It’s all going well for the team from the Alamo City, and if Nuggets coach George Karl had to choose a favorite at the halfway point to win the title, the Spurs are his horse.
“I think right now, if I had to pick a team that I think could win it, I’d probably pick San Antonio,” Karl said.
“They win close games,” Karl added. “They win at home, they’re a good defensive team and they are a powerful offensive team. They have more depth than I’ve ever seen them have. They have more versatility than they’ve had in a long time.
“And this is the first time I’ve seen (coach Gregg Popovich) turn on the mental edge early in the season. He (usually) waits. He kind of waits for that rodeo trip, or after the All-Star (break) – let’s win 10 in a row or 13 out of 15 or something like that. He’s put the gas pedal down pretty hard all season long.” (source: denverpost.com)