May 24, 2013 |
LE BRON JAMES made a layup as time expired in overtime, and the Miami Heat found a way to beat the visiting Indiana Pacers, 103-102, in a wild Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals last night. James finished with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Heat - his ninth postseason triple-double, and barely anyone noticed. All that mattered was the last shot, which simply saved the Heat. Paul George made three free throws with 2.2 seconds left in the overtime, which he forced with a miracle three-pointer, to give the Pacers the lead.
May 20, 2013 |
THE SAN ANTONIO Spurs opened the Western Conference finals resembling the past champions who've been there so many times before. The Memphis Grizzlies looked like the first-timers still trying to adapt to their first conference finals appearance. Tony Parker had 20 points and nine assists, Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points and the Spurs struck first by beating visiting Memphis, 105-83, yesterday. San Antonio raced out to a 17-point lead in the first quarter, then came up with a response when Memphis rallied to get within six in the second half.
May 20, 2013
Tony Parker had 20 points and nine assists, Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points, and the host San Antonio Spurs struck first in the Western Conference finals by beating the Memphis Grizzlies, 105-83, on Sunday. The Spurs raced out to a 17-point lead in the first quarter, then came up with a response when Memphis rallied to get within six in the second half. Both teams pulled their starters with more than five minutes left and the Spurs leading by 21. The Spurs avoided a repeat of their Game 1 loss when the teams met two years ago in the first round.
May 18, 2013
Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and the San Antonio Spurs are back in the Western Conference finals for the second straight season with the same style that has carried them to four NBA titles. Don't call these guys old just yet. After wearing down the younger Golden State Warriors in a grueling six-game series, the Spurs look as spry as ever. And they already know what to expect when they open the conference finals at home against Memphis on Sunday. "It's going to be a rough one," Duncan said.
May 31, 2012 |
SAN ANTONIO is halfway to turning the Western Conference finals into a runaway. Tony Parker scored 34 points, Manu Ginobili added 20 and the Spurs stayed perfect in the playoffs with a 120-111 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 2 on Tuesday night. The Spurs set an NBA record with their 20th consecutive victory bridging the regular season and the playoffs. They came in sharing the longest such streak with the 2000-01 Lakers, who won 19 straight before losing to the Sixers in the first game of the Finals.
February 18, 2011
LOS ANGELES - The path to the NBA for any player is rarely an easy one. For San Antonio Spurs reserve guard Gary Neal, the path was a little bumpier than most. As many in the Philadelphia area will recall, Neal was a standout player his freshman and sophomore years under Billy Hahn at La Salle. In 2002-03 and 2003-04, Neal accumulated 1,041 points in 57 games for the Explorers and drained 150 three-pointers. His range was pretty much anywhere around 20th and Olney and his penchant for making big - and long - shots was reaching legendary heights.
February 12, 2011
76ers Notes As if the most obvious number of all, team record, wasn't daunting enough for the 76ers heading into Friday night's game against the San Antonio Spurs, even more eye-popping numbers were available the deeper you dug. San Antonio, the NBA's best team, entered the game with a 44-8 record. The 76ers, an improving team, were 24-28. Earlier in the season, on Nov. 13, the Spurs defeated the Sixers, 116-93. That game was never close. Since then, the Spurs have separated themselves as the front-runners for the NBA title: Every team in the history of the league that has started 44-8 or better has won the championship.
November 14, 2010 |
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - You could have heard someone chewing gum when Andres Nocioni, arms spread wide, called out, "What are we doing?" During this most indicative moment of the 76ers' embarrassing 116-93 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night, the AT&T Center was surprisingly quiet. It was midway through the third quarter, more than halfway through the Sixers' collapse, and Nocioni had just received an over-the-back call while trying to grab the missed shot of teammate Marreese Speights.
July 23, 2010
The San Antonio Spurs have signed former La Salle guard Gary Neal to a contract. A team statement says terms aren't being disclosed. The 6-4, 210-pound Neal led the Spurs' summer league team in scoring with 16 points in 25.8 minutes per game in five games. He went undrafted in the 2007 NBA draft after playing at La Salle and then at Towson. Since then, he has played one season of pro basketball in Spain and two in Italy.
August 30, 2008 |
Usain Bolt easily won the 100 meters in 9.83 seconds last night in the Weltklasse meet in Zurich, Switzerland, the Jamaican's first competition since his record-shattering performance in the Beijing Olympics. Pamela Jelimo won the women's 800 in 1 minute, 54.01 seconds, the fastest time in more than two decades. The 18-year-old Kenyan won gold in Beijing. American sprinters Jeremy Wariner and Lolo Jones, who suffered Olympic defeats, won the men's 400 and women's 100 hurdles, respectively.