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  1. 2013 NBA playoffs: Why Miami Heat got better when they went small...

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The Spurs thrive in structure, the Heat do better when the game flows freely. Kevin Arnovitz examines two approaches in the Finals.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2013
  2. 2013 NBA playoffs: Do you care about San Antonio Spurs?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Some call them boring; others applaud their genius. Kevin Arnovitz examines the Spurs way of life.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2013
  3. Pop of the day

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images"The foie gras and truffles treatment worked really well." -- Gregg Popovich, March 2011, when asked about Tony Parker's surprisingly quick return to the Spurs' lineup following a calf injury....

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  4. Spurs-Heat Game 1 takeaways

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat did basketball proud on Thursday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The series opener was a nice composite of the most likeable qualities of two really good basketball teams. Neither San Antonio nor Miami was the ...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  5. 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
  6. The NBA's hurt locker

    Kevin Arnovitz

    NBAE/Getty ImagesJust as their teams were hitting their strides, Marc Gasol and Ty Lawson went down.For a while, the Memphis Grizzlies were the Western Conference's most intriguing story. During the height of the season, they dealt their most prolifi...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Killer Lineup: The old-is-new-again Spurs

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Tony Parker | Danny Green | Kawhi Leonard | Tim Duncan | Tiago Splitter Minutes Played: 179 Offensive Rating: 105.3 points per 100 possessions Defensive Rating: 89.1 points per 100 possessions How it works offensively The Spurs get to their sp...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  9. 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
  10. No hero-ball for the San Antonio Spurs

    Kevin Arnovitz

    LOS ANGELES -- Rarely does a night go by in the NBA when we don't see a one-possession game play out like this in the closing seconds: A head coach puts the ball in the hands of his most dynamic shot creator at the top of the floor. Maybe that pla...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. The night the Thunder evolved

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Ronald Martinez/NBAE/Getty Images Thabo Sefolosha had the game of his life. Did Kevin Durant have a game that will redefine him? We tend to see the shutdown defender as a luxury rather than a necessity, an accessory that can make life easier for th...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  15. 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
  16. The book on ... Gregg Popovich

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty ImagesGregg Popovich: The collaborative general. Name: Gregg Popovich Birthdate: January 28, 1949 Is he an emotional leader or a tactician? First and foremost, Popovich is a tactician, an exquisite strategist who has d...

    Blog | May 29, 2012