San Antonio Spurs
In every NBA Finals, there’s often a play that people will never forget. Michael Jordan’s push-off jump shot against the Utah Jazz is one people still remember. Sunday night gave NBA fans another one of those unforgettable moments courtesy of Miami Heat superstar LeBron James.
Six years later, the San Antonio Spurs still have that winning NBA Finals formula of good defense and a little luck on offense.
Four victories. That’s all that separates the San Antonio Spurs from furthering its dynasty, or the Miami Heat from an elite place in history.
LeBron James and the Miami Heat are off the NBA Finals for the third straight season, with their series against the San Antonio Spurs set to get underway on Thursday. SI’s Ian Thomsen joined Toucher & Rich on Tuesday to discuss the series, and shoot down a Ray Allen rumor.
It may seem as if the San Antonio Spurs are playing for an NBA title every year. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker know only too well how very long it’s been since their last chance.
Kevin Durant scored 27 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder are on the brink of the NBA Finals, beating the San Antonio Spurs 108-103 in Game 5 on Monday night and moving within a victory of a series knockout.
Once Kevin Durant got going, the San Antonio Spurs couldn’t find a way to slow him down.
Back in 1999, while Prince was partying, the NBA played a 50 game strike-shortened season that ended with the San Antonio Spurs being crowned champions. That first title for the Spurs began their odd dynasty as they would win the NBA Finals in only odd number years (2003, ‘05, and ’07).
The first round of the NBA Playoffs has come to a close for the Western Conference, and the teams vying to make it into the conference finals are ready for battle. Let’s take a look at the Western Conference semifinal matchups to give you insight into who we think will come out on top.