For the second game in a row – and for the last time this season – the depleted Spurs went down swinging against the Warriors. But neither the 129-115 final score, nor the overwhelming talent of their opponents, could distract fans in the arena from the greater finality of the moment: that this could’ve been Manu Ginobili’s last game in the NBA.As the buzzer sounded, chants of “Manu” and “one more year” continued to reverberate around the AT&T Center.
Spurs fans have been conditioned over the years to expect more, even when the cards are stacked hopelessly against them. It’s what leads to people crying out to trade LaMarcus Aldridge at all costs and criticizing the team’s heart after one poor outing.Make no mistake about it – this series was lost when one large man’s foot slid questionably underneath another large man’s foot , and even then the Spurs were going to have to be perfect to pull off the upset.
Monday night’s 136-100 drubbing at the hands of the Warriors was one of the worst playoff losses in Gregg Popovich’s career, the type of dispirited performance that seemed as predictable as it did uncharacteristic, given the circumstances and the opponent.In his post-game press conference, the Spurs coach did his best to boil down what had happened:Kawhi Leonard’s absence was the reason, of course, but by no means an excuse.
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Selecting a term
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