Game 6 between the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder is tonight. This is the Spurs’ last stand.
They’ve had such a successful season, winning 67 games and looking like quite possibly the best Spurs team in franchise history.
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It isn’t supposed to end this way, is it? Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili’s final seasons can’t conclude in postseason underachievement, can they?
This Spurs group of players have faced adversity before, and judging from the 5 championships that have been won during the Duncan/Gregg Popovich era, nobody should doubt the Spurs’ ability to come through when the going gets tough.
This series has been a disappointment in many regards for the Spurs beyond the fact that they’re down 3-2 in the series. After an absolutely dominant performance in game 1, they’ve hardly looked like the formidable team they’re capable of being.
LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard have admirably carried the offensive scoring load in this series, but the style in which the Spurs have orchestrated their offense looks unusual compared to what onlookers are used to.
The Spurs are known for selfless ball movement and impeccable passing, yet they’ve relied heavily on one-on-one isolation plays to score their baskets this series. Their assist totals throughout the series have been underwhelming, especially when game 1 is taken out of the equation.
The last 4 games have seen the Spurs move away from the style that got them so much success up to this point.
In what’s sure to be a frenzied Chesapeake Energy Arena, the Spurs have one final chance to regain what made them so great in the first place.
If they can force a game 7 in San Antonio, suddenly their prospects for a Western Conference Finals appearance seem pretty solid.
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