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Spurs Rally, Stun Heat in Game 1

San Antonio surges ahead in 4th quarter to win 92-88

(Newser) - The San Antonio Spurs still have that winning NBA Finals formula of good defense and a little luck on offense. Tim Duncan overcame a slow start to finish with 20 points and 14 rebounds, Tony Parker banked in a desperation jumper on a broken play with 5.2 seconds left,... More »

What's Next for the Spurs?

With no repeat in the works, team weighs future

(Newser) - With the Spurs' dreams of repeating as NBA champs foiled again, ESPN looks to the experts to explain why they couldn't go the distance, and to see what lies ahead for San Antonio. The advancing ages of Tim Duncan and most of the bench probably contributed to the loss, and... More »

Spurs Keep Hopes Alive; Win Over Hornets

(Newser) - The San Antonio Spurs' Big Three came through, but they'll still have to win one on the road to keep their title defense alive. Manu Ginobili scored 25 points, Tim Duncan had 20 points and 15 rebounds, and Tony Parker added 15 points in the Spurs' 99-80 victory over the... More »

Duncan Scores 22 as Spurs Even Series

(Newser) - Tim Duncan had 22 points and 15 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the New Orleans Hornets 100-80 tonight in Game 4 to even the Western Conference semifinals at 2-2. Tony Parker added 21 points for the Spurs, who led nearly the entire game and are assured of a... More »

San Antonio Fights Back; Gets Needed Win

(Newser) - There was no third-quarter breakdown for the San Antonio Spurs last night, just the desperate play of a team whose quest for a second straight NBA title was on the line. Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili both scored 31 points to lead the Spurs to a 110-99 victory over the... More »

Hornets Put Spurs in Big Hole

Paul scores 30 as New Orleans grabs 2-0 series lead

(Newser) - Chris Paul had 30 points and 12 assists, leading the New Orleans Hornets to a 102-84 victory over the San Antonio Spurs last night and a 2-0 lead in their second-round series. Peja Stojakovic hit five 3-pointers and scored 25 points for the Hornets, who've won both games by wide... More »

Parker Nets 41, Spurs Near Sweep of Suns

Phoenix picks bad time for its first 3-game losing streak

(Newser) - The San Antonio-Phoenix series was supposed to be a spectacular first-round matchup of potential NBA champions. Instead, it's become a Spurs smackdown. Tony Parker had a career-high 41 points along with 12 assists and San Antonio routed the Suns 115-99 on Friday night to take a 3-0 series lead. It's... More »

Spurs' Ginobili Wins NBA's Sixth Man Award

San Antonio supersub beats out Barbosa after leading team in scoring

(Newser) - San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili—good enough to be a starter on about any team—won the NBA's sixth man award given to the league's best reserve on Monday. Ginobili led the Spurs in scoring, averaging a career-high 19.5 points to go with 4.8 rebounds and 4.... More »

Duncan Carries Spurs to Game 1 Win Over Suns

Rare 3-pointer, 40 points help spark San Antonio in double OT

(Newser) - Tim Duncan saved the San Antonio Spurs with a rare 3-pointer at the end of overtime, and Manu Ginobili hit a layup at the end of the second extra period to send the defending champions past the Phoenix Suns, 117-115 today in Game 1 of their first-round series. The third-seeded... More »

Duncan Leads Spurs Over Blazers

San Antonio makes it 12 straight against Portland

(Newser) - Tim Duncan had 27 points and 11 rebounds and San Antonio beat Portland 72-65 on Sunday, extending the Spurs' winning streak over the Trail Blazers to 12 straight games. Manu Ginobili's dunk with 1:31 left all but sealed it for the Spurs, who handed the Blazers their fifth consecutive... More »

Spurs Notch 50th Win, Extend Streak to Six

Boozer and Williams carry load for Jazz, beat Clippers

(Newser) - It took one inspired  Manu Ginobili performance to propel the Spurs from fifth place to second in the Western Conference, the AP reports.  Ginobili broke open in the fourth quarter last night, scoring 16 of his 26 points and thwarting a Minnesota comeback. The 99-84 victory marks San Antonio's... More »

