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Best in the West

The San Antonio Spurs can clinched the number one seed in the Western Conference, once again, the best prevails in the end, and the Spurs, with two games remaining, are powering through en route to the playoffs, seemingly steam-rolling every team before them, and with the eighth seed still up for grabs between Utah and Phoenix, both teams the Spurs have slaughtered over the regular season. Rival Houston was eliminated from contention after taking a complete nosedive towards the end and dropping from the sixth seed to missing the playoffs, the Rockets would have been an appealing opponent as the travel factor would be most desirable. Despite having to travel a decent way, the travel factor will not be bad, seeing as Salt Lake City and Phoenix are not very far of a flight for the team, and a day of rest will also be better, since a day of rest was out of the question with the condensed schedule. Read more…

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Spurs Dismanlte Lakers

Tuesday night, the Spurs went into the Staples Center to face a Laker team that had embarrassed them at home. The San Antonio Spurs came into the game with a chip on their shoulder and found themselves in the middle of a slobber-knocker earlier on in the first quarter, trading basket for basket with the Lakers, keeping up with the Lakers and taking advantage of every opportunity made. The Spurs utilized an explosive second quarter to bury the Lakers, capitalizing on their five straight turnovers to bury the Kobe Bryant-less Lakers, taking a lead, running with it and never looking back.

The main, possibly obvious reason is that the Spurs started 6 foot tall, nearly 7, Tiago Splitter, the height equivalent to Tim Duncan. Bringing back memories of the Twin Towers era of the Duncan-Robinson duo that captured two NBA Championships in 1999, and in 2003, and the nearly unstoppable force that was the dynamic duo of Duncan and Robinson. Read more…

Spurs Swat Hornets

In their most dominant performances of the season, the Spurs took command and flexed their muscles against the New Orleans Hornets, the Spurs took the first seed from the Oklahoma City Thunder by force. Not only did the Spurs take the lead in the West, they showed that no team can match themselves as a whole, San Antonio’s bench alone scored 82 of their 128 points, a season high for the Spurs.

Only one of the starting five for the Spurs achieved double digits, while the reserves had five players in double figures, the highest the reserves have had all year, and a great sign that the Spurs reserves could be starters on any other team, the key to a championship is depth, and health. As the Spurs certainly have depth, injury of Manu Ginobili seems to have been a blessing in disguise for the Spurs as the players under him have developed and blossomed as profession players. The Spurs are heating up, if not already hot and steaming already, surging to the top and ripping the first place crown, and unseating the Oklahoma City Thunder from the number one seed atop of the Western Conference.

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