The Best of the West: Reserving Judgement on the Sizzling San Antonio Spurs

November 23rd, 2010 by Josh Delp Leave a reply »
The San Antonio Spurs have the best record in the NBA at 12-1. They are off to the best start in franchise history and they show no signs of slowing down.

After losing their second game to the two-loss Hornets, the Spurs have ripped off 11 straight wins against hapless teams, as well as more elite ones.

Quality wins against the Suns, Thunder, Bulls, Jazz and Magic prove this team is no slacker. But before everyone starts dubbing them the favorite to topple the Laker dynasty, the verdict is still out.

There aren’t many Spurs apologists out there, so I don’t imagine many people outside of San Antonio would take this indictment the wrong way. I am one of those supporters. One certainly cannot accuse me of being a homer or showing bias. I am simply covering every conceivable base.

I picked a Spurs-Celtics NBA Finals matchup at the beginning of the year. It was a combination of fan bias and an educated opinion. 13 games into the regular season, things are starting to fall into place: The Celtics are off to their usual start, but the Spurs are sprinting out of the gate.

I predicted Richard Jefferson would have a much ...

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