Phillip San Antonio has to find a way back into the paint to regain control of this series heading into game six, don't you mean game 5???
Splitter throws the ball into the backcourt on the opening tip! I think his head was not in the game but obviously up his you know what. I keep reading articles about how he will demand more money and that the Spurs will have to pay him. I'm not sure he's worth paying more. He lacks court vision...his up and under move worked well in the Euro league but NBA defenders figured it out quickly. He can pass but I don't think he is an "all-around" center that the Spurs need. There just might be better alternatives!
19 TURNOVERS WILL NOT WIN THE GAME. THE SPURS DID NOT DISPLAY THEIR HEART LAST NIGHT. TOO MANY MENTAL MISTAKE. AS I SAID IN THE LAST ARTICLE, THE REFS ARE NOT GOING TO MAKE A LOT OF CALLS FOR THE SPURS BUT FOR MIAMI GAME 4. GREEN AND NEAL ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER GAM LIKE GAME 3. THE REFS MADE SOME DUBIOUS CALLS ON SPURS. FOUL 1 ON TD WHEN WADE DROVE PAST TD FOR A LAYUP IS BOGUS AND COUPLE CALL S ON MANU IS BS AS WELL. DAVID STERN WANTS THE SERIES GOES LONGER WHEN PLAYER GOT IN FOUL TROUBLE EARLY, IT WILL DISRUPT THEIR AGGRESSIVENESS, RHYTHM, FLOW OF THE GAME AND THE REFS DIRECTED BY STERN KNOW IT FOR SURE.
FOR THOSE WHO DEFEND MANU AT ALL COST
I DO NOT DENY HIS SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION OVER THE LAST THREE CHAMPIONSHIPS OF THE SPURS. HE IS ONE OF THE 4 PLAYERS INCLUDING BRUCE BOWEN(THE FREQUENT FORGOTTEN PLAYER) CARRIED THE SPURS TO CHAMPIONSHIPS.
HOWEVER, IT IS EXTREMELY FRUSTRATED AND PAINFUL TO WATCH THE SPURS LABOR THE OFFENSE THROUGH MANU LAST NIGHT.
HIS GAME TODAY IS SO MANY FLAWS. HE CAN’T SHOOT, CAN’T PENETRATE TO BREAK DOWN DEFENSE, LOST HIS QUICK EUROPEAN STEP, TURNOVER PRONE, CAN’T EVEN ELEVATE WHEN GET TO THE RIM FOR THE LAY UP BANK SHOT.
THE HEAT KNOWS IT. GUESS WHAT THEY WILL NOT JUMP ANY MORE FOR HIS FAKE JUMP SHOT FROM THREE POINT LINE. THEY DARE HIM TO SHOOT FROM THREE POINT LINE. THEY GIVE HIM SPACE BECAUSE HE LOST HIS QUICK EUROPEAN STEP. THE HEAT CROWD HIM BECAUSE HE IS TURNOVER PRONE; PACKS THE LANE BECAUSE HE CAN’T EVEN ELEVATE WHEN GET TO THE RIM FOR THE LAY UP BANK SHOT. WHEN HE HAS THE BALL ON THE STRONG SIDE WITH TIM DUNCAN, THE PLAYS LIKE LY WILL BREAK DOWN BECAUSE THE HEAT WHO GUARDS MANU COLLAPSES ON TD ON THE POST WHICH LEAVES MANU OPEN AND DARES HIM TO SHOOT THREE. THE HEAT KNOWS MANU’S WEAKNESS, SO THEY PRESSURE THE SPURS TO PASS THE BALL BACK TO MANU WHEN HAVING LESSS THAN 10 SECONDS TO SHOOT AND MANU IS GOING TO CLANK THE RIM.
HOW MANY TIMES DID YOU GUYS SEE MANU CAN’T EVEN DRIVE PASS THE 37 YRS OLD RAY ALLEN LAST NIGHT. IF MANU CAN’T DO IT NO MORE, LET SIT HIM AND GET SOMEONE ELSE PERHAPS TRACY. IT’S TIME TO DIG DEEPER IN THE BENCH.
IN 26 MINUTES, HE IS 1/5, 2 ASST, 2 REB, 4 FOULS, 1 TO. FOR THE SERIES GAME 1 18 PTS, 2ND GAME 9 PTS, 3RD GAME 7 PTS, 4TH GAME 5 PTS.
FOR ALL THOSE WHO DEFEND HIM AT ALL COST, WHAT IS HIS INTANGIBLES AND COURT VISION AND ANYTHING ELSE YOU NAME IT, WILL IT MAKE THE SPURS TO WIN THIS SERIES.
I DOUBT IT IF HE CONTINUES TO PLAY LIKE THIS. EVERYONE PLAYS BETTER THAN THE LAST THREE SERIES IN THIS FINALS EXCEPT MANU.
I WILL SAY THIS. EVEN MANU MADE THE WINNING SHOT SERIES, I DO NOT THINK HE DESERVES CREDIT BECAUSE IT IS ALL ABOUT CONSISTENCY THROUGOUT THE SERIES.
REMEMBER, HAD THE PACKERS CONTINUE TO HOLD ON BRETT FARVE, THET WILL NOT WIN ANOTHER SUPER BOWL. YET THEY DUMP HIM BECAUSE ONE SINGLE INDIVIDUAL, NO MATTER HOW GREAT YOU WERE, SHOULD NOT HOLD THE TEAM BACK FOR THE ULTIMATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
TIME TO MOVE PAST MANU AND LET’S NOT TO HOLD ON TO HIM. THE SPURS WILL OFFER HIM 2 YRS CONTRACT WITH 4MIL. EACH TO APPRECIATE HIS CONTRIBUTION IN THE PAST. IF HE WANTS MORE, LET HIM WALK. JUST LIKE EMMIT SMITH, BRET FARVE WHEN THEY ARE AT THE TWILIGHT OF THEIR CARRER.