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The changing of summer into fall is my favorite time of the year. The sun still shines bright, but there’s a crispness in the air as the leaves turn and fall. The season starts with my birthday (middle-end of August) and more or less continues through my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving. And in that time period, the NBA season starts. And like the protagonist in Don Henley’s greatest song, my love…

From the Las Vegas Review-Journal: The Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs were the only teams to go undefeated and shared the title with 5-0 records. “I’m sure Pops (Spurs head coach Greg Popovich) will say, ‘What the hell are you doing? We’re not supposed to win the Summer League,’” Spurs Summer League coach Mike Budenholzer said. “We told them at the start of the week that winning and losing…

Now that just four teams remain, I’d like to give SpursDynasty readers a chance to redeem themselves with another poll (almost 96% thought that the Spurs would beat the Suns). Who Will Win the 2010 NBA Finals? Los Angeles Lakers Orlando Magic Boston Celtics Phoenix Suns Who cares? I stop paying attention if the Spurs aren’t playing. See Results Not that it should influence your pick, but the oddsmakers favor…

The Spurs are dead; long live the Spurs. There’s not much to say about such a resounding defeat. The Suns outplayed us in just about every category. In a lot of ways, the teams were pretty evenly matched. There were just a few critical areas in which the Suns were clearly superior: 3-point shooting, bench play, and composure down the stretch. Do those three things sound familiar? Those are the…

The Suns are the better team. Much better, as it turns out. Is there really anything else to discuss? Do you want to talk about all the missed free throws? I don’t. What about our awful switching pick and roll defense that leaves Tim Duncan or Antonio McDyess guarding Steve Nash one on one about 35 times a game? Didn’t think so. Goran Dragic’s fourth quarter? Next. The fact that…

Don’t let the relative “closeness” of these two games fool you: The Suns have thoroughly and convincingly beaten us twice. They are beating us in every aspect of the game. Rebounding? Check. 3-point shooting? Check. Hustle and tenacity? Check and check. Defensive intensity? Great big check. Depth? Check. Role players stepping up? Check. Every advantage we used to own over the Suns is gone. They killed us on the boards…

If you’re new to SpursDynasty.com, welcome. In case you missed them, here are the most popular stories from the 2009-2010 regular season. The titles tell you something about the tastes of our readers, I suppose. 10. Some Teams Play Bad Defense, Some Teams Play No Defense…And Some Teams Are The Golden State Warriors (Mar 20) 9. Don’t Look Now, But We Don’t Suck Anymore (Apr 4) 8. Take These Broken…

Last night’s Game 1 felt a lot like Game 1 of the Dallas series. There are a lot of things we can look at. Defensively, the only positive thing we really accomplished was limiting their 3-point shooting. Of course, they hit a couple of clutch 3s late that helped put the game out of reach. We weren’t able to stop Nash from scoring (33 points) or playmaking (10 assists). Usually…

After meeting the Mavericks in the playoffs for the 5th time this decade (and dispatching them for the 3rd), up next is another team also marking their 5th series against us this decade: The Phoenix Suns. As great as the rivalry is between the Spurs and Mavs, the one with the Suns might even be better. The history is certainly as contentious. And the fact that the Suns have yet…

Do you agree with sportswriters Brian Mahoney, Adrian Wojnarowski and Johnny Ludden, or do you think Marc J. Spears has it right? Who will win the Spurs-Suns series? Spurs in 4 Spurs in 5 Spurs in 6 Spurs in 7 Suns in 7 Suns in 6 Suns in 5 Suns in 4 See Results