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(1) Spurs vs (8) Mavericks Playoffs Preview

It wasn’t long ago that Dallas and San Antonio were the cream of the crop and in state rivals. Since 2001 they’ve met in the playoffs five times with the Spurs taking three of those series. Each made finals appearances and had it not been for Dwayne Wade’s coming out party they both would have put banners in the rafters. Despite being just three years removed from a title the...
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Predicting Where the Top 2014 NBA Free Agents Will Sign this Summer

Predicting Where the Top 2014 NBA Free Agents Will Sign this Summer As the NBA regular season closes, the NBA playoffs start and the offseason nears. While some players are too busy trying to win the title, there are those who are starting to get busy shopping around for new homes and contracts.Here are the top 2014 NBA free agents and where we think they're headed to:Pau...
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After 'OK season,' Duncan ready for more

Calling his play in the recently completed regular season “not great, but OK,” Tim Duncan declared he is ready to take on a bigger workload during the playoffs, which begin Sunday with Game 1 of a first-round series against Dallas. Duncan, the Spurs' big man who will turn 38 in a week, believes he can add four to six minutes per game to the 29.2 average he logged in 74 games...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Spurs fans gets 'Mount Spursmore' haircut for playoffs

The NBA playoffs are finally here, giving a chance for fans to show exactly how big of a fan they are for their team. The Spurs head into the playoffs with the league's best record, and one San Antonio fan is taking his fandom to the next level with a "Mount Spursmore" haircut featuring Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard. While the fan ran out...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Spurs fan gets 'Mount Spursmore' haircut

With the playoffs less than 24 hours away, it appears that one San Antonio Spurs fan is ready for their first round match-up against the Dallas Mavericks. The fan got a “Mount Spursmore” haircut from barber Joe Barajas where he etched the facial images of Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan, and Kawhi Leonard. Check out the below tweet from ESPN’s Darren Rovell which shows...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
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San Antonio vs. Dallas: NBA playoff preview

Grizzled veterans Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki meet once again in what could be their final playoff matchup The time has finally come.  No more lineup scrambles or rest for the weary.  No more traveling back-to-backs or 8-game home stands.  82 games have come and gone, and now none of them matter in the slightest.  The playoffs are here, and there’s no better way to kick them...
Via isportsweb.com
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Fan Has Spurs Big 4 Haircut; Calls It “Mount Spursmore” (Photo)

I give the barber credit for the talented cut, but I still think it is weird. Spurs Fan Joe Barajas decided to get Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili faces cut into head and is displaying it proudly. Spurs Haicut H/T Dime Mag & SI Hot Clicks
Via BlackSportsOnline
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Spurs fan gets amazing ‘Mount Spursmore’ haircut featuring team’s stars (pic/GIF)

In yet another example of “Gotta Support the Team: Hair Edition,” (see here), a San Antonio Spurs fan chose to memorialize his fanatical devotion to his favorite NBA team by getting the faces of the team’s “Big Four” players — Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili — shaved into his head. The […] The post Spurs fan gets amazing ‘Mount Spursmore’...
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Western Conference Playoff Predictions

Spurs vs. Mavericks This series should be very interesting, considering these are two of the older teams in the league. This series, may in fact, go to 6-7 games depending on how healthy both teams are. Tony Parker is having another good season, but suffered a back injury late in the season. He’s averaging 16.7 points , 5.7 assists on 50% shooting. The Spurs have to somehow contain...
Via KC Sports Ninja
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Why the San Antonio Spurs made the playoffs

There is a common phrase throughout the world that states “in this world nothing can be certain, except death and taxes.” In the NBA world, an argument for an exception on this certainty can only be made for one common occurrence: a San Antonio playoff birth. For the vast majority of my life, including the entirety of my cognitive life, the San Antonio Spurs have secured a spot...
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Best in the West

With the NBA regular season coming to a close, it’s time to gear up for an exciting playoff battle in the Western Conference. The superiority of the west is obvious, considering that 10 of its teams have at least a .500 record as opposed to the Eastern Conference’s seven. However, being the better conference doesn’t mean that you will get more teams in the NBA Finals. Only...
Via NBAtipoff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs 112, Phoenix 104: Best in the NBA…for now

With a 99.8 percent chance of clinching home-court advantage over their final three games, and Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili both chilling out in street clothes, the Spurs (62-18) didn’t have a whole lot to play for Friday against Phoenix. And it showed as they slept-walked through the first quarter en route to an early 21-point deficit. Even coach Gregg Popovich didn’t seem overly...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns fall to Spurs 112-104

(Credit: Sports-Kings) April 11th, 2014 The Phoenix Suns went into Friday night’s matchup vs the Spurs tied for the 7th seed in the West, and came out the 9th seed. The two teams were missing some players, Phoenix did not have Goran Dragic and the San Antonio was without Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. The game started off high paced, and with only 2 minutes left in the 1st quarter...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns fall by failing on 'D'

