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It isn’t a playoff game unless there is a flop, but to see an amazing double flop is a must see. That’s exactly what happened in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between San Antonio and Oklahoma City as Harden and Ginobili collided. Manu and the Spurs had the last laugh as they [...]
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Late in the 4th quarter of Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, Tim Duncan came to the top of the key to set a screen on OKC’s James Harden for Manu Ginobili. Instead of taking the screen, Ginobili decides to flop. And not to be outdone, Harden decides to flop as well. So what we ended up with was Ginobili and Harden both on the ground after flopping at the same time.
Manu Ginobili scored 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs won their 19th in a row to tie the NBA record for longest winning streak kept alive in the playoffs, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-98 to open the Western Conference finals on Sunday night.
Obeying orders snarled by coach Gregg Popovich in a fourth-quarter timeout to play ''nasty,'' the Spurs erased...
Manu Ginobili, has had a quiet playoff series thus far, but what better game to have a coming out party than Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the Spurs and the Thunder. Manu, back. H/T CBSSports
Manu Ginobili already has a reputation for being a well known flopper. James Harden is an emerging flop artist. So when the two collided in the fourth quarter of Game 1 between the Spurs and Thunder on Sunday night, they both went down as if a grenade had gone off in the area.
Ginobili got the foul call, so I guess his veteran reputation helped in the situation. He also was the...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Manu Ginobili scored 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs won their 19th in a row to tie the NBA record for longest winning streak kept alive in the playoffs, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-98 to open the Western Conference finals on Sunday night.
Obeying orders snarled by coach Gregg Popovich in a fourth-quarter timeout to play "nasty," the Spurs...
The San Antonio Spurs took a one game lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday night with a 101-98 victory in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.
Manu Ginobili was sensational for the Spurs with a team high 26 points. At one point during the game Ginobili found himself trying to out flop Thunders' James Harden. Check out the double flop video:
There was 0% chance for Thunder in San Antonio, as the Spurs — led by Manu Ginobili – took away Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. The Spurs would claim their 19th consecutive win leading into the playoffs tying with the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers, but at one point it seemed like the Thunder [...]
“It was a very rusty game,” said San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan (16 points) after his team defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-98 on Sunday evening, “I didn’t feel like I had a rhythm.”
“A week off,” Spurs shooting guard Gary Neal (12 points) said wasn’t the entire reason the Spurs struggled in the first three quarters, as they turned the ball over, and even...
Spurs Manu Ginobili ball faked the Thunders Kevin Durant out of his shorts yesterday in game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.
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By Jerome Watson
After watching his Spurs get out-hustled and out-played in the series versus Memphis a year ago, Gregg Popovich knew he needed all of his players at their best when it mattered. More importantly than improving the overall depth of the team, more importantly than infusing youth into the group, Popovich knew in order to make another serious run at the title he...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Maybe they'll finally get a challenge this time.
The San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder have simply rolled through this postseason. There's the 18-game winning streak that has the Spurs flirting with history. Seventeen combined playoff games and just one loss. The Thunder sending home the last two NBA champions, and no other playoff teams besides...