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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 …


Blazers return home down 2-0 to Spurs

Down 2-0 in the Western Conference semifinals with San Antonio, the Trail Blazers don’t have much time to figure out the Spurs with the series moving to Portland tonight at …


Gregg Popovich wins NBA Coach of the Year

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has been named NBA coach of the year, making him just the third coach in league history to win the award three times in …


Popovich offers encouraging words for Sager

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich (pictured) says he looks forward to sideline reporter Craig Sager’s return. TNT’s Sager is missing the NBA playoffs as he undergoes treatment for leukemia. …


NBA playoff preview: Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?

To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell …


Coyotes on brink of missing playoffs

NHL: Pekka Rinne made 29 saves to lead the host Nashville Predators to a 2-0 win over Phoenix on Thursday night, damaging the Coyotes’ playoff hopes. Craig Smith and Patric …


Spurs stunned by 2 losses

MIAMI – Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili trudged off the court, their heads hanging, bald spots that come from more than a decade of games like this for all to …


James leads Heat to second straight NBA title

MIAMI – LeBron James and the Miami Heat remain atop the NBA, and not even a proud push from the San Antonio Spurs could knock them down. James led the …


Miami rules second half to even series

MIAMI – Mario Chalmers marched toward midcourt with a message. “I felt like we had them on the ropes at the time. I told him, ‘Let’s go for the kill,’ …


Parker’s Game 1 shot gains instant fame

MIAMI – A day later, Tony Parker’s shot was still the talk of the NBA Finals. The shot that sealed a Game 1 victory for the San Antonio Spurs was …


Spurs rally to stun Heat in Game 1 of NBA Finals

MIAMI – The San Antonio Spurs returned to the NBA Finals just the way they left – with a victory over LeBron James. Tim Duncan overcame a slow start to …


Spurs’ Duncan has bounced back in 16th season

SAN ANTONIO – Practice between games in the NBA Western Conference finals had long wrapped for the San Antonio Spurs, and a few players stayed around to continue working. Those …


Spurs sweep Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The San Antonio Spurs are back in the NBA Finals for the first time since they won their last championship in 2007. Tony Parker scored 37 points …


Spurs strike quickly

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs opened the Western Conference finals resembling the past champions who’ve been there so many times before. The Memphis Grizzlies looked like the first-timers …


Curry leads Warriors past Spurs to tie series

OAKLAND, Calif. – His spirits down, his left ankle limp and his team’s season hanging in the balance, Stephen Curry wondered whether he could recover for the biggest game of …


Thunder end Spurs’ winning streak

OKLAHOMA CITY – The streak is over. The series may only be beginning. Kevin Durant scored 22 points, Thabo Sefolosha set playoff career bests with 19 points and six steals, …


Newsmakers

Suspended Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended two games without pay by the NBA for throwing a ball at an official during a game Sunday. Stu Jackson, …


Fifty victories part of San Antonio Spurs’ routine

A 50-victory season has pretty much been the standard of excellence for National Basketball Association teams over the years. The San Antonio Spurs know a little something about that.


In brief: Spurs hand Hornets first home loss

NBA: Manu Ginobili scored 15 of his 23 points in the second half, and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a 17-point third-quarter deficit to hand the New Orleans Hornets their …