1. Spurs' Tim Duncan Breaks Playoff Minutes and Double-Doubles Records in Finals

    San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan became the all-time leader in NBA playoffs double-doubles during last Thursday's NBA Finals Game 4 rout of the Miami Heat, per NBA.com/stats ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 1 month ago 955 reads 1 comments

  2. Spurs' Tim Duncan Becomes 1st Player to Start and Win Championships in 3 Decades

    Tim Duncan and the rest of the San Antonio Spurs put on a team basketball clinic in Sunday’s Game 5 to overwhelm the Miami Heat for the third straight game and win the 2014 NBA championship...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 1 month ago 2,977 reads 3 comments

  3. Is the Big 3 Model Sustainable for Miami Heat?

    After a humbling, if not humiliating, loss to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals, it’s tempting to suggest the Miami Heat ’s model is broken...

    Tom Sunnergren Written by Tom Sunnergren about 1 month ago 16,592 reads 80 comments

  4. 3 Key Themes of the Social Chatter from Game 5 of 2014 NBA Finals

    On June 15, the San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat in Game 5 to win the NBA Finals. With the Big Three vs. the Loyal Three, social media exploded with an abundance of trending topics...

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  5. Even Without Three-Peat, Big Three Era a Success for Miami Heat

    The Miami Heat 's bid for a three-peat ended in the most embarrassing fashion possible at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs in the 2014 NBA Finals...

    Sam Richmond Written by Sam Richmond about 1 month ago 8,258 reads 100 comments

  6. Tiago Splitter Swats Dwyane Wade Layup Attempt in Game 5 of NBA Finals

    Tiago Splitter catches a lot of flak for seemingly avoiding the easy dunk, but as this vicious, backboard-shattering, third-quarter block on Dwyane Wade proves, vertical ain't ...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 1 month ago 16,337 reads 56 comments

  7. LeBron James Emphatically Swats Shot out of Bounds in Game 5 of NBA Finals

    LeBron James was dialed in to start Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, both offensively and defensively. In the first quarter, on a Patty Mills layup in transition, LeBron emphatically swatted the ball into the front row...

    Tyler Brooke Written by Tyler Brooke about 1 month ago 55,167 reads 126 comments

  8. How Miami Heat Can Rediscover Their Elite Defense

    There’s nothing mysterious about the overwhelming success the Miami Heat have enjoyed these last four seasons...

    Tom Sunnergren Written by Tom Sunnergren about 1 month ago 4,677 reads 17 comments

  9. Howard Beck's Predictions for Game 3 of the NBA Finals

    With the 2014 NBA Finals all tied at one game apiece, the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat will head to South Beach for Game 3, with both teams hoping to secure an edge in the series...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 1 month ago 35,454 reads 291 comments

  10. Unlocking the Secrets of Miami Heat's Elite Offense

    On the face of it, it isn’t a mystery why the Miami Heat offense works so well. LeBron James , Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are on the same team. Case closed—sort of...

    Tom Sunnergren Written by Tom Sunnergren about 1 month ago 14,348 reads 95 comments

  11. Heat vs. Spurs: Game 2 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2014 NBA Finals

    LeBron James was the target of criticism after a Game 1 NBA Finals loss, but he responded like he always has: on the court...

    Tim Keeney Written by Tim Keeney about 1 month ago 99,598 reads 1033 comments

  12. Does Pat Riley Get Enough Credit for Constructing Miami Heat?

    The Miami Heat , if the San Antonio Spurs can find a competent HVAC guy, are in a reasonably strong position to win their third consecutive NBA title...

    Tom Sunnergren Written by Tom Sunnergren about 1 month ago 10,473 reads 64 comments

  13. Lakers Insider: Rivalry with LA Serves as Backdrop for Spurs in NBA Finals

    LOS ANGELES — Better career: Kobe Bryant or Tim Duncan? Better coach: Phil Jackson or Gregg Popovich? Better overall since they've been in the NBA together: Los Angeles ...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 1 month ago 70,225 reads 140 comments

  14. NBA Finals 2014: Odds and Schedule Info for Heat vs. Spurs Game 1

    The 2014 NBA Finals offers the first rematch since the end of the Michael Jordan era, one that unites two of the greatest dynasties since Jordan's retirement...

