POPOVICH - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/POPOVICH News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NBA: Spurs look poised to close Big Three era with a championship http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58027446-77/spurs-advantage-heat-miami.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58027446-77/spurs-advantage-heat-miami.html.csp">NBA: Spurs look poised to close Big Three era with a championship</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tony Jones | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-04T23:15:07.757-06:00">Updated Jun 4, 2014 11:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This should be the NBA Finals that we’ve all wanted. Understandably, there will be some disappointment for those who clamor to see LeBron James and Kevin Durant go up against each other on the big stage. But not many can resist the lure and temptation of the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. Again. When Game 1 gets underway on Thursday night, we will be seeing the two best teams in basketball. The two most fundamentally sound teams. The two teams who gave us a classic seven-game series last seas...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58027446@www.sltrib.com Wed, 04 Jun 2014 23:15:07 MDT Kragthorpe: Spurs, now lovable, will beat Heat in seven games http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58026040-77/spurs-antonio-heat-kragthorpe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58026040-77/spurs-antonio-heat-kragthorpe.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Spurs, now lovable, will beat Heat in seven games</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-04T23:15:07.73-06:00">Updated Jun 4, 2014 11:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The San Antonio Spurs have stuck around long enough to become lovable. They once were labeled bland and boring. Their coach was curt and condescending. Other teams were viewed as much more dynamic, glamorous and entertaining. All of those things remain true, actually. Yet the Spurs have made themselves more appreciated than ever, just by showing up again in the NBA Finals. They absolutely deserve this level of admiration. Regardless of what happens in the series vs. Miami that opens Thursday in...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58026040@www.sltrib.com Wed, 04 Jun 2014 23:15:07 MDT