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A CliffsNotes Guide to the 2012-13 NBA Season
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'I got a crazy idea. Let's win another ring!'

Don't worry if you weren't able to hook up 10 TVs with NBA League Pass and catch every game this season.

I fell short of that dream too, but having a Twitter account is nearly as good.

So many things happened during this NBA season, and a lot of it was odd and bizarre (just check out my article, "10 Most Bizarre Moments from the 2012-13 NBA Season's First Half," and then double it).

However, "bizarre" is not the concern here. Following is the CliffsNotes version for this season, with the next 10 slides a roundup of the biggest storylines and accomplishments of the year. 

Some things will go unmentioned, in accordance with CliffsNotes guidelines, and editing has constrained certain other notables.

That's why the San Antonio Spurs don't even get their own slide. They're really, really good, as usual. Just when the Big Three appear to be claimed by Father Time, they excel in the clutch and bury their opponent—as usual. So boring!

Tony Parker played well enough to deserve league MVP consideration, scoring 20 points per game on 52 percent shooting, and even as Manu Ginobili continues to slow down, the Spurs have found a tremendous talent in second-year forward Kawhi Leonard.

Last, but most certainly not least, Tim Duncan is still the best power forward in basketball. The 37-year-old has spurred San Antonio to another NBA Finals appearance after sweeping the Memphis Grizzlies.

In two consecutive overtime games, Duncan totaled 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting, three boards, an assist, a steal and a block. After those victorious OTs, the Spurs were up 3-0 and the Fat Lady started singing to Memphis.

Aside from those boringly great Spurs, what else happened this season?

Let's take a look.

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