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San Antonio Spurs roundup: Will Kawhi Leonard return soon?

By Rob Wolkenbrod
SAN ANTONIO,TX - OCTOBER 18: San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich reacts after a call during game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at AT
SAN ANTONIO,TX - OCTOBER 18: San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich reacts after a call during game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at AT
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Rounding up the latest San Antonio Spurs news, opinions and more.

The San Antonio Spurs opened the 2017-18 regular season with a win, as they defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves, 107-99. This was behind a double-double from LaMarcus Aldridge and 16 points from Dejounte Murray. Danny Green also closed the game with two late 3-pointers.

It was a big day of anticipation for the Spurs that resulted in a positive first night. News and opinions filled the headlines for not just the win, but other organization-related items. Let’s take a look at what everyone said:

  • If you missed Air Alamo’s recap from the season opener, there was plenty that happened in the game beyond the final score.
  • What could we take away from the Spurs win over the Timberwolves? From Murray to Aldridge, there were some interesting things to note.
  • Before the game, the Spurs played a message of equality on the jumbotron. ESPN’s Michael C. Wright has more on this, along with a comment from head coach Gregg Popovich.
  • The H-E-B commercials returned, and they’re better than ever. Rudy Gay made his debut in the first spot.
  • Before Wednesday’s game, Lorne Chan of Spurs.com profiled Gay’s return to the court. He spoke about being desperate to play and Popovich caring about his situation.
  • News4SanAntonio.com looked at how Tony Parker returned to the court for shootaround on the 18th. There’s still no definitive timetable for his return.
  •  Speaking of no timetables for return, Sports Illustrated had Dr. Armin Tehrany explain why Kawhi Leonard won’t be out for long. He’s rehabbing a quad injury which caused him to miss the preseason and the season opener.

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More Spurs news and opinions will arise before Saturday’s game against the Chicago Bulls. Could it involve Leonard’s return? A potential shakeup to the rotation? Let’s see what unfolds over the next 24-48 hours.

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