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Spurs Knock Off Warriors; Extend Home Win Streak

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Naturally, nobody popped bubbly or pumped fists high in the sky in a jubilant postgame locker room Saturday night following the San Antonio Spurs’ 87-79 victory over the Golden State Warriors. The Spurs know the game of figuring out the Warriors mirrors chess, not checkers.

So while the victory over the defending NBA champions represents progress for San Antonio in trying to figure out how to handle what could be an eventual Western Conference playoff foe, this veteran Spurs squad understands that they bested a short-handed opponent in one game in March, with the win holding no real significance to the club’s long-term goal of capturing a sixth title.

Source: Michael Wright of ESPN

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Report: Earl Watson Fired as Suns Coach

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Phoenix coach Earl Watson has been fired, league sources tell ESPN.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Sources: Jameer Nelson Signs 1-Year Deal With Pelicans

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Free-agent guard Jameer Nelson has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told The Vertical.

Nelson entered free agency Wednesday, when the Denver Nuggets waived him to create roster space to sign Richard Jefferson and allow second-year guard Jamal Murray to assume the starting point-guard role.

Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical

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Bobby Portis Apologizes to Bulls for Mirotic Fight

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Bobby Portis has apologized to his Bulls teammates for getting into a fight that left Nikola Mirotic with facial fractures and a concussion. “He didn’t address us today, but he did address the team before so that was taken care of,” Bulls swingman Justin Holiday said after Friday’s practice.

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg acknowledged that Portis’ apology took place during a team meeting but did not want to go into specific details about his message. “I’ll keep that between the team,” Hoiberg said, “as far as exactly what was said in that meeting.”

Source: Nick Friedell of ESPN

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