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What a dispiriting loss. After roaring out to an early 13 point lead, we slowly let it slip away over the 2nd and 3rd quarters, before finally folding and getting run off the court in the 4th. We didn’t play particularly poorly, either, which is the scariest part of the loss. What adjustments can we make? Let’s dive in to the keys I looked at in my last post and…

Of course every Spurs fan remembers the 2006 Playoffs and our series against the Mavs. To me that is still the most heartbreaking loss as a Spurs fan. I watched 0.4; but that didn’t end the series, as dream-shattering as it was. But that Game 7 in 2006 crushed me. To take our first lead on that Ginobili three, followed by the foul, and then Duncan missing the shot for…

UPDATE: ESPN.com readers were asked this same question, and with 34,031 responses so far, they favor the Spurs, 51-49. However, six out of 10 ESPN experts pick the Mavs to win, and nine out of 10 experts think the series will go to at least six games. We’ll see who is smarter, the fans or the “experts.” Wow! If last night’s game is any indication of what the playoffs will…

Oh my, what a game. I hate playing the Hornets. I hate the way the games ‘feel’. I hate how good David West and Chris Paul are. I hate how floppy Paul is, yet mainly gets a pass from the media because he’s one of the new ‘superstars’. I hate how we almost always lose to two players and not much else. I hate watching us brick three after three….

During the Sacramento game on Easter, there was a play where Drew Gooden got the foul and the shot. During the replay you could see the Spurs’ bench, who were mostly sitting and clapping as most professional athletes do during a regular season game. However, the injured Manu Ginobili, from behind the bench, jumped up in the air and screamed. That encapsulates one of the things we’ll be missing in…

Both should be resolved by the end of the night. With the Lakers beating Utah last night, the 1-8 matchup was determined. Utah will stay at the 8 and open the playoffs against the Lakers. Good luck with that. I was going to write something explaining how the other 6 seeds might shake out, but, as usual, Hollinger beat me to it. You should read the article; it’s quite good…

The Lakers face an interesting choice tonight. They play the Jazz in what is both teams last game of the year. If the Lakers win, they seal Utah’s fate…as the 8 seed. Which means that Utah would then open the playoffs against the Lakers. However, if the Jazz win tonight, they open up the possibility that they could secure either the 6 or 7 seed, pushing either the Hornets or…

Not a lot to say about this game. They played us tight for a quarter and a half, but we had a big run to finish the first half, and quickly pushed a 19 point lead to well over 30 in the 3rd quarter. I didn’t realize just how depleted the Warriors were until the game started. Playing against only 7 players, most of whom are neophytes in the league,…

Those are the two best gifts I got this Easter. What a frustrating game. And I didn’t even watch the first half, as I was driving down I-5 coming back from Easter with my girlfriend’s family in Seattle. I can only imagine I’d be even more enraged (and more relieved) if I’d seen us fall behind by 16 to the Sacramento Kings without their best player. Because I missed the…

Some quick thoughts about last night’s game: Things I Didn’t Like: –Rebounding. Again, I thought we gave up too many offensive rebounds. The Jazz are a good offensive rebounding team, and to our credit, we did lock them out of too many put backs in crunch time. But this is something to keep an eye on. –Fouling. Too much of it. Especially in the third quarter, as a steady march…