San Antonio Spurs

LeBron James leads Miami Heat to second championship title in a row

King James was simply dominant against the Spurs in the decider, and has joined Michael Jordan and Bill Russell as the only players to be back-to-back finals MVP. Photo: Reuters

After two years of almost-constant basketball, James still found a way to be at his absolute best in game seven of the NBA finals. He scored 37 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and controlled everything down the stretch, as the Heat won the title with a 95-88 win over the San Antonio Spurs.

Saturday, 22 June, 2013, 3:40am

Miami Heat player fined US$5,000 for flop

Miami Heat's Chris Bosh (centre). Photo: Reuters

The incident took place 5:53 into the second quarter of the contest at AT&T Centre, which the Heat won 109-93 over the San Antonio Spurs to knot the best-of-seven series at two games apiece.

16 Jun 2013 - 4:55am

Wade, James power heat past spurs in NBA finals

Miami Heat's LeBron James tries to shoot against San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan during the first half of game four of the NBA Finals basketball series. Photo: AP

LeBron James made good on his promise and Dwyane Wade got his swagger back as the Miami Heat rebounded from a crushing loss in game three to level the NBA finals at 2-2. Wade had a throwback game by finishing with 32 points and six steals while James had a game-high 33 points as the Heat defeated San Antonio 109-93 at the ATT Centre arena.

15 Jun 2013 - 5:04am

Lebron hangs his head in shame after Spurs rout

Lebron James. Photo: AP

LeBron James looked at the cameras and reporters packed fivedeep around him in a quiet, frustrated post-game locker room and made a simple declaration.

13 Jun 2013 - 5:52am

Spurs' Tim Duncan bids for title No 5

Tim Duncan. Photo: AP

For all the play-off slugfests he has endured over the years, for all the elbows to the ribs he has taken in the post, for all the post-season runs between this NBA Finals and his last one, little has changed for Tim Duncan.

9 Jun 2013 - 5:39am

Tony Parker turns on the heat on Miami in game one

The Spurs' Tony Parker is congratulated by his teammates after game one of the NBA finals. Photo: Xinhua

One reason the San Antonio Spurs always get called "boring" may be because we rarely see the most important guy on the team do his best work.

8 Jun 2013 - 6:51am

San Antonio Spurs reject 'too old' tag

Manu Ginobili celebrates with Tim Duncan and Tony Parker during the Western Conference semi-finals. Photo: AP

The San Antonio Spurs refuse to let talk of them being too old get in the way of their NBA championship dreams.

6 Jun 2013 - 5:47am

Miami Heat beat Indiana Pacers to set up NBA finals with San Antonio Spurs

The Heat's Dwyane Wade shoots under pressure from the Pacers' Roy Hibbert during the Eastern Conference finals play-off decider. Photo: AP

David Stern can rest easy now, because the last championship series he will preside over as commissioner won't be the ratings bust that a Spurs-Pacers final would have been. Miami and San Antonio is about as good as the league could have hoped for.

5 Jun 2013 - 4:52am

San Antonio Spurs back in NBA finals after sweeping Memphis Grizzlies

San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Manu Ginobili of Argentina (top) goes to the basket against Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol. Photo: EPA

It may seem as if the San Antonio Spurs are playing for an NBA title every year. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker know only too well how very long it has been since their last chance.

29 May 2013 - 5:46am

Tim Duncan steps up once again to put Spurs one win from finals

Tim Duncan. Photo: Reuters

Tim Duncan is doing his very best to get the San Antonio Spurs back to the NBA finals one more time.

The 37-year-old centre took control in overtime for a second straight game, this time scoring the first five points as the Spurs rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 104-93. That put them a win away from their first finals since 2007.

27 May 2013 - 3:39am

Memphis down but not out as Spurs grind out victory

The Spurs' Manu Ginobili (right) blocks a shot by Tony Allen of the Grizzlies in game two. Photo: EPA

If the Western Conference finals seem the slightest bit over after two San Antonio win, hold that thought for a minute.

The Spurs have been here before and don't feel at all comfortable with a 2-0 lead. And if there's any team that's not fazed by such a hole, it's the Memphis Grizzlies.

23 May 2013 - 3:52am

San Antonio Spurs beat Golden State Warriors to regain play-off series lead

The San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan strips the ball from Golden State Warriors' Jarrett Jack during their game. Photo: AP

The victory gave the Spurs a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference second-round series. They regained home-court advantage after the Warriors had come away from the first two games in San Antonio with a 1-1 split.

12 May 2013 - 4:21am

Los Angeles Lakers stun San Antonio Spurs

The Lakers' Darius Morris tries to get past the Spurs' Gary Neal. Photo: MCT

Just one day after Kobe Bryant had season-ending foot surgery, the Los Angeles Lakers kept their play-off hopes alive by surprising the first place San Antonio Spurs 91-86.

Dwight Howard had 26 points and 17 rebounds and Steve Blake finished with 23 points and four assists for the Lakers, who are 1-1/2 games up on the Utah Jazz, who play Minnesota today.

16 Apr 2013 - 5:04am

Short sport, February 24, 2013

Senior Shield champions Wofoo Tai Po came from behind to snatch the points in a 3-1 win over Citizen in yesterday's RedMR First Division soccer match at Tai Po Sports Ground. 

15 Feb 2014 - 2:29am

New York Knicks halt San Antonio Spurs' seven-game winning streak

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony shoots a layup against the San Antonio Spurs. Photo: AP

The New York Knicks snapped San Antonio's seven-game winning streak with a 100-83 victory behind a big fourth quarter and 23 points from Carmelo Anthony.

J.R. Smith scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half and the Knicks outscored San Antonio 44-31 during the last 17 minutes at Madison Square Garden.

5 Jan 2013 - 3:09am