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San Antonio Spurs crush Memphis Grizzlies

Ronald Tillery Zach Randolph never got going. The Grizzlies' defense looked porous. There was not of lot of grit from the men in blue, not nearly enough to grind their way back.

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Double Dribble - San Antonio Spurs a sure bet every NBA season

Paul Suttor

Paul Suttor For those who remember the classic Simpsons episode when Larry King says the San Antonio Spurs are going to win the NBA title, it seems that prediction has been spot on ever since.

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Double Dribble: Patty Mills' purple patch for San Antonio Spurs could translate into millions

Paul Suttor Patty Mills' recent hot streak couldn't have come at a better time.

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Patty Mills' finest NBA game sparks win for Spurs

Australian guard produces the best game of his NBA career to lift the San Antonio Spurs to a 104-100 win over the Charlotte Bobcats.

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NBA: San Antonio Spurs hit hard by injury in loss to Brooklyn Nets

San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan sits on the bench as his team plays the Brooklyn Nets during their NBA game February 6, 2014 at the Barclay Center in New York. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert

Andrew Keh The San Antonio Spurs had just 10 players dressed to meet the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night, and before the evening was done, two of them had blood dripping from their broken noses.

NBA: Patty Mills bags 16 in losing side

Patty Mills

NEW YORK: Patty Mills bagged 16 points off the bench but wasn't able to lift a depleted San Antonio Spurs to victory over the Brooklyn Nets in New York on Thursday night.

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NBA: Patty Mills won't throw in towel on title dream

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Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills says he wants to be taken seriously in the NBA and ''not just be someone waving a towel''.

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San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker defying Father Time

San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) shoots over New Orleans Pelicans guard Brian Roberts (22) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Adi Joseph Tony Parker has his teardrop floater in the lane.

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NBA: Kevin Durant scores 54 as Oklahoma City Thunder shoot past Golden State Warriors

Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant flips on his head after being fouled by Houston Rockets' Aaron Brooks during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

In a day of key games for the top NBA teams in the West, Oklahoma City beat Golden State 127-121 with Kevin Durant scoring a career-high 54 points.

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NBA mid-season awards: Roy Hibbert is a defensive beast

PNI suns main vs Pacers 0123 : Phoenix Suns shooting guard Goran Dragic (1) tries to pass arpund Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55)  during the first half of their NBA game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski)

Sam Amick USA TODAY Sports NBA insider Sam Amick gives his votes for defensive player, sixth man, most Improved and executive of the midseason.

NBA season preview: Southwest division the toughest in the league

San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan, left, greets teammate Aron Baynes, right, after an NBA baseketball game against the Charlotte Bobcats, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in San Antonio. Duncan did not play due to a sore knee. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Paul Suttor The southwest division is officially the toughest in the NBA.

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NBA: Brooklyn Nets hand Miami Heat another defeat

Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Garnett talks to a referee during an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in New York. Brooklyn defeated Miami, 101-100. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Paul Pierce and Joe Johnson scored 19 points each as the Brooklyn Nets handed NBA champions the Miami Heat their first losing streak in 10 months with a 101-100 victory on Friday.

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NBA: San Antonio Spurs register ninth straight win by thrashing Memphis Grizzlies

San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills (8) defends against Memphis Grizzlies' Mike Conley, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Memphis, Tenn., Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Patty Mills' San Antonio Spurs have racked up their ninth straight NBA win with a 102-86 thrashing of the Grizzlies in Memphis.

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NBA stars Derrick Rose, Marc Gasol injured

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 16: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls shoots a free throw against the Detroit Pistons during a preseason game at the United Center on October 16, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose will need surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

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NBA: Indiana Pacers prove their title credentials with win over Miami Heat

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, center, is trapped by Miami Heat forward LeBron James, right, and guard Mario Chalmers in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Indiana demonstrated they were legitimate challengers to NBA champions Miami after beating the Heat 90-84 on Tuesday in a clash of the East's top two teams.

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Three-star day for Australian basketball with history made in Spurs-Warriors clash

San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills, right, drives the ball past Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

History was made for Australian basketball with three Boomers starting the same NBA match for the first time.

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NBA: Kevin Durant must step up for Oklahoma City Thunder while Russell Westbrook is out

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 27: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder comes back into their game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena on December 27, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Beckley Mason With the Oklahoma City Thunder being without point guard Russell Westbrook until mid-February after undergoing his third operation in a year on his right knee, Kevin Durant, the NBA's leading scorer,...

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NBA: Sacramento Kings crush Cleveland Cavaliers in season's biggest rout

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins gestures after scoring against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif.,  Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Isaiah Thomas scored 26 points and the Sacramento Kings won their third straight game with this NBA season's biggest rout, a 124-80 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.

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King James turns up the Heat for repeat

Miami Heat's LeBron James

MIAMI: Legacies are generally determined after the fact, written by others, imposed on the subject without their input.