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A Visual Timeline of Tim Duncan's Quest for Ring No. 5
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Just one year ago, Tim Duncan did not dress in a regular-season contest against the Philadelphia 76ers, and the reason why—according to the box score—was his age.

"Old" is one of many adjectives that NBA fans have associated with the San Antonio Spurs' veteran big man, and while the description may have suited him last year, the same cannot be said for the Duncan of 2013.

Sure, it may seem counter-intuitive, but the 37-year-old, 14-time All-Star spent the season dominating opponents and fighting Father Time in an unprecedented manner.

Averaging 17.8 points per game and 9.9 rebounds in the regular season, Duncan enjoyed one of the best seasons of his career.

However, while his individual achievements are incredible, the rejuvenated big man is still eyeing one more goal.

With the playoffs in full swing, Duncan's eyes are set on the one thing that has eluded him for so long—a fifth ring.

San Antonio is once again a title contender, and their chances at a winning another title remain very much alive. And now, after sweeping the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the playoffs, Duncan is inching closer and closer to that hardware, which would ultimately cap off a legendary season for the Spurs' most decorated star.

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