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NBA playoffs schedule: Spurs blow out Thunder in Game 5

Suddenly, we're not talking about 2012 anymore. The Spurs regained control of the Western Conference Finals in a big way, blowing out the Thunder, 117-89.

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Gregg Popovich dismantles reporter after Game 5

San Antonio's coach continued serving up his legendary charm on Thursday night.

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Spurs take 3-2 series lead over Thunder

Tim Duncan took control of Game 5 in Texas as the Spurs grabbed a 3-2 series lead.

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Gregg Popovich dances to 'Pony'

Gregg Popovich knows a thing or two about teaching moments, that's for sure.

Trying to get his troops amped up while the Spurs were up by mere double-digits, San Antonio's legendary coach busted out a few of his club moves for the boys. Or something.

/I'm just a bachelor.

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Tim Duncan gets kicked in the groin

Tim Duncan is grace under pressure, even when it means getting Patrick Swayze'd in the groin.

via @recordsandradio

As Russell Westbrook drove down the lane in the third quarter of Thursday night's game, his right leg appeared to wander off and into Duncan's groin. Duncan was furious, leading him to accurately and calmly describe the situation to the officials, "He just kicked me in the nuts."

Bruce Bowen would be proud.

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Russell Westbrook with the dunk of the playoffs

Russell Westbrook is a robot. I'm convinced of it.

That's the only explanation for the kind of elevation Westbrook got in the first quarter of Thursday night's Game 5 in San Antonio. The Thunder guard gave a hesitation move on Kawhi Leonard and drove to his left, found space in the paint and then elevated for what might just be the dunk of the playoffs.

Remember: This is a man who has had three knee surgeries since April of 2013. Maybe I should have a knee surgery so I can dunk, too.

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How big is the Ibaka effect?

Coach Nick examines whether Ibaka has truly made as big a difference as it appears in the Western Conference Finals.

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