Originally posted by dobophile:Originally posted by Joecool:
I was hoping the Spurs would lose. The 6th seed is the goal and the easiest road to he conference finals.
Not me. I hate it when the Spurs lose.
This was a win-win. The Spurs get closer to HCA in the first round. The Kings get closer to drafting Blake Griffin.
Tony Parker is a fantastic basketball player. If Tim Duncan's knees continue to improve---he says the pain is "almost gone"---he and Parker can be a solid 1-2 punch in the playoffs. Roger Mason is a viable third scoring option. The bench is playing well. Pop has apparently been saving Bowen for the playoffs. (I hope that's what he's been doing.)
I don't think the Spurs will go far, but as a fan I want to see Tim Duncan's playoff beastliness. I want to see Tony Parker step up. I want to see George Hill get some experience. I want to see if Gooden can rebound and bring energy to the second unit. Set the table for 2009-2010.
Or, heck, win it all this year.
Yeah, Parker turned the corner in the 2007 Finals year when he won Finals MVP. The only problem is that he's a shoot first take time off the clock scorer and that's not always what you want from your PG. I mean to say that the team ends up standing around and picking up bad habits during games.
Duncan REALLY needs to come out charging for us to get deep into the playoffs.