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San Antonio Spurs: Kawhi Leonard Deserved Controversial Award

Source: Chris Covatta/Getty Images North America By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Well, did anyone see that one coming? In shocking news yesterday, Kawhi Leonard was named as the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year. He was a full 16 points ahead of Golden State’s Draymond Green despite having fewer first place votes. This news seemed to set social media with fans everywhere...
Via HoopStuff
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Tim Duncan 'very concerned' with Tony Parker's injury

Tony Parker is an important part of everything San Antonio likes to do on both ends of the floor. His poor play and subsequent injury in Game 2 makes that win all the more impressive.But if Parker is absent from Game 3, or hobbled in the weeks to come, how will San Antonio cope? Here's more from the Los Angeles Times:"Tim Duncan put it succinctly after Game 2 on Wednesday night,...
Via Fox Sports
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More Declines For NBA Playoffs Wednesday Night

The Spurs/Clippers series has yet to move the needle for TNT. Game 2 of the Spurs/Clippers NBA playoff series drew 3.8 million viewers on TNT Wednesday night, down 5% from Blazers/Rockets last year (4.1M) and down 11% from Lakers/Spurs in 2013 (4.3M). Both games of the series, thus far the closest and most discussed of [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
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In the first round showcase series, the Clippers have become the emotional center

Two schools of thought do not exist for every single topic under the sun, but most of what we pursue as human beings can certainly welcome opposing points of view. Such is the case with the enthralling Western Conference playoff series between the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers, the only one of the eight first-round encounters to be knotted at one game apiece heading...
Via Crossover Chronicles
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Game 2 Of Spurs-Clippers Was Totally Bonkers

When the San Antonio Spurs lost on the final day of the regular season, it knocked them from the #2 seed in the Western Conference all the way down to #6. Thanks to the NBA’s dumb rule that grants division winners a Top 4 seed — even though home court advantage is still based on Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Tony Parker Optimistic Achilles Will Be Okay For Game 3

Tony Parker left the San Antonio Spurs' Game 2 win at the Los Angeles Clippers in the fourth quarter with an Achilles injury. Parker was seen limping after the game, but he expects to play in Game 3. "It's been a tough year, but I think I'll be all right," said Parker. Parker said the injury was the same as that which he suffered in a game in Oklahoma City on April 7. "Same thing...
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Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard wins NBA Defensive Player of Year

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard won the 2014-15 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. Leonard beat Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green and Los Angeles Clipperscenter DeAndre Jordan. Leonard, the reigning NBA Finals MVP, had 333 points in the voting system, enough to beat out Green, who had 317 points.  But...
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Tim Duncan and Blake Griffin’s best highlights from Game 2 of Spurs-Clippers

Tim Duncan had 28 points and 12 rebounds while Blake Griffin ended with a triple-double (29-12-11). However, the Spurs outlasted the Clipper in overtime, 111-107, to tie the series at a game apiece. Here are the highlights of these dueling power forwards: It’s great that Blake Griffin got his first career playoff triple-double. But Tim Duncan is nearing 39 and he’s still playing...
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Kawhi Leonard Wins NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year

Despite missing 16 games during the regular season, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard took him NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year honors on Thursday. Leonard, 23, led the Association with 2.3 steals per game during a regular season that saw him rank third in the NBA with a 99.6 defensive rating. Known for his superior athleticism, the former first-round pick has turned his...
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Kawhi Leonard breaks JJ Redick’s ankles (Video)

The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Los Angeles Clippers in an overtime thriller on Wednesday to even their series at 1-1. Last year’s NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points in the game, and his best two came at the expense of J.J. Redick. Roughly midway through the fourth quarter, Leonard faked like he...Read More
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Tim Duncan Wills Spurs to Game Two OT Win

Once again San Antonio Spurs rock Tim Duncan sent Father Time to his room and dominated another playoff game. Torching the Clippers for 28 points and 11 rebounds in a thrilling overtime win to tie the series at one a piece. “He continues to amaze me.” This from a coach, Gregg Popovich, who has been with Duncan for nearly two full decades. The Spurs needed everything he had,...
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Tim Duncan helps Spurs to Game 2 overtime win

With 5:10 left in the fourth quarter and the San Antonio Spurs holding an 88-83 lead, Tony Parker exited the game and headed to the locker room, where he wouldn’t return with a right Achilles injury. With Parker out, the Spurs called upon backup point guard Patty Mills, who has had a roller coaster type […]
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Watch: Blake Griffin made Boris Diaw look silly with a nasty juke

