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Season 49, Game 81 San Antonio 102, Oklahoma City 98 OT Season 49, Game 82 San Antonio 96, Dallas 91 67-15, 2nd in the West Back in the day, coaches didn’t rest players. At least not much. And records, both for teams and individual players, mattered a whole lot. Just ask David Robinson. On April 24, 1994, entering the final game of the regular season, The Admiral trailed Shaquille O’Neal…

The Spurs haven’t played a meaningful game since, oh, mid-March? Once they locked up the two seed, everyone got the feeling that nothing really mattered until the regular season ended. The players might not have felt that way, but sometimes they sure looked like they felt that way. They’ve certainly looked like nothing mattered for a majority of the last two weeks of the regular season. Sometimes it’s been disconcerting….

Season 49, Game 80 San Antonio 86, Golden State 92 65-15, 2nd in the West The Golden State Warriors are the best team in the NBA, and it’s not nearly as close as we all hope it is. They’re just a flat out much better team than the Spurs, which is scary, considering how good the Spurs are. But you have to play a nearly flawless game to beat them,…

Season 49, Game 78 San Antonio 101, Golden State 112 Season 49, Game 79 San Antonio 98, Denver 102 65-14, 2nd in the West Here at Spurs Dynasty, we’re following our rooting interest’s lead and embracing an unorthodox resting regimen as we head towards the playoffs. We want our thinkers, writers, and editors to be in top form heading into the playoffs. There are no records we’re trying to break;…

Season 49, Game 77 San Antonio 88, Utah 86 65-12, 2nd in the West I don’t want any part of this Utah team in the first round of the playoffs. (The irony is, by beating them, the Spurs probably make it more likely they’ll meet the Jazz in the first round.) In reality, this Utah squad is more like a 4 or 5 seed. They’ve been beset by injuries this…

Season 49, Game 76 San Antonio 102, Toronto 95 64-12, 2nd in the West Are the San Antonio Spurs becoming a super-charged version of the Oklahoma City Thunder? I mean no disrespect with this question. The Thunder are a really good team. Great, even. In any other season, the NBA world would be talking more about them. (I’m scared to death of that second round match-up.) The Thunder’s great flaw,…

It was an early, cool morning in March and I was driving to downtown San Antonio for an audience with one of San Antonio’s most recognizable basketball players. I was told to show up at 7:30am to attend a media session in which Johnsonville Sausage hosted a Q&A with their spokesman, followed by a breakfast buffet which featured, of course, plenty of sausage. As I arrived at the hotel, I…

Season 49, Game 75 San Antonio 100, New Orleans 92 63-12, 2nd in the West The problem with playing an injury-riddled team like the New Orleans Pelicans this late in the season is that while their talent isn’t on par with the Spurs, their effort and energy are. In fact, given that most of these players are fighting for their NBA careers tooth-and-nail while the Spurs are in full-on rest…

Season 49, Game 74 San Antonio 101, Memphis 87 62-12, 2nd in the West So the Spurs at home with the original Big 3 had a tougher time with the scrappy-but-shorthanded Grizzlies than they did on the road without their Big 3? Ok, then. Based on last Friday’s game, I thought this game would be a lot tougher, given how hard this Memphis team has been playing and that we’d…

Season 49, Game 73 San Antonio 92, Oklahoma City 111 61-12, 2nd in the West For a quarter and a half, we all dreamed about an upset, of embarrassing the full-strength Thunder squad featuring two All-NBA players on their home court with a Spurs line-up missing its five top players. Oh, what a joy it would have been. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are who they are for a reason,…