Church van crash in Illinois kills five, injures six

VANDALIA, Ill., May 20 (UPI) -- A church van crashed in Illinois Monday while on a cross-country trip, killing five men and injuring six others, authorities said.

Bruce Bowen retires from the NBA

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Former San Antonio Spurs guard Bruce Bowen, a defensive wizard, retired Thursday, ending a 12-year NBA career.

NBA: San Antonio 92, New York 80

SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan had 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists Tuesday, keying the San Antonio Spurs' 92-80 win over the New York Knicks.
Garnett leads NBA's all-defensive team

Garnett leads NBA's all-defensive team

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- Boston's Kevin Garnett, the NBA's defensive player of the year, was selected to the all-defensive first team, the league said Monday.

NBA: New Orleans 101, San Antonio 82

NEW ORLEANS, May 4 (UPI) -- David West scored 30 points Saturday night and the New Orleans Hornets beat San Antonio 101-82 in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series.

NBA: San Antonio 72, Portland 65

PORTLAND, Ore., April 6 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan scored 27 points Sunday to lead the San Antonio Spurs past Portland 72-65.

NBA: San Antonio 102, Sacramento 89

SAN ANTONIO, March 21 (UPI) -- A 21-point, 13-rebound effort from Tim Duncan Friday lifted the San Antonio Spurs to a 102-89 victory over Sacramento.

NBA: New Orleans 100, San Antonio 75

NEW ORLEANS, March 12 (UPI) -- David West led the way with 29 points and 10 rebounds Wednesday, sending New Orleans coasting to a 100-75 win over San Antonio.

NBA: Denver 109, San Antonio 96

DENVER, March 8 (UPI) -- Allen Iverson scored a team-high 29 points Friday when the Denver Nuggets beat San Antonio 109-96, ending the Spurs' 11-game winning streak.

NBA: San Antonio 97, Dallas 94

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan put San Antonio in front with 34 seconds remaining Thursday and the Spurs held on to defeat Dallas 97-94.

NBA: San Antonio 85, Washington 77

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan led the way Wednesday with 23 points and nine rebounds when the San Antonio Spurs beat the Washington Wizards 85-77.

NBA: San Antonio 116, Indiana 89

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan had 19 points and 15 rebounds Tuesday, powering the San Antonio Spurs to a 116-89 trouncing of the Indiana Pacers.

NBA: San Antonio 97, New York 93

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Bruce Bowen made three free throws in the final 10 seconds Friday to wrap up the San Antonio Spurs' 97-93 victory over New York.

NBA: San Antonio 94, Chicago 79

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Tony Parker paced six players in double figures with 28 points Wednesday, boosting San Antonio to a 94-79 win over Chicago and its new coach.

NBA: LA Lakers 102, San Antonio 97

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant had 30 points and Lamar Odom had 15 points and eight rebounds Thursday night in a Los Angeles Lakers 102-97 win over San Antonio.
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Bruce Bowen
San Antonio Spurs guard Bruce Bowen takes free throw practice prior to the game against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on December 31, 2005. Bowen was named last season to the NBA's all-defensive team for the second consecutive year. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Bruce Bowen Jr. (born June 14, 1971) is an American professional basketball player. The 6'7", 200-lb. (200 cm, 91 kg) Bowen plays small forward for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is an alumnus of Edison High School and Cal State Fullerton and also a former member of the NBA's Miami Heat, the Boston Celtics, the Philadelphia 76ers and the CBA's Rockford Lightning, also having played abroad in France.

Regarded as one of the best defenders in the NBA, Bowen has been elected eight times to the NBA All-Defensive First and Second Teams, and was a member of the Spurs teams that won the NBA championships in 2003, 2005 and 2007. Off the court, Bowen is an informal ambassador for child obesity awareness.

Bruce Bowen Jr. was born in Merced, California as son of Bruce Bowen Sr. and Dietra Campbell. Bowen had a problematic childhood growing up in Merced, because, he claims, his mother took drugs and even sold the family TV to feed her habit. Bruce Jr. spent his days playing basketball and eventually became a star in the local West Fresno Edison High School squad. After receiving a scholarship, Bowen played four seasons at Cal State Fullerton, appearing in 101 games, and averaged 11.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. After averaging 16.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 36.6 minutes in 27 games as a senior in 1992–93, he was named to the All-Big West Conference First Team. Bowen ranks 12th on the Titans' all-time list in career points (1,155) and is seventh all-time in rebounds (559).

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