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Westbrook leads Oklahoma City to NBA win over San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – Russell Westbrook smiled as he walked off the court in San Antonio, blowing a kiss to a spectator and waving at the few Oklahoma City Thunder fans …


In brief: Kawhi Leonard lifts Spurs past 76ers; Philadelphia drops 17th straight to open season

NBA: Kawhi Leonard scored a game-high 26 points and had a crucial three-point play in the final minute to help the San Antonio Spurs defeat the winless 76ers 109-103, extending …


Spurred on

LeBron James returned to Cleveland, Kevin Love joined him and suddenly the Cavaliers have the makings of the latest super team. The San Antonio Spurs are already one.


Spurs’ Duncan exercises option

Tim Duncan is having too much fun with his San Antonio Spurs coaches and teammates, and he’s playing too well to call it quits now. Duncan has decided to exercise …


Give and take: Tweets of the week

@ ConanOBrien Grover Norquist wants to rename the Redskins, the “Washington Reagans.” So they’ll at least be able to beat Grenada. @AronBaynes Can’t wait for the championship parade today…get to …


Spurs have structure to continue NBA success

SAN ANTONIO – Tim Duncan conducted his postgame interview flanked by his two children. Someday soon he may decide that they, and not Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, will be …


Spurs rout Heat again, win fifth NBA title

SAN ANTONIO – Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, the winningest trio in NBA postseason history, shared hugs. Players wrapped themselves in flags from around world, a reminder that …


Leonard, Spurs’ youngest star, wins finals MVP

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs’ youngest star is only getting started. Kawhi Leonard is a champion now, with the Spurs beating the Miami Heat 104-87 on Sunday night …


Spurs rout Heat again, win fifth NBA title

The Spurs finished off a dominant run to their fifth NBA championship Sunday night, ending the Heat’s two-year title reign with a 104-87 victory that wrapped up the NBA Finals …


Miami must overcome long odds, Spurs to repeat as champs

SAN ANTONIO – Early Sunday evening, LeBron James will gather his Miami Heat teammates around him and offer a few final words of wisdom before they try to extend their …


A long, painful night for LeBron and Heat

MIAMI – LeBron James had a pained expression on his face during warmups and left the court twice in the early going, once to get his ankle re-taped and another …


Spurs rout Heat again to take 3-1 lead

MIAMI – The San Antonio Spurs have three more chances to grab the championship trophy that slipped away last year. The way they’re dominating the Miami Heat, they might need …


UPDATED: Thu., June 12, 2014, 9:22 p.m.

Spurs take 3-1 lead in NBA Finals with victory over Heat

Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs dominated the Miami Heat again in a 107-86 victory Thursday night to take a commanding 3-1 lead …


Heat turn to the tape to make fixes before NBA Finals Game 4

MIAMI – LeBron James has learned an important lesson during his journey from 19-year-old rookie to two-time NBA champion: Never talk back to the coach during a film session. “Let …


Heat turn to the tape to make fixes before Game 4

LeBron James has learned an important lesson during his journey from 19-year-old rookie to two-time NBA champion: Never talk back to the coach during a film session.


In brief: Heat cooled

MIAMI – History would suggest they did everything right. Since LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh teamed up for the “Big 3” era with the Miami Heat, there had …


UPDATED: Tue., June 10, 2014, 9:22 p.m.

Kawhi Leonard, record half help Spurs roll in Game 3 on NBA Finals

Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 29 points, and the San Antonio Spurs made an NBA Finals-record 75.8 percent of their shots in the first half in a 111-92 victory over …


Heat and Spurs resume NBA Finals battle in Miami for Game 3

MIAMI – Dwyane Wade thinks there’s no one better than the Miami Heat at dealing with the mental challenge of the playoffs. In his eyes, only one other team might …


NBA Finals Game 2 ratings increase over last year

NEW YORK – The NBA Finals rematch is drawing a higher television audience than the first go-around between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat. Nielsen said Game 2 …


James gets Heat even with Spurs

SAN ANTONIO – No cramps, no problems for LeBron James. And with their superstar making it to the finish this time, the Miami Heat bounced back from a loss, just …


Spurs’ Tim Duncan harbors secret wish to play point guard

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs are on an unprecedented postseason roll that not even a boatload of turnovers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals could stop. They …


Spurs handle Heat, win NBA Finals Game 1

The San Antonio Spurs handled the Heat, and the heat, during a sweltering start to the NBA Finals.


Spurs’ Tony Parker is a go for Game 1 of the finals

Tony Parker’s left ankle is ready for the NBA Finals. The San Antonio point guard pronounced himself ready to go for tonight’s Game 1 of the title series against the …


NBA Finals: Advantage San Antonio in Spurs-Heat rematch

When last season’s NBA Finals ended, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich was all smiles. For a few minutes, that is.


Spurs rout Thunder to take 3-2 lead in West finals

SAN ANTONIO – Tim Duncan had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Manu Ginobili scored 19 points and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 117-89 victory over the Oklahoma City …


Thunder beat Spurs 106-97, cut deficit to 2-1

OKLAHOMA CITY – Serge Ibaka pointed to the sky, soaking in the cheers from the adoring home crowd moments before coming out of a game that just a few days …


NBA notes: Thunder cling to 2012 for little signs of hope

All the Oklahoma City Thunder can do now is cling to history. Two more victories by the dominant San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals, and Kevin Durant and …


Spurs demolish Thunder for 2-0 series edge

Tony Parker scored 22 points, Danny Green made seven 3-pointers and added 21, and the San Antonio Spurs used a dominant third quarter to rout the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-77 …


Spurs defeat Thunder in Game 1 of Western finals

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs were planning to attack the lane whether Oklahoma City big man Serge Ibaka was playing or not. The fact that the Thunder’s athletic …


Spurs can close out Blazers in San Antonio

Tony Parker has long been Nicolas Batum’s friend and mentor, both on the French national team and in their NBA careers. So it was understandable after Batum’s dominance in Game …