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NBA fines Spurs $250,000 for resting players in Miami

Gregg Popovich decided to send his three stars (and Danny Green) home before the Spurs' Thursday game against the Heat. That decision cost the team $250,000, the league announced late Friday.

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Mark Cuban backs NBA in $250,000 fining of Spurs

Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban agrees with the NBA fining the San Antonio Spurs organization $250,000 for benching of their starters against Miami, but offers an interesting take on the main reason why.

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Popovich 'disappointed', but accepts fine

The Spurs coach wouldn't say whether the team will choose to appeal the $250,000 fine.

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On the Stern-Popovich cold war

According to one account, a flare-up between David Stern and Gregg Popovich has been a long time coming.

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#DisserviceToFans

The Spurs rested four of their players Thursday. In the eyes of the NBA, this is a disservice to the league and its fans. When do we get to fine the NBA?

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NBA fines Spurs $250,000

Calling it a "disservice to the league and our fans," the NBA has fined the San Antonio Spurs $250,000 for sending four players home prior to Thursday night's game against the Miami Heat.

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Is Popovich looking out for Spurs' best interests?

Did Gregg Popovich sit his stars against the Heat on Thursday as a big middle finger to David Stern? Did he sit them to avoid early season fatigue? Or is he simply looking out for the best interests of the Spurs?

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Heat hold off ragtag Spurs late

The Spurs were missing four of their five top scorers. and the Heat hadn't played since Nov. 24. But the Spurs hung around until the very last moments, as the Heat needed Ray Allen's late three to win, 105-100.

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'My bad'

The Spurs' coach even intimidated Charles Barkley during a sideline interview.

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David Stern promises sanctions against Spurs

NBA commissioner David Stern apologized to fans and promised substantial sanctions against the Spurs for resting their best players.

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Spurs sit everyone against Heat

The Spurs will be without their Big Three against the defending-champion Heat on Thursday.

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