On This Date in NBA Playoffs History: May 19, The 2005 Spurs Won Second-Round Series


May 16, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich (right) instructs power forward Tim Duncan (21) and point guard Tony Parker (9) against the Golden State Warriors during the third quarter in game six of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Spurs defeated the Warriors 94-82. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

2005 – With a 98-96 San Antonio Spurs victory over the Seattle SuperSonics in Game 6 of the second round, the Spurs won the series. Tim Duncan, who hopes to lead the Spurs to win in Game 1 on Sunday against the Grizzlies, had a game-high 26 points. The 2005 Spurs then went on to win the franchise’s third championship in seven years.

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