Tim Duncan

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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

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Heat Handle Spurs 109-93; Finals Coming Back To Miami

The Miami Heat entered Game 4 of the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs knowing they couldn’t lose and go down 3-1 in the series and have a chance of winning the Larry O’Brien trophy. But the Heat’s Big Three responded like the three All-Stars that they are, combining for 82 points and lead Miami to a 109-93.

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

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Heat Look To Build On Game 2 Momentum

After mauling the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 of the 2013 NBA Finals, the Miami Heat will look to take a 2-1 lead in the series Tuesday night during Game 3 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.

06/11/2013

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Keidel: Can LeBron Be Like Mike? James’ Legacy Is On Line In NBA Finals

Of course, Miami could still win this series, and it is still favored to do so. But win it must. James’ legacy is on the line, because June is when legacies are built. Just ask Jordan.

06/07/2013

The Spurs’ Tony Parker, middle, drives past Norris Cole of the Heat during Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Finals on June 6, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Parker Rains On LeBron’s Parade In Game 1, Leads Spurs To Big Win

Tony Parker banked in a 16-footer with 5.2 seconds left for the last of his 21 points and the San Antonio Spurs stunned the Miami Heat 92-88 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.

06/07/2013

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Sports Verdict: Bigger Impact In The NBA Finals? Chris Bosh Vs. Tim Duncan

Perhaps the most key matchup of this matchup will be Tim Duncan vs. Chris Bosh. Which center will emerge as the bigger impact player? Craig Carton joins the Sports Verdict set to debate!

06/06/2013

LeBron James (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) and Tim Duncan (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: 2013 NBA Finals — Keys To The Series, Questions And A Prediction

All in all, this should be a very exciting and competitive series. San Antonio will likely have to win two games in Miami to win the series. It’s a tall order, but if any team can win a Game 7 in Miami, it’s a veteran team like the Spurs.

06/06/2013

Manu Ginobili defends New Jersey Nets Jason Kidd during the NBA Finals. (Photo credit MATT ROURKE/AFP/Getty Images)

Keidel: No Kidding, Jason Kidd Was A Man Among Boys

Kidd instantly made the Nets relevant, then respected, then regal.

06/03/2013

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Knicks Small Forward Carmelo Anthony Named To All-NBA Second Team

NBA scoring leader Carmelo Anthony led the second team, joined by guards Russell Westbrook and Tony Parker, center Marc Gasol and forward Blake Griffin.

05/23/2013

Bobby Butler (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images), P.J. Carlesimo  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) and Nando de Colo (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Spurs, Devils Should Be Nets’ Models To Building Winning Franchise

The Nets will continue to be looking up at teams like the Spurs from echelons below. For now, I will look to be comforted by the Devils, a warm blanket of consistency in New York’s volatile sports landscape.

02/11/2013

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