- Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski discusses how this San Antonio Spurs' fall is occurring sooner than expected:
No one should declare the Spurs dead and gone because that franchise operates with too much pride, too much belief. Only, everyone’s eyes are telling them the story of this opening-round series. Yes, it’s jarring to watch a dynasty go down so suddenly, so hard.
- ESPN's Marc Stein discusses how the Spurs are on the verge of joining their in-state rivals in the history books:
The scenes from Duncan's 35th birthday were surreal and borderline funereal for his Spurs, who nosedived from a halftime lead to a 104-86 trouncing in this Game 4 and now sit just one loss away from the shame of joining their longtime rivals from Dallas on the short list of No. 1 seeds to lose a best-of-seven series in the first round to a No. 8.
- Buck Harvey reveals that the Spurs have been in this situation before, and how it is up to them to write their future:
Last year, before eliminating the Mavericks, the Spurs lost in Dallas by 22.
Against New Orleans in 2008, the Spurs lost on the road by 19, 18 and 22 — and won the series.
- Express News' Tim Griffin gives five thoughts on what could be the end of the Spurs as an NBA powerhouse.
- Sebastian Pruiti brings out the frame by frame analysis of how the Spurs have gone away from their fastbreak three-point shooting formations.
- Pruiti then shows how the Grizzlies defense has stopped the Spurs patented "kick out to open shooters" offensive scheme.