After threatening to gun their way to within reasonable range of the Western Conference's sixth seed, the Suns finished Friday night in ninth place. At this point in the season, every misstep is treacherous In this circumstance, a lack of defensive focus -- both in tactics and execution -- conspired to deliver a 112-104 loss to the Spurs in San Antonio. Despite the absence of...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Musical Chairs: Grizzlies Win & Move Up To Eighth

For a change, Mike Conley didn’t have to do everything on offense, scoring only 2 points, while dishing 8 assists in 23 minutes. All photos courtesy of Warren Roseborough. The reflexive thought when playing a team that reeled of an NBA-record 26 consecutive losses is to expect the Grizzlies to assert control early, build a 68-point lead and cruise the rest of the way. Especially...
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Duncan survives injury scare

With Tony Parker already back home nursing his latest injury, the Spurs survived a potentially season-altering incident when Tim Duncan collapsed to the floor clutching his right knee during the first quarter of Thursday’s 109-100 victory at Dallas. Replays showed Duncan’s knee buckle while battling for a rebound, sending him spilling to the court in obvious pain. He limped...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs need to avoid Spurs all cost

DALLAS -- Maybe it's a stretch to say San Antonio Spurs fans took over the American Airlines Center on Thursday, but they certainly infiltrated the lower bowl and made their presence felt. This was once one of the best rivalries in the NBA. Now, it's so one-sided the Spurs don't even need to bring All-Star point guard Tony Parker to town. Parker was home resting his back...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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Tim Duncan Gives Fans Brief Injury Scare in First Quarter Against Dallas

With the regular season winding down there is only one thing the San Antonio Spurs don't want to happen. They could care less if they lose a game or two--or all the remaining ones--but they can't afford to lose anyone to injury.Especially Tim Duncan. It looks like he just landed kind of awkwardly. It looked like it hurt and it must have since he left the game. As luck would...
Via FatManWriting
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs' Tim Duncan escorted into locker room following scary incident, returns to court

San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan hurt his knee during the first quarter of tonight's matchup against the Mavericks. The incident occured when Duncan attempted to retrieve an offensive rebound, he landed awkwardly on his knee and immediately clenched it in and pain. It appeared that he hyperextended his knee.Following a Spurs timeout, Duncan was taken into the locker room with...
Via Sports Injury Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

After four-month wait, Wolves defeat San Antonio

Four months later, under far different circumstances, and in front of a relatively sparse crowd announced at 10,117, the game was finally played. Tuesday’s game between the Timberwolves and San Antonio at Target Center was originally scheduled for Dec. 4 in Mexico City, an international experience that went sour when a malfunctioning generator filled the arena with smoke, sending...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs Starting New NBA Trend ‘Frogging’? (Picture)

Apparently, the San Antonio Spurs have just as much fun as any other NBA team. Boris Diaw shared a picture on Instagram of Spurs players, including Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, “frogging,” or posing like frogs. Pounding the Rock’s Caleb Saenz revealed the origins of the frog pose via Twitter: Patty Mills invented #frogging after he saw Boris Diaw shift his girth to tie his...
Via Basketball Bicker
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the San Antonio Spurs Figure Out OKC Thunder in Time for NBA Playoffs?

That’s the San Antonio Spurs’ record against the Oklahoma City Thunder this season. Now it’s true that it’s only the regular season, but any Spurs fan has to feel uneasy that the Spurs haven’t been able to win one game. It seems that the Spurs tend to have trouble when it comes to teams like the Thunder and Houston Rockets. These are two teams that have an exceptional scorer—Kevin...
Via Basketball Bicker
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tim Duncan Laughs After Kendrick Perkins Shoves Him

It would not be shocking to see the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder meet in the Western Conference Finals so games like Thursday night's could very well be a preview to what the series will be like--except for one thing. With a trip to the NBA Finals on the line I don't think a shove like the one Kendrick Perkins gave Tim Duncan will go unanswered.Duncan will...
Via FatManWriting
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Duncan smiles after Kendrick Perkins shoves him

San Antonio Spurs veteran Tim Duncan has continued to play well even late into his career. The Big Fundamental’s craftiness has helped him sustain elite production. Duncan used his savvy tonight in Oklahoma City as he was able to get under Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins’s skin. Perkins shoves Duncan after a whistle, and all Duncan does is walk away smiling knowing...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
16 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs: Same Story, Different Year

Since drafting Tim Duncan in 1997, the San Antonio Spurs have been the absolute definition of consistent. Besides the lockout-shortened 1998-1999 season, the Spurs have won 50 games in every single season that Duncan has been a member of the team. Of course with all those successful years also came 4 NBA championships in 5 Finals appearances. Despite all this success, the Spurs might...
Via Standing O Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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