Found May 21, 2012 on Project Spurs:
The San Antonio Spurs have an 18-game winning streak, are undefeated in the 2012 NBA playoffs, won a remarkable 50 games in a truncated season, are in the Western Conference Finals, and the franchise is looking at winning title number five. And all this has been accomplished under the guidance of Gregg Popovich. For years, Pop has always had his team ready to make a run at a title and play at their peak. Yet, coaches like Phil Jackson, or Doc Rivers are more celebrated. ESPN's Bob Ryan felt it was time to give credit where credit is due. Check out Ryan as he showers Pop with the praise he deserves.

Leonard named to All-Rookie team

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard was named to the 2011-12 NBA All-Rookie first team today, according to an announcement from the NBA.Leonard becomes the second straight Spurs player to be named to the first team after Gary Neal was a part of the first team last season. Shumpert, Leonard and Knight tied for the fifth spot on the All-Rookie First Team. Shumpert averaged 9.5...

Fun With Numbers: Spurs Take Clippers to School

Last night's 102-99 Game 4 San Antonio Spurs victory over the L.A. Clippers completed the second consecutive clean sweep for Los Spurs. Game 1 and 2 were pure domination and were never in question. Game 3 should have belonged to L.A., but San Antonio came back from 24 down to win that one. You've got to give the Clips credit for Game 4. It's easy to just give up and...

Meanwhile out West the Spurs have yet to lose a Playoff game

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Spurs look like smartest best to win title

LOS ANGELES When the chance came to close out the Clippers on Sunday night, the San Antonio Spurs had to stop Chris Paul, who had been the NBA's best closer this season and finally was starting to play like it in this series. So coach Gregg Popovich turned to Danny Green, who spent the fall playing in Russia, which was considered an improvement from last season when he was...

Spurs complete sweep of Clippers

Tim Duncan scored 21 points, Tony Parker added 17 and the San Antonio Spurs rallied in the final minutes to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 102-99 on Sunday night, closing out the series 4-0 and advancing to the Western Conference finals. The Spurs extended their winning streak to 18 games and their playoff record to 8-0, tying the third-best postseason streak in franchise history...

A Coaches Admiration For Popovich

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Duncan happy about Game 4 challenge

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Bonner on Spurs' depth, Blake Griffin's commercials & more

The San Antonio Spurs are one win away from sweeping the Los Angeles Clippers and making a return trip to the Western Conference Finals. There is no doubting this team is looking like the inevitable NBA championship the way they are playing. Erasing a 24-point deficit to the Clippers in Game 3, winners of 17-straight games, undefeated in the playoffs, this Spurs team looks almost...

Previewing the conference finals: Parker in the spotlight

The Western Conference Finals are set. The San Antonio Spurs will tip off against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night in what should be a very exciting series. The Spurs won the regular season series with the Thunder 2-1 but you can throw the regular season out the window when you get to the playoffs. The Spurs will have to play their best basketball of the season if...

Spurs need Jackson to step up vs. Thunder

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Spurs execute down the stretch to sweep Clippers

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Spurs Sweep Clippers

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Blake Griffin Needed Some Adversity

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