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  1. Video: Shane Battier, Ray Allen drop game-winning threes

    Apr 18, 2011, 8:50 AM EST

    Boston Celtics Allen reacts after hitting the game-winning shot against the New York Knicks in Boston

    You expect this kind of thing from Ray Allen. I’m not sure of the exact number, but I think Sunday was clutch game winning three number 142,684 in his career. But Shane Battier is a little quieter, a guy better known for his defense than clutch shooting. He’s a career 38 percent shooter from three…

  2. Lakers, Spurs losses shouldn’t have fans nervous. Yet.

    Apr 18, 2011, 2:11 AM EST

    New Orleans Hornets Chris Paul drives through the defense of Los Angeles Lakers Derek Fisher and Lamar Odom during Game 1 of their NBA Western Conference first round playoff basketball game in Los Angeles

    This is not a changing of the guard in the West. Not yet. The day is coming when Oklahoma City and maybe New Orleans or Memphis are going to be whooping the Lakers and Spurs in the playoffs and it will not be an upset. There will be a passing torch (or more likely, the…

  3. Spurs Ginobili out for Game one, after that who knows

    Apr 17, 2011, 1:15 PM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Phoenix Suns

    Again, this is why you don’t play your stars in meaningless late regular season games. Manu Ginobili will be out for Game 1 of the Spurs first round series against the Grizzlies due to a sprained right elbow. Which sucks. But it may not hurt them that much this series. What they need is a…

  4. How they win it all — path to the ring for the top seeds

    Apr 14, 2011, 9:22 PM EST

    Lakers Ring Ceremony Basketball

    Boston’s Glen Davis has a great name for it: The Campaign for Champagne. This year more than any other in recent memory, the path to the championship seems open for a number of teams. The Lakers have the last two titles, but they are flawed, inconsistent and often bored. Boston and San Antonio are old, Chicago and…

  5. How they can win it all: San Antonio Spurs

    Apr 14, 2011, 9:02 PM EST

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    Two teams executed what they wanted to do this season better than any other — the Chicago Bulls on defense, the San Antonio Spurs on offense. Yet, when the talk of a title came up it was always the Lakers out of the West, Miami and Boston in the East. “I think we’ve been a…

  6. Ginobili has right elbow sprain, doubtful for Game 1 Sunday

    Apr 14, 2011, 5:45 PM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Phoenix Suns

    Tuesday night against the Lakers, Gregg Popovich sat his three big stars and there were people saying that he was just tanking to make sure the Spurs avoided the Lakers in the second round. He played them Wednesday night, to get them some run, and showed why it’s a good idea to sit them. MRI…

  7. We’ve got your Western Conference playoff schedule here

    Apr 14, 2011, 12:25 PM EST

    Mark Cuban

    I keep saying it because I believe it — one of the top four seeds in the West is going to get knocked off in the first round. Not sure who, but the Dallas/Portland and Oklahoma City/Denver matchups are going to be tough ones. (Sorry Cuban, but you know us Internet reporters…) Well, tough for…

  8. PBT’s NBA playoff previews — the first round

    Apr 14, 2011, 10:42 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers Media Day

    There is going to be a first-round upset. One of the top four seeds somewhere — probably in the deep Western Conference, but Boston may be a little nervous — is going to get beat. To help you better understand what is about to happen this weekend, we present ProBasketballTalk’s NBA Playoff previews for the…

  9. NBA Playoff Preview: San Antonio vs. Memphis

    Apr 14, 2011, 10:12 AM EST

    Tony Parker, Shane Battier, Mike Conley

    SEASON RECORDS Spurs: 61-21 (No. 1 seed) Grizzlies: 46-36 (No. 8 seed) SEASON SERIES Tied: 2-2, with each team winning both games on their home court. Tony Parker missed one of the Spurs losses, Tim Duncan the other. KEY INJURIES Spurs: Manu Ginobili, the two guard from Argentina that is key to the Spurs chances…

  10. Season’s wild final night shows why playoffs will be must-watch

    Apr 14, 2011, 2:11 AM EST

    Kobe Bryant, Lakers

    It was the last game on the last night of the regular season — and nobody wanted it to end. Not the  fans in Sacramento, who were loud and would not leave at the end of a wild game. Wild in every way — the shots were wild, the setting was wild,  that this last…

  11. Grizzlies to rest Zach Randolph Wednesday night, too

    Apr 13, 2011, 10:53 AM EST

    Zach Randolph

    It’s not tanking for a playoff seed, it’s resting. That’s the official line from Memphis coach Lionel Hollins on why he sat Zach Randolph Tuesday night (and Tony Allen). And he will do so again Wednesday night, Hollins told the Commercial Appeal. “Tony’s hurt,” Hollins said. “I didn’t want to play Zach these last two…

  12. Spurs to sit Duncan, Parker, Ginobili against Lakers

    Apr 12, 2011, 10:06 PM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors

    It doesn’t matter why — Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says they would have done it regardless of the opponent, conspiracy theorists will say he’s trying to make sure he avoids the Lakers as long as possible — what matters is it is happening. Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili will all sit against the…

