Spurs sweep Grizzlies to advance to Finals

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Spurs sweep Grizzlies to advance to Finals

MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Go ahead and count out the San Antonio Spurs as simply too old to win another title with Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and coach Gregg Popovich.

They’re back anyway with the chance they’ve wanted so very much the past six years.

Parker scored 37 points in his best game this postseason, and the San Antonio Spurs finished off a sweep Monday night of the Memphis Grizzlies with a 93-86 win on Monday night for their fifth Western Conference title.

“It’s a great feeling,” Parker said as he sat with the Western Conference trophy perched in front of him.

“Since last year, I promised to him [Duncan] that we will go back, go back to the Finals and get an opportunity to win the whole thing and I’m trying to do my best, try to be aggressive every night. I think everybody on the team, we really want to do it for him. We win the West and now it’s one more step. This is the hardest one.”

The Spurs now wait for either Miami or Indiana, having swept two of their three opponents already this postseason, the first sweep in a conference final since the Nets did it to Detroit in 2003. They also have won six straight in these playoffs, handing two straight losses to a team that had been undefeated on their own court in their best postseason in franchise history.

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