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Tim Duncan with the cold-blooded game winner over Hawks (VIDEO)

Dec 2, 2013, 11:07 PM EDT

That’s about as much emotion as Tim Duncan shows on the court.

Duncan became the oldest player in NBA history to notch a 20-20 (23 points, 21 rebounds) and he capped it off with this game winner to lift the Spurs over the Hawks Monday night, 102-100. So much for the struggling Duncan we had seen the first few weeks of the season.

The play itself was simple: Marco Belinelli inbounded the ball to Manu Ginobili then sprinted down to set a pindown screen for Duncan, who popped up by the elbow, caught the ball and had a clean look at a 17 footer. Drained it. The beauty of this was in the execution.

There was .04 left the Hawks didn’t have a miracle in them. Credit Atlanta, the fought back a couple of times at the end — including with an impressive Jeff Teague three to tie the game — but in the end they fall to 9-10, the Spurs are 15-3.

  1. money2long - Dec 3, 2013 at 12:11 AM


  2. rn1997 - Dec 3, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    He may be “boring” but who cares………he’s a winner, NBA Champion and still killin it after all these years in the league. GO SPURS GO!!!

    • fanofevilempire - Dec 3, 2013 at 8:06 AM

      he won’t be killing it in June.
      you are stuck in the past.

      • zerole00 - Dec 3, 2013 at 10:12 AM

        Stuck in the past? You do realize they were in the Finals just LAST “YEAR”? That was barely 6 months ago.

  3. antistratfordian - Dec 3, 2013 at 2:38 AM

    Very similar to the play the Spurs ran against the Clippers last year – with similar results.

    • fanofevilempire - Dec 3, 2013 at 11:38 AM

      I guess last year is not the past, must be the future.

      • azarkhan - Dec 3, 2013 at 12:23 PM

        Actually, the Spurs were in the Finals in 2013, i.e., this year. I know fevil that you are pathetically stupid, but do try to keep up.

      • antistratfordian - Dec 3, 2013 at 2:58 PM

        Yes, last year Duncan hit this in the regular season but couldn’t really make similarly huge shots the playoffs. Actually, that’s the story of his career with these sorts of clutch attempts.

  4. shanelsweet - Dec 3, 2013 at 6:29 AM

    There’s just nothing not to like about Timmy and the Spurs. Did you notice the classy celebration too? No taunting, just turn and walk away to a little down low high five. Nice!

  5. pistolpete0903 - Dec 3, 2013 at 7:08 AM

    We all know the term….it’s so bad that it is good.
    With Duncan and the Spurs, it is opposite.
    Sometime, excellency breeds boredom!!!

  6. 1972wasalongtimeago - Dec 3, 2013 at 7:45 AM

    Gonna be lots of Portland dap today. Always going to be OKC and LAC hype. GSW is the new hot chick at the school. But in my humble opinion, the Road goes through San Antonio. Great team. Championship worthy. Huge respect.

  7. gbfb88 - Dec 3, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    How Duncan constantly gets overlooked in the conversation of top players of all time is beyond me.

    • fanofevilempire - Dec 3, 2013 at 3:08 PM

      he doesn’t, he is in the running with McHale and Malone as
      the greatest power forwards of all time,

  8. lemfax - Dec 4, 2013 at 1:32 AM


  9. gbfb88 - Dec 4, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    He does. He’s more than the best PF of all time. Most conversations go through MJ, Kareem, Dr. J, Magic, Bird, Kobe, LeBron, Robertson, & Russell before getting anywhere near Duncan. And that’s a crime. His play throughout his career has been unrivaled. Very seldom does a team, even now, have a big man who can contest him.

    But, as you’ve shown time and again, you know everything there is to know about anything, so I’ve just wasted my own time by typing this out. Jerkoff…

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