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Spurs win fifth NBA championship

Even after going behind 22-6 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs would not be denied. Gregg Popovich's team quickly roared past the Miami Heat, clinching the 2014 NBA championship with a 104-87 win. It gives Popovich and star player Tim Duncan their fifth championships but first since 2007, meaning youngsters such as Kawhi Leonard are tasting triumph for the first time. What does the future hold for this squad? Where do Popovich and Duncan rank on their respective all-time lists?

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  • How many more championships will the Spurs win with their current core?

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  • Where does Tim Duncan rank among the best players in NBA history?

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  • Where does Gregg Popovich rank among the best NBA coaches ever?

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  • Which team is more likely to win next season's championship?

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  • Who gets your vote for NBA Finals MVP?

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  • What grade would you give the 2014 NBA playoffs?

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Spurs roll again, one win from title

That really got out of hand fast. After a hotly contested two games in San Antonio, the Spurs blitzed the Heat twice in Miami -- including Thursday night's 107-86 rout -- leaving the homecoming team one win away from a fifth championship overall and in the Gregg Popovich/Tim Duncan era. Is there any hope for the Heat?

Which team will win the NBA Finals? (Spurs lead 3-1)

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  • What chance do you give the Heat of coming back to beat the Spurs in the Finals (down 3-1, two possible games in San Antonio)?

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  • Where does Tim Duncan rank among the best players in NBA history?

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  • Where does Gregg Popovich rank among the best NBA coaches ever?

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  • If the Heat go on to lose the NBA Finals, will the Big Three be together in Miami next season?

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Carmelo Anthony to the Heat?

Could the Big Three become the Big Four? According to sources, the Miami Heat are exploring that very possibility, with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh potentially taking further paycuts this summer to make room for Carmelo Anthony.

What would you make of Carmelo Anthony joining LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami?

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  • What are the chances LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh take paycuts and Carmelo Anthony joins the Heat?

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  • How many NBA championships would a team featuring LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony win?

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  • What would you make of Carmelo Anthony joining LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami?

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  • What should Carmelo Anthony do?

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Thursday's Triple Play

The sports calendar is a fickle thing -- some days we scramble for something, anything, to watch, while other days we thank the tech gods that gave us multiple platforms to watch live sports simultaneously. Thankfully, Thursday is a bounty of riches that starts early in the morning with the 114th U.S. Open, bleeds into the afternoon with the opening of the World Cup and then concludes in the evening with Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Will you be glued to the TV all day? Perhaps coming down (cough) with (cough) something?

How much of Thursday's sports action will you watch?

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  • Which would you most like to see on Thursday?

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  • Do you watch soccer or golf anytime other than during a championship or major?

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  • Will you continue to watch the World Cup if/when the U.S. is knocked out?

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      27%

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  • Have you ever called in sick from work or school to watch sports?

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      56%

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Spurs rout Heat in Game 3

After a pair of closely contested games, the 2014 NBA Finals finally had a blowout, as the San Antonio Spurs slammed the Miami Heat -- thanks to a record-setting offensive first half -- and took a 2-1 series lead. How much momentum will carry over into Game 4? Will San Antonio go on to win the series?

Which team will win the NBA Finals? (Spurs lead 2-1)

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  • How much momentum will carry over for the Spurs into Game 4?

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  • Which team are you rooting for in the NBA Finals?

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