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San Antonio Spurs
The dynamic of the NBA Finals is markedly different from
other playoff series for a variety of reasons.
Obviously, with (presumably) only the two best teams in the league
remaining, the quality of play is higher than ever before (as anyone who
watched Game 1 of Miami/San Antonio can attest). And with a championship ring suddenly on the
line, the level of intensity of both teams is increased as well, often leading
to a more physical, defense-oriented matchup.
All of this is well-known.
But another huge factor that sometimes flies under the radar
during the Finals is the change from a 2-2-1-1-1, to a 2-3-2 format. There has been a lot of debate over the years
as to whether a 2-3-2 series is of greater advantage to the home team, or the
away team. But one thing that can’t be
debated is that the San Antonio Spurs put the defending champion Miami Heat up
against a wall by stealing Game 1 of this series. If the Heat had managed to lose Game 2, they
would be fa...
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You can bet there was more than one "old timer" watching Game 1 of the NBA Finals with some of the current generation.
When Spurs guard Tony Parker hit his amazing game winner on Thursday night, said "old timer" probably threw out comparisons to Harlem Globetrotters legend Curly Neal ... which was probably met with serveral "who" responses by those...
MIAMI (AP) -- There were no miracles from Tony Parker in Game 2.
Unstoppable for so much of this postseason, the San Antonio point guard was all bottled up in a 103-84 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 2 that evened the series Sunday night.
Parker scored only 13 points on 5-for-14 shooting and had five assists. It was an unusually quiet night for a player who was at the top of his...
If the Spurs want to take two more games from the Heat in the NBA Finals to win their fifth championship, they may have to do it without their star point guard.
Tony Parker tweaked his hamstring in Game 3 on Tuesday night and now his status for Game 4 is up in the air.
"We'll see," Parker said after the game, reports the San Antonio Express-News. "I felt something...
Tony Parker suffered a hamstring injury in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday and his status is uncertain for Game 4 on Thursday.
Parker, who could not remember which play he hurt the hamstring, will undergo an MRI on Wednesday.
“Hopefully it’s nothing big and it’s just a cramping, or got tight on me,” said Parker, who returned briefly in the fourth after the injury. “It...
San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker is scheduled to have an MRI on a tight hamstring on Wednesday, leaving his availability for Game 4 of the NBA Finals very much up in the air.
Parker was injured early in the second half of Game 3 against Miami on Tuesday night. He tried to play through it, but left the game early in the fourth quarter with the Spurs pulling away to an eventual...
No doubt so far Tony Parker has been the MVP of these 2013 NBA playoffs sorry LeBron James. With the Spurs up by 2 90-88 Parker had the ball with 10 seconds left with the shot clock running out.
Parker was dribbling everywhere but couldn’t find a lane, he was even knocked to the ground by James but he kept his dribble alive. Then he ducked under James and nailed a bank shot soon...
My biggest fear at this point is that we get all wrapped up in the NBA Finals and forget that the San Antonio Spurs’ guard Tony Parker had a fledgling rap career about 7 or 8 years ago.
Tony was spitting fire in French mind you. Here are some highlights.
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CLNS Radio's Ty Ray and "Stats" Adam Lowenstein welcome WQAM's John "The Freak" Renshaw to Celtics Beat. Renshaw host the 10am slot at the Miami sports talk powerhouse. The guys will talk NBA Finals. How will the Heat stop the Spurs Tony Parker? Will Lebron get help from Wade and Bosh? Why is every loss cause for crisis in South Beach? Renshaw tells...
After 11 seasons and 3 NBA championships, it’s hard to imagine the Spurs without either Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobli, Tony Parker, or head coach Gregg Popovich. This GIF is spectacular in that it shows just how they’ve aged in the decade plus they’ve been together, and how breathtaking Manu’s glorious mane of hair used to be.
The post This GIF of the Spurs Big 3 (and...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili sat in mostly stunned silence, all that playoff experience not preparing them for how they felt after two games.
They were satisfied, yet shaken.
The San Antonio Spurs had taken home-court advantage away from the Miami Heat, but then the reigning champions took them apart.
So as they prepared to bring the NBA Finals back...
The rain outside contributed to the crowd, Tim Duncan, and Tony Parker being late to the arena Tuesday night for Game 3 of the NBA Finals. That same rain appeared to inspire a couple of their teammates to make it rain inside the arena on the Heat.
Danny Green and Gary Neal combined for 13 three-pointers to lead the Spurs over the Heat in a record setting blowout win, 113-77.
Greetings and happy Monday to all. First things first, it has been a while since I last wrote TMA (and other posts). Been really busy and tired as of late, so it is a refreshing thing to be able to write. Hopefully, I can make it up to everyone. The Heat and Spurs have battled to a draw in the past two games. Game 1 could have gone either way, but Tony Parker beat the clock. Game...
So this is pretty awesome.
The San Antonio Spurs "Big 3" of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili and coach Gregg Popovich have been one of the best quartets in the NBA leading the team to three NBA titles, great regular seasons, and deep playoff runs.
And after 11 seasons together, they find themselves once again in the thick of things, fighting for another...