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 Posted: Sun May 12th, 2013 11:30 pm
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Warriors beat Spurs by 10 in OT. Series now tied at two.



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Heat trounced Da Bulls to go up 3 to 1 in the series.



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Memphis beats OKC in OT to go up 3 to 1 in the series.



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Pacers beat The Knicks to go up 3 to 1 in the series.



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Spurs beat the Warriors to go up 3 to 2 in the series.



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The Bulls showed a ton of heart but were finally defeated by the Heat. The Heat move on to the Conference Finals.



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Memphis beat OKC to advance to the conference finals.



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Knicks beat Pacers. Indiana still leads the series 3-2.



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http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/05/17/spurs-ramp-up-defense-to-beat-warriors-advance-to-western-conference-finals/

Spurs ramp up defense to beat Warriors, advance to Western Conference Finals
Darius Soriano May 17, 2013, 2:12 AM EDT

The Warriors had a great run, but their magic ran out. In a hard fought, defense driven effort the Spurs defeated the Warriors 94-82 to advance to their 2nd consecutive Western Conference Finals.

Golden State battled all night, trying to stave off elimination but simply didn’t have enough.

Stephen Curry scored 22 points, but never found the range on his jumper while going 10-25 from the floor. Jarrett Jack tried his best to keep the Warriors in it by hitting half his 12 shots to score 15 points, but with off shooting nights from Klay Thompson (4-12, 10 points) and an awful fall that kept Harrison Barnes from finishing the game (while limiting him to 4-10 from the field), even the home crowd trying to will them to a win wasn’t enough to get them over the top.

Credit the Spurs for the Warriors’ inefficient output. As they’ve done over the past several games, San Antonio clamped down defensively and kept Golden State from ever finding a rhythm offensively. The Spurs hedged high in the pick and roll and funneled shooters into mid-range shots and flips at the rim, contesting nearly every look along the way. And while some of those attempts found the bottom of the net, those aren’t the types of shots the Warriors want to take nor are they the kind that can sustain a high powered attack to match what the Spurs were able to produce.

So the Warriors struggled all night to keep pace, falling behind by double digits multiple times throughout the contest. If not for some timely shot making, some inspired defense of their own, and a crowd that would not let them surrender, this game could have gotten out of hand.

So credit the Warriors too. They displayed a lot of heart and showed off the type of young talent that should keep them competitive for years to come. The future looks bright in the Bay Area.

But now is the Spurs’ time. The veteran group showed a combination of physical and mental toughness, displaying a discipline and adherence to their game plan that kept them a step ahead all night.

Tim Duncan was huge early, scoring 13 of his 19 points in the first half. With Tony Parker struggling to get into a flow, Duncan provided the ballast his team needed as both a scorer and a drawer of attention that opened up opportunities for others.

Kawhi Leonard was also big all night, hitting timely shots and while erasing Klay Thompson defensively. Nearly every single one of Leonard’s 16 points seemed to come on a big basket, as he hit jumpers to nip a potential Warrior run in the bud or converted a shot inside to bolster the Spurs lead.

And while Parker and Manu Ginobili struggled all night to score for themselves — they combined to shoot 4-22 from the floor for 18 points — they more than made up for it by creating good shots for others, tallying 19 assists between them. Both were so good in maintaining their aggressiveness off the dribble, threatening the defense and then picking out teammates for makable shots.

Of all the Spurs that deserve credit, though, head coach Gregg Popovich should receive a fair amount. As the series has advanced he’s made the right moves over and over again, putting his players in position to succeed. Down the stretch of this game he went small to spread the Warriors out, sitting Tim Duncan in the process. Pop relied on Tiago Splitter to man the middle and the big man delivered, playing strong defense on one end and occupying defenders as the dive man in the pick and roll on the other. Splitter’s activity was crucial in creating space on offense and taking it away on defense, allowing the Spurs to hold on down the stretch.

