Before the NBA All-Star break, it was a common belief that the San Antonio Spurs' window for winning one last title for Tim Duncan was beginning to close. Media members were pointing to the poor record the team had against the elite teams during the first half of the season as proof.
Now with recent victories over the Los Angeles Clippers, Portland Trailblazers, and the defending champion Miami Heat, our friends on ESPN’s First Take are discussing how the Spurs are back!!!!!!!!!
In reality, the change of tune shows pitfall of looking at the record without the proper context.
While no one disagrees that the Spurs did struggle against the elite teams during the first half of the season, the Spurs played many games without having the “Big Three” of Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker on the floor together. Along with other core players missing games like Tiago Splitter and Kawhi Leonard.no comments