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Old 02-09-2013, 06:50 PM   #1
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Default Should anyone take the Spurs seriously after last year's collapse?

Remember last year they had the worst collapse in the Tim Duncan and Pop era? Being up 2-0 in the WCF and then all of a sudden losing 4 straight games to OKC. So why should anyone be impressed with their regular season this year when they blow a opportunity to get ring #5?


Is there anyone on this board that;s now a Spurs Fan who really think they can beat OKC in the playoffs when they don't have the HFA?
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: Should anyone take the Spurs seriously after last year's collapse?

Maybe they should coast in the regular season. Seriously what's the point of working so hard only to fail
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:54 PM   #3
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Default Re: Should anyone take the Spurs seriously after last year's collapse?

Yes, people should clearly stop liking a team that they like and that plays well because you don't like them.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:56 PM   #4
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Default Re: Should anyone take the Spurs seriously after last year's collapse?

By that logic, should anyone take the Thunder seriously if they're just going to collapse in the Finals? Or should anyone even remotely take the Clippers seriously? Should anyone have take the Heat seriously last year because the year before they choked against Dallas? I mean, really...you could do this for any team.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:59 PM   #5
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Default Re: Should anyone take the Spurs seriously after last year's collapse?

Should anyone take any team seriously other than the Heat?
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:00 PM   #6
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Default Re: Should anyone take the Spurs seriously after last year's collapse?

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By that logic, should anyone take the Thunder seriously if they're just going to collapse in the Finals? Or should anyone even remotely take the Clippers seriously? Should anyone have take the Heat seriously last year because the year before they choked against Dallas? I mean, really...you could do this for any team.

Did the Thunder have a 2-0 lead???????????????????????????
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:01 PM   #7
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Did the Thunder have a 2-0 lead???????????????????????????

The number of question marks makes this question that much more powerful and harder to counter.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:06 PM   #8
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Default Re: Should anyone take the Spurs seriously after last year's collapse?

If HFA means Home Court Advantage...then the Spurs are right there in the hunt for HCA advantage.

The thing with the Spurs is that they don't have the overall star power of an OKC or MIA type team.

Tony Parker is as good a pg in the league right now and has been for the past few years. Duncan has had a resurgent season, better than last year...if he can keep it up that's one thing, but who knows.

And they got up 2-0 and through to the WCF by killing teams with their pick and roll attack...once OKC figured it out and slowed down Parker. They didn't have an answer for the Thunder once they started playing defense. Not only that, but last year at least the Spurs defense wasn't what it is known to be.

But let's not pretend as if they can't beat anyone, especially playing better defense.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:12 PM   #9
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If HFA means Home Court Advantage...then the Spurs are right there in the hunt for HCA advantage.

The thing with the Spurs is that they don't have the overall star power of an OKC or MIA type team.

Tony Parker is as good a pg in the league right now and has been for the past few years. Duncan has had a resurgent season, better than last year...if he can keep it up that's one thing, but who knows.

And they got up 2-0 and through to the WCF by killing teams with their pick and roll attack...once OKC figured it out and slowed down Parker. They didn't have an answer for the Thunder once they started playing defense. Not only that, but last year at least the Spurs defense wasn't what it is known to be.

But let's not pretend as if they can't beat anyone, especially playing better defense.


I really think that collapse made Pop look bad.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:16 PM   #10
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Default Re: Should anyone take the Spurs seriously after last year's collapse?

Spurs are built for the regular season, they have a deep team where different players step up everyday and they play fast. things slow down in the playoffs and less players get on the court every game. I expect them to lose again
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:16 PM   #11
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Default Re: Should anyone take the Spurs seriously after last year's collapse?

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If HFA means Home Court Advantage...then the Spurs are right there in the hunt for HCA advantage.

The thing with the Spurs is that they don't have the overall star power of an OKC or MIA type team.

Tony Parker is as good a pg in the league right now and has been for the past few years. Duncan has had a resurgent season, better than last year...if he can keep it up that's one thing, but who knows.

And they got up 2-0 and through to the WCF by killing teams with their pick and roll attack...once OKC figured it out and slowed down Parker. They didn't have an answer for the Thunder once they started playing defense. Not only that, but last year at least the Spurs defense wasn't what it is known to be.

But let's not pretend as if they can't beat anyone, especially playing better defense.
Uhm? Aren't you forgetting a guy called ginobili, I hear he's still pretty good.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:19 PM   #12
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By that logic, should anyone take the Thunder seriously if they're just going to collapse in the Finals? Or should anyone even remotely take the Clippers seriously? Should anyone have take the Heat seriously last year because the year before they choked against Dallas? I mean, really...you could do this for any team.
What logic?
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:24 PM   #13
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Maybe they should coast in the regular season. Seriously what's the point of working so hard only to fail

The Spurs do coast through the regular season, they just make it look so easy.

I wouldn't necessarily call it a collapse, the Thunder regrouped and played better and Durant is a transcendant player.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:29 PM   #14
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Default Re: Should anyone take the Spurs seriously after last year's collapse?

Is the OP a sports fan who is 76 years old?
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:15 PM   #15
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OKC > LAC > Spurs
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