first career 40-point game.

  • San Antonio vs. Dallas, Final Score: Spurs comeback downs Mavericks, 94-87

    After a mediocre first half and an awful third quarter, the Spurs put the Mavs away down the stretch with some excellent clutch play.

    The Spurs were staring down the barrel of their second straight loss to a struggling team. Down eight to the Mavericks with seven minutes left in the fourth, the Spurs put on a 25-10 run to pull ahead and keep their spotless road record intact.

  • San Antonio vs. Denver, Final Score: Spurs beat Nuggets 118-104

    The Spurs slowed the high-scoring Nuggets Thursday night for their second straight win

    Kawhi Leonard had his 5th straight 30 point game, finishing with 34 to lead the Spurs. Nicola Jokic hurt the Spurs from the beginning, and led all scorers with 35 points and 11 rebounds, but it wasn't enough as San Antonio beat Denver by 14 points.