San Antonio Spurs http://tpr.org en Spurs Close Fifth Championship With Alamodome Celebration http://tpr.org/post/spurs-close-fifth-championship-alamodome-celebration <p>Wednesday night Spurs fans flooded downtown for a celebration the city hasn’t seen in seven years; since the last time the team brought home an NBA championship.</p><p>The doors of the Alamodome opened at 4:30 p.m. and by 8 p.m. nearly every single seat was taken with nearly 70,000 people in attendance. Many fans waited up to five hours to see the team show off the five golden Larry O’Brien Trophies. Overhead, replays of game five and the Spurs river parade played on a large video screens as fans entered the arena.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:41:02 +0000 Joey Palacios 33674 at http://tpr.org Spurs Close Fifth Championship With Alamodome Celebration Spurs Fans Celebrate Fifth Championship, Flood Downtown Streets http://tpr.org/post/spurs-fans-celebrate-fifth-championship-flood-downtown-streets <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>San Antonio Spurs have brought a fifth NBA title to the Alamo City after beating the Miami Heat last night 104-87. Following the win, downtown filled with Spurs fans reveling in the continuation of a dynasty.</p><p>San Antonians crowded Alamo, Market, Commerce and Houston streets following last nights win so well that SAPD had to divert honking traffic down side streets. Spurs fans have been waiting seven years for another title and wanted a victory after last year’s loss to the Heat.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:26:44 +0000 Joey Palacios 33474 at http://tpr.org Spurs Fans Celebrate Fifth Championship, Flood Downtown Streets Spurs Beat The Heat To Take Home NBA Title http://tpr.org/post/spurs-beat-heat-take-home-nba-title In a dramatic Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs triumphed over the Miami Heat to win the NBA title Sunday night, closing out the series with a 104-87 victory.<p>After a dismal start, the Spurs rallied and turned things around, entering halftime with a 47-40 lead. When the game resumed, they never looked back and were up by more than 20 points multiple times in the second half.<p>Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, who had 22 points and 10 rebounds in Sunday's game, earned the title of the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:02:22 +0000 Steve Mullis 33451 at http://tpr.org Spurs Beat The Heat To Take Home NBA Title Spurs Fans Brave Weather, Greet Team At Airport Gate http://tpr.org/post/spurs-fans-brave-weather-greet-team-airport-gate <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat last night by a score of 107-86, the second game in row with 20 point edge. In a sea of silver and black, fans of the Spurs crowded outside the team's private airport terminal early this morning to wait for the team to arrive back home.</span></p><p>About 200 fans stood under flashing skies following a torrential downpour less than an hour before. A DJ played music to keep them entertained. Superfan Lindsey Garcia said she drove from Lytle to welcome the team.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:25:08 +0000 Joey Palacios 33360 at http://tpr.org Spurs Fans Brave Weather, Greet Team At Airport Gate Downtown Swells With Fans After Game One Spurs Win http://tpr.org/post/downtown-swells-fans-after-game-one-spurs-win <p>Last night the San Antonio Spurs claimed victory over the Miami Heat in game one of the NBA Finals 110-95, leading to plenty of celebration downtown.</p><p>The Spurs both gained and lost double digit leads throughout the night until Heat forward LeBron James was taken off the court in the fourth quarter due to leg cramps. Fan Gary Cooper said the first victory makes a statement.</p><p>“It’s proof positive we’re after revenge; we’re after blood,” Cooper said. “We want the head of the king and we want it now.”</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:55:06 +0000 Joey Palacios 33013 at http://tpr.org Downtown Swells With Fans After Game One Spurs Win In San Antonio, Spurs Beat The Heat Twice In One Game http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-spurs-beat-heat-twice-one-game The first game of the NBA finals was a scorcher. Yes, it was played indoors – but the air conditioning in San Antonio's arena broke down, leaving the host Spurs and the Miami Heat sweating in 90-degree temperatures. The Spurs overcame the heat, and the Heat, 110-95.<p>Miami star LeBron James was unable to play late in the fourth quarter, as he was hobbled by severe cramping. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:02:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 32966 at http://tpr.org In San Antonio, Spurs Beat The Heat Twice In One Game Miami Heat Aims To Win Legacy-Defining 3rd Straight NBA Title http://tpr.org/post/miami-heat-aims-win-legacy-defining-3rd-straight-nba-title Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>The NBA finals begin tonight with the numbers, three or five, figuring to play prominent roles. Here's why. Three, as in the Miami Heat are trying to win a legacy defining third straight title. Five as in the San Antonio Spurs are trying to win a fifth championship since 1999. That is dominance. That would solidify their dynasty status. These two best teams in the league are meeting for the second consecutive year in the finals. And NPR's Tom Goldman is here to tell us why Miami is already miffed before game one even starts. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:19:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 32893 at http://tpr.org How to Manage Your Team Like the San Antonio Spurs http://tpr.org/post/how-manage-your-team-san-antonio-spurs <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.nba.com/spurs/playoffcentral">San Antonio Spurs</a> may not have rock star players like LeBron James – they don't have the resources. They might not have the youngest lineup, either (to say the least).&#160;And no, they're not flashy.</span><p>But the Spurs succeed so often – both on and off the court – they're now considered the top ranked team in the NBA, picked by many to win a&#160;fifth championship this year. Thu, 15 May 2014 15:29:52 +0000 David Brown 31744 at http://tpr.org How to Manage Your Team Like the San Antonio Spurs Spurs Fans Light Playoff Hopes With A Candle http://tpr.org/post/spurs-fans-light-playoff-hopes-candle <p><em><strong>**Correction:</strong> <a href="http://blogs.sacurrent.com/art_slut/we-need-to-talk-about-those-spurs-veladoras/" target="_blank">It has been brought to our attention</a> that the Protección candle showcased in this story was not created by the unidentified source that claimed to have done so. A corrected update is now included in this story immediately following the incorrect portion that was originally published.</em></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 20:44:50 +0000 Joey Palacios 31698 at http://tpr.org Spurs Fans Light Playoff Hopes With A Candle Spurs Lose NBA Finals, But Fan Faith Remains Strong http://tpr.org/post/spurs-lose-nba-finals-fan-faith-remains-strong <p>For the first time, the San Antonio Spurs left the NBA finals empty handed, as the&nbsp; Miami Heat claimed victory last night. But even though the Spurs lost, fans still gathered downtown post-game to show support for the team.</p><p>During the game, cheers echoed throughout downtown. But the as the final seconds of game seven ticked away, hope gave way to heartbreak as the Heat gained a slight advantage over the Spurs, clinching the title 95-88.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:05:10 +0000 Joey Palacios 13577 at http://tpr.org Spurs Lose NBA Finals, But Fan Faith Remains Strong