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  1. Pop of the day

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Ronald Martinez/NBAE/Getty Images "[Tim Duncan] doesn't really even talk to me that much anymore. We've been married so long that ... half the things I say he doesn't hear, the other half he tunes out if he did hear, because he figures it's bull----...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  2. Notes from the Spurs-Clippers whoopin'

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images Tony Parker had 31 points in 28 minutes of a blowout of Chris Paul and the Clippers. LOS ANGELES -- Prior to Thursday night's game, both Gregg Popovich and Vinny Del Negro conceded that a matchup against an elite in...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  3. Missing stars shouldn't spoil our night

    Kevin Arnovitz

    For the second consecutive week on Thursday, a marquee NBA game was broadcasted nationally without the full cast of principal actors. The parallels are faint. Carmelo Anthony sat out after slicing a finger that required five stitches in Charlotte ...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  4. The San Antonio Spurs are at it again

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Issac Baldizon/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe 4-0 Spurs are floating under our radars ... again. It's near impossible to excite casual basketball fans about the San Antonio Spurs. You can try to wax poetic on the systematic beauty of the Spurs' offense or ...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  5. The all-Olympics team

    Kevin Arnovitz

    In North America, international basketball is often regarded as a novelty act -- a sideshow with funny rules, bizarre dimensions and lots of guys who look like rockers. Teams run sprawling offensive schemes that often look like something out of an in...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  6. Olympic quarterfinals big-game performers

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Welcome to the knockout phase of the Olympic basketball event. The NBA game affords teams a two-week chess match in each playoff round, during which a team can slip up, adjust, then eventually figure it out. That's not the case in London, where o...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  7. The top 10 of Olympics group play

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Monday was the final round of group play, with eight teams advancing to the knockout phase. There were a fair number of virtuoso performances, spirited underdogs and some individual surprises, but those who have excelled at Olympics past, by and larg...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  8. The Thunder's closing call

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Brett Deering/Getty Images Most have envisioned this night, but it arrived ahead of schedule for the young Thunder. Very few have doubted that we would witness Kevin Durant in an NBA Finals tee and lid, raising a trophy to a rousing ovation at Ches...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  9. How close are the Thunder?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Ronald Martinez/NBAE/Getty Images James Harden's four-point play was one of those revealing postseason moments we hear about. We often put too fine a point on identifying the singular moment a team realized its full potential. That process isn't li...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  10. The Spurs' good looks

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Tom Pennington/NBAE/Getty ImagesIn Game 2, Tony Parker gave Russell Westbrook a full-service workout. It must have been a cruel irony for Russell Westbrook that a game won largely on the effectiveness of San Antonio's high picks for Tony Parker aime...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  11. Are we having fun yet?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Ronald Martinez/NBAE/Getty ImagesKevin Durant typically likes a little more space to work. Wired coaches are a nice little frill of the modern-day NBA telecast, but the segment often produces a flurry of well-worn cliches and platitudes. But every o...

    Blog | May 28, 2012
  12. NBA playoffs -- Down 24, Spurs keep rolling with their plan

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The Spurs came back from 24-point deficit with pick-and-roll precision.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2012
  13. Spurs Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    A 12-year-old kid was suspended from school for having Matt Bonner's likeness shaved into his head. Bonner responded by giving him and his folks free tickets to Game 2 of the Spurs-Clippers series at the AT&T Center on Thursday night. There's a...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  14. The San Antonio Spurs aren't boring

    Kevin Arnovitz

    How the San Antonio Spurs got tagged as boring never made much sense to me. Yes, the Spurs were the proctors who broke up the spring flings thrown by the Seven Seconds of Less Phoenix Suns. For those who like their superstars to dazzle, Tim Duncan...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  15. San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker sits out vs. Los Angeles Clippers ...

    Kevin Arnovitz

    San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker sat out Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers with a strain of the right quadricep.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2012
  16. The Spurs' quiet rampage

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images In case you haven't noticed, the Spurs haven't lost a game since Jan. 29. The least profitable death pool in history might be the one that aims to predict the demise of the San Antonio Spurs. It's been a decade...

    Blog | February 18, 2012