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1-0, 2nd in Southwest
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Spurs outlast Timberwolves in the fourth (1:19)
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Spurs play 'pursuit of equality' video message

The Spurs' season-opening win featured a pregame message of unity on the scoreboard screen, which was met with a rousing reception. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich thanked fans after the game.

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Aldridge says he feels comfortable with Spurs (1:14)
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The Admiral applauds Aldridge's dunk (0:24)
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Aldridge emphatically puts one back (0:24)
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Gay's dunk gets The Admiral's approval (0:17)
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Ginobili proves he still has range (0:20)
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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Manu Ginobili gets ready to start season No. 16, and he appears to be as enthusiastic as ever.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Some of you may have been optimistic about rookie Derrick White's chances of making an immediate impact with the Spurs. Think again. Here's what Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said about White's role for this season: "There's a spot over on the bench that's going to get polished by the seat of his pants. His role will be to watch, learn and absorb as much as he can. He's a great kid. But there's no room at the end right now. There are going to be other people on the court."

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich explains here how he made the mistake of trying to change LaMarcus Aldridge as a player when the power forward first arrived in San Antonio: "I did talk with him several times during the summer. He just didn't feel comfortable. It's 98.75 percent on me, and whatever's left - because I can't subtract that much - on him. But I tried to change him. I thought back to when Timmy [Duncan] came, and people said, ‘What are you going to do with Tim Duncan?' I said, ‘Nothing. I'm just going to watch him for about six months, see what he does. He's a pretty good player, and if there's something I think I can add, then I'll do it.' With LaMarcus, he got here and on Day 1, I said, ‘OK, you're going to do this, and you're going to do this pump fake.' I tried to change him. I tried to make him a different player, and I think that really affected his ability to feel comfortable and confident on the court. And we took care of that, basically by me letting him know that we were going to do it differently, and that it was on me, not him."

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Pop said he tried to change LaMarcus Aldridge and make "him a different player" when he first joined the Spurs. Pop admitted to making a mistake there.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Pop said he couldn't watch the Gordon Hayward injury. Happened while he was at dinner. Said he was watching game but looked away for a second. When he was informed about what happened, Pop said he refused to look.

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Awards predictions: Defensive Player of the Year

Will Draymond Green win Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season? Or will Kawhi Leonard win his third award in four years? And what about Rudy Gobert? Our NBA experts make their picks.

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Manu Ginóbili, a 48 horas de su 16° temporada (2:15)

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Kawhi Leonard (right quadriceps tendinopathy) and Tony Parker (left quadriceps tendon surgery) are officially out for Wednesday's opener against the Timberwolves.

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Aldridge praises Pop, Spurs for contract talks

LaMarcus Aldridge praised the Spurs and coach Gregg Popovich for how they handled his new three-year contract extension. Said Aldridge: "They do things the right way."

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Lowe Post: Aldridge Latest, Mande On Wolves, Unis

After sharing his thoughts on the latest news involving LaMarcus Aldridge, Zach talks to comedian and NBA superfan Joe Mande about his beloved Wolves, the best and worst new Nike jerseys, writing for "The Good Place," the art of stand-up and more.

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NBA Western Conference season preview

Pablo Torre, Amin Elhassan, Chris Haynes and Ohm Youngmisuk preview the Western Conference for the 2017-18 season. Can anyone challenge the Warriors? Is Lonzo Ball the presumptive Rookie of the Year? Is everyone ready to believe in the Timberwolves?

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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Spurs getting in a practice in advance of opener against Minnesota. Still no Kawhi Leonard to be found.

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Predictions: Who will win the Southwest Division?

The Southwest is perhaps the division with the least clear choice for a winner, as a case could be made for either the Rockets or Spurs. Still, Houston receives the majority of support from our panel.

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Vote: Make your NBA awards predictions

Make your picks for NBA MVP, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player and the league leaders in points, rebounds and assists.

Team Stats

Points Per Game107.013th
Rebounds Per Game50.0Tied-5th
Assists Per Game22.0Tied-11th
Points Allowed99.0Tied-5th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-18101.000
2016-176121.744
2015-166715.817
2014-155527.671
2013-146220.756

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