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May 3, 2015 Updates

Was this the last game for Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili? And maybe even coach Gregg Popovich? From the sound of Duncan and Ginobili, they aren't rushing into a decision. "I'm not making any statements," Duncan said after the season-ending 111-109 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Yahoo! Sports

"Manu and Timmy are the greatest teammates I've ever had," Green told the San Antonio Express-News. "It sucks I couldn't do it and get a win for them." Yahoo! Sports

They embraced. Paul had tears in his eyes as rested his head on Duncan's chest and wouldn't let go of the back of his jersey, which was all twisted in his grip. "I just told him that I loved him," Paul told CBSSports.com, as he walked from the interview back to the locker room after the Clippers beat the Spurs 111-109 in Game 7 of their incredible first-round series to advance to the Western Conference semifinals. "I've been knowing Tim since I was 11 years old," Paul said, his strained left hamstring wrapped in an Ace bandage and his mind still spinning. "He's like a big brother to me. When we won Game 6, I went and hugged his nephew, who played on my AAU team. Shane Lowry; his sister's son." CBSSports.com

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The game hung in the balance, the atmosphere thick with tension, and yet in that small moment Duncan looked utterly comfortable – happy, even – at what awaited him and his San Antonio Spurs. "It's just a realization of mortality, I guess," Duncan told Yahoo Sports late Tuesday. "I know my time is winding down so I'm enjoying it more." Yahoo! Sports

"He's a consummate pro," Rivers told Yahoo Sports. "He never gets too high or low. It's like he's the easy button they have on that old [Staples] commercial. He's their easy button. You knew tonight he was going to come and play. On nights where they don't need him, he's cool with that, too." Yahoo! Sports

"I'm enjoying it, man," Duncan told USA TODAY Sports as he casually walked through the Staples Center halls after the Spurs regained control of the first-round series with a 3-2 lead. "I don't feel pressure. I'm enjoying myself, and whatever that translates from or to, that's what it is. I've got the house's money, so I'm just kind of enjoying it." USA Today Sports

April 25, 2015 Updates

The Spurs had Tim Duncan present Leonard with his Defensive Player of the Year trophy in a pregame ceremony. Afterward, Duncan was asked his impressions of how deeply the award touched his young teammate. "Can anybody tell? I don't know." Duncan handed him the trophy, and the idea would've been for Leonard to stand there, that trophy high in the air and let the love wash over him. Only he bailed. "I gave him the trophy, walked off and he was [following] behind me," Duncan said. Yahoo! Sports

April 23, 2015 Updates

This Western Conference finals-worthy series is tied 1-1, with Game 3 coming in San Antonio on Friday and the defending champion Spurs having avoided an 0-2 deficit that so typically spells doom for the trailing team (245 of 261 teams that have trailed 0-2 in a seven-game playoff series have gone on to lose). It's safe to assume the pain of it all won't leave the Clippers' basketball souls until the next tip-off — at least. "We've got to finish," said Chris Paul, who had 21 points, eight assists and seven rebounds but missed a jumper over a contesting Tim Duncan at the regulation buzzer that would have won it. "We've been talking about it all season long. We had an opportunity here to win a game, go up 2-0, and didn't take full advantage of it. We've got to execute down the stretch. That's on me." USA Today Sports

The San Antonio Spurs forward channeled his vintage self — kissing shot after shot off the glass in fundamental fashion. Duncan finished with 28 points and 11 rebounds, while becoming the fifth player in NBA history to score 5,000 career playoff points, leading the defending champion Spurs to a 111-107 overtime victory against the Los Angeles Clippers to even the first-round Western Conference playoff series 1-1. "He was great. I mean, he was terrific," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said of Duncan. "I had an awful fourth quarter, but luckily I was able to redeem myself in overtime," said Duncan, who scored four consecutive points in the extra frame while playing with five fouls. USA Today Sports

April 22, 2015 Updates

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