2014 NBA Playoffs: 3 Lessons Learned from The Alamo!

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NBA Playoffs, Breaking News to Air AlamoThe San Antonio Spurs are good.

When they are engaged and focused, they might even be illegal.

Finally and most importantly, if the bench plays like they did in Game 1, the Spurs might be the World Champions for the fifth time. The San Antonio Spurs showed the  Portland Trail Blazers that Friday night was very exciting to watch, but it doesn’t count in the second round.

The Spurs ran Portland out the building, winning 116-92 in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals. After being sorely tested by a undermanned Dallas Mavericks team that took them to seven games, the Spurs jumped out on Portland early. San Antonio was led by Tony Parker, who had 33 points and  nine assists.

Kawhi Leonard had 16 points, while playing excellent defense; Tim Duncan shook off two quick fouls in the first quarter to finish with 12 points and 11 rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge led the Trail Blazers with 32 points and 14 rebounds. Damian Lillard finished with 17 points. For a complete follow up of this game please check out Air Alamo Editor Bill Simpson’s recap. As always, it’s an informative and great read.

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Usually, when I watch NBA Playoffs, I try to learn about what is going on within the action and what adjustments should be made. Here’s what I learned:

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