    Sterling Xie Written by Sterling Xie about 1 month ago 4,283 reads 0 comments

  15. Are the San Antonio Spurs Gearing Up for Their Last Title Run?

    The date was December 23, 1996 and the Spurs were up against the Miami Heat . The San Antonio Spurs were on a three-game win streak, sparked by the return of their star center David Robinson...

    Jeremy Dawson Written by Jeremy Dawson about 1 month ago 787 reads 0 comments

  16. LeBron James Can Become Bulletproof with Third Straight NBA Title

    As LeBron James prepares for the 2014 NBA Finals, know this: If the Miami Heat topple the San Antonio Spurs in the best-of-seven series, all the intense criticism and scrutiny ...

    Sam Richmond Written by Sam Richmond about 1 month ago 5,030 reads 25 comments

  17. What's at Stake for Miami Heat in NBA Finals?

    For the Miami Heat , everything hangs in the balance in these NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs . Not for the players. Their legacies are largely secure...

    Tom Sunnergren Written by Tom Sunnergren about 1 month ago 5,697 reads 46 comments

  18. Setting Miami Heat's Perfect NBA Finals Game Plan

    Sometimes, in the course of the year, the NBA ’s landscape is completely altered. New titans rise. New superstars stake their claim. New rivalries are born. This wasn ’t really one of those years...

    Tom Sunnergren Written by Tom Sunnergren about 1 month ago 2,233 reads 3 comments

  19. Setting San Antonio Spurs' Perfect NBA Finals Game Plan

    It happened again. Somehow, we ended up with a second straight NBA Finals pitting the San Antonio Spurs against the Miami Heat , beginning June 5...

    Fred Katz Written by Fred Katz about 1 month ago 18,809 reads 80 comments

  20. Miami Heat 'Fast 5': Riley's Enduring Advice, Allen and Elway, Battier's Goodbye

    Five quick-hitting Miami Heat items in advance of the 2014 NBA Finals: 1. Pat Riley's hair is silver these days. His signature book nearly is, too...

    Ethan Skolnick Written by Ethan Skolnick about 1 month ago 61,659 reads 100 comments

  21. Russell Westbrook's Impressive Playoff Run Shows He's Ready to Take Next Step

    Russell Westbrook is going places. Just not the NBA Finals. And that's OK. There were vexing moments like usual throughout the playoffs—trenchant reminders that highlighted ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 12,814 reads 111 comments

  22. 5 Takeaways from Miami Heat's Eastern Conference Finals Performance

    The Miami Heat bounced back from LeBron James ’ poor Game 5 performance, lighting up the Indiana Pacers in Game 6, 117-92, to clinch their fourth consecutive NBA Finals appearance...

    Max Garland Written by Max Garland about 2 months ago 2,524 reads 0 comments

  23. NBA Playoff Schedule 2014: TV Info and Start Times for Heat vs. Spurs Final

    With the San Antonio Spurs beating the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night to advance to the 2014 NBA Finals, the excitement surrounding the playoff schedule has basketball fans ready for the championship series to begin...

    Donald Wood Written by Donald Wood about 2 months ago 7,929 reads 1 comments

  24. Knicks, Lakers May Offer Next Chapter in Derek Fisher's Storied NBA Career

    OKLAHOMA CITY — It was nearing midnight Saturday when Derek Fisher came to his locker to collect his things. He dressed in studied silence, pulling on khaki slacks, a crisp dress shirt, brightly hued polka-dot socks and polished dress shoes...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 2 months ago 74,815 reads 153 comments

  25. Where Would Miami Heat Stack Up If They Played in Western Conference?

    The Miami Heat are headed to their fourth straight NBA Finals, a feat only two other franchises in the long history of the Association have matched. "I'm blessed. Very blessed...

    Tom Sunnergren Written by Tom Sunnergren about 2 months ago 64,469 reads 332 comments