Manu Ginobili

Manu Ginobili (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Leonard Deserved The MVP, But Manu Was Spurs’ Game-Changer

No one had a bigger turnaround than Ginobili. He might not have won or deserved the MVP, but he was the difference-maker.

06/17/2014

San Antonio Spurs players in the huddle during a time out with head coach Gregg Popovich during Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals in San Antonio on June 15, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Spurs All About Team, Rule NBA With European Style Of Play

As good as Tim Duncan has been over the course of his career, there is no megastar on the San Antonio Spurs. This particular championship was a true team effort.

06/16/2014

Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs reacts with teammates after winning the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center on June 15, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: Selfless Spurs Play The Right Way — The Perfect Way

What more can be said about the Spurs? It probably doesn’t matter, since they only care about the court — where they are the real kings.

06/16/2014

Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs defends J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks. Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Smith Fails To Lift Knicks As Spurs Roll At The Garden

J.R. Smith’s return from suspension couldn’t prevent the Knicks getting thumped by the Spurs 120-89.

11/11/2013

Miami’s LeBron James and Dwyane Wade celebrate in the second half while taking on the San Antonio Spurs during Game 7 of the NBA Finals at AmericanAirlines Arena on June 20, 2013 in Miami. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Heat Gut It Out, Get It Done, Repeat As NBA Champions

LeBron James had 37 points and 12 rebounds and the Miami Heat repeated as champions with a 95-88 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.

06/21/2013

Manu Ginobili (L) and LeBron James (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Epic Game 6 Of NBA Finals Filled With Greatness And Blunders

There are moments every once in a while that remind you why you sit in front of a television and watch all those games, and Tuesday night was one of them.

06/19/2013

The Spurs’ Tony Parker, right, passes against the Heat’s Chris Bosh during Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals on June 18, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat Somehow Survive Instant Classic Game 6 In Overtime

Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play to force overtime and the Miami Heat staved off elimination with a 103-100 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.

06/19/2013

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Manu Ginobili Sparks Spurs To Game 5 Win

Manu Ginobili ran onto the floor as fans stood and screamed. He went to the bench, and they chanted his name. The sights and sounds of so many San Antonio spring nights were back Sunday — and the real party might be just a few days away.

06/17/2013

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Spurs KO Heat; Lead Series 3-2

The Miami Heat came back to the AT&T Center looking to take a 3-2 lead with the series set to return to South Florida. Instead, the Spurs’ hot shooters stayed hot and San Antonio’s 114-104 victory sends the series back to South Florida.

06/17/2013

Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs shoots in the lane against the Miami Heat.  (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/ via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Can Miami’s Defense Find A Way To Stop The Spurs’ Offense?

What should really scare the Miami Heat is that Sunday night should have been a win for them. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh combined for 66 points and shot a combined 25-of-53.

06/17/2013

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Big 3 Help Heat Even NBA Finals With Spurs

Miami Heat owner Micky Arison had a message as he walked to the winning locker room.

06/14/2013

The Heat’s Dwyane dunks the ball in front of the Spurs’ Manu Ginobili during the fourth quarter of Game 4 of the 2013 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 13, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Heat Show Why They’re Champs, Rise Up And Take It To Spurs In Game 4

LeBron James scored 33 points while playing with the aggression and ferocity that everyone expects of the four-time MVP, leading the Miami Heat to a 109-93 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

06/14/2013

Miami’s Mario Chalmers, middle, goes to the basket against the Spurs’ Tony Parker and Tim Duncan, left, during San Antonio’s Game 3 rout at AT&T Center on June 11, 2013. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Spurs Do It All In Game 3 Destruction Of LeBron, Heat

Danny Green made seven of the San Antonio Spurs’ finals-record 16 3-pointers, Tim Duncan had 12 points and 14 rebounds, and the Spurs clobbered the Miami Heat 113-77 on Tuesday night to take 2-1 lead in the series.

06/12/2013

Tony Parker and Gregg Popovich (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: It’s Time For Gregg Popovich And The Spurs To Adjust

The Heat changed things up, and now it is time for Gregg Popovich to adjust. Is there anyone else you would want in that film room and on the practice floor figuring out how to counter those moves more than Popovich?

06/11/2013

San Antonio’s Tiago Splitter, left, attempts to block a pass from the Knicks’ Amar'e Stoudemire at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 3, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Knicks Dismantle Duncan, Spurs, Sweep West Powers For First Time In Decade

Sometime between Stephen Jackson’s sideline stumble and J.R. Smith’s soaring slam, the San Antonio Spurs realized this wasn’t their night. Too much fatigue and way too much Knicks defense.

01/03/2013

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