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San Antonio Spurs veteran star Tim Duncan's beautifully ageless play is a joy forever

Paul Suttor To paraphrase Junior from that timeless source of all basketball wisdom, White Men Can't Jump, a thing like Tim Duncan is a joy forever.

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Tim Duncan and San Antonio Spurs focused on not letting Finals slip away

Tim Duncan ponders a question ahead of game five

Michael Lee The San Antonio Spurs can't get back those fateful 28 seconds and that five-point lead from a year ago, when a championship was so close to being in their grasp that the NBA had already surrounded...

NBA schedule pits San Antonio Spurs against Dallas Mavericks to launch 2014-15 season

Defending champions: Ageless veteran Tim Duncan and his San Antonio Spurs will open their season against Dallas.

Mark Lamport-Stokes Tim Duncan and the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs will host the Dallas Mavericks on Oct. 28 as part of a triple-header to launch the 2014-15 season, the National Basketball Association (NBA)...

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With Cleveland in control, NBA draft looks predictably unpredictable

Dante Exum.

Michael Lee A season in which several teams viewed losing games as winning long term will culminate Thursday night.

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Philadelphia 76ers' grand plan not helped by NBA history

Drought-breaker: Philadelphia 76ers players  Michael Carter-Williams, Nerlens Noel, Hollis Thompson and Henry Sims celebrate in the final seconds of the win over Detroit in March which broke a 26-game losing streak.

John Smallwood Continuing debate about whether 76ers president/general manager Sam Hinkie made the right decision to nuke the team's core and start building from scratch is a moot exercise.

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Patty Mills brings a taste of NBA home

Back home: Patty Mills (right) and Aron Baynes  on Tuesday.

Roy Ward Patty Mills has the NBA championship trophy with him for a tour of Australia.

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Aussie duo Patty Mills, Aron Baynes aim to lift San Antonio Spurs in NBA playoffs

Patty Mills

Peter Mitchell Patty Mills, Aron Baynes and their San Antonio Spurs are looking for revenge while Andrew Bogut and his Golden State Warriors are hoping for a miracle.

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Dallas Mavericks draw level with below-par San Antonio Spurs

Dallas big man DeJuan Blair smiles after scoring against San Antonio.

Dallas have capitalised on an inept San Antonio display to record a comprehensive 113-92 win on Wednesday and level their opening-round NBA playoff series at 1-1.

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LeBron James and Dwyane Wade lead Heat to victory in play-offs opener

Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) puts up a jump shot while defended by Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott  during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Saturday in Atlanta. Atlanta won 98-85.

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 50 points to lead two-time defending NBA champion Miami to a 99-88 victory over Charlotte in their post-season opener.

Patty Mills and Aron Baynes help San Antonio Spurs to victory over Portland Trail Blazers in NBA finals

Patty Mills and the San Antonio Spurs have taken first blood against Portland in the NBA finals.

Two-time defending NBA champions Miami opened their second-round play-off series against Brooklyn on Tuesday with a 107-86 triumph, while San Antonio – aided by Australian imports Aron Baynes...

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Australians Patty Mills and Aron Baynes spark Spurs to NBA finals win

Peter Mitchell Australian duo Patty Mills and Aron Baynes have helped ignite a late charge and lead the San Antonio Spurs to victory in game one of the NBA's Western Conference finals.

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Serge Ibaka's miraculous recovery propels Oklahoma Thunder past San Antonio Spurs in NBA

Menaced Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter: Serge Ibaka ended the game with 15 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots in just under 30 minutes on the court.

Wounded warrior Serge Ibaka provided the inspiration and Kiwi centre Steven Adams sealed the win.

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San Antonio Spurs rout Oklahoma City Thunder to take 2-0 series lead

San Antonio centre Aron Baynes shares a laugh with his teammates during the big win over the Thunder in game two of the Western Conference finals.

The San Antonio Spurs put the Oklahoma City Thunder to the sword with a spectacular exhibition of shooting in the second half to tighten their grip on the Western Conference finals with a 112-77 win...

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Live: NBA Finals: Game 2 - San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat

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Paul Suttor Live coverage of game 2 of the NBA Finals series - Miami v the Spurs at San Antonio.

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Miami Heat levels finals series with San Antonio Spurs

Miami, boosted by LeBron James' 35 points, defeated the San Antonio Spurs 98-96 to level the series at one game each.

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NBA Finals 2014: Miami Heat v San Antonio Spurs - Game One

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Paul Zalunardo The Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs get ready to reprise their riveting seven-game NBA Finals of a year ago.

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LeBron and the Heat keep their cool to level series

Red-hot ... LeBron James drives to the basket in game two of the NBA finals.

Billy Witz The air-conditioning system at AT&T Centre was in working order Sunday night, and so was LeBron James.

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San Antonio Spurs beat Miami Heat on the road

Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs goes to the basket.

Scott Cacciola Within minutes of taking the court at American Airlines Arena on Tuesday night, the San Antonio Spurs demolished a 23-year-old record for offensive efficiency.

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Live - NBA Finals Game 3: Miami Heat v San Antonio Spurs

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Paul Suttor Live coverage of game three of the NBA Finals series between the Heat and San Antonio Spurs in Miami.

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