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  1. Rapid Reaction: Spurs 113, Clippers 103

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- Last season the Los Angeles Clippers came out of the All-Star break and lost at home to the San Antonio Spurs by 26 points. It was a demoralizing loss that showed how far the Clippers were from being contenders. Tuesday night the Cl...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  2. Rapid Reaction: Spurs 104, Clippers 102

    Arash Markazi

    The Los Angeles Clippers came to San Antonio wanting to prove they are an elite team, and also to show they should be taken seriously as a contender, as was the case during the first half of the season. After their 104-102 loss to the San Antonio ...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  3. NBA - How many roster spots really matter to contenders?

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle says that all roster spots matter for depth, but most championship teams depend on two top dogs

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2013
  4. How top five championship contenders can improve - NBA

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle writes that even the league's top five teams -- the Spurs, Clippers, Thunder, Heat and Knicks -- could use some help to improve their weaknesses.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2013
  5. Mythbusting proves Brooklyn Nets won't be title contenders, but S...

    Jordan Brenner

    In ESPN The Magazine's NBA Preview, Jordan Brenner has the facts, stats and analytics to set you straight about the NBA's biggest myths -- Jeremy Lin, Olympic hangovers, the creaky Spurs and more.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2012
  6. NBA - This season the sun finally sets on the San Antonio Spurs

    Chris Palmer

    Chris Palmer says this season the sun finally sets on the San Antonio Spurs, who will be competitive but not enough to beat the Miami Heat.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2012
  7. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: France

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Heading into the basketball competition of these Olympics, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even contend with Team USA. As the Games ramp up, we'll be providing looks at the strengths, weaknesses, and chances of these pos...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  8. Kryptonite for Heat, Bulls, Thunder and other title contenders - ...

    Tom Haberstroh

    Tom Haberstroh takes a look at the biggest weakness for each of the NBA's top championship contenders, explaining how those flaws have the potential to derail each team's title run.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2012
  9. Weekend Dime -- For title contenders, flaws show

    Marc Stein

    Very superstitious? All the top teams have shortcomings on Friday the 13th

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2012
  10. NBA - At midseason Heat, Bulls, Thunder still best title odds

    Dave Tuley

    Dave Tuley says the Heat, Bulls and Thunder still own the best odds to win the NBA title.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2012
  11. NBA - San Antonio Spurs' blueprint for remaining title contenders...

    Ric Bucher

    Ric Bucher provides a blueprint for the Spurs to get back to title-contender status, including trades that would break up their Big 3 in order to bring some big-time stars to San Antonio.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2011
  12. Los Angeles Lakers no longer have aura of invincibility

    Stephen A. Smith

    Lakers no longer have aura of invincibility, and the contenders are coming.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2011
  13. Spurs-Celtics Preview

    Spurs-Celtics Preview

    Preview | March 27, 2010
  14. Spurs-Heat Preview

    Spurs-Heat Preview

    Preview | March 15, 2010
  15. The NBA's contenders are getting easier to identify as free agenc...

    Scoop Jackson

    Scoop Jackson appraises the state of the NBA's contenders and how free agency is shaking out.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2009
  16. Spurs get stops down stretch, drop Rockets behind Parker's 28

    Tony Parker scored 28 points, Tim Duncan added 15 points and 12 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Houston Rockets 88-85 on Saturday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 14, 2009