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San Antonio Spurs roundup: Facing the Warriors without Kawhi Leonard

By Rob Wolkenbrod
OAKLAND, CA - MAY 14: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Kawhi Leonard
OAKLAND, CA - MAY 14: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Kawhi Leonard /

The latest news, notes and headlines for the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, Nov. 2.

Thursday, Nov. 2 will be an interesting one for the San Antonio Spurs. It’s the long-awaited game against the Golden State Warriors, a rematch of the Western Conference Finals, which resulted in a 4-0 sweep. The Warriors went on to win the 2017 NBA Finals.

The Spurs will be limited in this game, however. We’ll get to this as part of the latest news, notes and headlines for Thursday, Nov. 2. It’s full of game-related links to preview the night’s action, along with an interesting quote or two.

With that said, let’s look at everything for the day:

  • Patty Mills has been in a funk for the first seven games of the season. Is there anything obvious that’s causing this?
  • Brandon Paul looks like a promising player for the Spurs. Let’s get to know him a little better.
  • Almost six months after a Zaza Pachulia closeout cost Kawhi Leonard the Western Conference Finals, it doesn’t look like the Spurs are worrying about it. At least, according to Danny Green.
  • Tony Parker was recalled from his rehab assignment. He practiced with the Spurs’ G-League team, while the big club had a four-game road trip that ended on Monday.
  • The Spurs will be without Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and Joffrey Lauvergne against the Warriors.

Joffrey, Kawhi and Tony are out for tomorrow's Spurs-Warriors game »

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 1, 2017

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Let’s find out what headlines are created when the Spurs and Warriors battle at 8:00 p.m. ET on TNT.