SAN ANTONIO — Eight-time All-NBA point guard Chris Paul has never been closer to playing in the Western Conference Finals than he was on May 19, 2008. Then, as the floor general of a New Orleans Hornets team that had compiled the second-best record in the conference, 56-26, Paul and his team were locked in a tight Game 7 of a Western Conference semifinals series against the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs.
On Tuesday night, 209 days after their season-opening victory, the Spurs season ended when the Golden State Warriors scored a 129-115 win at AT&T Center in Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Finals. Golden State completed a 4-game sweep and remain unbeaten in the playoffs, 12-0 as they move on to their third straight NBA Finals. On Oct. 25, 2016, the Spurs opened their first season in 20 years without Tim Duncan by scoring a resounding road victory over the Warriors.
It is now evident to even the most fervently hopeful San Antonians that the Spurs are not advancing to the 2017 NBA Finals, not without Kawhi Leonard. For a second consecutive game, Leonard could only watch on Saturday night as his teammates fell into an 0-3 canyon in their NBA Western Conference Finals matchup against the Golden State Warriors, falling, 120-108, on their AT&T Center home court.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".