1. Tim Eh: Spurs Can No Longer Stop Suns or Duncan's Diminution

    With one flick of his wrists and in one motion, Jason Richardson buried the Spurs . With a hand in his face and three seconds left on the shot clock, he pulled up from the right wing and saved a broken play with the dagger triple...

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  2. Newest San Antonio Spurs Need to Grow Up, Bring The Nasty Back

    Just for kicks and old times sake, George Hill should put Steve Nash's groin on watch. He should stand under Amar'e Stoudemire while he dunks and make him think twice about how he lands...

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  3. A Dragic Ending—Spurs Pay For What They Are

    SAN ANTONIO: Sometimes, a team isn't meant to win. In the fourth quarter of a demoralizing 110-96 Game Three defeat, the Spurs, beyond all doubt, established themselves as not good enough...

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  4. Super Manu: Scorched Spurs Need Argentine Hero to Save Their Series

    Keith Bogans dribbled three times, surveyed a possible path to the hoop and decided passing back to Tony Parker was a better idea. There was Steve Nash, again, guarding a spot-up shooter...

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  5. Beat the Spurs: Steve Kerr Completes Mike D'Antoni's Mission

    Tim Duncan hit another three-pointer. This one didn't break any hearts. It just prolonged a 110-102 final result no one could have anticipated seven months ago...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about over 4 years ago 1,107 reads 10 comments

  6. George Hill's Rite of Playoff Passage Continues Against Steve Nash

    Fourteen months ago, George Hill was the one abusing Steve Nash. The Spurs, playing without Manu Ginobili and the usual answers, leaned on an intriguing rookie in crunch time to defend the Suns' All-Star...

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  7. Tim Duncan Misses Three's Company, and His Knees Carry Spurs' Burden

    Manu Ginobili caught a pass from Tony Parker and drilled an open three-pointer to give the Spurs their one lead of the night. In any other year, the Suns would have emerged from the ensuing timeout deflated and scarred...

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  8. For Steve's Sake: Usual Suspects Will Decide Spurs-Suns Rematch

    The last time Phoenix beat San Antonio, Tim Duncan watched the series in street clothes. Steve Nash has never played on a team that could beat the Spurs. The Suns believe. They swear...

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  9. Five Reasons Dirk Nowitzki Won't Leave Dallas Mavericks

    For the third time in four years, Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks will watch the second round of the NBA's postseason instead of playing in it...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about over 4 years ago 2,581 reads 8 comments

  10. San Antonio Spurs Clear Maverick Hurdle, Give Gregg Popovich a Win To Remember

    Like a caged elephant charging at the metal bars with bulldozer and monster-truck force, and with the dogmatism of a fighter pilot yearning for one last glorious ride in the sky, the Spurs broke free...

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  11. San Antonio Spurs Botch Closeout Opportunity With Disgraceful Effort

    Manu Ginobili whipped a perfect pass to Caron Butler, who ran the length of the floor for a layup. It was the kind of flawless, crisp delivery the Argentine's fans have come to accept as the norm...

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  12. 2010 NBA Playoffs: George Hill Revives Spurs and Sparks Game 4 Comeback Win

    George Hill caught a desperation pass in the corner from 6'7" rookie Dejuan Blair, who had just snared his first of five offensive rebounds in a tense and physical Game Four, and delivered the first of his many presents to Tim Duncan...

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  13. Antonio McDyess, Spurs' Newest Secretary Of Defense, Finds His Way

    SAN ANTONIO: Antonio McDyess had every reason to hate the San Antonio Spurs. Not in the half-superficial way Mark Cuban says he does. His first encounter with Tim Duncan involved the Spurs' great torching him seven straight times in a playoff game...

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  14. Tony "Manu Jr." Parker Completes Spurs' Star Trio, Team's Circular Path

    It started with Manu Ginobili. The doubts resurfaced. The Spurs' late-game execution faltered. They couldn't win close games down the stretch that used to be cakewalks...

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  15. Aaron Brooks' Award-Winning Improvement a Good Start For Fairish Rockets

    The Houston Rockets' season seems like a distant memory, a legend passed between a few souls via second-hand storytelling. This city has a pro basketball team? A man whispers: Shhhh...

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  16. Same Ol' Tim Duncan Affords San Antonio Spurs Same Ol' Chance

    The dog had his day. Woof, woof indeed. Richard Jefferson erupted for 17 points in the first half and grabbed seven rebounds in the Spurs' 102-88 Game Two victory over the Mavericks...

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  17. San Antonio Spurs Must Get Even at Foul Line to Tie Series with Dallas Mavericks

    Bennett Salvatore owed one to Mark Cuban. After blowing his whistle on a non-foul in 2006, the veteran ref had long needed an act of generosity to make up for his deciding call in Game Five...

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  18. Gregg Popovich's March Madness Bleeds Into April: Who Let the Dogs Out?

    Who let the dogs out? (Woof, woof, woof, woof) (Woof, woof, woof, woof) --Baha Men Gregg Popovich paused for a moment, glanced at the box score as if to pretend he was in deep thought, and unleashed his inner Doberman on the Spurs' role players...

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  19. Jason Kidd's Last Stand: Another Maverick Nightmare for the Spurs

    The San Antonio Spurs can take solace in a few things after Sunday night's 100-94 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Dirk Nowitzki will not make 12 of his 14 shots again in this series...

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  20. Manu Ginobili Gives Underdog Spurs a Chance Against Mavericks

    I'm picking the Dallas Mavericks to win this series. Do not ask me to predict how many games it will last. This Texas tussle could go six or seven. It could also end in five or a sweep...

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  21. Ask Away: 25 Burning Questions as the 2010 NBA Playoffs Approach

    The playoffs begin this weekend and the excitement in the air is suffocating. Can we just start the damn thing already? Here are 25 questions (and some answers) that will help decide who hoists the next Larry O'Brien Trophy...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about over 4 years ago 2,104 reads 3 comments

  22. Houston Rockets End 42-40 Season with a Dud to Remember

    The Houston Rockets dubbed the home and season finale "Red Nation Appreciation Night." Wednesday's game against the New Orleans Hornets was supposed to be an exchange of gratitude ...

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  23. Gregg Popovich's Late Decision in Spurs' Season Finale Became a Mistake

    Even the best coaches sometimes make mistakes. Gregg Popovich, a sure-fire Hall of Fame sideline chief, may have made one Wednesday night. Hours after ensuring basketball writers he would not sit any of his starters, he changed his mind...

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  24. Mavericks' Old Age Crown Gives Dallas-San Antonio Rivalry New Look

    A Dallas Mavericks fan—gleeful after his squad rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the San Antonio Spurs 112-103 in a January tilt—shouted at a woman wearing a Tim Duncan jersey...

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  25. Winning Southwest Division Might Hurt Dallas Mavericks' Playoff Chances

    Curses line sports lore, most of them figments of fans’ imaginations. Believe in them at your own peril. Maybe there is something to this one...

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