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Op-Ed: Thunder look for spark without Durant, Westbrook

Oklahoma City - The Oklahoma City Thunder have struggled to put the pieces together with stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook out due to injury.

Op-Ed: What have we learned in the NBA so far this season?

With the 2014-15 NBA season passing the ten game mark, it's time to look back and ask: what have we learned so far? Here are five lessons for the season.

Op-Ed: Five questions for the NBA's Western Conference

With the 2014-15 NBA season set to start at the end of the month, it's time to ask five questions for the Western Conference.

NBA playoff intensity begins as NCAA's cresciendo's

The same night the defending NCAA champions Louisville lost to Kentucky we caught a glimpse of the strong playoffs to come in the NBA western conference.

Op-Ed: NBA — Utah Jazz clinch final playoff spot in the West

Salt Lake City - Tuesday night, the Chicago Bulls clinched the top spot in the Eastern conference with the Miami Heat's loss to the Boston Celtics, and the Utah Jazz clinched the final spot in the West with a win against the Phoenix Suns.

Op-Ed: Predicting the NHL's Western Conference

From top to bottom the Western Conference is generally seen as the stronger of the two in the NHL. But even though the Vancouver Canucks finished with a whopping 117 points last year, the 2010-2011 season didn’t end with a Western champion.

NBA: Spurs clutch in 4th qtr, win thriller in OT, 110-103

San Antonio - In a thrilling Game 5 between San Antonio and Memphis, the Spurs rose to the challenge in a must-win game, with rookie Gary Neal draining the shot of the season at the buzzer, sending the game to overtime where the Spurs pulled away, 110-103.

NBA: Memphis makes history with first home playoff win

Memphis - The matchup between Memphis and San Antonio, now simply known as a bruising series, took a dramatic turn on Saturday night as the Grizzlies thumped the Spurs for their first-ever NBA post-season home court victory, a 91-88 crowd-pleaser.

NBA: Spurs hand game to Memphis, lose home court advantage

San Antonio - The San Antonio Spurs began their post-season run on Sunday, hosting the Memphis Grizzlies in the first of a best-of-seven series, and true to recent form, allowed a team to come back from a double digit deficit, and lost in the closing seconds, 101-98.

NBA: Lakers top Spurs, Bynum injures knee

Los Angeles - With the last day of the regular season a day away, the Los Angeles Lakers and their five-game losing streak hosted the number-one seed San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night, eventually pulling away late in the fourth quarter for a 102-93 win.

Op-Ed: Why the Vancouver Canucks will win the 2011 Stanley Cup

Vancouver - The NHL team that led the league in goals scored and fewest allowed goals will take home the Cup in 2011. Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo is playing with poise and the Sedin twins are shaping up to be a potent offensive force. Who can stop them?

NBA: Spurs win streak at four, control Jazz, 111-102

San Antonio - Playing their final home game of the regular season, the San Antonio Spurs hosted the Utah Jazz on Saturday night and took control of the game late in the second quarter to improve their record to 61-19 with a 111-102 win at the AT&T Center.

NBA: Spurs bury Kings, win 60th, clinch top seed in West

San Antonio - Looking for their 60th win of the season, the San Antonio Spurs hosted Sacramento on Wednesday night and put together their third consecutive game of four-quarter basketball, dismantling the Kings, 124-92, and clinched the top seed in the West.

NBA: Spurs stay on track, beat Hawks for second straight win

Atlanta - Hoping to secure the number one seed in the Western Conference, the San Antonio Spurs built a fourth quarter lead against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday, and unlike recent performances, closed out the game with a 97-90 victory.

NBA: Spurs awaken from slumber, pound Phoenix

San Antonio - In a Sunday afternoon game that saw the Spurs emerge from their recent hibernation that led to a six-game losing streak, the longest in the 14-year Tim Duncan era, San Antonio turned into an ungracious host, pounding the visiting Phoenix Suns, 114-97.

Op-Ed: NBA: Choking Spurs lose 6th straight, unworthy of title

San Antonio - On Friday night, the San Antonio Spurs showed their five-game losing streak to the Houston Rockets, and after playing to overtime, left town choking, gasping and out of air over their latest debacle, confirming they are unworthy of playing for the title.

NBA: Spurs slide goes to four, lose to Portland

San Antonio - For the fourth game in a row, San Antonio blew a fourth quarter lead and on Monday against Portland watched the noose on home-court advantage in the playoffs get a bit tighter, falling 100-92, with four starters watching the game in street clothes.

NBA: Spurs implosion continues, fall to Grizzlies

Memphis - Ending their three-game road trip on a sour note, the San Antonio Spurs continued their act of self-destruction in Memphis and by game’s end had given up another fourth quarter lead, falling to the Grizzlies in the closing minutes, 111-104.

NBA: Portland sends Spurs reeling at the buzzer

Portland - The Portland Trail Blazers hosted the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night and the drama-filled game included a team coming back from a fourth quarter double-digit deficit to defeat the reeling Spurs at the buzzer, 98-96.

NBA: Nuggets down Duncan-less Spurs, 115-112

Denver - In a high-flying game between two playoff-bound teams that was heavy on scoring and light on defense, the Denver Nuggets hosted the San Antonio Spurs, and in a Western Conference battle decided in the closing seconds, Denver hung on for a 115-112 win.

NBA: Spurs top Warriors, lose Duncan to injury

San Antonio - The San Antonio Spurs continued their winning ways against Golden State on Monday night with a 111-96 win, their twelfth straight win over the Warriors, and doing it without Tim Duncan who went down in the first quarter with a severe ankle sprain.

NBA: Spurs topple Mavs in wild west showdown

Dallas - In a statement game for both Western Conference teams, the Dallas Mavericks hosted the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night and despite delivering hard fouls that worked up the home crowd, came up short in a 97-91 battle.

NBA: Grizzlies pummel spiritless Spurs, 109-93

Memphis - Coming off a big win in San Antonio against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, the Spurs traveled to Memphis for a Tuesday night rematch without point guard Tony Parker, and were handed a rude awakening in the form of a 109-93 blowout loss.

NBA: Spurs top OKC Thunder in wild finish

San Antonio - With the 8,900 mile, 17-day road trip finally at an end, the San Antonio Spurs hosted the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night at the AT&T Center, hanging on for their 19th straight home win, a 109-105 nail-biter in front of a loud home crowd.

NBA: Chicago’s Rose gives all-star show early, sends Spurs south

Chicago - The Chicago Bulls played host to the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night at the United Center and showed why they will be a force in the playoffs, handling their visitors with relative ease in a pull-away victory, 109-99.

NBA: Spurs play huge, topple Lakers at the buzzer

Los Angeles - Coming off a loss at Portland in the opening game of their annual Rodeo Road Trip, the San Antonio Spurs visited Los Angeles for a marquee match-up with the Lakers and left town with a huge buzzer-beating 89-88 win against the defending champions.

NBA: Spurs’ Rodeo Road Trip starts with a thud in Portland

Portland - The San Antonio Spurs launched their annual Rodeo Road Trip with a stop at the Rose Garden in Portland on Tuesday night and by game’s end suffered missed free throws, cold shooting and a career night by LaMarcus Aldridge, losing to the Blazers, 99-86.
 

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San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was ejected in the first half of the Memphis game on Sun...
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was ejected in the first half of the Memphis game on Sunday after a no-call resulted in Manu Ginobili going to the bench with a left thigh injury that has him listed as questionable for a Monday night rematch with Portland.
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