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San Antonio Spurs roundup: Celebrating Tony Parker’s NBA debut

By Rob Wolkenbrod
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 23: San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (L) works his way around Indiana Pacers guard Jamall Tinsley (R) in the first quarter 23 November 2001 at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. Parker, who is from France, is playing his first year in the NBA. AFP PHOTO by John RUTHROFF (Photo credit should read JOHN RUTHROFF/AFP/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 23: San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (L) works his way around Indiana Pacers guard Jamall Tinsley (R) in the first quarter 23 November 2001 at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. Parker, who is from France, is playing his first year in the NBA. AFP PHOTO by John RUTHROFF (Photo credit should read JOHN RUTHROFF/AFP/Getty Images)
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The latest news, notes and headlines for the San Antonio Spurs for Tuesday, Oct. 31.

On Monday night, the San Antonio Spurs completed a back-to-back and four-game road trip against the Boston Celtics. It resulted in the team’s third consecutive loss, falling 108-94. Celtics guards Kyrie Irving and Terry Rozier torched the Silver and Black at the point guard position, with no answer for either.

The Spurs have two full days between Monday’s defeat and Thursday’s game against the Golden State Warriors. Before that, there’s plenty of news, notes and headlines to sort through. It might provide a fright for some on the scariest holiday of the year, or a treat for those eyeing a silver lining.

Let’s take a look at latest for Tuesday, Oct. 31:

  • The NBA GameTime crew looked at the Spurs’ adjustments without Kawhi Leonard. This came before the Celtics game.
  • The latest player rankings have LaMarcus Aldridge in the first spot, but change almost everywhere else. This includes a new No. 2.
  • Via ESPN’s Chris Forsberg, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich seems fine with the NBA’s rule changes for rest. He answered questions about Leonard’s status but didn’t provide new information.
  • MassLive.com recapped the Spurs vs. Celtics, looking at Irving’s star production that led the way.
  • Amidst the three-game skid, Brandon Paul has been San Antonio’s silver lining. With the support of Popovich and extended playing time, his future looks bright.
  • 16 years ago yesterday, Tony Parker made his franchise debut. It’s been a fantastic ride, with more years to come.

16 years ago today, a 19-year old @tonyparker made his @NBA debut! pic.twitter.com/W6Fp9RtYpC

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) October 31, 2017

  • Bonus link: Colin Ward-Henniger of CBS Sports analyzed the poor start of the Warriors’ “death lineup.” It consists of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala.

Next: Top 25 players in Spurs history

More headlines will develop on Halloween. Let’s see what we learn by Wednesday, Nov. 1.

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