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San Antonio Spurs roundup: Still no Kawhi Leonard

By Rob Wolkenbrod
SAN ANTONIO,TX - NOVEMBER 7: Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs steals the ball from Patrick Beverley #21 of the Los Angeles Clippers at AT&T Center on November 7, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that , by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO,TX - NOVEMBER 7: Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs steals the ball from Patrick Beverley #21 of the Los Angeles Clippers at AT&T Center on November 7, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that , by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images) /
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The latest news, notes and headlines for the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, Nov. 8.

On Tuesday, the San Antonio Spurs earned its third consecutive win, knocking off the Los Angeles Clippers, 120-107. It moved them to 7-4, trending in the right direction after the four-game skid that brought questions to the spotlight.

The Spurs had three players produce 20-plus points: LaMarcus Aldridge (25), Danny Green (24) and Rudy Gay (22). Pau Gasol just missed out on this group, scoring 19 points in 28 minutes.

This win developed news, notes and headlines for Wednesday, Nov. 8. Let’s take a look at the latest:

  • As noted, the Spurs win by double-digits against the Clippers. Dylan Carter recapped last night’s game on Air Alamo.
  • In news that won’t excite fans of the Silver and Black, head coach Gregg Popovich said Kawhi Leonard’s rehab has gone slower than expected. He didn’t reveal an official timetable for return, either, via ESPN.com.
  • Before the Clipper game, Manu Ginobili explained to MySanAntonio.com, how the team has adjusted to playing without Leonard. He said “it’s great” for players like Bryn Forbes, Brandon Paul and Kyle Anderson.
  • The Los Angeles Times recapped Tuesday’s game, noting the poor defensive play of the Clippers.
  • Pounding the Rock has more on Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon’s feature in The Players Tribune. 
  • With Tuesday’s win, Popovich moved to 18 wins behind George Karl on the all-time wins list in NBA history for head coaches. His total is 1,156.
  • The Daily News has a piece on Popovich and Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. They’re called the “voices of equality and change in the NBA.”
  • Bonus link: As ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported, the Phoenix Suns traded Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks for Greg Monroe and a protected first-round pick.

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That does it for Wednesday’s roundup. Let’s see what happens and comes to the forefront on Thursday, Nov. 9.

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