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Old 04-25-2011, 08:33 PM
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Can this be the beginning of the NEW END for the spurs? They lose again tonight to the Grizzlies and fall down 3-1 in the series and forced to win 3 in a row. Even if it is the END, this time had a great 12 year run with 4 titles and consecutive playoff appearances each year. This game tonight made me think of the teams below when you knew the run was over

1987 Celtics
1990 Lakers
1991 Pistons
1993 Blazers
2007 Pistons
2010 Spurs?


If it is over I still feel they had a great run and POP is still my man
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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It may be a temporary end for the Spurs, but I can't think of another small market team that had quite the run that they recently did. It's very rare and I would love it if my city's only team, the Magic, could pull off even 1/2 of what San Antonio did.
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:08 AM
 
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Two words: Tim Duncan
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:26 AM
 
Location: spring tx
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It may be a temporary end for the Spurs, but I can't think of another small market team that had quite the run that they recently did. It's very rare and I would love it if my city's only team, the Magic, could pull off even 1/2 of what San Antonio did.
think about this, since the spurs came to the nba, begining in 1977 they have missed the playoffs FOUR TIMES. thats 30 years of playoffs and 4 without. 2 of those years where due to injury resulting in #1 draft picks (robinson and duncan). not a lot of teams can boast those numbers and it isnt all duncan. the city of SA has had a long history of winning, even more then charlie sheen!
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:30 AM
 
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think about this, since the spurs came to the nba, begining in 1977 they have missed the playoffs FOUR TIMES. thats 30 years of playoffs and 4 without. 2 of those years where due to injury resulting in #1 draft picks (robinson and duncan). not a lot of teams can boast those numbers and it isnt all duncan. the city of SA has had a long history of winning, even more then charlie sheen!
Wow, that's really impressive.
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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think about this, since the spurs came to the nba, begining in 1977 they have missed the playoffs FOUR TIMES. thats 30 years of playoffs and 4 without. 2 of those years where due to injury resulting in #1 draft picks (robinson and duncan). not a lot of teams can boast those numbers and it isnt all duncan. the city of SA has had a long history of winning, even more then charlie sheen!

In 63 years (1947-2011) the Lakers have only missed the playoffs five times and have won 16 NBA championships.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:03 AM
 
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In 63 years (1947-2011) the Lakers have only missed the playoffs five times and have won 16 NBA championships.
5 of which where not in la, when the league had about 5 teams or so. Plus 6 where before the salary cap was implemented. What makes it more impressive for SA is the fact the spurs have never had all the money the lakers, celtics, Knicks, bulls have had. The spurs have done it with small payroll, and owners with pockets half or less as deep.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:45 AM
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It's hard for me to see the spurs making the playoffs next season if they lost tonight at home to the Grizzlies.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:13 AM
 
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Ok that's a bit extreme TVSG, no way they go from 61 wins to outright missing the playoffs if all the principles return from this year. I'm sure the Spurs will make a few tweaks here and there.... obviously they're transitioning from being able to count on Duncan for 20 and 10, but looking at the point Rigas made about the Spurs' success over the years, I'm sure they'll manage to field a competitive playoff team next year.....
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:26 AM
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Ok that's a bit extreme TVSG, no way they go from 61 wins to outright missing the playoffs if all the principles return from this year. I'm sure the Spurs will make a few tweaks here and there.... obviously they're transitioning from being able to count on Duncan for 20 and 10, but looking at the point Rigas made about the Spurs' success over the years, I'm sure they'll manage to field a competitive playoff team next year.....
I don't know how old Manu is but I know Tony Parker is going to be 30 soon along with the 35 year old Duncan. So it may take it's toll.

Like Barkley said-"Father Time is undefeated against NBA Players"
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