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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 …


LeBron James scores cool 35 in Heat win

LeBron James had 35 points and 10 rebounds in a powerful comeback from the cramps that knocked him out of the opener, as the Heat tied the NBA Finals with …


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 …


Gatorade apologizes over LeBron-related tweets

SAN ANTONIO – Gatorade apologized Friday for comments posted to the company’s Twitter feed after Miami Heat star LeBron James cramped up and had to leave Game 1 of the …


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.


James still appreciates Finals excitement

LeBron James should be used to the NBA Finals by now. After five trips to the championship series in eight years, it would make sense if he had a been-there, …


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 …


An over the top finals

MIAMI – Over the last 10 seasons, only one NBA player has been part of more wins than LeBron James. His name is Tim Duncan.


James, Duncan square off again

Over the last 10 seasons, only one NBA player has been part of more wins than LeBron James. His name is Tim Duncan.


Twice as nice for the Heat

MIAMI — LeBron James had 37 points and 12 rebounds and the Miami Heat repeated as champions with a 95-88 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of …


International approach pays off

SAN ANTONIO – The Spurs have long been the NBA’s gold standard when it comes to drafting and development, preferring to roll up their sleeves and scour the globe to …


Heat struggled at quarters’ end

SAN ANTONIO – Until Tuesday night, the Miami Heat will be lamenting 8 bad minutes. Eight very bad minutes, actually.


Miami seeks modest win streak

SAN ANTONIO – It was the compelling story of the NBA regular season, the Miami Heat making their run at the league-record mark of 33 consecutive victories. They fell six …


Big 3 help Heat even NBA Finals with Spurs

SAN ANTONIO – Miami Heat owner Micky Arison had a message as he walked to the winning locker room. “The death of the Big Three was overrated,” he said.


Big Three deliver as Heat even series

Riding big performances from LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, the Heat tied the NBA Finals with a 109-93 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night in …


James, Wade ready to lift Heat

SAN ANTONIO – Game 4 of the NBA Finals will tell more about the Miami Heat than a 66-win regular season ever could. Any questions about LeBron James and 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,’ …


Heat turn it up in Game 2

Mario Chalmers led the charge, LeBron James broke out to finish it with a flurry and the Miami Heat used a 33-5 run to rout the San Antonio Spurs 103-84 …


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 bank on Parker for Game 1 win

Tim Duncan overcame a slow start to finish with 20 points and 14 rebounds, Tony Parker banked in a desperation jumper on a broken play with 5.2 seconds left and …


James leads Heat to Game 3 victory

LeBron James scored 29 points and had 14 rebounds, and the Miami Heat rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 91-85 in Game 3 of …


NBA Finals attract huge ratings

The NBA Finals’ Game 2 drew the highest preliminary television rating since 2004. The Miami Heat’s 100-96 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night on ABC earned an …