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Spurs Crush Thunder 112-77 in Game Two 

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) --  Danny Green scored 21 points on seven made three-pointers as the San Antonio Spurs routed the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-77 in Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals on Wednesday night.

Tony Parker led San Antonio with 22 points, while Tim Duncan added 14 points and 12 rebounds. Most importantly, the Spurs took a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven series. 

"We just did our job. We won our first two games at home and I'm sure they're going to go back and say we have to do our job and win two games at home," Parker said.

The Spurs closed the first half on a 25-8 run to take a 58-44 lead into the break. Parker and Green each scored eight points in the third quarter as the San Antonio outscored the Thunder 33-18.

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook each scored 15 points for the Thunder, but the All-Star duo shot just 13-for-40 from the field. 

"It definitely doesn't feel good and it shouldn't," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. "I hope our locker doesn't feel good. You shouldn't feel good. We got our butts kicked. But we have a good opportunity to come back and win Game 3."

Game 3 is set for Sunday in Oklahoma City.

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Bench Steps Up as Spurs Oust Trail Blazers 

Chris Covatta/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) --  For the third straight year, the San Antonio Spurs will be playing for the Western Conference crown.

Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green each scored 22 points, and the Spurs overcame an injury to Tony Parker, to eliminate the Portland Trail Blazers with a 104-82 Game 5 victory on Wednesday night.

Parker left the game in the first half with a hamstring injury, but the bench stepped up to help the Spurs close out the Western Conference semifinals. They outscored Portland's reserves 40-7.

"My mindset was just trying to be aggressive on the offensive end," Leonard said. "Just knowing Tony was out, he's very aggressive and still try to stick with our system. Play our offense, move the ball, just try to be a little more aggressive."

LaMarcus Aldridge led the Trail Blazers with 21 points, but experience topped youth in this series. San Antonio had four blowout victories in five games.

"They definitely showed us about moving the ball around," Aldridge said "They made five or six passes every possession down. It just makes your defense tired and just makes guys make mistakes. They definitely showed use where we are trying to go."

San Antonio will face the winner of the series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers in the next round.

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Nets Trounce Undermanned Spurs 103-89

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Alan Anderson scored 22 points off the bench as the Brooklyn Nets trounced the undermanned San Antonio Spurs 103-89 on Thursday night.

The Spurs (36-14) were playing without Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Kawhi Leonard, their top four scorers.  They played tough for most of the game, but in the end they proved to be no match for an improving Brooklyn team.

"I'm disappointed we didn't win," Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said. "I'm thinking we make a couple of 3s in the second half and we hang right in there, and that's the way you've got to look at it."

Deron Williams added 16 points and eight assists for the Nets (22-25), who improved to 12-4 in 2014 after going 10-21 during the early part of the season.

"We've got the pieces," Anderson said when asked if the team could contend for an NBA title. "We're finally starting to turn the corner a lot more lately. I just want to win no matter how much I'm playing."

Cory Joseph scored 18 points in the loss for the Spurs, while Danny Green chipped in 17.

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Spurs Guard Manu Ginobili Out With Strained Hamstring

Christopher Trotman/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) -- The San Antonio Spurs will be without the services of guard Manu Ginobili for the next three to four weeks, because of a strained left hamstring.

Ginobili suffered the injury during the third quarter of Tuesday night’s 97-90 loss to the Houston Rockets. An MRI on Wednesday revealed the strain, which was caused after the two-time NBA All-Star guard dunked.

Earlier this month, Ginobili missed two games with the same injury. Forward Kawhi Leonard, guard Danny Green and center Tiago Splitter are also on the shelf because of injuries.

In 42 games this season, Ginobili is averaging 12.1 points and 4.5 assists per game.

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Spurs Lose Green for Four Weeks

National Basketball Association(SAN ANTONIO) -- The San Antonio Spurs will be without guard Danny Green for approximately four weeks with a nondisplaced fracture of his left index finger, the Spurs announced Monday.

Green injured the finger in the second quarter of the Spurs' victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves Sunday.

Green had an X-ray and MRI on his left hand Monday that revealed the injury.

The 26-year-old Green is averaging 7.4 points, three rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.14 steals per game this season.

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Spurs Blowout Knicks, 120-89

Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Long Island native and Spurs shooting forward Danny Green led the team to a 120-89 win over the Knicks on Sunday.

Green scored 24 points and collected 10 rebounds in the huge win over New York. 

"I thought tonight we played a good, solid B+, A- game," Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said. "There were some good things out there."

The Knicks dropped to 2-4 for the season and are 1-3 at home.

"We didn't compete tonight. That's just unacceptable," Woodson said. "Right from the start, we let our offense, shots that we missed, dictate how we defended on the other end."

Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony scored 16 points on 10 shots and sat on the bench most of the fourth quarter and wasn't happy about the team's performance.

