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San Antonio 107, Miami 86 Spurs lead series 3-1 Game 3 of these NBA Finals will go down in the record books, but Game 4 was the Spurs’ masterpiece. Simply put, it was the culmination of this team’s journey, their quest for basketball perfection and immortality. It was team basketball in its truest sense on both ends of the court. To try and parse it down into simpler parts would…

San Antonio 111, Miami 92 Spurs lead series 2-1 The Spurs’ big win in Miami in Game 3 of the Finals was sparked by the “other 3″ and seemingly everybody but the Big 3. Which means it was entirely about the Big 3. At the top of their long list of accomplishments is a note that might not get mentioned too often: perhaps the greatest feat the Big 3 (plus…

Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed are those of the author, and not the SpursDynasty.com staff. The San Antonio Spurs have been so good for so long that many people — and no doubt most readers of this site — are completely convinced that the Spurs have in fact created a Dynasty. But despite their incredible history of success over the past 15 years, to truly merit the title of Dynasty,…

Miami 98, San Antonio 96 Series tied 1-1 Well that was dispiriting. I truly believed San Antonio’s best shot at winning this series was 4-1, taking the first 2 at home, splitting in Miami, and then closing out in Game 5. Not wanting to be a jinx, I said nothing. But that is how I saw it going. Perhaps it was the wishful thinking of a fan, believing this Spurs…

Miami 95, San Antonio 110 Spurs lead series 1-0 I think I’m professionally obligated to title this post with some sort of word play about the heat (get it, the Heat?) and the temperature. My three favorites were: “Meltdown”; “Burning Man”; and, “Men On Fire”. I’ll let you decide. Before we get to the game, a word about LeBron and the cramping. I confess: I like LeBron. I like the…

Yesterday’s series preview was mostly emotional, but let’s dig into some of the basketball, shall we? Not only is this a rematch, both teams bring back essentially the same rosters and cores of last year’s series. With all apologies to all parties, I don’t think Neal, Belinelli, and Miller are going to swing this series one way or another. Which sets an odd tone for the series, because so many of…

350 days. It’s been 350 days since Game 7. 50 weeks. 8400 hours since the Spurs lost the 2013 title in about as devastating a way as is possible. After going through the grief that is losing the NBA Finals, my first thought was: they have to get back. They must return to the scene of the crime, play out the redemption narrative. They must use the pain to become…

San Antonio 112, Oklahoma City 107 (OT) San Antonio Wins Series 4-2 One demon slayed; one remaining. I’m not even sure if I can think about this game analytically, let alone write about it. It exists (for many of us, I’m sure) as pure emotion. Finally getting that win in OKC, the Spurs personal house of horrors; letting the lead slip away late (a la another Game 6), only to…

Oklahoma City 89, San Antonio 117 Spurs lead series 3-2 I. Exorcise Now we can stop talking about 2012. With another home blowout win, the Spurs changed the tune and shred the script. Looking intimidated and physically inferior for two games, the Spurs bounced back in a big way by doing what they do best: playing smart, playing efficiently, playing within themselves, playing within their system, and playing with trust….

There’s a fun little quip that goes: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. I think we’ve reached the point in this series and our recent history with this Thunder team where we can safely stop expecting different results. The question is: will the team be sane enough to make some adjustments? Known as a brilliant tactician and in-game and between-game adjuster, in…