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Spurs resting banged-up starters against Warriors

Spurs resting banged-up starters against Warriors

nba.com ESPN.com Updated Apr 15, 2013
The San Antonio Spurs are all but conceding the Western Conference's No. 1 seed to Oklahoma City and instead choosing to rest up for the playoffs.
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  • Spurs resting banged-up starters against Warriors

    Spurs resting banged-up starters against Warriors

    nba.com Apr 15, 2013
    The San Antonio Spurs are resting up for the playoffs, even if it costs a couple of regular-season wins.
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  • The Case For: George Karl as Coach of the Year

    The Case For: George Karl as Coach of the Year

    CNNSI.com Apr 15, 2013
    The Coach of the Year field is loaded with several worthy candidates. But Ian Thomsen says few have had the impact that George Karl has had in leading the Nuggets this season.
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  • ‘Coach Vino’ makes the call: Kobe checked in with Pau Gasol at …

    ‘Coach Vino’ makes the call: Kobe checked in with Pau Gasol at halftime of Lakers win over Spurs

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Apr 15, 2013
    After undergoing surgery to repair his ruptured left Achilles tendon on Sunday, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant shared with his more than 2 million Twitter followers his plans for taking in his team's critical matchup with the San Antonio Spurs: Can…
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  • Dirk Nowitzki Scores 25,000th Point

    Dirk Nowitzki Scores 25,000th Point

    Dirk Nowitzki‘s historic 25,000th NBA point yesterday came as so, so many of the ones before it had come, with a faceup jumper from the wing. With 6:45 to go in the second quarter against the New Orleans Hornets, Dirk squared up on Robin Lopez and burie
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  • Dwight Howard & The Lakers Are 1 Win Away From The Playoffs…

    Dwight Howard & The Lakers Are 1 Win Away From The Playoffs; The Knicks Dominate A Potential Playoff Preview

    dimemag.com Apr 15, 2013
    Can we speak on how Steve Blake dominated Tony Parker last night? Yes? That surprising turn of events was just a small part of a truly wacky game in Los Angeles. The Lakers beat the Spurs, 91-88, and are now just one win away (or one Jazz loss away) fro…
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  • Video - What Can The Mavs Do To Improve Next Season? 01:19

    What Can The Mavs Do To Improve Next Season?

    Apr 15
    NBA Tonight looks at what the Mavericks need to do to improve next season.
  • Video - Be Like Kobe 01:00

    Be Like Kobe

    Apr 15
    Kobe Bryant's presence of mind following his season-ending injury is worthy of emulation, says Henry Abbott.
  • Video - Curry Powers Warriors Past Short-Handed Spurs 01:12

    Curry Powers Warriors Past Short-Handed Spurs

    Apr 15
    Stephen Curry scores 35 points, hitting seven 3-pointers, in the Warriors' 116-106 win over the Spurs.

Sports Columnists

  • Ian Thomsen: The Case For: George Karl as Coach of the Year

    Apr 15
    With the end of the regular season fast approaching, we're taking a closer look at each award race. We've already hit on the Sixth Man award, Most Improved and Defensive Player of the Year. Here, Ian Thomsen examines the race for Coach of the Year.
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    Apr 15
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