End Of An Era: San Antonio Spurs’ Dynasty Comes To An Unceremonious Close

May 10th, 2010 by Patrick DeCola Leave a reply »
You’ve heard the saying before: All good things must come to an end.

The writing was on the proverbial wall after a lopsided Game Three loss at home, but the Spurs weren’t ready to admit it.

But alas, San Antonio now finds itself out of the playoffs after surrendering to a familiar foe in the Phoenix Suns, bowing out in sweeping fashion.

"We thought from our past experience that we could do some things to control the series, but they just outplayed us," said 12-year team veteran Tim Duncan. "All in all, they just outplayed us."

It’s a tough pill to swallow for a team that is just so predisposed to winning, especially against the Suns, whom the Spurs have sent packing from the playoffs an astounding four times since 2003.

While Suns guard Steve Nash’s bruised and bloodied eye may have caused many to wince with displeasure, it was the look of anguish on the Spurs’ faces that will stick around for years to come.

It was a look that elicited a message of not only a series defeat, but the acknowledgement that the end of an era was inching closer as time ticked off the clock in the fourth ...

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