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It’s not often that players aim to be like Tim Duncan, but that’s the case when it comes to DeMarcus Cousins. The Sacramento Kings big man expressed his admiration for Duncan after the Kings fell to the Spurs, 112-104, on Sunday night. He even confessed his plan to use Duncan’s signature shot. “A lot of people hate on Tim Duncan,” Cousins said, “but to me, he’s one of the best to play this game. … We’re similar because we’re not athletic guys, but we know how to use our bodies; we know how to use our size and we kind of have a similar skill set.” San Antonio Express-News

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Spoelstra: Ray did what he’s done for so many years. Ginobili: Bad, very bad. Parker: We all have scars in our careers. That one is pretty deep. Duncan: It was painful. Popovich: I’ve thought about it every day. I’m anxious for it to go away. It hasn’t happened yet. For The Win

December 8, 2013 Updates

"Yeah, it means a lot," Paul George said about beating the Spurs. "We haven't won here I think since 2002. So it definitely means that we're onto something. Something great is going on in here, if we can just continue to keep on this path we have a positive future." This team also knows its history and understood that the Pacers had lost 11 straight games in San Antonio. Even more, Indiana has only beaten the Spurs once here in 15 games during the Tim Duncan era. However, the streak ended behind George — scoring 28 points with a perfect 4-for-4 mark behind the 3-point line. And with the Pacers outscoring the Spurs 32-20 in the second quarter and a 35-point barrage in the third. "I just felt we did a good job of settling down," said David West, who finished with 20 points, eight rebounds, three steals and two blocks. "I thought we put together one of our more complete games. I thought we connected." USA Today Sports

December 4, 2013 Updates

The San Antonio Spurs lost badly Tuesday in Mexico City to a team of 4-feet-tall opponents. It wasn’t even close: 10-4. To be fair, the Spurs had to play barefoot. And they weren’t playing against any ordinary team. The kids who ran circles around the likes of shoeless NBA stars Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili are Triqui boys from Rio Venado, a remote mountain village in one of southern Mexico’s poorest regions. Washington Post

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Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili played in their 469th regular-season win for the Spurs on Monday, giving them the third-highest total for any trio of teammates in NBA history. The Spurs' big three had been tied with Bill Russell, K.C. Jones and Sam Jones (468 for Boston). The two higher totals were by Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish for the Celtics (540); and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson and Michael Cooper for the Lakers (490). ESPN.com

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Asked one of the committee's most trusted confidantes if it's time to start worrying about Tim Duncan's pedestrian production. My guy is convinced it's merely a product of Pop managing Timmy's PT with even more caution than usual. I'd say those two have earned the benefit of the doubt. ESPN.com

November 25, 2013 Updates

Bryant was eligible under the current CBA to receive a five percent pay increase next season, meaning the maximum amount he could have received for 2014 would have been $32 million. In that regard, agreeing to $23.5 million for next year represents a pay "cut," but it's unlikely he would have been offered that amount by the Lakers or on the open market. And what's more, Bryant could have agreed to a deal more along the lines of Tim Duncan -- his closest peer in terms of all-time NBA standing -- who signed a three-year extension worth approximately $34 million (or roughly half of what Bryant will be making per season from here on out) and thereby contributing to the flexibility to pursue two top-level free agents. ESPN.com

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Only four players leaguewide have full no-trade clauses written into their contracts. It’s a privilege, remember, that NBA players can earn only after spending eight seasons in the league -- four with the same team -- and only when the clause is specifically negotiated into a new deal. It’s the same quartet as last season: Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and Dirk Nowitzki. Yes, KG’s no-trade clause went with him to Brooklyn because his contract specifics didn’t change. Only his address did. ESPN.com

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