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I think a lot of us Americans have an impression of the basketball played in other parts of the world, especially Europe and Asia, as being much more reliant on skill and strategy and outside shooting, and less reliant on kicking the other guy’s ass. In other words, we think we play tough basketball, and everyone else plays pussy basketball. Wrong. I admit, as I walked into the gym for…

Finley starts for the Spurs and we beat his old team to solidfy dominance in the Midwest. Most excellent.

Phil Jackson Introduces New Tetrahedron Offense

Dallas may currently be just 5th in the Western Conference, but make no doubt about it, they are the second best team. And had it not been that the Spurs came out on top after seven lead changes in the final 2 minutes 48 seconds of play last night, the Mavericks would be tied for first with the Spurs at 11-4. Great teams find a way to win, somehow. The…

Spurs-Lakers: My take… “Fuck them sorry bitches. “ You can quote me on that. Hear me, Phil Jackson? You are a bitch. Of course, Kobe’s the Biggest Bitch In The World, so you have to take a seat at his feet. Not such a Zen master without an all-star lineup, eh as-teriskhole? Spurs defeated the Lakers, Kobe went off for a million and still lost. Sorry bitches. PS Laker fans…

So far, the Spurs’ biggest victory, as Dingo pointed out, was the thorough domination of the now-Pacific leading Golden State Warriors… a team to be respected. The Spurs had a monumental win over them last season in Oakland, with Manu mostly out, Tim completely out, Eva Longoria in the house, and Tony Parker reminding her that he is her MAN and after beating down the (mighty!) Baron Davis in a…

No one thought the Clippers would have lead the NBA’s Western Conference for as long as they did, but their reign is now over. Long live the new kings: Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Bruce Bowen, Rasho Nesterovic and the rest of the 10-3 San Antonio Spurs. Only the Detroit Pistons have a better record so far, at 10-2. (Mark your calendar: the Spurs play the Pistons in Detroit…

The Mavericks beat the Pistons by 37 points! And they led by as many in 26 in the first quarter. Still more surprising was their defensive play — the Pistons were just 5-for-19 in their lowest-scoring first quarter of the season. The Mavs have now beaten the two best teams in the league, the Pistons and Spurs, so they have to be taken seriously. Interesting sidenote: Bruce Bowen leads the…

This is according to Washington Post Staff Writer Michael Lee: Two weeks into the season, Duncan’s new ‘do and his off night are minor concerns for the defending champion Spurs, who remain an overwhelming favorite to win their fourth title in eight seasons. After all, Duncan, a two-time regular season most valuable player and three-time NBA Finals MVP, is still averaging a steady 21.6 points and 12 rebounds. “Nights like…

The Spurs beat the Hawks last night – no surprise there, as the Hawks have yet to win a single game this season. Tim had 23 points and 7 rebounds – no surprise there, except that you might have expected him to get more boards. Manu and Tony had 24 and 18 points, respectively. Tony still leads the team in scoring and continues to impress with his play on both…