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April 17, 2012 | By Mark Medina
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April 22, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Gregg Popovich has become just the third person ever to be named the NBA coach of the year three times. Popovich, who coached the San Antonio Spurs to a league-best 62-20 record, joins Don Nelson and Pat Riley in that elite group. He also won the honor in 2003 and 2012. The Spurs have won at least 50 games in 16 of Popovich's 18 seasons at the helm, including the last 15 straight. Phoenix's Jeff Hornacek was runner-up in the voting and Chicago's Tom Thibodeau finished third.
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November 12, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers have announced that Steve Blake has suffered a minor abdominal strain and is listed a day to day. Blake left midway in the first quarter Sunday night in the Lakers' 103-90 victory over the Sacramento Kings. The Lakers will have to face the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night without Blake, who will sit out after his ultrasound exam by Dr. Steven Yoon revealed the strain. Steve Nash is still unavailable with a non-displaced leg fracture, which leaves second-year point guard Darius Morris and veteran Chris Duhon.
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April 16, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers' worst season (26-55) in Los Angeles finally comes to an end Wednesday night when they visit the San Antonio Spurs (62-19). The Spurs finished with the best record in the NBA and are hoping to make another run to the NBA Finals. The Lakers, meanwhile, are set to hold exit meetings on Thursday and Friday. Out again Wednesday will be Pau Gasol (vertigo), Chris Kaman (calf), Kobe Bryant (knee), Xavier Henry (knee, wrist), Steve Nash (back) and Kent Bazemore (foot)
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May 28, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
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.
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July 3, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
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)
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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.
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May 27, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
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.
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June 4, 2013 | By Shandel Richardson
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.
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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.
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April 16, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers 113 - San Antonio Spurs 100 (end of regulation) The Lakers ended a difficult 2013-14 regular season with an easy win over the NBA's best San Antonio Spurs. With Kobe Bryant (knee), Pau Gasol (vertigo), Steve Nash (nerve root irritation), Chris Kaman (calf), Xavier Henry (knee, wrist) and Kent Bazemore (foot) all sidelined, the Lakers finished the season with a 27-55 record after 113-100 victory on the road. The Spurs sat Tim Duncan and Marco Belinelli, along with Tony Parker in the second half, as they prepare for their first-round matchup against the Dallas Mavericks (49-32)
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March 7, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers' total dismantling of the woebegone Lakers on Thursday in epic proportion elicited all sorts of responses about the greatness of the Clippers. Just listen to what basketball Hall of Famer and TNT analysts Charles Barkley had to say about who the best teams in the Western Conference are. “The two best teams in the Western Conference are the Los Angeles Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder…in that order,” Barkley said Thursday during the telecast of the Clippers-Lakers game.
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February 22, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Still scraping by New York Knicks forward Metta World Peace , giving dental tips on Twitter: "when the dr. says u have tartar, its [sic] not a good thing. its not like 'tuna tartare.' its crunched up white stuff. " Speed demon Phoenix Suns backup guard Ish Smith , after he scored 15 points on seven-for-nine shooting to go with seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocked shots in a rout of the San Antonio Spurs: "I'm like Ricky Bobby . I just want to go fast.
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February 17, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 37-18, Spurs 38-15. Record vs. Spurs: 1-1. Update: The Spurs' Manu Ginobili has been out since Jan. 28 because of a left hamstring strain but is probable for Tuesday's game. Center Tiago Splitter has sat out three games because of a bruised right calf, but he will probably start against the Clippers.
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February 17, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
For better or worse, mostly better, these are your Clippers. They had a 37-18 record before the All-Star break, lead the Pacific Division and are in fourth place in the ultra-competitive Western Conference. "You are what your record says you are," Clippers Coach Doc Rivers stated simply. With 27 games regular-season games left, the Clippers begin their stretch drive to earn the best possible seeding going into the playoffs. Eight other teams in the West have winning records, and the Clippers will play 13 of their remaining games against this group.
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January 13, 1986 | Associated Press
The Utah Jazz, playing without league-leading scorer Adrian Dantley, ended a five-game losing streak Sunday night by defeating the San Antonio Spurs, 106-102, behind Thurl Bailey's 20 points. The Jazz erased an early deficit and slowly pulled away from the Spurs in the second half. Forward Karl Malone and guard John Stockton added 17 points each for Utah, with guard Bob Hansen contributing 13 and center Mark Eaton 10.
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