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Spurs’ comeback win over Thunder ties for third-largest under Gregg Popovich

SAN ANTONIO — Even without star forward Kawhi Leonard and veteran point guard Tony Parker, the San Antonio Spurs managed to overcome a 23-point deficit to win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, tying the largest comeback victory thus far this NBA season.? The win also ranked as the franchise’s third-largest comeback victory under coach Gregg Popovich. “It was a fine win,” Popovich said. “The guys really dug deep, pounded the rock. We kept a great attitude, and they just kept their minds on playing basic basketball and things turned their way. The effort was great, and they played a lot smarter in the second half. They took care of the ball, and just showed a lot of courage. Overall, a great team win.” San Antonio trailed by 23 points (43-20) with 9:28 remaining in the first half in large part due to a disastrous opening quarter in which the Spurs turned over the ball seven times while knocking down just six field goals. Veteran...

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Pelicans’ Anthony Davis suffers concussion vs. Nuggets

DENVER — New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis left Friday night’s 146-114 loss to the Denver Nuggets with a concussion in the opening minute of the third quarter. Davis was inadvertently hit in the face by Nuggets center Nikola Jokic’s head as Jokic was backing him down with the ball. Davis remained on the floor with his hands over his face for a minute before he walked to the locker room with 11 minutes, 2 seconds left in the quarter. The team announced that he would not return. Davis had 17 points and five rebounds before his exit. This is the third time in his career that a concussion has sidelined Davis from a game. He previously suffered concussions in November 2012 and January 2016. The Associated Press contributed to this...

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