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Stats and Facts - The Miami Heat won both matchup between the teams this season, but key players did not play in all of those games. Both games were close with the Heat winning by 5 and 2 points. - Last time LeBron was in the finals versus the Spurs, his Cavaliers got swept by the Spurs. - Tim Duncan is trying to become the first player to win an NBA Championship in three decades. - The Miami Heat are the first team since the Mid-90s Bulls to make it to three straight NBA Finals. - The Spurs are averaging about 10 more points per game than the Heat in this year’s playoffs. - Defense rules the Spurs and Heat are in the top 5 of points allowed in this year’s playoff. - Both teams are also in the top 5 in three point shooting. - Shockley both teams are minuses on the glass. - The Spurs are the 7th team since the modern era to sweep a Conference Final. The previous 6 teams went 4-2 in the NBA Finals. - The Spurs have never lost a game 1 of the NBA Finals. Follow me on twitter @ScottBask...

Tim Duncan’s Legacy Win Or Lose

Tim Duncan is the best power forward to play the game, and he is still doing it at 37 years old. He became the oldest player in NBA history to make the All-NBA first team. He is about to appear in his fifth NBA finals, is 4-0 in his past four appearances, and has recorded three finals MVPs. There are also the countless All-star seasons, 20 point and 10 rebound seasons, and his two...

Duncan, LeBron: 2007 flashback

Tim Duncan and LeBron James have come a long way since they met in the 2007 Finals. Duncan was already a legend in pursuit of his fourth ring, while LeBron was attempting to begin his own championship legacy. Duncan was leading an experienced Spurs team that featured Bruce Bowen, Robert Horry, and younger versions of Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker. LeBron was carrying a lackluster...

Spurs dynasty formed in Duncan's "Decision"

Tonight the NBA Finals begin in Miami with the Spurs heading up against the Heat. It should be a very very exciting series and I encourage everyone to check out the great Finals coverage for the Spurs over at Project Spurs and over at Crossover Chronicles. Full disclosure, these are both sites I contribute to. The Heat are obviously a sore subject for Magic fans. Orlando was...

NBA Finals Predictions: Reasons why the San Antonio Spurs Will Win

Predicting the 2013 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. Here's reasons why the Spurs will send Tim Duncan out into the sunset as a winner, securing “The Big Fundamental” his fifth title.

Gamedayr NBA Finals Breakdown: Why the Spurs Will Win

This Finals, the Spurs will send Tim Duncan out into the sunset as a winner, securing “The Big Fundamental” his fifth title.

NBA Finals: Tim Duncan starts slow, finishes big in Game 1 win

Earlier in his career, when head coach Gregg Popovich opted to bring Manu Ginobili off the bench in favor of less talented players like Brent Barry and Michael Finley the saying went "It doesn't matter who starts the game, but who finishes it."  In honor of Tim Duncan's Game 1 of the the 2013 Finals I'd like to amend that saying to "It doesn't matter...

Predicting the NBA Finals: Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs

The NBA Finals are upon us and the Miami Heat’s bandwagon haters and lovers are making their feelings felt everywhere you go. Meanwhile down in Texas, Spurs supporters are settling in for what they know will be a long series. We have our thoughts and analysis on who will hoist the big trophy and why. Based off of their post-season and current habits and stats, Players View has...

Tony Parker, Tim Duncan Coach Up Spurs While Gregg Popovich Rests During Timeout Against Heat (Video)

Gregg Popovich is widely considered to be the best coach in the NBA, and his four championship rings and his string of 14 consecutive 50-win seasons make that point hard to debate. But the Spurs’ coach has an advantage over the rest of his colleagues. On a crucial possession the Spurs’ win over the Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, Popovich did not even bother to...

LeBron, Battier on Duncan

Ask a couple casual fans about the best players in this generation -- the generation following Michael Jordan. You'll probably hear Kobe Bryant quite a bit. Some Shaq, too. Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Garnett. Even Allen Iverson.    San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan's name won't come up often. Not because he isn't in the same tier of those players. But it just...

Manu Ginobli says He’s Not Sure He’ll Return to Spurs Next Season (Video)

As much as it might seem that the San Antonio Spurs are not aging, Father Time eventually gets everybody. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker still going strong, but Manu Ginobili has been slowing down over the past few years, with numerous injuries piling up. Ginobili was asked last night after the game whether or not [...]

Manu Ginobili Unfazed by Spurs’ Age, Says ‘We’ve Been Old for Probably Eight Years’

Old? Yes, the Spurs definitely are that. Too old? They don’t think so. As Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili drag their mid-30s bodies into an NBA Finals matchup with LeBron James and the Heat, much of the story has revolve around the Spurs players’ ages. Duncan is 37. Ginobili is 35. Tony Parker just turned 31 less than a month ago, although he feels older because he came into the...

NBA Finals Game 1 live blog

So much for rust. The Spurs, whose last game was nine days ago, came out firing early Thursday night, jumping out to a 9-2 lead. But the Heat responded behind LeBron James, who finished the first quarter with six points and four rebounds in the first frame. King James also got a second foul on Tim Duncan, who finished the first quarter 0 for 5 from the field and scoreless in the...
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