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    导出博客文章Despite seven new faces and the offseason retirement of future Hall of Fame forward Tim Duncan, its been business as usual for the San Antonio Spurs over the first four games of the new campaign. Nike Vapormax Plus Noir .The Spurs look to continue their hot start when they host the Utah Jazz on Tuesday at the AT&T Center.San Antonio has won all four times its taken the court, thrice on the road, and is already in the routine of resting veteran players for the rigors of the eight-month-long journey to the postseason.The Spurs gave starting point guard Tony Parker and reserve guard Manu Ginobili the night off against New Orleans on Saturday but San Antonio cruised to an easy 98-79 win.Part of the Spurs early success has been the play of their reserves, especially point guard Patty Mills, who scored 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting against the Pelicans in a spot start for Parker and then added another 18-point game off the bench in San Antonios 106-99 victory at Miami on Sunday.DeWanye Dedmond, one of the Spurs under-the-radar offseason acquisitions, has contributed seven points and 7.3 rebounds per game while playing an average of 18 minutes and already has eight blocked shots.David Lee, who has taken some of the minutes that belonged to David West last year, is scoring eight points per game and pulling down 6.8 rebounds per outing in an average of just under 17 minutes.Dedmond has been very active and has been doing a wonderful job off the bench, as has Lee, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Saturday. DeWanyes game is running and giving us some energy, and David is a basketball player -- he knows how to play and fits into any kind of situation.The Jazz (1-2) head to San Antonio on the heels of a 88-75 road loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.George Hill paced Utah with 18 points while reserve guard Dante Exum was the only other Jazz player to reach double figures with 10. Joe Johnson scored seven points in the opening quarter, but didnt score again.The four starters other than Hill -- Johnson, Boris Diaw, Rudy Gobert and Rodney Hood -- combined for just 20 points.I didnt believe it was a good night for me -- its a team game, not individual, Hill said after the loss. My stats dont mean anything if we lose a game like we did (Sunday).Jazz forward Gordon Hayward sat out his third straight game with a broken finger on his left hand and likely will not play in Tuesdays contest.Although San Antonio is often considered the most international team in the NBA, the Jazz have supplanted the Spurs in far-flung flavor this year, with seven players from outside the United States: center Gobert and forward Diaw (France), guard Dante Exum and forward Joe Ingles (Australia), guard Raul Neto (Brazil), forward Trey Lyles (Canada) and forward Joel Bolomboy (Ukraine).On Monday the Jazz beat the Oct. 31, 11:59 p.m. EDT deadline to avoid restricted free agency by agreeing to a four-year contract extension with Gobert worth $102 million, according to league sources. The contract is just short of the projected maximum offer of $106 million. Air Max 360 Gris . -- The plastic that was taped across the lockers in Oaklands clubhouse came down and the champagne that was on ice went back into the cooler. Air Max 360 Noir . NBA officials ruled the court unplayable in the Bucks final exhibition game on Oct. 25 because players were slipping, and the game was cancelled midway through the first period. . The move comes after the Canadiens were approached by the Buffalo Sabres for permission to speak to Dudley - a former Sabres player and head coach. "The Sabres called for permission and I appreciate that, Im flattered, Dudley told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners salvaged the third game of a pretty big September series against fellow wild-card contender Houston on Sunday.That series was nothing compared to the enormity of the three games that could make or break Seattle over the next three days. The Mariners (79-70) come off their Sunday win over Houston with a huge series against a Toronto team that lost Sunday and now holds a two-game lead over Seattle in the American League wild-card standings.The approach the Mariners are taking into this series with all-or-nothing consequences is to treat it like the rest.Anyone can beat anyone, catcher Mike Zunino said after Sundays 7-3 win over the Astros. To put added pressure on ourselves is out of our style. Thats not something we need to do.Center fielder Leonys Martin said the Mariners arent getting too wrapped up in the standings.Were in a situation now where weve got to win every game, no matter who were playing, Martin said. We just need to keep fighting and never give up, like weve been doing.Seattle will send right-hander Taijuan Walker to the mound for Mondays opener, and its hard to know what to expect whenever the 24-year-old former top prospect is on the mound. Walker struggled with inconsistency and a foot injury to the point that he was demoted to Triple-A in August, and he endured one of the worst starts of his career in a 10-3 loss to the Angels on Sept. 3. But hes bounced back to put together two solid outings, includding a complete-game shutout his last time out. Nike Vapormax Promo. The Mariners credit Walkers latest turnaround -- albeit for only two starts -- to a dramatic change in his delivery. Its worked out so far, as the new delivery has produced good results.Pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. told recently that Walkers willingness to adapt was a big part of his improvement.At the tail end of the season for a team that is possibly in a playoff run, to go out and kind of create a new delivery is not easy to do, Stottlemyre said.Toronto is hoping starter Marco Estrada (8-9, 3.78 ERA) can change the teams fortunes after losing the final two games of the Angels series over the weekend. The Blue Jays managed to score just one run in those two losses, causing them to fall a game behind Baltimore in the wild-card standings.Sundays loss left manager John Gibbons to tell reporters: Sometimes you run into a road block and you struggle.The Blue Jays hope to navigate the obstacle and keep moving forward this week -- and on into their final three series against the Yankees, Orioles and Red Sox.Were right there, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki told on Sunday. We play those teams that are right there with us, too, with our remaining schedule. We like where were at, obviously we know we can play better and hopefully that comes out real soon. NFL Jerseys Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Wholesale Throwback Jerseys Discount Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2019 China NFL Hoodies ' ' '
      May 24, 2018 2:32 AM MDT