Gregg Popovich was voted the National Basketball Association’s Coach of the Year after leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 50-16 record this season, tied with the Chicago Bulls for the most wins in the league during the lockout-shortened regular season.
The San Antonio Spurs pushed their winning streak to 19 games by rallying from a nine-point fourth- quarter deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-98 in the opening game of the National Basketball Association’s Western Conference finals.
Wonder if Francois Hollande is going to eat at both of the dinners he’s hosting separately in Paris tonight for Obama and Putin. The food is pretty good at Elysee Palace, one person’s opinion notwithstanding, and France’s president doesn’t look like he’s wrestling with a diet.
The two-time champion Miami Heat lost LeBron James to leg cramps and fell to the host San Antonio Spurs in the opener of the NBA Finals as a broken air conditioning system sent court temperatures soaring.
The San Antonio Spurs defeated their division rival Memphis Grizzlies 99-95 in overtime to validate their coach’s decision to rest his starters three nights earlier, a move that cost the team $250,000.
National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern vowed to impose “substantial sanctions” on the San Antonio Spurs, who lost at Miami last night after sending four top players home before the game.