Tag Archives: 2014 NBA Playoffs

Leonard Fulfills Potential in Finals

For San Antonio to sustain success throughout the regular season, it needed each player on the roster to contribute. To overcome the trio of stars in the NBA Finals, the team needed Kawhi Leonard to play like a star on both ends of the floor.

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Duncan Noncommittal on His Future

For a moment, there was relief. He answered the question of whether or not he could climb back to the pinnacle of success in basketball. Tim Duncan had dethroned King James, perhaps authoring his final chapter.

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San Antonio Extinguishes the Heat

There would be no reason to postpone a championship parade for the Spurs this season. Manu Ginobili wanted no part of returning the series to Miami. Summoned off the bench to revive the team after falling behind 22-6 in the opening four minutes, Ginobili shifted the entire momentum of the game.

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San Antonio Capitalizing on Opportunity

The Spurs are doing everything possible to avoid another championship from slipping away. In the same building, AmericanAirlines Arena, 358 days ago, San Antonio failed to capitalize on two chances of winning the 2013 NBA title.

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Spurs Push Miami Towards Elimination

Once again the team that was supposed to be unbeatable at home was out of the game before the end of the first half. As the series shifted to AmerianAirlines Arena, where the Heat has won 11 consecutive contests during the playoffs, San Antonio was the team that felt at home.

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Leonard Sparks Hot Shooting Spurs

In 24 minutes, San Antonio set an NBA Finals record with its hot shooting. During the final 24 minutes, the Spurs thwarted every rally attempt to hand Miami its first home playoff loss in 2014. Along the way, Kawhi Leonard submitted the finest performance of his career.

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Podcast: Nuggets Seeking a Star

Following a major overhaul in the summer of 2012, which saw Denver replace its coach, general manager, assistant general manager and lose Andre Iguodala in free agency. The rebuilding Nuggets finished with a 36-46 record but without a clear star on the roster, the team is expected to either move up in the 2014 NBA Draft to land one of …

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James Unstoppable in Game 2 Victory

LeBron James showcased each way how he can control a game, even in the NBA Finals, in a multitude of ways. In his 23rd career appearance in a championship round game, everything was on display.

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Diaw Playing Critical Role for Spurs

Not many players can influence the opening game of the Finals with a 1-for-5 shooting performance. San Antonio forward Boris Diaw found other ways to contribute during a 110-95 victory over Miami in the first game of the 2014 NBA Finals.

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San Antonio Survives the Heat in Opener

For 42 minutes, Danny Green, one of the most lethal long range shooters in the league, couldn’t find the bottom of the net. He missed each of his first five attempts, all coming from beyond the arc until he finally ignited late in the game.

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