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San Antonio Spurs roundup: Post-Christmas edition

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SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 8: Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs high fives his teammates after the game against the Boston Celtics on December 8, 2017 at the AT&T Center 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 8: Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs high fives his teammates after the game against the Boston Celtics on December 8, 2017 at the AT&T Center 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Following two days off for Christmas, the San Antonio Spurs return home to face the Brooklyn Nets. Before that, let’s look at the latest news, notes and headlines for Dec. 26.

Unlike most seasons, the San Antonio Spurs didn’t play on Christmas Day. That allowed the players and coaching staff to rest, relax and enjoy the holiday, with friends, family or fellow teammates. It was after a three-game road trip, too, which took the Silver and Black across the states of Utah, Oregon and California.

On Tuesday, the Spurs will return to the AT&T Center. It’s for a game against the Brooklyn Nets. These teams haven’t played during the 2017-18 season.

Before this game gets underway, let’s recap the previous two days of Spurs news, notes and headlines, and continue the holiday cheer. This is for Dec. 26:

  • Before Christmas, the Spurs provided fans a handful of gifts in the 2017-18 season. From Kawhi Leonard’s return to LaMarcus Aldridge’s reemergence, it made for a pleasant holiday season in the Alamo City.
  • How did Leonard celebrate his holiday, you might ask? Well, he dressed up as Santa Claus to become Santa Klaws. Amazing. Oh, and retweeting the below tweet means an NBA All-Star vote. So, it’s for a good cause, right? The same goes for other Spurs players.

A RETWEET = A VOTE FOR SANTA KLAWS

Kawhi Leonard #NBAVOTE pic.twitter.com/QMppNxYQyM

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) December 25, 2017

RETWEETS = VOTES

LaMarcus Aldridge #NBAVOTE pic.twitter.com/ZX6C8G1R2W

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) December 25, 2017

RETWEETS = VOTES

Manu Ginobili #NBAVOTE pic.twitter.com/Y9a6TNNK3K

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) December 25, 2017

  • The injury report vs. the Nets arrived. It didn’t provide any Christmas jeers, with Leonard and Danny Green listed as “probable.” It’s subject to change before the tip-off.

Danny Green (tightness, left groin) and Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management) are probable for tomorrow night’s Spurs-Nets game. pic.twitter.com/rFGBevFk5Y

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) December 25, 2017

  • Spurs center Joffrey Lauvergne spoke to MySanAntonio.com about his in-season injuries. He discussed the difficulties of being hurt, noting pain in his ankle remains. The Frenchman sprained his ankle in the opening month of the season.
  • Pounding the Rock looked at how the Spurs benefit from a “Rubix Cube” lineup.

Next: Top 25 players in Spurs history

That closes Tuesday’s roundup. What will develop after the Nets game?

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