Duncan Carries Spurs to Fifth Straight Win

Matin's 36 lift Kings, Wizards holds off SuperSonics

(Newser) - Tim Duncan had the big numbers, but Manu Ginobili hit the key shots as the San Antonio Spurs held on to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 97-88 last night, reports the Associated Press. Duncan had 28 points and 12 rebounds, but when the Clippers took a late lead, Ginobili's 3-pointer... More »

Another Painful Game, Another Spurs Win

Ginobili has 28 as San Antonio pulls away late in Orlando, 107-97

(Newser) - Magic starters Hedo Turkoglu and Jameer Nelson both sustained first-half injuries that sent them to the bench, and they did not return against the Spurs, who surged in the fourth quarter to win 107-97, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Dwight Howard statistically outperformed the veteran Tim Duncan in an enthralling battle,... More »

Triumphant Nuggets Enjoy Battling Spurs

Paul steers Hornets past Nets, Bucks watch Blazers prevail at wire

(Newser) - The Nuggets enjoyed the challenge of facing the reigning NBA champions, putting away the Spurs 109-96 by beating them to boards and stuffing point guard Tony Parker. Manu Ginobili led San Antonio in both points (24) and boos (numerous and resounding), while Allen Iverson swept to 29 points and nine... More »

Ginobili Sparks Spurs to 11th Straight Win

Second-half surge keeps San Antonio ahead of Los Angeles

(Newser) - The San Antonio Spurs broke open a close game with a 14-4 run to start the second half and went on to beat the Indiana Pacers 108-97 last night, reports the Associated Press. Manu Ginobili led the way with 28 points as the Spurs won their 11th straight and stayed... More »

Spurs Show Hornets Who's Boss

Duncan, Ginobli lead cruise past N.O. for fifth straight win

(Newser) - The Stars were out in force last night to lift the San Antonio Spurs to a 98-89 win over the New Orleans Hornets, reports the Associated Press. Manu Ginobili had 30 points and a career-high 12 assists and Tim Duncan added 25 points and 11 rebounds as San Antonio won... More »

Manu Subdues Feisty Wolves

Spurs' Ginobili has 44, including 7 threes, in 100-99 squeaker

(Newser) - The West's worst team gave the defending champs a scare, but super-sub Manu Ginobili hit a go-ahead jumper with six seconds left to vault the Spurs over the Timberwolves, 100-99. Ginobili's monster 44-point game included six straight threes in six minutes during the second quarter (seven overall) and 11-of-12 free-throw... More »

Williams, Jazz Shoot Past Warriors

Spurs beat Bobcats, two streaks end as T'Wolves top Sixers

(Newser) - The Utah Jazz, led by Deron Williams’ 29 points and 12 assists, scored a season-high 77 points in the first half and beat the Golden State Warriors 119-109. Utah has now won 13 of 14 and swept the season series with Golden State. Al Harrington had four 3-pointers to lead... More »

Ginobili Catches Fire in Finals Rematch

Hawks edge Bobcats in OT, 76ers stay hot at home against Grizzlies

(Newser) - Spurs swingman Manu Ginobili had a career-high eight three-pointers and 46 points overall, and San Antonio needed all of it in a 112-105 rematch of last year's finals against Cleveland. Ginobili had 18 points in the decisive fourth quarter, offsetting the same output from LeBron James, who had 39 on... More »

Spurs Muscle Past Raptors 93-88

Ginobili, San Antonio continue strong, rodeo-inspired road trip

(Newser) - It was Manu Ginobili night in Toronto. The Spurs guard not only set a season-high by scoring 34 points, he also grabbed a career-best 15 rebounds in San Antonio’s 93-88 win over the Raptors. San Antonio has now won five of their last six; their only blemish in that... More »

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