San Antonio Spurs Send Portland Trail Blazers To R.I.P. City

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1. The San Antonio Spurs are so pleasant to watch on the offensive end.

Feb 19, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; San Antonio Spurs power forward Boris Diaw (33) looks to shoot around Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews (2) during the third quarter at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

As the Editor of the Chicago Bulls website, I can tell Spurs fans this: You guys really don’t realize how nice it is to watch a team that runs such an efficient offensive (and defensive) system every night.

The Chicago Bulls, in comparison, make San Antonio’s offense look like a Dick Vitale video.

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When Tony Parker went down with his hamstring injury, Patty Mills just slid into his spot, and the machine kept right on humming along. The way these guys move the ball totally outclassed Portland. The Spurs are probably the only team left in the playoffs that can run their offense smoothly without running the pick and roll every single time down.

San Antonio had an absurd 24 assists on 42 baskets,while shooting 47 percent from the field with 43 fast-break points; all of this while Tony Parker is in the locker room injured.

I’ll sum up the offense in Game 5 this way: the Spurs were aggressive, they moved the ball and, therefore, moved onto the next round.

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