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VIDEO: Kawhi Leonard annihilates Serge Ibaka with huge Game 6 dunk

Kawhi Leonard crammed one on Serge Ibaka ... again.<p><b>More postseason coverage: Playoff schedule, results | Latest news, notes</b><p>San Antonio Spurs forward …

NBA

Spurs outlast Thunder in OT, get Finals rematch with Heat

OKLAHOMA CITY -- San Antonio fought off Father Time, the league MVP and an injury to its best player to return to the NBA Finals.<p>The Spurs beat the …

Rematch time: Spurs vs. Heat in NBA Finals

MIAMI (AP) — A year ago, the Spurs-Heat matchup in the NBA Finals was considered a classic.<p>And now, an encore awaits.<p>For the first time since 1998, the NBA Finals is a rematch. San Antonio and Miami will decide the league's champion for the second straight season, the Spurs earning their spot …

Tim Duncan: Spurs 'Happy' Facing Heat Again, Still Have 'Bad Taste in Our Mouth'

By beating the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 6 on Saturday, the San Antonio Spurs earned their shot to exact revenge against the Miami Heat.<p>One year ago, the Spurs lost to the Heat in the NBA Finals in unbelievably dramatic fashion. They had the series all but wrapped up in six games, but one blown …

Basketball

NBA Playoffs: Oklahoma City Thunder By The Numbers

Kevin Durant’s first two seasons in the NBA were marred by losing. The Seattle SuperSonics lost Durant’s first eight games as a pro in 2007 and 14 of his first 16 games. The Sonics, who became the Oklahoma City Thunder after relocating in 2008, lost nearly 75% of their games in Durant’s first two …

Spurs primed to take NBA title this time

Revenge for 2012. Check. Now comes 2013. Bring the Heat.<p>The Spurs dispatched the Thunder, their foil two years ago in the Western Conference finals, …

NBA Finals 2014: Schedule, Format, Predictions, Odds and More

Following an entire postseason of dominant performances by both the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat, both franchises will face off yet again in the 2014 NBA Finals.<p>Between the star power that players like LeBron James and Tim Duncan provide alone, both teams also feature their own version of the …

Basketball
Basketball

2014 NBA Finals preview, schedule: San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat

<b>West No. 1 San Antonio Spurs (62-20) vs. East No. 2 Miami Heat (54-28)</b><p><b>Game 1 in San Antonio:</b> Spurs 110, Heat 95• <b><br>Game 2 in San Antonio:</b> Heat 98, Spurs 96• <b><br>Game 3 in Miami:</b> Spurs 111, Heat 92• <b><br>Game 4 in Miami:</b> Thursday, June 12, 9 p.m. ET, ABC• <b><br>Game 5 in San Antonio:</b> Sunday, June 15, 8 p.m. ET, ABC• <b><br>Game 6*</b> …

After Four Straight Finals, Can We Call the Miami Heat a Dynasty?

Kobe and Shaq never did it.<p>Isiah and the Pistons never did it.<p>Jordan and the Bulls never did it (probably because MJ retired but still).<p>Four straight Finals appearances in a row, a task the Heat have accomplished, the first team since Larry Bird's Celtics & Magic Johnson's Lakers in the mid-80s.<p>In …

Miami Heat

NBA takeaways: Can we just move on to Game 7, please?

It doesn’t seem fathomable that two teams could look evenly matched in a playoff series while also not playing a single game that felt anything like a fair fight. But if such an illogical scenario exists, it’s the one playing out in the NBA’s Western Conference Finals between the San Antonio Spurs …

Spurs Again Poised to Present LeBron James Toughest Defensive Puzzle of Career

MIAMI — Six years earlier, he had endured one of the most exasperating weeks of his NBA career, a green student schooled by the NBA's masters. And even after all LeBron James had grown during the years between, it wasn't a complete surprise for him to struggle some in his 2013 NBA Finals rematch …

Basketball

NBA Finals 2014: Spurs' depth gives them an edge

San Antonio's bench has been brilliant lately, and Miami needs to get more from its reserves in the Finals.<p><b>More NBA Finals coverage: Series preview |</b> …

NBA

LeBron: Heat ready for challenge

MIAMI -- LeBron James heard Tim Duncan's comments when the NBA Finals rematch was finally set and fully understood them, even though he wasn't …