Tuesday, May 28, 2013

THEY'RE BAAAAAACK!!!! The Western Conference Champion Spurs

Spurs Sweep the Grizzlies En Route to the Finals
Haz Bey
After a 6 year hiatus, the San Antonio Spurs are back in the NBA Finals for the 5th time in franchise history.  The Spurs are 4-0 in the NBA Finals, but a potential match up with the defending champion Miami Heat may threaten their perfect mark.

Tony Parker led the way in the Western Conference Finals Game 4 series clincher with 37 points and 4 assist as the Spurs won 93-86.  The Memphis Grizzlies had no answer for Parker as he dominated the series from the opening tip of Game 1.  This is nothing new for Tony for he was the 2007 Finals MVP.

The Grizzlies showed the type of heart and resiliency of a champion, but the Spurs proved to be too much to handle this time around.  The lack of offense with the absences of Rudy Gay and OJ Mayo has proven to be the Grizzlies downfall as they could not keep up with the free-flowing offense of the San Antonio Spurs.  Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol shot under 40% from the field each as Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter controlled the paint all series long.

Respect the San Antonio Spurs.  They have an all-time head coach in Gregg Popovich, a Hall of Fame "Big 3" in Tim Duncan, Tony Parker & Manu Ginobili and they been the most consistent franchise in Sports since 1989, way back when "The Admiral" David Robinson first stepped on the scene.  The Heat better take notice, because the Spurs will give the defending champs all that they can handle.

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