The San Antonio Spurs (25-7) will host the New York Knicks (9-21) to start the new year at the AT&T Center.
The Spurs are coming off a 113-92 thrashing of the Nets. Tony Parker led the team with 18 points while Manu Ginobili finished with 15 off the bench.
The Knicks are coming off a 100-115 loss to the Raptors. Amar'e Stouemire finished with 23 points.
And as the Spurs look to start the new year right, here are five things to watch for in tonight's contest:
• The Spurs are 10-4 when Marco Belinelli connects on at least two three-pointers.no comments
2014 is here and many of us celebrated the new year with family and friends. But when you are a single, NBA pro-player like San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green, you party in style.
Green (along with several Brooklyn Nets) hosted a new year's eve bash at a San Antonio area gentleman's club.
Check out the promotional video. It seemed like it shaped up to be one crazy night.no comments
AT&T CENTER – Prior to facing the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said he and his team were glad to finally be done with the scheduling of November and December.
“I told the guys the other day, we survived November and December fairly well. We’re healthy through those two tough months of travel and hopefully we can get some time to practice and get back to a level we would like to be at.”
On the final day of December, the Spurs couldn’t ask for an easier matchup to send them off into the New Year as they blew out the Nets 113-92 behind 18 points from Tony Parker and a team effort in which six players score in double-figures.no comments
AT&T CENTER - On Monday, San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker issued a public apology for using the negative quenelle gesture in which he was photographed performing in the past.
Tuesday, with the Brooklyn Nets in town, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was asked if he addressed the situation with Parker, and Popovich didn't only address it with him, he was proud of Parker for apologizing publicly.
"I talked with Tony. I felt bad for him. Tony doesn't have an anti-semantic, anti-Muslim, or anti-Christian bone in his body," said Popovich before the Spurs played the Nets.
"That gesture was made three years ago and at that time he thought it meant something totally different - which it did to him. But it's morphed into something else overtime and I think it's a tribute to his leadership and maturity to understand that it has morphed, which he found out, into something that's pretty hateful and he realized that he needed to say something - that it's not appropriate."no comments
The San Antonio Spurs (23-7) will host the Brooklyn Nets (10-20) tonight on New Year's Eve at the AT&T Center to close out 2013.
The Spurs are coming off a 112-104 win over the Kings. Manu Ginobili scored a season-high 28 points and Tim Duncan finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds.
The Nets are coming off a 91-105 loss to the Pacers. Paul Pierce scored a team-high 18 points in the loss. Also, the Nets will be looking to snap a 10-game losing streak in San Antonio.
And as the Spurs hope to start the new year on the right foot, here are five things to watch for during tonight's contest:
• The Spurs are 4-4 in their last eight home games.no comments
San Antonio Spurs draftee Adam Hanga is making his mark with Spanish club Laboral Kutxa and recently showed off his hops in a recent game.
While driving to the rim, Hanga took off and totally posterized a player trying to defend him. What made the dunk even more special was how he did it with one hand. Sick!
Check out Hanga's dunk of the night.no comments
Tony Parker, a year removed from last year's Halloween party gaffe, in which he and Tim Duncan posed for a photo with their "guns" aimed toward a guy dressed as Joey Crawford, is mired in another controversy.
Parker and comedian Dieudonne Mbala-Mbala flashed the quenelle gesture, which is essentially the Nazi salute in reverse. (Photo via algemeiner.com)
AT&T CENTER – When he attended San Diego State University, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard averaged 25% shooting from 3-point range in his two-year career with the Aztecs.
In two years in the NBA, Leonard shot 38% in his rookie year and 37% in his second year. In college, Leonard never took more than 86 three pointers in a season, whereas in the NBA, he took 104 in his rookie season alone.
Coming out of college and into the NBA, Leonard wasn’t known for his ability to shoot from the outside. On Sunday, before the Spurs defeated the Sacramento Kings, I spoke with Kings guard Jimmer Fredette who played against Leonard in college at BYU (Brigham Young University) about Leonard’s transition into the NBA.
According to Fredette, back in college, Leonard wasn’t known for his outside shooting ability.no comments