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San Antonio Spurs roundup: Prepping for the Houston Rockets

By Rob Wolkenbrod
HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 13: James Harden
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The latest San Antonio Spurs news, notes and headlines for Thursday, Dec. 14.

Wednesday was an off day for the San Antonio Spurs, one day after falling to the Dallas Mavericks, 95-89. This dropped the Silver and Black to 19-9, before Friday’s game against the Houston Rockets.

Tuesday also marked the return of Kawhi Leonard, who missed the first 27 games with a right, quad injury. He delivered 13 points in 16 minutes, flashing the MVP form fans had not seen in seven months. It wasn’t enough for the Spurs to win, but provided a glimpse of what the team could be in for.

As for Thursday, it’s another off day for the Spurs. That means another 24 hours for news, notes and headlines to develop. Prior to that, let’s see what there is for Dec. 14.

  • Leonard’s return began changes for the Spurs’ rotation. No one fell out but others lost significant time or were on the verge of receiving a “DNP-Coach’s Decision.” It was one game, which could develop into more on Friday night.
  • We recapped the Spurs’ loss to the Mavericks on Tuesday. It featured a poor shooting night from the away team.
  • Pounding the Rock looked at what we learned from Leonard’s first game back. This included takeaways for a handful of players from the rotation.
  • Pounding the Rock also analyzed how head coach Gregg Popovich’s humility makes anything possible.

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Not much of a news day for the Spurs, who didn’t have anything develop on Wednesday, now that Leonard is back and Kyle Anderson remains the only player injured. What will transpire before the Rockets game?