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The Outside Corner:
San Antonio Spurs
Oklahoma City Thunder
One of the most overstated messages about the game of basketball is that you have to play for a full 48-minutes. It’s not one good quarter, one great half, but a complete 48-minute ball game.
The San Antonio Spurs’ season came to an end on Wednesday night as the Spurs were eliminated from the Western Conference Finals by the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-99 in six games, due to the Spurs playing just 36-minutes of good basketball, not 48. San Antonio Spurs site with blogs, weekly podcasts, on location video, photo and desktop wallpaper galleries. All the information a Spurs fan would want in one site.
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“In the third quarter, it was like playing in mud,” said Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich after the game, “that was our downfall as much as anything. The lack of offense in the third quarter was tough.”
That third quarter will be one the Spurs will remember for a long time as a remarkable season in which they finished with the best record in the league, and were th...
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During his career, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has provided us with many classic moments.The fine folks over at Turner Sports decided to put together a compilation of his best sound bytes during his time in the league and if we learned anything from this five-minute clip, coach Pop can dole out some memorable lines:
And so another round of questions will begin in San Antonio. Are the Spurs too old? Has the Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker trio run its course? Is it time to rebuild? Hard to believe a franchise that has fashioned the best record in the Western Conference the last two years needs to broken up, but consecutive playoff disappointments leave many people asking tough questions...
The San Antonio Spurs' season wasn't even finished for 24 hours and already there are rumors left and right about what could be a busy offseason. First came reports that the Spurs have taken interest in former Syracuse guard Antonio "Scoop" Jardine (great name). Now comes something juicier. According to a tweet from Yahoo!'s Marc Spears, the Spurs are...
It seemed for awhile that the San Antonio Spurs were going to force a game 7 last night, but a huge second half by the Oklahoma City Thunder eliminated all hope, and Tim Duncan thinks the opposing team got more than a little help from the officials in their 107-99 over the Spurs . “Down [...]
The Spurs/Thunder series concluded on an impressive note Wednesday night. Game 6 of the Spurs/Thunder NBA Western Conference Finals drew a 7.1 overnight rating on TNT Wednesday night, up 22% from Lakers/Suns Game 6 in 2010 (5.8). There was no comparable game last year. The 7.1 overnight is the third-highest of the Conference Finals, trailing only Games 4 and 5 of Celtics/Heat on...
That. Is. Awesome. Well played, Tri-City Herald of Kennewick, Wash. Nothing much more to add here. Except to say, sorry, Sonics fans. You guys got totally jacked. 2008 may seem like a long time ago to most of us, but to those folks up in Washington who lived and breathed and supported the Seattle SuperSonics [...]
OKLAHOMA CITY –After appearing broken, the Oklahoma City Thunder have a opportunity to put the cherry on top of their entrance into the NBA Finals.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - For the San Antonio Spurs, a season spent building greatness unraveled almost in an instant.
From 20 straight wins to four consecutive losses, from 18 points up to behind when it counted, the Spurs saw it all wash away too fast.
Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder...
Following a devastating loss in the Western Conference Finals after leading the series 2-0, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich addressed the media in an attempt to define what went wrong:
''We faced a team that beat us fair and square. We reached our limit,'' Popovich said.
Pop, famous for his...shall we say, brevity...has dropped another gem on us. With...
If there’s anything sports fans love it’s a narrative. Remember: Kevin Durant is humble. Gregg Popovich is cool. Phil Jackson is zen. The San Antonio Spurs are boring. Russell Westbrook is selfish. Lebron isn’t clutch.
A real sports fan would never let the truth get in the way of what they already think. Though I must admit that last night Lebron did an awful lot (for the 100th...
A 15-point halftime deficit couldn't stop Kevin Durant and the rest of the Oklahoma City Thunder of their championship dreams. And after a 107-99 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night, the Thunder are now Western Conference Champions and will await the winner between Miami and Boston to battle in The Finals. The Spurs, who were facing elimination, got...