i think the days of the spurs being a boring team have kinda faded over the last 2 or 3 seasons, granted most of you will write me off as a homer, but..
yeah, they do grind it out on the defensive end, but the offensive game has been ramped up in a big way over the last few years. they run more fast breaks, they're taking full advantage of slashing with two of the most high octane and exciting players in the league, parker and gino. and they knock down the 3 ball as good as any other team in the league. say what you want about bruce bowen, the guy makes the best players in the league work that much harder, thus making them look that much better when they prevail.
ratings are indicative of the lay american (sports fan). not people who really enjoy and understand solid basketball.