It’s quite telling that when San Antonio surrendered a 24-point advantage to one of the league’s top five offenses on Saturday, Tim Duncan and the Spurs only responded with a shrug, a regrouping and a continuation of their offensive methods.
Even in the face of an apparent implosion, San Antonio remained committed to the same principles that had brought them their greatest successes of the season—their thus far immaculate postseason record, their improbable snaring of the league’s best record, and an incredible 16 consecutive victories—and rode out highs and lows alike in the safe confines of their remarkable process.
Unsurprisingly, things went rather well from that point on for the Spurs.
Apparently even a startling case of the yips wasn’t enough to derail the league’s premier offensive outfit; Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Boris Diaw were biffing looks at the rim with regularity as the Clippers built up a massive 33-11 first-quarter lead, but it didn’t take long for the Spurs to begin finishing their otherwise productive possessions.
The margin of the game suggested something dire, but ...
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