March 24, 2010 |
Reporting from San Antonio The two big men stood toe to toe going at each other, neither backing down, neither much of an offensive threat. But for the Lakers to have Pau Gasol stand his ground against Spurs All-Star forward Tim Duncan on Wednesday night proved to be a big difference in the Lakers' 92-83 victory. "It wasn't the greatest offensive night for either of us, obviously," Gasol said. "But I just tried to make an impact on the game defensively and rebounding."
March 17, 2010
ORLANDO -- Vince Carter had 24 points and eight assists, and the Orlando Magic's defense smothered Tim Duncan to beat the San Antonio Spurs 110-84 on Wednesday night. Duncan had two points and was one for 10 from the field in the worst shooting-percentage game of his career, a big reason the Spurs lost for only the second time in their last 10 games. Duncan's previous low was a one for eight game against Minnesota on April 20, 2005, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. — Associated Press
January 13, 2010 |
Say this about Andrew Bynum: He was not afraid of Tim Duncan. But also say this about Bynum: He needed 23 shots to score 23 points, never a barometer of success in the NBA. The Lakers' center was up for a challenge but was outplayed by the San Antonio Spurs' perennial All-Star in the Spurs' 105-85 victory Tuesday at AT&T Center. Bynum made 11 of 23 shots (47.8%), a drop from his 55.6% accuracy coming into the game. Duncan had 25 points on 12-for-19 shooting (63.2%)
May 8, 2004 |
If anything symbolized the disparity between Tim Duncan's impact on the court and off it, it was the image of him alone on a dais after the San Antonio Spurs' victory over the Lakers in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals Wednesday night. Gregg Popovich, Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant had already come and gone from the interview room, and the reporters had left to meet their deadlines. So Duncan sat in a room with no one around to ask questions, then finally left.
March 23, 2010
AT SAN ANTONIO When: 6:30 PDT. Where: AT&T Center. On the air: TV: Channel 9, ESPN; Radio: 710; 1330. Records: Lakers 52-18, Spurs 42-27. Record vs. Spurs: 1-1. Update: The Lakers haven't been too bad in recent trips to San Antonio, winning three of their last seven, but they lost to the Spurs without Pau Gasol in January, 105-85. Last month, the Lakers beat the Spurs at Staples Center without Kobe Bryant, 101-89, thanks to a balanced offense: Gasol had 21 points, Ron Artest had 18 and Lamar Odom had 16 points.
January 28, 2010
Tim Duncan had 21 points and a career-high 27 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs ended their three-game slide with a 105-90 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. But an injury to Tony Parker might temper this victory. The point guard went down in the third quarter with a sprained left ankle, the same one that caused him to sit out four games earlier this season. X-rays were negative, and the Spurs were to evaluate today how much time their second-leading scorer will be sidelined.
December 20, 2009
Tim Duncan dunked over Roy Hibbert with 4.6 seconds left to give San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich his 700th win, a thrilling 100-99 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night. Hibbert blocked Duncan's first attempt with time winding down before the Spurs forward grabbed the ball back and went over Hibbert for the winning score, the last of his 19 points. T.J. Ford missed a fadeaway jumper as time expired for the Pacers, who blew a 13-point lead going into the fourth quarter.
December 28, 2009
San Antonio 95, at New York 88: Tony Parker scored 22 points, Manu Ginobili had 17, and the duo made the key plays in the final minutes to power the Spurs to their eighth win in 10 games. The Knicks' David Lee matched a season high with 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, outplaying Tim Duncan (13 points), but New York still finished 3-2 on a five-game homestand, losing the last two. at Cleveland 108, Houston 83: LeBron James scored 29 points, Mo Williams had 20 and the Cavaliers rode a stifling defense and a flurry of three-pointers to victory.
May 17, 1999 |
Turns out there is an edge to Tim Duncan after all. He's not just a robot walking around in there, the emotionless character who once was referred to as "Spock" by Duke fans when he was at Wake Forest. Just spend some time around him. Watch San Antonio Spur teammate Antonio Daniels defy him to make a bank shot during pregame warmups, see Duncan kiss the ball off the glass and in, hear him tell Daniels to "get some of that."