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Tim Duncan is the Key to Everything in the Spurs – Grizzlies Series

Posted on 25 May, 2013, by in NBA

How does one play with the notion of divorce hanging over his head? It’s hard to tell, but the Memphis Grizzlies need to hope it does somewhat shake Tim Duncan and sway him towards the negative if they’re hoping to have the smallest of chances and beating the San Antonio Spurs in a series. More

How the Thunder Are Winning the West – James Harden and Stopping the Pick n Roll

Posted on 5 Jun, 2012, by in NBA

Kevin Durant may have led the scoring for the Oklahoma City Thunder with 27 points; Manu Ginobili scored a game best 34 points. But it was James Harden who deserved the night’s MVP, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 108-103 win over the San Antonio Spurs. More

Kevin Durant in Historic Fourth Quarter for Him and Oklahoma City Thunder

Posted on 3 Jun, 2012, by in NBA

There are always a few heroes to every tough postseason win, but Kevin Durant was so good, so unstoppable in the fourth quarter, scoring 18 points out of his game high 36 that it eclipsed every good thing anyone on the Thunder or Spurs’ team did or tried to, leading Oklahoma to a 109-103 win, tying the series in 2-2. More

San Antonio Spurs Present – How Basketball Should Be Played

Posted on 30 May, 2012, by in NBA

With their streak now up to 20 straight games, the longest winning streak in the last four years, the San Antonio Spurs finish their first home stand in the Western Conference Finals booming with confidence, after the impressive Game 2 over the Thunder, with Tony Parker leading the way, scoring 34 points. More

San Antonio Spurs, The Better Team in the Western Conference Finals

Posted on 28 May, 2012, by in NBA

Team Basketball beat individual ability; Old Guard beating New Guard. The San Antonio Spurs simply played better as a team, with Manu Ginobili stepping up to carry them when it got rough, while the Oklahoma City Thunder simply lost the game because they played like a group of guys with nothing in common but the jersey. More

Kevin Durant Answers Stupid Reporter With Stupid Questions

Posted on 27 May, 2011, by in NBA

For some reason, a reporter thought he’ll get a different answer from Kevin Durant when asked about Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks. More

Dirk Nowitzki Can’t be Stopped in Incredible Mavs Comeback

Posted on 24 May, 2011, by in NBA

Is it still a surprise? Dirk Nowitzki scored 40 points last night for the Dallas Mavericks, his second 40+ night in the series and his 7th post season 40 night in his career. He led a crazy comeback by the Mavs, turning a 15 point deficit with five minutes to go into a 112-105 overtime win, a 3-1 series lead and one win away from their first NBA finals since 2006, the year of the great collapse. More

Even on an Off Night, Dirk Nowitzki Still Gets Job Done for Mavs

Posted on 22 May, 2011, by in NBA

Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion both scored 18 as the Dallas Mavericks rebounded from their home loss, winning back home advantage with a 93-87 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder which wasn’t close as the score might suggest. More

Kevin Durant and James Harden Rise in Dallas

Posted on 20 May, 2011, by in NBA

Kevin Durant (24) and Dirk Nowitzki (29) stayed relatively “cool” while the Thunder’s bench, led by James Harden with 23 points, did most of the work in their 106-100 win over the Mavs, making it 1-1 in the Western Conference Finals. More

Dirk Nowitzki – White Mamba and 2011 Playoff Magic

Posted on 18 May, 2011, by in NBA

A year ago, this 48 point explosion from Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs looking like the favorites in the West to reach the NBA finals wasn’t exactly a likely scenario. White Mamba? So says Charles Barkley. More