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It’s not magic (or magnets), David Blaine. The Spurs are headed to the NBA Finals. I ran across this ad on a non-sports related website yesterday afternoon. If I were a conspiracy theorist, I might say that the NBA has been planning on a Spurs-Pistons Finals ever since the Mavericks and Heat were eliminated. But if the fix is in, I don’t get it. Isn’t this the matchup that no…

In case you missed it, Michael recaps game 4 on PtR, “Manu Ginobili Was the Second Gunman on the Grassy Knoll.” Nice recap and a clever title, Michael. But I think the second gunman was this guy.

Game 3 San Antonio @ Utah: Jazz 109, Spurs 83 (2-1) I stare blankly at the imposing box score. 109 points against. 66 in the second half. 25-39 (64%) FGs allowed the last two quarters. 17/19 Assists to turnovers for us, 26/12 for them. Our bench outscored 38-29. Five minutes of run for one Beno Udrih. None of these things make for a pretty picture. So of course I can’t…

The NBA is soooooooooooooooooooo shady… Paul Allen is planning to offload the Portland team after realizing you can’t just buy all the free agents to win a title. Seattle has such citywide apathy for the Sonics’ crowing to get a brand new facility that there is literally a citywide vote to NOT subsidize the team, regardless of threats to move the franchise away. Now, with the Pac NW poised to…

This is sad and bizarre on so many levels, nevermind the article it refers to. Bill Simmons’ wet dream. {Thanks to Aaron S at For the Love of Sports for this.}

http://poundingtherock.com/story/2007/5/25/134755/976 Deadspin mocked us for not posting anything about the game. I’ve never had my shoddy work ethic questioned before, this is an outrage!

Game 1 Utah @ San Antonio: Spurs 108, Jazz 100 (1-0)Let’s see… I don’t have to write anymore term papers, sit through lectures, or con my way to a passing grade in español anymore. I got the interminable graduation ceremony out of the way (the highlight, by far, was a speech given by this Asian gentleman; the head of our department or something, dressed like the Pope, whose accent reminded…

http://poundingtherock.com/story/2007/5/19/18581/0463 (I’m happy, but exhausted.)

Game 5 San Antonio @ Phoenix: Spurs 88, Suns 85 (2-3) With all due respect to my colleague Matthew, I couldn’t disagree more about how it feels winning this game. At first, when the suspensions were announced, I admit I felt guilty about it. Hell, I even suggested that we should sit Timmy for the game just to protest against the national attack of our team’s integrity and principles. Looking…

Game recaps are not my forte, and Michael is certainly working on a brilliant recap of game 5 even as I write this. Even so, I’m compelled to write that last night I witnessed the worst 36 minutes of basketball I’ve seen all season. It started in Cleveland and continued in Phoenix. I have yet to watch a complete Eastern Conference playoff game. I’ve watched highlights and a quarter here…