May 28, 2013 |
The Memphis Grizzlies fell to the San Antonio Spurs, 93-86, in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals on Monday night. Marc Gasol, like his brother, Lakers forward/center Pau Gasol, exited the postseason via a sweep by the Spurs. With the win, San Antonio advances to the NBA Finals for the fifth time in franchise history. The Spurs will play either the Miami Heat or the Indiana Pacers for the championship. Pau was on hand in Memphis to cheer on his younger sibling. Enjoying another game at the Forum in Memphis.
July 3, 2013 |
Meet the new San Antonio Spurs -- same as the old San Antonio Spurs now that the team has come to terms with veteran guard Manu Ginobili and somewhat-improving center Tiago Splitter. The Argentine stars have reportedly agreed to two- and four-year contracts, respectively, leaving the Spurs with basically the same nucleus that was good enough to win the Western Conference but not quite up to the task of dethroning LeBron James and the Miami Heat as NBA champions. Despite an aging roster, the Spurs appear content to bring back the shooting guard who turns 36 this month to again play alongside power forward Tim Duncan (37)
June 5, 2013
Writers from around the Tribune Co. offer their predictions on whether the San Antonio Spurs can defeat the defending champion Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. Please join the conversation by voting in the poll and leaving a comment of your own. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times Yes. The Spurs are a more complete, cohesive and consistent team. They don't sell as many jerseys or generate as many Twitter followers (in social media holdout Tim Duncan's case, zero). The Spurs just win while sending opponents to the loony bin with their methodical playmaking.
May 27, 2013 |
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - It was a promise made by one future Hall of Famer to another. The San Antonio Spurs would get back to the NBA Finals, Tony Parker assured Tim Duncan last year amid another season that fell short of the franchise's championship expectations. Parker made sure of it Monday night at FedEx Forum, shrugging off a poke to the eye to deliver a game-long smackdown during the Spurs' sweep-sealing 93-86 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.
June 4, 2013 |
MIAMI - It truly is a case in which you can throw out the previous games between the teams. The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs will meet in the NBA Finals, but don't expect the series to resemble their two games during the regular season. In fact, Thursday's series opener is the first time both teams will play one another at full strength. "It's crazy that it worked out this way, that we are both in the Finals," Heat guard Dwyane Wade said. What's even crazier is how their regular-season series played out. The teams were supposed to meet in a star-studded, nationally televised game in late November.
February 18, 1994
Irving Allen Mathews, 76, former banker, president of Frost Bros. retail stores and a founder of the San Antonio Spurs. A native of Toledo, Ohio, Mathews studied at the University of Michigan and served as an Army captain in World War II. He began his 41-year career with the San Antonio-based Frost Bros. in 1945 as a fashion buyer. He became president in 1963 and chief executive officer in 1971.