Found May 18, 2012 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Vinny Del Negro
San Antonio Spurs
Los Angeles Clippers
SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has absolutely no interest in talking about his team's winning streak, which reached 16 games Thursday with a 105-88 thrashing of the Los Angeles Clippers at the AT&T Center. When asked to, he served up a classic Popovich response: "No." Point guard Tony Parker, who celebrated his 30th birthday by outplaying Clippers All-Star Chris Parker, was only slightly more verbose after the Spurs took a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinals. "Why do you want me to answer that question?" he joked. "Pop will be mad at me then." The details speak for themselves. Despite dominating the Clippers in all facets, San Antonio saw its margin of victory during the streak actually drop to 17.5 points per game. Parker led all scorers with 22 points, and Tim Duncan continued his strong postseason with 18. Game 3 of the best-of-seven series is Saturday afternoon at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Ga...
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Gregg Popovich is the most accomplished head coach in the NBA. He is a two-time Coach of the Year and has coached the San Antonio Spurs to four championships during his time with the organization but there is one thing missing from his resume. Now I don’t want to give the impression that this missing item is something major that will determine his legacy because it won’t or at...
There is no doubt San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has made a tremendous impact on the franchise since becoming the coach in 1996.
He has guided the franchise to four NBA titles, won the NBA Coach of the Year twice, is the longest tenured head coach in all of the big four sports, and owns an overall .680 winning percentage in the regular season.
In this shortened season...
If the Los Angeles Clippers are trying to take Tony Parker out in this series, they're not doing a very good job. The Spurs' point guard dished out 11 assists in Game 1 and scored 22 in Game 2.
San Antonio also happens to lead the Western Conference semifinals 2-0, with the best-of-seven shifting to Los Angeles for the next two games, beginning Saturday.
The Parker matchup...
There’s one phrase San Antonio Spurs rookie Kawhi Leonard has said a few times after games this season, “I’m just trying to live in the moment.”
For Leonard, that moment continues as his team is on a 16-game winning streak, and has a 2-0 series lead on the Los Angeles Clippers in the Western Conference Semi Finals. Leonard recently finished fourth in the NBA’s Rookie of...
If the Los Angeles Clippers are trying to take Tony Parker out in this series, they're not doing a very good job. The San Antonio Spurs' point guard dished out 11 assists in Game 1 and scored 22 in Game 2. San Antonio also happens to lead the Western Conference semifinals 2-0, with the best-of-seven shifting to Los Angeles for the next two games, beginning Saturday. The...
San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker had a phenomenal regular season, was an NBA MVP candidate and is having a solid playoff run.
He shredded the Jazz in the first round and despite a rough Game 1 versus the Clippers in the semi finals, in Game 2 versus Chris Paul, TP had the upper hand. Though he didn't shoot well, he did finish with 22 points, 5 assists while Paul didn't...
Tony Parker scored 22 points on his 30th birthday, Tim Duncan had 18 and the San Antonio Spurs beat the fading Los Angeles Clippers 105-88 on Thursday night, pushing their winning streak to 16 and taking a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.
Chris Paul responded to his awful Game 1 with only a slightly better encore, scoring 10 points as the Clippers now head...
With Thursday night’s 17-point victory, San Antonio matched Oklahoma City at 6-0 in the playoffs. Although it would be fair to say the Thunder have faced stiffer competition, it would be equally fair to say that there’s no team nearly as hot as Gregg Popovich’s band of forgotten veterans, who were supposed to be too old for this about two or three years ago. Turns out...
Experience: Other teams may have bigger names and more current superstars, but no threesome in the NBA have had as much success as the Spurs trio of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker. Duncan and Parker have won three titles together, while Ginobili has starred on two of those. Add in coach Popovich who is the best coach in the NBA and one of the all-time greats and the four...
First it was San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker's face getting etched into a Spurs fan's hair and now it seems Los Angeles Lakers fans can also show their crazed support of Kobe Bryant with a Kobe Bryant hair cut... literally.
Tonight the Lakers and Thunder will play Game 2 of their semi finals series and LA is down 0-1 after getting manhandled in Game 1. So what better...
Spurs vs. Clippers
Season Series: Spurs (2-1)
(Spurs) Championships: 4 Last Championship: 2007 Last Season: Lost in Western Conference first round
Scoring: Tony Parker (18.3), Assists: Tony Parker (7.7). Rebounds: Tim Duncan (9), Blocks: Tim Duncan (1.5), Steals : Stephen Jackson (1.3)
(Clippers) Championships: 0 Last Championship: Never won title Last Season: Did not...
The San Antonio Spurs could wrap up their Western Conference semi-final series against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday at the Staples Center, as they bounced back from a double-figure deficit at the conclusion of the first quarter on Saturday to beat the Clippers by a final margin of 96-86. The home team came out on fire offensively in the opening period while San Antonio looked...
The San Antonio Spurs took a commanding 2-0 series lead in the Western Conference semi finals against the Los Angeles Clippers as the scene now shifts to Los Angeles for Game 3 tomorrow afternoon.
It was another well-balanced attack by the Spurs as several players scored in double-digits, and the team showed poise when the Clippers made their runs. They way San Antonio is playing...