Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs Quietly Lead the NBA

December 5th, 2010 by Brandon Galvin Leave a reply »
The Tim Duncan-led and Gregg Popovich-guided San Antonio Spurs are quietly sitting atop the NBA with an outstanding 16-3 record.

Their star studded Southwest division rival Dallas Mavericks are half a game back in the standings following their 105-103 road win over Tyreke Evans’ Sacramento Kings.

It is no surprise that the superstar filled, similarly defensive-minded Boston Celtics reign over the Eastern Conference.

It is the San Antonio Spurs slipping through the cracks once again. Just as they like it, nobody is talking about them. Still, they’re the team looking down on the rest of the Association from their humble perch.

Their recent win over the improving Minnesota Timberwolves was just another prime example of how gritty, resilient and well-coached this mixture of veterans and rising stars are.

Popovich, arguably the league’s best coach, always seems to have something up his sleeve. With his Spurs down late in the third quarter to a then-four-win Timberwolves team, Popovich was ejected for aggressively arguing with the referees because he believed Kevin Love traveled on the possession. Maybe he did ...

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