San Antonio Spurs
Sorry, Miami. There’s not really any hope left for you.
In the age of me over we ball, Duncan is a corrupt cliche – a winner.We judge stars by rings more than ever. The Heat didn’t win; LeBron won. Kobe or Shaq won a decade ago. But when the Spurs win, Duncan is part of a greater whole, lost in a selfless, Vulcan coda.
Kawhi Leonard and San Antonio Spurs shot their way into history — and back into the lead in the NBA Finals.
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 as they always do in the playoffs.
“Beat the Heat!” had a whole new meaning in a sweltering start to the NBA Finals. The San Antonio Spurs handled the conditions, and the team, and it sure helped when a suffering LeBron James couldn’t make it to the finish.
There was a razor-thin difference between these teams in the 2013 NBA Finals.
In a rematch of last years final which went 7 games, the San Antonio Spurs square off against the Miami Heat and Tony Parker and company hope to prevent LeBron and the Heat from winning their third consecutive NBA championship.
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San Antonio jumped out to a big lead early, taking a 61-33 advantage into halftime, including 18 from Parker. That helped them improve to 24-6 on the road, the NBA’s best mark away from home.
Jimmy Butler had 19 points and Carlos Boozer added 16 points and 12 rebounds and the Chicago Bulls handed the injury-riddled San Antonio Spurs their third straight loss, 96-86 on Wednesday night.
Shooting guard Marco Belinelli is leaving the Bulls, after reportedly signing with the Spurs.
Haters gonna hate.
LeBron James and the Miami Heat remain atop the NBA, and not even a proud push from the San Antonio Spurs could knock them down.
Experience or youth? It’s often the difference between winning and losing in sports and Game 7 will feature plenty of both for the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat.
And then there was one. One game to decide the value of a year’s worth of work trying to become NBA champion. For one team, it’s one last shot at glory as the window is nearly closed on a historic run and for the other, immortality winning back-to-back championships.
The worst possible reason to take a shot is because you think it’s about time you did.
Nobody wants to be remembered for choking? Just ask Bill Buckner.
LeBron James saved a championship reign, canceled a celebration. The toughest part now might be topping this performance in Game 7.
Five things to watch for in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, as the San Antonio Spurs try to clinch their fifth title and end the Miami Heat’s reign on Tuesday night:
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 find the right players to slot into well-defined roles in San Antonio.