Oh my, Blake Griffin is flat out putting on a show so far in the post-season. Blake Griffin is simply better than your guy #NBAPlayoffs — Crossover Chronicles (@crossoverNBA) April 23, 2015 Another angle of Griffin taking poor Boris Diaw's soul #NBAPlayoffs — Crossover Chronicles (@crossoverNBA) April 23, 2015 The post Watch...
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The Case for Matt Bonner

In a story fitted for 60-Minutes, the San Antonio Spurs fan base is puzzled by the disappearance of Matt Bonner. Bonner, a fan-favorite, was last seen on April 19th, logging just over four minutes against the Los Angeles Clippers in the Spurs’ loss. There was evidence of his participation against the Clippers. He was was […]
Via Project Spurs
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Hawks Coach Mike Budenholzer Got Highly Emotional When Speaking About Gregg Popovich During His Coach Of The Year Speech

Upon learning that their coach Mike Budenholzer had won the NBA’s Coach of the Year honors, the Atlanta Hawks made a very thoughtful gesture. They called San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and asked him if he would deliver the good news to Budenholzer. Popovich agreed because he’s awesome and Budenholzer was obviously touched Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Gregg Popovich broke Coach of the Year news to Mike Budenholzer

Mike Budenholzer was named NBA Coach of the Year Tuesday, and he learned of the news in a wonderful way. The Atlanta Hawks organization reached out to Bud’s former mentor Gregg Popovich and asked the San Antonio Spurs coach if he wanted to call his former pupil to inform him of the good news. Pop...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mills maintains confidence despite struggles

After the many highs that come after playing a big role in the 2014 NBA Finals, including a 17-point Game 5, and winning an NBA championship, Patty Mills was grounded with immediate lows after learning he would be sidelined up to seven months with a torn right rotator cuff. Even if Mills’ recovery started that […]
Via Project Spurs
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ESPN staffer wins $5,000 on $50 Budenholzer bet

Sunny Saini, who according to his Linkedin page, works for ESPN in the research department made quite the bet at the beginning of the NBA season and it paid off big time thanks to the Atlanta Hawks coach. Sunny put down a $5 wager at at the beginning of the season for Atlanta Hawks Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Mike Budenholzer named 2015 NBA Coach of the Year

Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer has been named the 2015 NBA Coach of the Year, the league announced Tuesday. Bleacher Report’s Jared Zwerling relayed the news on Twitter. Mike Budenholzer named NBA Coach of the Year. — Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) April 21, 2015   Budenholzer guided the team to a franchise-best 60-22 record, earning the No. 1 seed in the...
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Spurs trying to turn Leonard loose

The San Antonio Spurs know they can only go as far as Kawhi Leonard takes them. He's the best overall player on a team that employs three future Hall of Famers.But despite winning last year's NBA Finals MVP, Leonard still lacks the experience of a go-to player. Gregg Popovich agrees, saying "There's a difference between MVP of the finals and MVP of the league," Popovich mentioned...
Via Fox Sports
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If Tony Parker's not right, it's going to go wrong for Spurs

Tony Parker will be a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame after he retires and becomes eligible for the honor. After back-to-back NBA Finals appearances and one more NBA championship as part of the San Antonio Spurs’ dynasty, there is nothing Parker and his old-man teammates truly have to prove. However, after Game 1 of the Western Conference playoffs, it’s really rather...
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DeAndre Jordan swats Manu Ginobili's shot into the stands (Video)

L.A. Clippers center DeAndre Jordan set the tone during Sunday's Game 1 against San Antonio by swatting a shot by Spurs guard Manu Ginobili into the stands.Ginobili attempted to shoot a layup over Austin Rivers when Jordan came over for the huge block, pumping up the Staples Center crowd and his teammates in the process.Jordan had 4 blocks and a whopping 14 rebounds as the Clippers...
Via Holdout Sports
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There are only two contenders ... in the West?

​ Fifty-seven wins. In the last 30 years, only four non-lockout NBA champions won fewer than 57 games en route to the promised land. Fifty-seven wins is a winning percentage of nearly .700, a sure sign of a team that can endure all of the regular season difficulties: the back-to-backs, the scheduling flaws, the minor injuries, closing out wins against mediocre squads, even...
Via The Sports Post
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Tony Parker has great quote about passing torch to Leonard

The San Antonio Spurs have enjoyed so much success over the past two decades in large part because of the team atmosphere they have created. Their players care for one another, share the spotlight, and have fully embraced what it means to be a team. This particular quote from Tony Parker after the team’s 110-98...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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