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By Rob Wolkenbrod
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 21: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on from the bench in the third quarter against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on October 21, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. 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 Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 21: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on from the bench in the third quarter against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on October 21, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. 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 Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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The latest news, notes and headlines for the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

The San Antonio Spurs wrapped up the first of its two-game road trip on Tuesday, with a win against the Dallas Mavericks, 97-91. It moved them to 9-5, with the second matchup set for Wednesday night. This will be against the Minnesota Timberwolves, who the Silver and Black played on Opening Night in October.

It made for an interesting day around the Spurs, both on and off the court. This created news, notes and headlines for Wednesday, Nov. 15. Let’s take a look at what there were:

  • Our own Dylan Carter covered the Spurs’ win against the Mavericks in this recap.
  • Kawhi Leonard’s status remains a mystery, as he still doesn’t have a definitive timetable to return. Head coach Gregg Popovich, however, disclosed that Leonard will be back “sooner rather than later.” It doesn’t clear up when the team’s star will return, but it’s a positive piece of news for a situation that’s been quiet for the first month of the season.
  • Prior to Tuesday’s game, we looked at the players that must step up on this two-game road trip. Did they pull this off against Dallas?
  • Joffrey Lauvergne returned to the Spurs on Tuesday, missing the previous 10 games with an ankle sprain. He played 5 minutes and had 1 assist.
  • The Spurs Twitter account grabbed a nice shot of LaMarcus Aldridge and Dirk Nowitzki embracing after the game.

Respect. pic.twitter.com/klFzZAeHRg

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 15, 2017

  • Another interesting thing the Spurs Twitter account pointed out. Popovich became the fastest coach to reach 500 road wins in NBA history. He’s behind Don Nelson and Pat Riley.

Coach Pop has reached 500 road wins faster than any coach in @NBA history (835 games). https://t.co/eu4he538Cp

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 15, 2017

Next: Top 25 players in Spurs history

Let’s see what headlines develop for Thursday, Nov. 16 after Wednesday’s game.

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