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San Antonio Spurs: The Black and White, Playoff Edition

By Bill Simpson

Apr 23, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks player

Dirk Nowitzki

(right) talks to San Antonio Spurs forward

Tim Duncan

(21) in game two during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. The Mavericks won 1192. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

San Antonio Spurs: Happy Birthday, Tim Duncan!

Today, the San Antonio Spurs‘ franchise cornerstone turns 38 years old.

In other news, Mike Dyce of FanSided tells us that Phil Jackson certainly doesn’t think the Spurs are an NBA dynasty, per Newsday:

“Tim Duncan making the salary he’s making after being part of a dynasty—not a dynasty, I wouldn’t call San Antonio a dynasty—a force, a great force. They haven’t been able to win consecutive championships but they’ve always been there. San Antonio has had a wonderful run through Tim’s tenure there as a player. He’s agreed to take a salary cut so other players can play with him so they can be this good. And that’s the beginning of team play.”

As far as these 2014 NBA Playoffs are going, Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle isn’t content with a series split as the games now shift from San Antonio to Dallas. Who knows what Carlisle is thinking because the fact that a No. 8 seed has even won a game over a No. 1 seed is a surprise to most. Michael Rehome of Project Spurs relays Carlisle’s thoughts.

And, of course, The Smoking Cuban gives fans updated coverage of the Dallas Mavericks throughout these NBA Playoffs. Brian Gosset previews the Mavs first home game of the playoffs.

Finally, our own Rhys T-J at Air Alamo looks forward past the first round of the NBA Playoffs in the tough Western Conference. Though after watching Game 2, the San Antonio Spurs should focus on the round at hand before looking onward to either the Portland Trail Blazers or Houston Rockets.

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