Duncan powers Spurs to victory

With the San Antonio Spurs staring at a 19-point deficit in the second half Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets, Tim Duncan took over and carried them to victory. Duncan scored 25 points and grabbed seven boards while Tony Parker added 24 to help the Spurs rally for a 99-91 win over the Rockets for…

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Duncan, Spurs escaped Rockets in OT

After losing a close one in Milwaukee, the San Antonio Spurs found themselves in another tight contest against the Houston Rockets on a second night of back-to-backs. With most of their starters logging a lot of minutes the previous night, the Spurs started out slow and trailed the Rockets at halftime 50-47. However, they found…

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Manu shares his Olympic experience

After completing their mission of gaining an Olympic berth, and winning the FIBA Americas crown for Team Argentina, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili talked (via FIBA.com) about his Olympic experience. Ginobili is probably Argentina’s most famous player ever and one of the team’s leader together with Houston Rockets’ Luis Scola.  “This is one of the best…

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Argentina beats Brazil for FIBA Americas crown

In their quarterfinal match against Argentina, San Antonio Spurs’ Tiago Splitter and Team Brazil came out victorious. With both teams already earning spots in the 2012 London Olympics, the game was mostly for pride, but there is more at stake — the FIBA Americas Crown. With the title on the line, and revenge on their minds, Argentina…

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Manu, Argentina bounced back against Dominican Republic; Splitter, Brazil mauled Puerto Rico as both teams move onto semifinals

Brazil and Argentina won their final games in the second round at the FIBA Americas Championship on Thursday, setting the matchups for the deciding semifinals. San Antonio Spurs teammates Manu Ginobili and Tiago Splitter played for their respective home countries and handled separate foes with success. One night after losing to Brazil, Ginobili and Argentina…

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