The Spurs had one of their best regular seasons in franchise history, but can it translate to postseason success? Gregg Popovich is putting his team in the best position to make a return trip to the NBA Finals by giving rest to the stars. Even with all the time that the starters have missed, the Spurs still pulled off a 19-game winning streak. They finished March with an undefeated record and are showing the rest of the league that this team is ready to make another stamp on the NBA playoffs.
Although the average first-round ticket price is $148.81, the Spurs’ product is worth the price, which is 95.57 percent more than the regular-season price of $76.09. There are 14,677 Spurs playoff tickets available on the secondary market for the first round at the AT&T Center.
San Antonio’s 3-point percentage is the best in the NBA by a very large margin. In addition, the team is having one of its strongest shooting seasons in team history. Popovich and his assistants make up the quintessential coaching staff when it comes to maximizing points. The team’s ball movement seemingly allows for more open shots than for any other team. Therefore, Marco Belinelli, Patty Mills and Danny Green are able to be among the best in the league in shooting from distance.
Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter are the men in the middle that make this team’s rebounding a recipe for success. Rebounding will be an x-factor for the Spurs this postseason. When the Spurs have outrebounded their opponent during the regular season, they have almost a perfect record. Rebounding from the small forwards and guards is also important, so if Kawhi Leonard can continue to fill the box score, the Spurs can advance very far in the playoffs.
In search of their fifth Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy, the Spurs are rested and ready for the playoffs. They will have to deal with the very difficult Western Conference in order to play in the 2014 NBA Finals, but as they showed in 2013, they can take down the young stars in the league.