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Wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich dies

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died. The Spurs confirmed Erin Popovich’s death Wednesday. The team didn’t provide further details. ”We mourn the loss of Erin,” Spurs general manager RC Buford said in a team statement. ”She was a strong, wonderful, kind, intelligent woman who provided love, support and humor to all of ...

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Holiday has 33 and Pelicans beat the Blazers to go up 2-0

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Removed from the turbulence that marked his previous seasons in New Orleans, Jrue Holiday is in a good place — and it shows. Holiday had a career playoff-high 33 points as the Pelicans took a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 111-102 victory on Tuesday night. The series ...

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Rajon Rondo has a knack for performing in the playoffs

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Rajon Rondo is healthy and he’s locked in. That’s good news for the New Orleans Pelicans, not so much for the Portland Trail Blazers. When Rondo is locked in during the postseason, the 6-foot-1 guard who won an NBA title with the Boston Celtics has shown he can be a tough out. Over the course of ...

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Davis, Pelicans look to go up 2-0 in Portland over Trail Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Trail Blazers know they’re behind the eight-ball Tuesday night at Moda Center when they play host to the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 2 of their best-of-seven first-round playoff series. The No. 6 seed Pelicans stole a 97-95 victory in Saturday’s opener. The No. 3 seed Trail Blazers realize they can’t go to New Orleans ...

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Spurs aim to bounce back in Game 2 vs. Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs are both hoping that history repeats itself when they meet in Game 2 of the Western Conference playoffs on Monday night. The second-seeded Warriors thumped the seventh-seeded Spurs 113-92 in the series opener on Saturday afternoon, putting both teams in a familiar position. Golden State used a home win ...

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