Tuesday NBA Roundup: Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About the San Antonio Spurs?

December 21st, 2016 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »

Every year, like clockwork, a large sector of NBA fans and pundits doubt (or forget completely about) the San Antonio Spurs.

And every year, without fail, San Antonio proves them wrong. 

Let's all agree to skip that dance this year and just accept the Spurs as overlords, shall we?

If it helps, you needn't act like this epiphany comes out of nowhere. Use San Antonio's 102-100 victory over the Houston Rockets as your trigger.

This was, after all, a win worthy of pivoting perception. The Spurs trailed by as many as 13 points inside five minutes to play but rattled off a 19-4 run to close the game...on the road...against the third-best team in the Western Conference...that was riding a 10-game winning streak.

That's a significant feat, as ESPN Stats & Info illustrated:

San Antonio pulled off this comeback without a trademark effort from Kawhi Leonard. He finished with 21 points, reached the charity stripe at will (13 free throws) and was a general nuisance on the defensive end (five steals!). But he shot just 5-of-14 from the field, committed seven turnovers and wa ...

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