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Spurs off to a rocky start in attempt to repeat as NBA champions
Spurs off to a rocky start in attempt to repeat as NBA champions

For all the success the San Antonio Spurs have had recently, they have never won consecutive NBA titles. The defending NBA champion Spurs set out on a course Sunday night to change the one feat they have yet to accomplish. But it was not a good start for the Spurs in their quest to win back-to-back championships, losing, 107-92, to the Clippers in Game 1 of the Western Conference first-round playoff series at Staples Center. Going down, 0-1, in the best-of-seven series that resumes with Game 2 on Wednesday night only made the road tougher for the Spurs. San Antonio finished the regular season tied as the sixth-most efficient offensive team in the league. But the Spurs rarely...

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