San Antonio Spurs
It may seem as if the San Antonio Spurs are playing for an NBA title every year. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker know only too well how very long it’s been since their last chance.
Tim Duncan had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Chicago Bulls 101-83 on Wednesday night in a matchup of teams missing their starting All-Star point guards.
Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder claimed a spot in the NBA finals by beating the San Antonio Spurs 107-99 on Wednesday night.
Once Kevin Durant got going, the San Antonio Spurs couldn’t find a way to slow him down.
Tony Parker scored 34 points, Manu Ginobili added 20 and the San Antonio Spurs stayed perfect in the playoffs with a 120-111 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday night.
The Spurs don’t play the “money and me” game, and they certainly don’t care for super egos running the team. They never have and they seemingly never will.
Back in 1999, while Prince was partying, the NBA played a 50 game strike-shortened season that ended with the San Antonio Spurs being crowned champions. That first title for the Spurs began their odd dynasty as they would win the NBA Finals in only odd number years (2003, ‘05, and ’07).
The first round of the NBA Playoffs has come to a close for the Western Conference, and the teams vying to make it into the conference finals are ready for battle. Let’s take a look at the Western Conference semifinal matchups to give you insight into who we think will come out on top.
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was named NBA Coach of the Year Tuesday, beating out Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, who finished in second.
Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau was named NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month Monday for games played in March.
Derrick Rose scored 29 points and the Chicago Bulls stayed on a roll by cooling off the streaking San Antonio Spurs 96-89 Wednesday night.
In defeating the New Jersey Nets Wednesday night, the Bulls have finished their season with the best record in the NBA.
The Bulls are heading in the the All-Star break on a high note. Chicago had just won the last four games, two of which were against Michael Jordan’s Bobcats and first place Spurs.
The Spurs presented a nice pre-All Star Break challenge for Tom Thibodeau’s team. The Bulls met the challenge valiantly.
Thursday night, two first place teams faced each other as the Spurs visited the Bulls at the United Center. Chicago came out on top finishing with a ten point lead to extend their win streak […]