Now that they are leading the first-round series 2-0 and completely smashed the Utah Jazz in Game 2, the San Antonio Spurs are comfortably in control of the series versus the Jazz and are looking to win Game 3 Saturday and put a strangle hold on the series.
But even though the Spurs are cruising right now and are looking like they may be headed to the Western Conference Semi-Finals, Manu Ginobili is saying the team must respect Utah and remain humble.
"They are a team that we respect," said Ginobili, who scored only four points in Game 2. "They play hard, they're going to be hurt and they're going to play at home, so there's a lot of things that are combined for expecting a real tough couple of games.
"We have to stay humble. We just did our job, taking care of homecourt advantage. We'll see how it goes in Salt Lake City."
Until the Spurs are the first to win four games, the series against the Jazz is not over.
The Spurs will be entering hostile territory and not only face a Jazz team looking to redeem themselves after their embarrassing loss in Game 2, they will be facing a hostile crowd in Utah looking to spur their team on to victory.
However, this Spurs team is not one to boast, brag or create a war-of-words with their opponent let alone the Jazz. The Spurs are professionals and know the task at hand doesn't mean letting their foot go off the gas pedal.
humblefumdiddelydee - why should the Spurs be Humble? With a 82 game season this year we would of probably had a record of 74-8...We will Sweep anything that gets in our way....oppps, I forgot about Lebron James, I guess thats why we need to be humble. But until then skys are clear-sailing...Michael jordan was never humble and he looked at it as a sign of weakness...He would stomp on your head and then drink your gatorade just for daring to guard him. The only thing that the Spurs have to fear is fear itself...and that other thing about having Manu Ginobli going down with injury.
"I just wish the Spurs Coach Pop's head would swell so large that it would levitate from his body and circle the planet saturn like one of it's other 12 moons" Quote from Phil Jackson..Peyote Times
"Please All Mighty Spurs, rest your big 3 and give the lowly Bobcats a chance" Quote from Michael Jordan - from World News Report
I'm trying to think of one player on our team who wouldn't stay humble...Green? Jack?
I don't see us not staying humble. I see us sweeping the Jazz convincingly.
Remember when we played the Jazz in 2007 Western Comference Final, Manu had an explosive performance in the first two. But in Game 3 in Utah, the Jazz responded strongly to give us a blowout defeat. so indeed the job is not completed yet. You never win a series until you win your fourth game. I agree with Jeff, the Spurs have always been known as a team that keeps things low and not boast around, even when the opponent doesn't share the same ethos.