  13. Playoff scenarios: The East is set, the West we need Stephen Hawking to explain

    Apr 12, 2011, 9:54 AM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Lakers

    Back East they have their act together. They’ve planned in advance and they know what they want to do for the playoffs. Out West they have procrastinated. Always waiting to the last second. And the whole thing is complicated. Trigonometry complicated. Bring in Stephen Hawking and Brian Green to explain it complicated. So we’ll start…

  14. Gregg Popovich no fan of that new-fangled three point line

    Apr 11, 2011, 4:11 PM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors

    We all knew Gregg Popovich was old school. We just didn’t know how old school Like 1970s old school. Like Steve Martin doing King Tut on Saturday Night Live old school. Like The Who when they still had Keith Moon as their drummer old school. (Actually, that last one is not a bad school to…

  15. Playoff seedings: The West is still a mess

    Apr 11, 2011, 8:50 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat

    In these uncertain times, we know a couple things for sure. We know Chicago will win the Eastern Conference and take on the Indiana Pacers in the first round. We know Orlando will host Atlanta in another first-round matchup. We know the Spurs are the top team in the West. After that, we’ve got no…

  16. Video: Tyreke Evans does a bad thing to Gary Neal

    Apr 7, 2011, 8:10 AM EST

    Tyreke Evans

    I no longer believe those reports that Tyreke Evans feet are not 100 percent. Because they look pretty good and he looks plenty explosive on this dunk. A coast-to-coast play where the Spurs Gary Neal tries to slide in late and draw the charge — a good thought — but he ends up in the…

  17. Playoff picture starts to come into focus (Heat may not like it)

    Apr 7, 2011, 2:03 AM EST

    Milwaukee Bucks v Miami Heat

    Not everything is clear to me. Like how Rebecca Black has a career, for one. Or how Criminal Minds has been on television for so long. But the NBA playoff picture? That started to come into focus Wednesday and the Spurs like what they see. Miami, not so much. So here is a quick run…

  18. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Spurs hold home court, Cleveland gets company on the bottom

    Apr 6, 2011, 9:08 AM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Atlanta Hawks

    What you missed watching one wild bike race from Chile… Spurs 97, Hawks 90: Huge win for the Spurs because along with the Lakers loss this basically sews up home court for the Spurs in the West. As for why they won what was at times a sloppy game, they attacked inside and controlled the…

  19. Spurs win, Lakers lose — top seed in the West rests in San Antonio

    Apr 6, 2011, 2:21 AM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Atlanta Hawks

    I hope y’all like Tex Mex, because the road to the NBA finals in the West runs through San Antonio. Sure, the two seed Lakers and top seed Spurs play next Tuesday, but now people will want to see that game about as much as they want to listen to a new Go-Go’s album. Or…

  20. Just 10 days left in the regular season, get your playoff seedings here

    Apr 4, 2011, 11:29 AM EST

    Tim Duncan,  Kobe Bryant

    The slog that can be the NBA regular season is almost over — you can see the playoffs from where you’re standing. Well, not from where the Cavs and Timberwolves are standing, but a majority of teams can. But things are not settled. So with 10 days left until the playoffs, here is a little…

  21. Baseline to Baseline recaps: The Suns giftwrap a slump buster for the Spurs

    Apr 4, 2011, 8:27 AM EST

    James Anderson, Vince Carter, Garret Siler

    What you missed while taking the virtual tour of the Strahov Monastery Library in Prague… The Nuggets beating the Lakers was our game of the day. Spurs 114, Suns 97: Phoenix was without Steve Nash and the Spurs had everyone healthy and desperately needed a big win to build some confidence. So we found a…

  22. Steve Nash out for Suns as Spurs try to end slide

    Apr 3, 2011, 11:36 AM EST

    NASH_STEVE

    Good for the Spurs, bad for the Suns, terrible for ratings. Steve Nash will miss today’s matinée against the Spurs as he sits out his second consecutive game with flu-like symptoms. Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic reports: The Suns don’t have Steve Nash, who is home ill with flulike symptoms for a second consecutive game. The…

  23. Their fans may but Spurs are not going to panic

    Apr 1, 2011, 2:03 PM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors

    For the first time since Tim Duncan came to San Antonio, the Spurs have lost five games in a row. Right before the playoffs. In the season when it looked like they had found the fountain of youth, when they were back to being elite. The season maybe they could get one for the thumb.…

  24. Video: Manu Ginobili with the playground fake on Kevin Garnett

    Apr 1, 2011, 9:05 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Denver Nuggets

    There were not a lot of highlights for the Spurs out of the loss to the Celtics Thursday. San Antonio got it’s big three back, the Celtics still don’t have a center, yet Boston won with room to spare. But there was this. Manu Ginobili put on a playground move and Kevin Garnett totally bit.…

  25. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Boston, Lakers send some messages

    Apr 1, 2011, 7:54 AM EST

    Celtics

    What you missed while watching the Hangover 2 trailer…. Celtics 107, Spurs 97: The Celtics ultimately will go as Rajon Rondo goes. He’s been injured and slumping. He’s back, and if he is the Celtics are back with him. You know the Celtics are going to defend well (they still need a stabilizing presence in…

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