Tag: the Spurs

Ray Allen, the top 3-point shooter in NBA history, retires

MIAMI (AP) — Ray Allen won championships in Boston and Miami, made one of the most memorable shots in NBA Finals history and has more 3-pointers than anyone who ever played in the league. More than two years after his last game, he’s decided that was enough. Allen announced his retirement on Tuesday in a post on The Players’ Tribune website. Allen spent 18 seasons in the league with Milwaukee, Seattle, the Celtics and the Heat, averaging 18.9 points in 1,300 career regular-season games and appearing in 10 All-Star Games. “I write this to you today as a 41-year-old...

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San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan Retires After 19 Seasons

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tim Duncan spent nearly two decades as the quiet storm in the middle of the San Antonio Spurs franchise, putting the team on his broad shoulders and carrying it to heights unseen in modern American sports. With Duncan as the focal point, the Spurs won five championships, made the playoffs in all 19 of his seasons and cemented themselves as one of the most successful franchises in all of sports. And now, the tireless and reluctant superstar is finally calling it a career. The 40-year-old Duncan announced his retirement on Monday, marking the end of...

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Westbrook leads Thunder past Spurs, 95-91, for 3-2 lead

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Russell Westbrook couldn’t be stopped down the stretch, not even when the San Antonio Spurs were trying to foul him. Westbrook had 35 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Spurs 95-91 on Tuesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semifinals. “We got stops and Russ was a maniac tonight, keeping us in it,” Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant said. Durant added 23 points as the Thunder won for the second time in San Antonio in the series. Oklahoma...

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As the NBA playoffs loom, here’s 10 things to watch

The NBA playoffs start this weekend, and there’s no shortage of story lines worth following. Here’s a list of 10 to get you started: ___ 1. THE WARRIORS We begin with the reigning champions, the favorites to capture back-to-back titles. Golden State set the NBA record with a 73-9 regular season, and the Warriors’ reward to open the playoffs is a rematch of last season’s Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets. It’s a matchup of the game’s two best scorers this season — Stephen Curry and James Harden. The Warriors are 12-1 in their last 13 against the...

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Warriors tie record with 72nd win, end Spurs’ home streak

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors got a momentous victory in the one place they hadn’t won in nearly two decades. Now, they’re one victory away from topping Michael Jordan and the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls. Stephen Curry had 37 points and the Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 92-86 on Sunday night for their 72nd victory, tying Jordan’s Bulls for the season record. “We can get to 73,” forward Draymond Green said. “That’s the significance for me of 72.” The defending champions will finish the regular season at home against Memphis on Wednesday night. “Obviously, we’re in...

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