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3 Ways the San Antonio Spurs can pull off an improbable play-in win

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3. The May 10th Spurs can show up and wreck shop

This is easily the least likely of possibilities come Wednesday, but hey, anything is possible this season. On May 10th, the Spurs hosted the Milwaukee Bucks for what could only be described as an old-fashioned beatdown at the AT&T Center.

Nothing about the game made much sense, from the Spurs scoring 87 points in the first half to Patty Mills burying 6-of-9 threes after shooting 23 percent from beyond the arc in his previous 12 games. Still, the game showcased just what's possible when you have professional basketball players feeling themselves on a given night.

Not only did they uncharacteristically have it going from 3-point line, but the Spurs couldn't miss from just about anywhere that day, finishing the night shooting 60 percent. More impressive than anything else, San Antonio had six players finish with 19 or more points, which was only the second time that's happened in NBA history.

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While they might not ever shoot that well from beyond the arc for the next year or two, the takeaway from this is that this team has many guys capable of making an impact. While they don't need to shoot 60 percent, if there are multiple guys stepping up in Memphis, the Spurs might just live to fight yet another day.

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