"It was embarrassing for us to come here on our home court and lose a game like this," said Anthony. "It wasn't about losing a game. It was just how we lost the game. We didn't compete today, and it showed out there on the court."

Spurs guard Tony Parker dished out six assists and scored 17 in the win.

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Heat Edge Spurs in Overtime to Force Game 7 

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(MIAMI) -- LeBron James did everything in his power to save the Miami Heat's season, but the NBA Finals would have ended Tuesday night if weren't for Ray Allen.

Allen hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 95 with 5.2 seconds remaining in regulation to help send the game in overtime. 

The extra period belonged to the Heat, as they ralled to top the San Antonio Spurs 103-100 and force a winner-take-all Game 7 on Thursday night.

"They're the best two words in sports: Game 7," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.

James finished with yet another triple-double for the Heat, finishing with 32 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds.

"We seen the championship board already out there, the yellow tape. And you know, that's why you play the game to the final buzzer," James said. "And that's what we did tonight. We gave it everything that we had and more."

Tim Duncan paced the Spurs with 30 points and 17 rebounds, but was shut out after the third quarter.  He scored 25 points before halftime, and looked eager to lead the Spurs to their fifth NBA title. 

The Spurs seemed to be well on their way to ending the series, but blew a five point lead with less than a minute remaining.

"It's a tough moment. We were a few seconds away from winning the championship and we let it go," Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said after committing a career-high eight turnovers in the loss. "A couple rebounds we didn't catch, a tough 3 by Ray and a couple missed free throws. It's a very tough moment."

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Ginobili Awakens, Leads Spurs Past Heat in Game 5 

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) -- Apparently Manu Ginobili just needed to get in the game earlier.

Ginobili, who struggled the first four games of the NBA Finals, was in the starting lineup Sunday night for the first time since the 2012 Western Conference Finals, and scored 24 points and dished out 13 assists to lead the San Antonio Spurs past the Miami Heat 114-104 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

The Spurs now lead the series 3-2.

Ginobili averaged 7.5 points per game in the first four games of the series, but shot 8-for-14 Sunday, giving him his highest scoring output since June 4, 2012.

"He was more aggressive...He looked for his shot a bit more," Spurs forward Tim Duncan said when explaining Ginobili's offensive performance. "On top of that he let the game come to him. He made some great plays, got the floor spread for him, got to attack the basket and just got more opportunities than anything."

Spurs guard Danny Green also had a big night. Green shot 6-for-10 from 3-point land and broke Heat guard Ray Allen's NBA Finals record for 3-pointers made in a series. Green now has 25 3-pointers for the series, passing Allen's record of 22.

"I've had some heat flashes in my day," Green said when referring to his hot shooting. "I don't think for this long a period of a time. But this season has been a pretty good shooting season for me. I've had a couple of games, but not multiple games back-to-back where it's been carried over. Right now everything is working well for me."

Dwyane Wade and LeBron James each scored 25 points in the loss.

Game 6 is Tuesday in Miami. Tip-off is set for 9:00 p.m. Eastern, on ABC.

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Spurs Romp Heat 113-77 for 2-1 Series Lead 

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) -- The San Antonio Spurs routed the Miami Heat 113-77 on Tuesday night in what was one of the biggest blowouts in NBA Finals history.

The Spurs hit a Finals-record 16 three-pointers on their way to a 2-1 series lead.  13 of those three-pointers came from two NBA journeymen who seemed to have found a permanent home in San Antonio.

Danny Green and Gary Neal combined to score 51 points, eight more than the Heat's star trio of LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh put together.

"Those guys shot incredibly," Duncan said. "Gave us the breathing room when we needed it."

James struggled mightily for the Heat.  He finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds but missed 11 of his first 13 shots and didn't attempt a free-throw for the first time in his Heat playoff career.

"Honestly, I just have to play better," James said. "I can't have a performance like tonight and expect to win."

The one concern for the Spurs is that Tony Parker seemed to have tweaked his hamstring in the fourth quarter.  He left the game with ten minutes remaining and did not return.  He is scheduled to undergo an MRI Wednesday.

Game 4 is Thursday night in San Antonio.

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Dirk Returns, Mavs Lose to Spurs 

National Basketball Association(SAN ANTONIO) -- Dirk Nowitzki returned to the lineup after missing the first 27 games of the season for the Dallas Mavericks, but the San Antonio Spurs weren't so welcoming.

Danny Green led all scorers with 25 points and the Spurs crushed the  Mavericks 129-91 on Sunday at the AT&T Center.

Nowitzki scored eight points in 20 minutes for the Mavericks (12-16), who were outscored by 22 in the third quarter. The Spurs never looked back.

Tony Parker had 18 points, Kawhi Leonard scored 17 and Tim Duncan added 15 for the Spurs, who used a balanced scoring attack to get the win.

The Spurs (21-8) also set a franchise record with 20 three-pointers made.

Vince Carter scored 13 points in the loss for the Mavericks.

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