This is the June 17, 2013 news archive. View today's Spurs rumors and news.
Tony Parker is surprised. The Heat are befuddled. And the Spurs are a game away from a title thanks to Danny Green's three-point shooting. Rob Mahoney examines his success.
Scouting, development paying off for SpursUpdated Jun 17 Share TweetThe Spurs have long been the NBA's gold standard when it comes to drafting and development, preferring to roll up their sleeves and scour the globe to find the right players to slot into well-defined roles in San Antonio.Source: nba.com
3 keys to the 21-2 run that gave the Spurs a huge Game 5 win over the HeatUpdated Jun 17 Share TweetSince Tony Parker's final-seconds heroics in Game 1, every game of the 2013 NBA Finals has been decided by a monster second-half run. In Game 2, it was the 33-5 (or 35-9, if you prefer) bolt that gave the Miami Heat a series-evening blowout. In Game 3, …Source: yahoo.com
Poor play from Mario Chalmers, Norris Cole has pushed Heat to brinkUpdated Jun 17 Share TweetThere are a number of key reasons the defending champion Heat are on the brink of NBA Finals elimination. In reality, writes Chris Mannix, Miami's two biggest problems are clear.Source: CNNSI.com
Watch Spurs guard Danny Green’s 25 NBA Finals-record-setting 3-pointers (Video)Updated Jun 17 Share TweetDanny Green has made 25 3-pointers in 38 tries in the 2013 NBA Finals, which not only sounds like a lot, but actually is a lot. Enough to fill an entire two-minute supercut with just clips of him splashing jumpers while Mike Breen laughs and yells with …Source: yahoo.comShare TweetManu Ginobili was having the worst playoff series of his life. Through the first four, he averaged just 7.5 points on 34.5 percent shooting, 1.5 rebounds, and three assists. So Gregg Popovich put him in the starting lineup. San Antonio is now one win aw…
Do It Again: Rewatching Game 4 of Heat-SpursUpdated Jun 17 Share TweetI once rewatched the entirety of the Red Sox 2004 ALCS victory over the New York Yankees. Not exactly to understand it better, because there were plen...Source: grantland.com
The Iceman Speaketh: George Gervin on the Spurs, Playing With Dr. J, and Which Modern Player Is Most Like HimUpdated Jun 17 Share TweetGeorge Gervin is a true NBA and ABA legend, a four-time scoring champion, 14th all-time in total points scored between the two leagues, and the most f...Source: grantland.com
Does Parker Get Enough Credit?Jun 17Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate if Tony Parker is underappreciated and if he is given enough credit for his toughness.
LeBron Responsible For Game 5 Loss?Jun 17Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss how much blame LeBron James deserves for the Heat's Game 5 loss to the Spurs.
Anatomy Of Ginobili's Big StartJun 17Players and coaches for both the Heat and Spurs break down Manu Ginobili's strong performance as a starter in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
2013 NBA playoffs -- LeBron James and Phil Mickelson, lessons in legacyJun 17When it comes to losing, Phil Mickelson and LeBron James are treated much differently, J.A. Adande writes.
Sources -- Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics continue talks but no deal…Jun 17x
Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers relaunch trade talks, sources sayJun 17The Celtics and Clippers have relaunched discussions on a new trade framework that could bring a resolution to the complicated trade talks that would potentially transport Boston coach Doc Rivers and star forward Kevin Garnett to L.A.
Ian Thomsen: Manu Ginobili, Spurs turn back time in emotional Game 5 winJun 17SAN ANTONIO -- If this truly were the end, then there could be no other way to go out for Manu Ginobili. The chants enveloped him like spectral confetti, like echoes of another time. "Manu," his fans were shouting as he walked to the bench and…