For San Antonio, it's closing time

After last year's collapse, Spurs aren't ready to let another Finals chance slip away

Originally Published: June 14, 2014
By Michael Wallace | ESPN.com

SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan isn't particularly known for being a man of many words.

Apparently, that's just the San Antonio Spurs way. But the statements made by arguably the greatest power forward in NBA history during the Spurs' second straight trip to the Finals are proving to be profound and prophetic.

Two weeks ago, after putting away the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference finals, Duncan created a bit of a media stir in a postgame interview when he said ...

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