Tim Duncan

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Knicks’ Chandler Selected As All-Star Reserve; Nets Shut Out

Final score for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game: Knicks 2, Nets 0.


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.


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Schmeelk: Spurs’ Head Coach Gregg Popovich Is In The Right

Gregg Popovich only has one job: winning a championship.


Knicks swingman JR Smith

Knicks Close Like Freight Train, Stun Spurs To Get To 6-0

Instead of watching their season-opening winning streak come to a messy end, the New York Knicks served notice that they can’t be counted out in the fourth quarter.


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Small Ball: NBA To Drop Center Spot From All-Star Ballot?

It seems centers will no longer be guaranteed a spot in the NBA All-Star game.


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Lichtenstein: Lopez May Be A Consolation Prize, But He’s Still Key To Nets’ Fortunes

With all of the hype and bravado surrounding Nets training camp this week after their summer roster makeover, I believe it is Lopez, one of the six returning players, who holds the team’s key to the playoff kingdom.


Brook Lopez (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images) and Dwight Howard (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Shaq: I’d Rather Have Robin — Er — Brook Lopez Than Dwight Howard

“If you want to go to flash and dunking and the pick-and-roll, you gotta go with Dwight Howard,” Shaq said. “But me, I’m going with Andrew Bynum and which Lopez? Brook. Brook Lopez.”


Doc Rivers and Rajon Rondo of the Celtics. (credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Coaching Vs. Individual Flash; Which Teams Deserve NBA Finals Nod?

I want to take a moment and unplug the NBA playoffs from reality.


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Hartnett: Exit Sandman, Enter David Robertson

David Robertson is faced with the unenviable task of filling Mariano Rivera’s shoes but is ready to take on the challenge.


Lin and Chandler

Knicks’ Situation Gets Worse, Following Frustrating Defeat In San Antonio

Tony Parker scored 32 points and the San Antonio Spurs dealt the sliding New York Knicks a third consecutive loss, 118-105 on Wednesday night, which doesn’t figure to ease the mounting frustrations of Carmelo Anthony and teammates.


San Antonio Spurs v New Jersey Nets

Nets Losing Streak Extended To Six Games

The Spurs took control in the second quarter by making 14 of 19 shots to outscore the Nets 31-18 and take a 55-40 lead at halftime.


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Memphis Grizzlies Upset San Antonio Spurs 101-98 In Game 1

Memphis Grizzlies won their first playoff game in franchise history, stunning the San Antonio Spurs 101-98 on Sunday.


Kansas Jayhawks fans cheer during the third round game against the Illinois Fighting Illini in the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at BOK Center on March 20, 2011 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Keidel: March’s Madness

March is an ornery month, a month removed from football, a tease for baseball, and an irritant to an already irritated fan base frothing for action. Basketball is a few drips of water in the deep chasm between the NFL and MLB. We have no choice.


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Williams Has Double-Double In Debut, But Nets Fall

All-Star Deron Williams had 14 points and 12 assists in his debut with the New Jersey Nets, but Manu Ginobili scored 26 to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 106-96 victory Friday night.


Nets' Travis Outlaw

League-Best Spurs Show Why, Toy With Nets

Manu Ginobili scored 10 of his 22 points in a game-breaking second-half run and the San Antonio Spurs put in another dominant performance with a 102-85 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Monday night.