San Antonio Spurs
(50-16, 1st Place Southwest Division, 1st Seed Western Conference)
Hard to believe that I am writing up this season recap for the Spurs as last week they hadn’t lost in a month or two and all those good victories and sweeping through the playoffs. But here we are, and they just looked out of steam the past four games as they couldn’t keep up with the Oklahoma City Thunder. But there’s no denying the Spurs put together a superb season, and you have to give them high praise for that.
Here’s just some of the great about this season for the Spurs. Three different double figure winning streaks. They only came to a stop because Gregg Popovich would rest his guys, so who know how long those winning streaks would be? Tony Parker finished up high in the Most Valuable Player voting and really took this team on his back. He had some great stats for the season and even raised his game in the playoffs. Look at last night’s game against the Thunder. In an elimination game, he practically played a part in every point in that first quarter for the Spurs. He wanted to will the Spurs to a win, and would ultimately run out of steam, but there’s no denying Parker came into his own even more this season.
Tim Duncan did all he could for the Spurs. He’s been such a great player down there in San Antonio and a great player for the NBA. He comes to play hard. He’s got that bank shot that no one else does better. You know what you’re getting with Duncan. I would think he’s got a few more good years in him, and the Spurs should still be able to be an upper elite Western Conference team.
This team has got some young guys that performed well for the year, so that’s why I feel this team will be back next year. It’s not time to write off the Spurs, especially after they did what they did this year. I think people wrote off the Spurs team this season saying they’re older and don’t look as good. But we saw what they did. They didn’t even get that much attention for the season they had, which is probably the way they liked it. This is the team that won’t get the attention or fame, but three or four titles in the past decade speaks for itself. They’ll be back, and they’ll still do it the right way.