It was bound to happen. The Spurs were not going to remain undefeated for long without Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker. A loss was coming, but no one thought it would be this lopsided. The Magic dominated Friday’s matchup completely, starting strong and never letting up en route to a 114-87 win. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what the Spurs could have done better, as almost nothing worked for them. Right from the start it was clear they were not sharp.
Mark Barrington: Over, but not by a lot. The Spurs improved in the off-season, but so did the other contenders in the west. I see them in the 4th position with 56-58 wins. Marilyn Dubinski: I'm taking the over. Excluding the lockouts and 1997, the Spurs have only finished with 54 wins or less three times under Pop, and those were all injury-riddled seasons. I just don't see that changing this year.
Gregg Popovich resisted all he could. Even last season, when most good teams spent large stretches of games with just one traditional big man on the floor, he held out. The Spurs wanted to play big, ignoring league trends. This upcoming season that should change. The roster features only three traditional big men and three perimeter-oriented forwards who stand 6’9” or taller. Pop seems ready to reinvent the Spurs once more, focusing on versatility and adaptability on both ends instead of size.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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