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I want to take the time to remind everyone, first of all, of how fragile this run can be.
"I think every team faces some adversity with injuries and ours wasn't that unique compared to other teams," Popovich said after his team's final regular season practice session.
Going into the 2014 NBA Playoffs, the aging San Antonio Spurs have locked up home-court advantage through the playoffs, won 19 games in a row post-All-Star break and boast the best record in the NBA.
At first they were a surprise: fast out of the gate, on top of the Western Conference and well ahead of preseason expectations.
The Spurs had nothing left to play for and the Rockets still needed a win to secure the four-seed and home court advantage in the first round.
Kawhi Leonard is the just as indispensable as the Big Three for the success of the Spurs, and there is a good reason for this claim.
Apr 8, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan sits on the bench in the third quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center.
Ever so quietly and efficiently, as they like to do about this time of year, the San Antonio Spurs are asserting themselves.
Australian Patty Mills scored 26 points on Thursday to lead San Antonio to a 109-100 victory over Dallas that moved the Spurs closer to clinching the NBA's best record.
Danny Green had a career-high 33 points and the San Antonio Spurs rallied from a 21-point deficit to beat the Phoenix Suns 112-104 on Friday and clinch home-court throughout the playoffs.
In the comments of yesterday's playoff report an exchange with NateSuns86 led me to prepare a breakdown of all scenarios where the Suns went 2-1 over their next 3 and also 1-2 over their next 3. One of the assumptions I made in those scenarios was that Dallas would defeat San Antonio last night.
The Wizards were closing in on the sixth seed and then decided to give it away by losing a game - and the tie-breaker - to the Charlotte Bobcats.
Such lofty preseason expectations for Kawhi Leonard were never fair. The popular assumption that the high-motor, mild-mannered Leonard would usurp Manu Ginobili as the third wheel in the San Antonio machine this season was always naive, a result of kneejerk NBA Finals judgments and the belief that time was finally catching up with the Spurs.
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