San Antonio Spurs

Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs and LeBron James of the Miami Heat during a game at the AT&T Center on March 6, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (credit: Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Spurs & Heat Ready For Rematch

The Spurs were on the verge of celebrating a fifth title. Two nights later, they were congratulating the Heat. The Spurs wanted a rematch. It begins Thursday in San Antonio.

06/05/2014

Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs and LeBron James during a game against the Miami Heat at the AT&T Center on March 6, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (credit: Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

5 Things To Know From NBA Finals Practices

The Spurs and Heat met with the media on Wednesday in their final practices before Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. Here are five things that came up along the way.

06/05/2014

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Spurs Say They Respect Heat

“I like everybody,” said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. Sideline reporters might disagree, but that’s what he said in response to comments that the Spurs don’t like the Heat.

06/04/2014

Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs hugs teammate Manu Ginobili #20 after Ginobili hit a three-point shot against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second half during Game Six of the Western Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 31, 2014 (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Spurs Get Rest, Home-Court And A Chance At Revenge

A rematch in the NBA Finals against the only team to beat them in a championship series. Home-court advantage. And a few days off before the start to get healthy and prepare.

06/03/2014

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Position-By-Position Matchups In NBA Finals

The Spurs will face the Heat in the NBA Finals, a rematch of last year’s championship series. Here’s a look at each position on the court, and which team’s player may have the edge.

06/02/2014

Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs reacts to a play in the second half against the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 29, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Spurs Rout Thunder To Take 3-2 Series Lead

Tim Duncan had 22 points, Manu Ginobili scored 19 points, and San Antonio rolled to a 117-89 win over Oklahoma City in Game 5 on Thursday night, taking a 3-2 series lead.

05/30/2014

Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder goes up for the layup against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Chesapeake Arena on May 27, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Richard Rowe/NBAE via Getty Images)

Thunder Win To Tie Series With Spurs 2-2

Russell Westbrook had 40 points, 10 assists and five steals in the Thunder’s 105-92 victory over the Spurs on Tuesday night that tied the series at two games apiece.

05/28/2014

Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder handles the ball against Danny Green of the San Antonio Spurs in the second half during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 25, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Thunder Win, But Spurs Still Lead Series 2-1

Serge Ibaka started the game and scored 15 points to help the Thunder defeat the Spurs 106-97 and cut San Antonio’s lead in the Western Conference finals series to 2-1.

05/26/2014

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Does Cuban Want San Antonio To Win The NBA Title?

Mark Cuban has never shied away from expressing his true feelings about the San Antonio Spurs. So does he really want the Spurs to win another title? You might be surprised.

05/23/2014

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Thunder’s Ibaka May Be Available Vs Spurs

The Thunder say defensive standout Serge Ibaka may not be lost for the playoffs, after all, and could be available for Game 3 on Sunday.

05/23/2014

Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs goes up for a shot in front of Kendrick Perkins #5 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half in Game Two of the Western Conference Finals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 21, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Spurs Roll To 2-0 Lead With 112-77 Rout Of Thunder

The San Antonio Spurs are rolling toward a return to the NBA Finals, and Oklahoma City looks powerless to slow them down without Serge Ibaka.

05/22/2014

Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs controls the ball against Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game One of the Western Conference Finals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 19, 2014 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Duncan Helps Spurs Rout Thunder 122-105 In Game 1

Tim Duncan had 27 points and the Spurs took advantage of Serge Ibaka’s absence to score more than half their points in the paint, beating the Thunder 122-105 Monday night

05/20/2014

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