The San Antonio Spurs have long been one of the best franchises in not only the National Basketball Association, but all of professional sports as NBA betting lines fans can recognize. Their continued success is admired by many, and attempted to be duplicated. The Atlanta Hawks, in the East, are trying to play the game much like San Antonio. Gregg Popovich continues to do it his way, and the reasons for that is right now – to win games in late April all the way through June. The San Antonio Spurs made the Memphis Grizzlies look silly in their first round win. The Spurs won all four games in blow-out fashion.
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The regular season was thrilling for San Antonio, but went way under the radar. With the Warriors winning 73 games, the fact San Antonio wrapped up 67 wins was almost overlooked. The Spurs lost just one game all season at home, and that came to the Warriors late in the season. San Antonio during the regular season was historically one of the best defenses in NBA history. The Spurs allowed teams just 92 points per game. Outside of the Warriors and Hawks, the Spurs were third in assists per game, sharing the wealth on offense. San Antonio dished out 24.5 assists per game.
In the postseason, the beat continued on for the Spurs. San Antonio will be well rested for this series, and that’s great. Legendary forward Tim Duncan just turned 40 years old this week for the Spurs. In the postseason, Duncan is playing just 20.3 minutes per game, hoping to be well rested for the big games, when it counts. LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard team together for one of the top duo’s in the game as well. Aldridge came over from Portland, and is having a nice postseason with 14.5 points per game, and 8 rebounds. Leonard continues to be the top scorer for the Spurs; with 21.5 points per game, and just shy of 5 rebounds. The Spurs won the Southwest Division by 25 games during the regular season.
Memphis is done, Bring In OKC
San Antonio knows what they have to do to stop the running train known as the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Spurs know individually, they may have a tough time defending the Oklahoma City Thunder, but as a team, they can get the job done. The Spurs are incredible at home, which certainly leads many to believe they will win this series. The Oklahoma City Thunder though know it’s their time to grab a title, especially with the thought of Golden State possibly being wounded with the Steph Curry injury. The Spurs had a great run, but it’s time to call it quits, as they fall in 6 games in this series.