Found June 01, 2012 on Project Spurs:
Though the San Antonio Spurs lost Game 3 to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals, Tim Duncan made some NBA history by becoming the all-time leader in playoff blocked shots. TD moved past NBA great Kareem-Abdul Jabbar on the blocked shot list. Check out the historic moment which occurred late in the second quarter. I can go on all day about TD's list of accomplishments so let's just say he is pretty good and is a sure-fire first ballot lock for the Basketball Hall of Fame. Though I am sure TD doesn't care about this individual accomplishment and would have rather seen the Spurs go up 3-0 on the Thunder.

Starting 5: The Spurs lost? & Duncan makes history

Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1: The Spurs...... lose? This has to be some kind of special effect, right? That was Hollywood CGI that made the Thunder fly all over the court and make more baskets than the Spurs, wasn't it? After a 20 game winning streak and no losses since April 9, it's hard to believe...

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Fundamental Dynasty: The San Antonio Spurs and the Moneyball theory

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Kevin Durant dunks on Tim Duncan

The Oklahoma City Thunder have finished off the San Antonio Spurs unbeaten streak in the NBA playoffs after they collected a 102-82 victory in game three of the Western Conference Finals. Thunder star Kevin Durant decided to make his night more memorable by throwing down this poster dunk on Tim Duncan in the second quarter of play:

Western Conference Finals by the Numbers

Spurs vs. Thunder 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) (Thunder) Championships: 1 (1 as Seattle Sonics) Last Championship: 1979 Last Season...

Will we see more 'Hack-a-Splitter'?

In Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich got a little bit of his own medicine when Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks decided to intentionally foul Tiago Splitter, just like the Spurs did to DeAndre Jordan and Reggie Evans in the second round against the Clippers. It wasn’t nearly as effective because Splitter made...

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On This episode of the Project Spurs-News4WOAI Spurs RoundTable, myself, Paul Garcia and Bob Gambert take a look back at the San Antonio Spurs awful performance versus the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 of their Western Conference Finals series. The panel points out what went wrong and what must the Spurs do tonight to take a commanding lead in the series. We also take a deeper...

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The Spurs’ ridiculous winning streak finally ended last night in a butt-whoopin’ at the hands of the OKC Thunder. But take solace, Spurs fans, because Busted Coverage is here to take your mind off that game and put it squarely on one of the hotties ready to shake it for you when the series heads back down south Monday night. Mandy is a Silver Dancers veteran, so she knows how...

Scouting WCF Game 3: Spurs must weather Thunder storm on road

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Spurs' 20-game win streak snapped in 102-82 loss

After a month and a half of dominance, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich suddenly had a reason to question his team's passion and desire. Kevin Durant scored 22 points, Thabo Sefolosha set playoff career-bests with 19 points and six steals, and the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped San Antonio's 20-game winning streak with a 102-82 victory in Game 3 of the Western Conference...

Thunder prove Spurs are mortal with strong defensive performance

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Perkins: Duncan much smarter than Bynum

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