The beautiful thing about the SA game was that if we would have won, we would have gone into the playoffs against them with 2 recent wins.
Since we lost, we discovered that we really didn't want to deal with the Spurs in the first round anyway. Now we get to play the more beatable (for us, even without HC imo) Houston Rockets.
Win, Loss, both would work to our advantage.
So the outcome was good, even if it is crappy that we aren't quite as good as we thought we were.
Duncan and Thomas defender Boozer so well, plus they offensive rebounded.