This truly was a fantastic series and, in a way, fans should feel a bit cheated that they didn’t get a game 7 to decide who should advance. But it wasn’t meant to be. The Warriors showed they had the heart, but they were just a bit too banged up and lacked that extra kick to break through.

Meanwhile the Spurs showed that they have that right mix of youth and veterans, talent, and coaching to get it done. Again.



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Nagging injuries to Curry and Bogatj and a hip injury to Lee killed the Warriors chances. They did well just to get to game 6.



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Pacers beat The Knicks to win the series 4 to 2.



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clawmaster wrote:
Pacers beat The Knicks to win the series 4 to 2

Ha Ha - F*ck you Spike.




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San Antonio crushed Memphis to take the first game of the series.



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The Heat beat The Pacers by 1 in OT to take a one to nothing lead in the series.



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http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/05/23/lebron-durant-kobe-headline-all-nba-first-team/

LeBron, Durant, Kobe headline All NBA First Team

Kurt Helin

May 23, 2013, 1:27 PM EDT

Even before the season tipped off you had a pretty good sense that LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul would be All-NBA First Team — they are dominant players at or entering their peak.

But Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan continue to defy father time.

The two veterans round out the All NBA Team voted on by 119 sportswriters from around the league. This is the 14th time Duncan has made the All-NBA list, but the first time as a center (he was officially a forward with the league, even though he played center).

It’s a good list — we could quibble that I would have had Marc Gasol over Duncan on the first team, but Duncan had a renaissance year and is deserving of the first team. I would have had Brook Lopez on over Dwight Howard on the third team as well. Plus, this is probably the last year Stephen Curry doesn’t make the top three, but the guys on the list all had good years.

If you want to pick things apart — who gave J.J. Hickson, Nikola Pekovic, and Nikola Vucevic third team votes? If those guys are in your top 15 NBA players you’re doing it wrong. We need more transparency in this voting.

Here is the complete list of the All NBA Teams. (The teams must have two guards, two forwards and one center on it. Duncan is considered a center for this.)

FIRST TEAM (with points)

LeBron James, Miami (595)
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City (555)
Tim Duncan, San Antonio (392)
Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers (521)
Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers (537)

SECOND TEAM (with points)

Carmelo Anthony, New York (397)
Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers (132)
Marc Gasol, Memphis (295)
Tony Parker, San Antonio (273)
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City (306)

THIRD TEAM (with points)

David Lee, Golden State (79)
Paul George, Indiana (73)
Dwight Howard, L.A. Lakers (203)
Dwyane Wade, Miami (145)
James Harden, Houston (253)

Other players receiving votes (with point totals):

Brook Lopez, Brooklyn, 132 (7 First Team votes); Stephen Curry, Golden State, 72; LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland, 62; Chris Bosh, Miami, 59 (4); Joakim Noah, Chicago, 56 (3); Zach Randolph, Memphis, 45; Al Horford, Atlanta, 31 (2); Paul Pierce, Boston, 24; Al Jefferson, Utah, 20 (1); Tyson Chandler, New York, 19 (1); Roy Hibbert, Indiana, 9; Luol Deng, Chicago, 8; Kevin Garnett, Boston, 8; Ty Lawson, Denver, 8; Josh Smith, Atlanta, 7; Deron Williams, Brooklyn, 6; Pau Gasol, LA Lakers, 4; Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City, 4; Omer Asik, Houston, 3; Kenneth Faried, Denver, 3; Raymond Felton, New York, 3; Kyrie Irving, Cleveland, 3; Carlos Boozer, Chicago, 2; Mike Conley, Memphis, 2; David West, Indiana, 2; Rudy Gay, Toronto, 1; J.J. Hickson, Portland, 1; Andre Iguodala, Denver, 1; Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas, 1; Nikola Pekovic, Minnesota, 1; Rajon Rondo, Boston, 1; Nikola Vucevic, Orlando, 1.



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