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The last 2 games against Houston demonstrate a nice progression this team has made over the last few months. The last time we played Houston, they just owned us as 3 different players scored 30 or more on us. Our defense was putrid, our energy was gone, and we looked bad. Tonight we looked a lot better. For a game against Houston–a team that we play notoriously slow, low-scoring games…

That was my LEAST favorite game of the year. Seriously, wtf? I guess we know how important Ginobili is now. With him, we can beat the best team(s) in the league; without him, we can’t beat the worst. Any other analysis would be pointless. And by “pointless”, I mean “insanely aggravating”. Looking Forward: Probably more humiliation against Houston.

That was my favorite win of the season. I hesitate to say the best win of the season, though I think the case could (quite convincingly) be made. But it was my favorite. Everything just seemed to be working right, and it finally felt like the team had an identity and was playing together. Just great stuff to watch. It seems redundant to keep talking about how great Ginobili has…

A few weeks ago we let a very winnable game in Cleveland slip away in the last few minutes. It was a stinging loss. Heading into the 4th quarter last night, we were in a very similar situation: the game was virtually even, and the team that wanted it more and executed better was going to get the win. Last night that team was the Spurs. The 4th quarter was…

And that’s why we’re fighting to stay out of the bottom of the playoff seeding. The Lakers came into our arena last night and showed us what championship basketball is about. It’s about defense. It’s about execution. And it’s about trust. The most depressing thing about this game is that those are the things we used to show to other teams. The first half of the game was a paper…

What? You didn’t expect me to go all Garth Brooks on you guys? Perhaps AC/DC would have been the more appropriate reference, but it also seemed too obvious. But then again, maybe Garth is also too obvious. Of course, once he went off the deep end and became Chris Gaines, nothing seems “too obvious” with Mr. Brooks. But now I’m just stalling. Why? Because I haven’t watched the game yet….

That was a wasted opportunity. It was doubly wasted because Oklahoma City lost tonight, and if we had won, we would have drawn into a tie with the Thunder. If Portland wins tonight (against Phoenix), it will be triply wasted, because then Portland would effectively leapfrog us (as they own the tiebreaker over us), putting us in the dreaded 8th spot. Despite the wasted opportunities, it was a great game….

Wow. That was fun. Looking Forward: Murderer’s row is upon us. At Atlanta, at Oklahoma City (back to back), home against the Lakers, home against the Cavs, at Boston. It would be fantastic if we could win at least 2, hopefully 3 or 4 of these games. The first 2 might be the most winnable. Last time we played Atlanta, we took care of them pretty handily. At the time,…

We had to see this game coming. We knew we were going to lay an egg soon. The Magic have played us tough over the last few years, and we just didn’t have it tonight. We couldn’t make a shot to save our lives, we were late on defensive rotations, and all the loose balls just went against us. We hung in the game for the first quarter, and, thanks…

I didn’t get to see the Spurs game tonight, and I probably won’t be able to. Since it was on NBA TV, I have no way of watching it after the fact, as League Pass Broadband blocks the nationally televised game. So I have nothing insightful to say about the game. (This is where you would insert the joke that I never do.) We won. We had a big lead,…