Spurs Victory

SAN ANTONIO — Things were not quite supposed to play out this way. The San Antonio Spurs were not supposed to be one loss away from elimination in the Western Conference semifinals.

San Antonio won a remarkable 67 games during the regular season, and its excellence this season was overshadowed only because the Golden State Warriors effervescently compiled a league-record 73 wins. In any case, these were the two best teams, destined to fight for the conference crown.

Yet that foreordained matchup is in peril now, because San Antonio finds itself fighting for its playoff life, trailing the best-of-seven conference semifinal series, three games to two, to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The meeting between the Spurs and the Thunder (55 wins this season) was presented as this: A well-drilled veteran team with a resplendent offense and the league’s best defense meeting a superstar pair, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, who lacked very much support.

Yet the Thunder duo have gained the upper hand, carrying their team within a win of the conference finals. For neutral fans, the series has been a blessing. It has been a showcase of high-intensity, high-skill basketball. The Spurs and their fans, however, have been unnerved.

Kawhi Leonard was asked late Tuesday night whether he found it surprising to be one game away from elimination. “Definitely,” Leonard said. “Your goal is to play till June. But it’s not over yet, so I’m not thinking about that. I’m thinking about winning.”

The Spurs lost one game at home in the entirety of the regular season. They have lost two at home in this series alone after falling in Game 5 on Tuesday night. Whatever happens next, they have been made to look mortal. Embodying the Spurs’ unsteady state has been Tim Duncan, the longtime franchise cornerstone, who in this series has suddenly been recast as a feeble figure.

Duncan played over 28 minutes, but he made just one of six shots. He dunked in the first half, sparking raucous cheers from the crowd, which seemed intent on sending him positive vibes. He blocked Westbrook at the rim with just under five minutes to go and received more booming applause from the crowd moments later as he took a seat on the bench.

Duncan, who could decide to retire this summer, did not speak to the news media after the loss. It may end up being his last game at AT&T Center.images

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Dia de las Madres

Para celebrar este del Día de las Madres, empleados de EL IMPARCIAL, desde las 08:00 horas se encuentran obsequiando claveles a todas las mamás que transiten por los cinco puntos de distribución.

En estos momentos nos encontramos sobre el crucero de los bulevares López Portillo y Morelos, donde además se están entregando volantes que explican la dinámica de cómo las mamás podrán ganarse mil pesos de consumo en restaurante PALOMINO’S con tan solo ingresar a nuestra página de Facebook.

Dale like a nuestro fanpage de Facebook (www.facebook.com/elimparcial), busca la publicación especial de Día de las Madres que aparecerá hoy 10 de mayo de 08:00 a 12:00 horas.

Después tómate una foto con el volante y la flor que se te obsequió y tus seres queridos, y publícala en la dinámica con el Hashtag #SoyMamaELIMPARCIAL.

Etiqueta a las personas que te acompañan en la foto y recuerda que tus comentarios deben tener todos los elementos antes mencionados para poder participar.

El concurso es sólo para mayores de edad y los tres ganadores se darán a conocer a las 12:30 horas de hoy.

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Penguins Win V Capitals

PITTSBURGH — Nick Bonino put a rebound past Braden Holtby 6 minutes 32 seconds into overtime, giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night and wrapping up the teams’ hotly contested Eastern Conference semifinal series in six games.

The Capitals had rallied from a three-goal deficit during the final 22 minutes of regulation, but Bonino’s second goal of the playoffs sent the Penguins to the Eastern Conference finals against Tampa Bay.

Holtby made the initial stop on Carl Hagelin, but Bonino, camped right outside the crease, tapped in the winner.

Washington forward Jay Beagle made a remarkable save from his belly against Patric Hornqvist early in overtime, but there was no stopping Bonino’s tap-in.

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Pokemon Sun/Moon Release

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The latest entry in a time-honored franchise grossing 7 million annually.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon ポケットモンスター サン・ムーン Poketto Monsutā San & Mūn are two upcoming role-playing video games in the Pokémon series developed by Game Freak and published by The Pokémon Company. The games are set to be released in November 2016 for the Nintendo 3DS handheld game console, commemorating the franchise’s 20th anniversary.

IGN and Kotaku noted an abundance of vehicles in the concept art, including a fire engine, a pickup truck, and an ambulance.

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Bernie Sanders Win WV Primary

Bernie Wins WV

Bernie Sanders will win the West Virginia primary Tuesday  besting Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

Sanders’ victory serves as a reminder to Clinton that despite her looming showdown with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, she has yet to formally wrap up her own party’s presidential nomination.
“We now have won primaries and caucuses in 19 states,” Sanders said at a rally in Salem, Oregon Tuesday evening. “Let me be clear. We are in this campaign to win the Democratic nomination.”
Sanders acknowledged that he faces an uphill climb. And he added a subtle hint that he would seek to unite the party in a general election if he fails to win the nomination.
“While we have many disagreements with Secretary Clinton, there is one area where we agree and that is we must defeat Donald Trump.”
Trump won victory in WV and NE.

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