Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Early in the season, I was very skeptical when the Spurs were winning by double digits. They have shown for about a couple of months now that they can win the close games also.
They proved they can be a contender a few months ago but this team is a playoff series test away from being considered in possible champion talks.
Right now, I don't think anyone considers them to be able to win the title.
I can't think of a team with their kind of record that's been as wholly discounted as this Spurs team has been. Blows my mind. They deserve a lot more respect than they're getting, IMO.
I think it's because the Back Court is their strength, but Duncan is surprisingly still doing it on the defensive end. Blaire has extremely quick hands and a very quick shot from almost flat-footed. McDyss is still consistent on his jumper and aggressive in the paint.
I am still skeptical about a team that relies on it's backcourt to produce. The good thing is that they are deep in that area and their top 2 backups could start for teams.