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Numero Uno: Spurs Clinch Top Spot in West
Posted By Chris Aquillino On Apr 7 2011 @ 12:54 pm In San Antonio Spurs | No Comments
Yes, things got a little iffy there for a while. No, I was never worried (just kidding). After dropping 4 starters (like flies, I tell you, flies!), the San Antonio Spurs have come back at full strength — winning their last three, and finally clinching the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. After the Lakers made a solid push for numero uno (winning 17 of their first 18 games after the All-Star Break), they’re recent faltering opened the door for the clinch. And boy oh boy (boy oh boy!!!) did the Spurs clinch — vice-gripping the Sacramento Kings into a 32-point loss in San Antonio last night. Pop Robot say “we destroy.” That’s just how things went.
On another night where every active guy (all dozen of them) saw the floor, the Pop Robot was able to dismantle a hot Kings team (winning six of their last eight games) with the help of a team-wide contribution. And by team-wide I mean George Hill in the third quarter. Hill provided a spark (like Sprite and the WNBA) that led to the Spurs most-dominant quarter of the year. Spurs 41, Kings, 21. Pop Robot says “we crush them.” Hill’s twelve points in the third and just overall offensive energy (love that he’s been cultivating it over the last few weeks while Parker and Manu got some
injury t.o.’s) was the catalyst. Like double-stuff Oreos and Natty Light were the catalyst to my weight issues in college. I don’t want to talk about it.
While the player of the game was probably Hill, the play of the game has to go to our favorite Argentinean baller whose bald spot is nearly as identifiable as his face, Manu Ginobili. “Grown Ass” Manu runs the pick n roll so smoothly already, and his behind the back split of the trap (who traps 8 feet away from the basket by the way?) to a wide open and ready to feat DaJuan Blair. His knees = status, fair. There is not a guy in basketball that can play shooter, floor general, scorer, etc like he can on any given night. That’s versatility holmes.
And on the night the Spurs got their 60th win of the 2011 NBA season, it wasn’t even necessary. It’s almost playoff time boys. Let’s get real wif it.
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