A lavish inauguration for Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was pulled off thanks to $4.7 million from private contributors, including Wal-Mart and the owner of the San Antonio Spurs, according to a list of donors released Friday.
The Dallas Mavericks enter 2014-15 with championship aspirations of their own after a couple big moves this summer.
The Spurs made the announcement on Tuesday. The team did not announce the terms of the deal in a two-sentence news release.
Duncan turned 38 in April and won his fifth championship with the Spurs in June. That led to some speculation that he could retire after 17 seasons in the league.
Initially, many involved joked about how the conditions in the sweltering AT&T Center on Thursday for Game 1 of the NBA Finals reminded of sepia-toned memories. When we played poor. When we played outside.
The San Antonio point guard has pronounced himself ready to go for Thursday night’s Game 1 of the title series against the Miami Heat, after spending much of the last few days recovering from a sprain.
The San Antonio Spurs open their rematch with the Miami Heat on Thursday, and their star point guard is nursing a balky left ankle.
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.
Spurs guard Tony Parker missed the second half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals because of left ankle soreness.
In 2012, the Spurs won the first two games of the Western Conference finals against the Thunder, then lost four straight and were bounced from the playoffs.
Parker has a Grade 1 strain of his left hamstring, the least severe level of the injury and he is listed as day-to-day, the Spurs announced Thursday.
Spurs guard Tony Parker has a mild left ankle sprain and will be re-evaluated before Game 5 of San Antonio’s first-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks.