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Mac Is Back
12-22-2006, 08:14 PM
Are getting it handed to them by the Rockettes.

53-36 halftime lead for Houston.


This mostly due to the fact that the Spurs aren't playing like the Spurs.

TexasRed6x
12-22-2006, 08:15 PM
Are getting it handed to them by the Rockettes.

53-36 halftime lead for Houston.


This mostly due to the fact that the Spurs aren't playing like the Spurs.

Holy Shoot!!! :eek:

Mac Is Back
12-22-2006, 08:18 PM
Holy Shoot!!! :eek:

My eyes started bleeding with 4:17 left in the 2nd quarter.

TexasRed6x
12-22-2006, 08:36 PM
My eyes started bleeding with 4:17 left in the 2nd quarter.

My eyes were bleeding as soon as you put that score update up.

My eyes are bleeding heavily now:

Rockets 61
Spurs 47

6:40 3rd Quarter

TexasRed6x
12-22-2006, 08:37 PM
Are getting it handed to them by the Rockettes.

53-36 halftime lead for Houston.


This mostly due to the fact that the Spurs aren't playing like the Spurs.

That is probably because they have to play the Hornets tommorow night.

jrock210
12-22-2006, 08:41 PM
spurs arent playing like they usually do

TexasRed6x
12-22-2006, 08:59 PM
spurs arent playing like they usually do

Well if they keep on playing like this, they won't catch the Mavs in the Southwest division and they won't beat them in the playoffs again.

Mac Is Back
12-22-2006, 09:08 PM
Houston keeps piling it on.

Rockets 79
Spurs 61

4th

TexasRed6x
12-22-2006, 09:10 PM
Houston keeps piling it on.

Rockets 79
Spurs 61

4th

Dude forget it. The Spurs aren't going to catch them. If they do want to win they better start their run and score alot of points to win. Lonny will be in the Spurs fans' faces after tonight is over. His Mavs are killing the Clippers 75-53.

Mac Is Back
12-22-2006, 09:13 PM
Dude forget it. The Spurs aren't going to catch them. If they do want to win they better start their run and score alot of points to win. Lonny will be in the Spurs fans' faces after tonight is over. His Mavs are killing the Clippers 75-53.


No surprise there.

Lonny needs a reason to mouth off to Spurs fans...his Mavs haven't given him much reason in the shadow of the Spurs lately. :D

TexasRed6x
12-22-2006, 09:14 PM
No surprise there.

Lonny needs a reason to mouth off to Spurs fans...his Mavs haven't given him much reason in the shadow of the Spurs lately. :D

Oh I am sure that we will have a long post of stats later tonigh. This is going to be a long night with Lonny's 2 cents.

jrock210
12-22-2006, 09:27 PM
i gave up when the spurs starters were scring but not stopping the rockets from scoring

TexasRed6x
12-22-2006, 09:32 PM
i gave up when the spurs starters were scring but not stopping the rockets from scoring

They just sucked tonight. They let the Rockets beat them for the first time since 1997 and the Rockets were 0-17 since then. I think that sent a message to the Spurs that they need to start playing better if they want to win the Southwest division.

lonny23
12-23-2006, 01:53 AM
spurs arent playing like they usually do
I didn't think they would keep winning like they did, but I didn't expect them to play this bad.

lonny23
12-23-2006, 01:57 AM
That is probably because they have to play the Hornets tommorow night.
You want to have a good effort and get a good lead the first night to rest players. Sometimes you rest players to save them for the next night. The Hornets won in OT tonight and the Spurs will buck the back-to-back trend and win tomorrow night. If the Spurs had beat Houston, they might've lost tomorrow night.

dragons08
12-23-2006, 01:58 AM
its one game..in basketball they play like 72?

its like baseball crying about losing one series...its 162 games long


football is different, one game is HUGE

lonny23
12-23-2006, 01:59 AM
Dude forget it. The Spurs aren't going to catch them. If they do want to win they better start their run and score alot of points to win. Lonny will be in the Spurs fans' faces after tonight is over. His Mavs are killing the Clippers 75-53.
There's nothing to be in anybody's face about. Both teams are 20-7 and probably mad that they're that bad. I'm upset that Dallas is only 20-3 in the last 23 games.

lonny23
12-23-2006, 01:59 AM
No surprise there.

Lonny needs a reason to mouth off to Spurs fans...his Mavs haven't given him much reason in the shadow of the Spurs lately. :D
There's no shadow now!:D

lonny23
12-23-2006, 02:05 AM
its one game..in basketball they play like 72?

its like baseball crying about losing one series...its 162 games long


football is different, one game is HUGE
It is one game out of 82, but those teams want every edge they can get to have a Game 7 at home. I've personally watched both teams win on the other guy's floor in the playoffs and regular season, so it's not like that's a lock. These teams are close most years and every loss does hurt in the effort to win the division:

2000-2001 Spurs 58-24 Mavs 53-29
2001-2002 Spurs 58-24 Mavs 57-25
2002-2003 Spurs 60-22 Mavs 60-22
2003-2004 Spurs 57-25 Mavs 52-30
2004-2005 Spurs 59-23 Mavs 58-24
2005-2006 Spurs 63-19 Mavs 60-22
2006-2007 Spurs 20-7 Mavs 20-7

dragons08
12-23-2006, 02:08 AM
It is one game out of 82, but those teams want every edge they can get to have a Game 7 at home. I've personally watched both teams win on the other guy's floor in the playoffs and regular season, so it's not like that's a lock. These teams are close most years and every loss does hurt in the effort to win the division:

2000-2001 Spurs 58-24 Mavs 53-29
2001-2002 Spurs 58-24 Mavs 57-25
2002-2003 Spurs 60-22 Mavs 60-22
2003-2004 Spurs 57-25 Mavs 52-30
2004-2005 Spurs 59-23 Mavs 58-24
2005-2006 Spurs 63-19 Mavs 60-22
2006-2007 Spurs 20-7 Mavs 20-7

hitting stride late in the season IMO helps a lot more.

most sports is like that. notice how the wildcard teams like always win now a days, they have all the momentum.

lonny23
12-23-2006, 02:16 AM
hitting stride late in the season IMO helps a lot more.

most sports is like that. notice how the wildcard teams like always win now a days, they have all the momentum.
Baseball- It's all about getting hot in the playoffs and Wild Cards can win, too. You don't have to play good down the stretch.

Hockey- If you make the playoffs, get penalty kills, timely power play goals, and great goaltending, you can win the Cup no matter what your record is.

Football- The teams with byes have a huge advantage. The better records usually win. What Pittsburgh did last year happens about once every 10 years.

Basketball- The teams with better records usually win series. There aren't many big upsets.

dragons08
12-23-2006, 02:17 AM
Baseball- It's all about getting hot in the playoffs and Wild Cards can win, too. You don't have to play good down the stretch.

Hockey- If you make the playoffs, get penalty kills, timely power play goals, and great goaltending, you can win the Cup no matter what your record is.

Football- The teams with byes have a huge advantage. The better records usually win. What Pittsburgh did last year happens about once every 10 years.

Basketball- The teams with better records usually win series. There aren't many big upsets.

um baseball...like there was a strech of like 5 WC winners in a row or something not to long ago..

lonny23
12-23-2006, 04:22 AM
um baseball...like there was a strech of like 5 WC winners in a row or something not to long ago..
Wild Card World Series winners:

97 Marlins
02 Angels
03 Marlins
04 Red Sox

The Astros made the World Series as a wild card in 05. I said you don't have to be hot down the stretch because the Cards were crap until the real games started. The Yankees were crap down the stretch one year (I think 99), but won it all.

TexasRed6x
12-23-2006, 09:28 AM
You want to have a good effort and get a good lead the first night to rest players. Sometimes you rest players to save them for the next night. The Hornets won in OT tonight and the Spurs will buck the back-to-back trend and win tomorrow night. If the Spurs had beat Houston, they might've lost tomorrow night.

True. They rarely win the second game of the back to back.

Mac Is Back
12-23-2006, 11:45 AM
True. They rarely win the second game of the back to back.

How about 2 years ago when Timmy and Manu were out and the Spurs won back-to-back double overtime games? That was awesome.

MaverickFan2009
12-23-2006, 01:16 PM
Are getting it handed to them by the Rockettes.

53-36 halftime lead for Houston.


This mostly due to the fact that the Spurs aren't playing like the Spurs.

i thought we were watching a girls basketball game when i first looked at the score :eek:

Mac Is Back
12-23-2006, 10:10 PM
i thought we were watching a girls basketball game when i first looked at the score :eek:

LOL.


Well, the loss was more than avenged with tonight's angry venting against the Hornets.

Spurs 112
Hornets 77

FINAL

jrock210
12-23-2006, 11:46 PM
LOL.


Well, the loss was more than avenged with tonight's angry venting against the Hornets.

Spurs 112
Hornets 77

FINAL

lol not really the spurs are used to beating down the hornets...

Mac Is Back
12-24-2006, 12:49 AM
lol not really the spurs are used to beating down the hornets...

But the Hornets have felt our rage more than usual this year.

Tonight we gave them a good whipping. One of those "we're taking our anger over last night's loss out on you" kind of whippings.

jrock210
12-24-2006, 09:57 AM
But the Hornets have felt our rage more than usual this year.

Tonight we gave them a good whipping. One of those "we're taking our anger over last night's loss out on you" kind of whippings.
lol its funny a few days ago the analysists of ESPN said that the Spurs were the team to beat so i was watching it yesterday morning and they said the Suns were now the hot team in the NBA...and then this morning after a win yesterday i checked and they said the Spurs were the team to beat...WTF MAN?????make up ur mind i mean cmon stop smoking the wacky tobaccy

Mac Is Back
12-24-2006, 12:49 PM
lol its funny a few days ago the analysists of ESPN said that the Spurs were the team to beat so i was watching it yesterday morning and they said the Suns were now the hot team in the NBA...and then this morning after a win yesterday i checked and they said the Spurs were the team to beat...WTF MAN?????make up ur mind i mean cmon stop smoking the wacky tobaccy

Those analysts never stick to one team. They'll change their mind to adapt to any hot team just to get public media approval. Otherwise people will get tired of just one team.

jrock210
12-24-2006, 07:45 PM
Those analysts never stick to one team. They'll change their mind to adapt to any hot team just to get public media approval. Otherwise people will get tired of just one team.

lol ya and then they congragulate each other for picking the team that has the easy win in a game

lonny23
12-26-2006, 01:04 AM
How about 2 years ago when Timmy and Manu were out and the Spurs won back-to-back double overtime games? That was awesome.
No it wasn't. I was at my mom's in Bryan and listening on the radio.

Mac Is Back
12-26-2006, 01:27 PM
No it wasn't. I was at my mom's in Bryan and listening on the radio.

BWAHAHAHAHA. Yes, I'm sure Mavs fans around the country were grumbling over breakfast the following day.

Just goes to show the iron will of the Spurs, as if the 06 West Semis wasn't any indication.

jrock210
12-26-2006, 04:32 PM
BWAHAHAHAHA. Yes, I'm sure Mavs fans around the country were grumbling over breakfast the following day.

Just goes to show the iron will of the Spurs, as if the 06 West Semis wasn't any indication.

the thing about the spurs is that there bench is so deep that if one key player gets hurt u would have a player come from the bench and dominate...the PSurs' bench makes up of a ton of starters if they were on any other team...for example:
1- Michael Finley former Dallas Mavs starter
2- Brent Barry just think if he was with anyone else
3- Robert Horry AKA Big Shot Rob...u dont just get that kind of name u earn it
4- Matt Bonner he may be young but the spurs have seen what he can do and thats nail 3 pointers

all of these guys can shoot 3's with ease and dunk the defense may be sketchy with a few of them but other than that they are starters on any other team

just my 2 cents

TexasRed6x
12-26-2006, 09:51 PM
Bucks 114
Spurs 107

Final

I can't believe this. The Bucks beat them. :eek: How can they lose to the Bucks!?! :eek: :eek: AT HOME!!

Mac Is Back
12-27-2006, 10:49 AM
WHAT THE EFF IS GOING ON WITH THE SPURS?!

I was at the game and I was deeply saddened that we managed to blow a 13-point lead and then failed to make layups in the final 3 minutes while watching Michael Redd pretty much stroll into the lane.

First loss I've ever attended at the AT&T since it opened.


Thank you, Spurs, for putting my 11th-row-from-the-Spurs-bench seats to waste.

lonny23
12-27-2006, 01:27 PM
the thing about the spurs is that there bench is so deep that if one key player gets hurt u would have a player come from the bench and dominate...the PSurs' bench makes up of a ton of starters if they were on any other team...for example:
1- Michael Finley former Dallas Mavs starter
2- Brent Barry just think if he was with anyone else
3- Robert Horry AKA Big Shot Rob...u dont just get that kind of name u earn it
4- Matt Bonner he may be young but the spurs have seen what he can do and thats nail 3 pointers

all of these guys can shoot 3's with ease and dunk the defense may be sketchy with a few of them but other than that they are starters on any other team

just my 2 centsThe guys on the Spurs bench would also be on the Mavs bench and a few other teams, too. The depth of the top teams is what makes them better than the others. Almost every team has a few decent players.

lonny23
12-27-2006, 01:33 PM
WHAT THE EFF IS GOING ON WITH THE SPURS?!

I was at the game and I was deeply saddened that we managed to blow a 13-point lead and then failed to make layups in the final 3 minutes while watching Michael Redd pretty much stroll into the lane.

First loss I've ever attended at the AT&T since it opened.


Thank you, Spurs, for putting my 11th-row-from-the-Spurs-bench seats to waste.
I think the Spurs are 5-4 in the games I've been to at SBC/AT&T Center

02-03 season Spurs beat Mavs
Nov 03 Mavs win
Apr 04 Spurs beat Mavs
Apr 04 Spurs beat Grizzlies
May 04 Lakers win
Jan 05 Spurs beat Mavs
May 05 Spurs beat Suns
May 06 Mavs win
Nov 06 Mavs win

Mac Is Back
12-27-2006, 02:18 PM
I think the Spurs are 5-4 in the games I've been to at SBC/AT&T Center

02-03 season Spurs beat Mavs
Nov 03 Mavs win
Apr 04 Spurs beat Mavs
Apr 04 Spurs beat Grizzlies
May 04 Lakers win
Jan 05 Spurs beat Mavs
May 05 Spurs beat Suns
May 06 Mavs win
Nov 06 Mavs win

I don't even remember all the games I've been to.

But I do know that until the Spurs let yet another win slip away I was probably a good luck charm for the home crowd. :D

TexasRed6x
12-28-2006, 08:40 PM
The Spurs are just owning the Jazz 74-52 right now in the 3rd quarter. This is a very different Spurs team since the last 2 losses. They are executing well right now.

TexasRed6x
12-28-2006, 08:56 PM
The Spurs are whooping the Jazz 87-60 at the end of the 3rd quarter.

MAVS 73
SUNS 64
4:32 3rd quarter

TexasRed6x
12-28-2006, 09:52 PM
Spurs win over the Jazz 106-83. Dang the Mavs beat the Suns 101-99. :mad:

GTown02
12-28-2006, 10:00 PM
The Mavs - Suns game was awesome. Phoenix looked to be pulling away in the 4th quarter, but the Mavs stormed back to tie. Then Dirk shoots the jumper with 1.3 seconds left to seal the deal.

TexasRed6x
12-28-2006, 10:03 PM
The Mavs - Suns game was awesome. Phoenix looked to be pulling away in the 4th quarter, but the Mavs stormed back to tie. Then Dirk shoots the jumper with 1.3 seconds left to seal the deal.

Phoenix should have won that game. They were up 89-84 at one point and I thought that was the nail in the coffin but I was way wrong. This Mavs team is damn good right now.

jrock210
12-29-2006, 01:14 AM
Phoenix should have won that game. They were up 89-84 at one point and I thought that was the nail in the coffin but I was way wrong. This Mavs team is damn good right now.

this is going to be another crazy western conferance

TexasRed6x
12-29-2006, 09:58 AM
this is going to be another crazy western conferance

Yup. The Spurs, Mavs and the Suns are going to be the 3 top teams in the west but I wouldn't count out the Jazz yet.

jrock210
12-29-2006, 12:12 PM
Yup. The Spurs, Mavs and the Suns are going to be the 3 top teams in the west but I wouldn't count out the Jazz yet.

lol ya the jazz beat us once this yr so t may be close if they continue to play at the skill they are...i think the spurs, suns, and mavs will finish at the top in the NBA not just the West

TexasRed6x
12-29-2006, 12:24 PM
lol ya the jazz beat us once this yr so t may be close if they continue to play at the skill they are...i think the spurs, suns, and mavs will finish at the top in the NBA not just the West

Yes they will be the top three. I don't see another team giving these top 3 teams a challenge for the top 3 spots.

jrock210
12-29-2006, 12:32 PM
Yes they will be the top three. I don't see another team giving these top 3 teams a challenge for the top 3 spots.

before last night i thought the jazz might but now i think about it and laugh

TexasRed6x
12-29-2006, 12:34 PM
before last night i thought the jazz might but now i think about it and laugh

You would laugh because we just killed them last night. This Jazz team is no pushover and might surprise people.

jrock210
12-29-2006, 12:52 PM
You would laugh because we just killed them last night. This Jazz team is no pushover and might surprise people.

ya i understand but they just showed me they cant handle the spurs when they catch on fire and shoot 50%

TexasRed6x
12-29-2006, 12:54 PM
ya i understand but they just showed me they cant handle the spurs when they catch on fire and shoot 50%

Yeah the Spurs were pissed that they lost to the Bucks on their home court and they wanted to make sure that they don't lose 2 in a row at home.

Mac Is Back
12-29-2006, 01:40 PM
I had some good seats at the game last night. They were plaza level, so a bit astray from my AMAZING 11th row from the court/right behind the Spurs bench seats, but good nonetheless. Center court is hard to beat. I was expecting a closer game, but then again not many teams make it close when the Spurs are in championship mode, aka that little 6th gear they shift into from time to time. The fans were thrilled with Horry's performance, and his only 3-pointer (which came after minutes of several offensive rebounds, great passes, blocks, steals and a dunk) brought the house down. Bonner played very well, too.

Mac Is Back
12-29-2006, 01:41 PM
I had some good seats at the game last night. They were plaza level, so a bit astray from my AMAZING 11th row from the court/right behind the Spurs bench seats, but good nonetheless. Center court is hard to beat. I was expecting a closer game, but then again not many teams make it close when the Spurs are in championship mode, aka that little 6th gear they shift into from time to time. The fans were thrilled with Horry's performance, and his only 3-pointer (which came after minutes of several offensive rebounds, great passes, blocks, steals and a dunk) brought the house down. Bonner played very well, too.

Mac Is Back
12-29-2006, 01:49 PM
Yeah the Spurs were pissed that they lost to the Bucks on their home court and they wanted to make sure that they don't lose 2 in a row at home.

They were avoiding 3 straight losses at home - they lost to the Rockettes and then the Bucks. The Jazz were in for a long night from the start, I could tell.

TexasRed6x
12-29-2006, 02:08 PM
They were avoiding 3 straight losses at home - they lost to the Rockettes and then the Bucks. The Jazz were in for a long night from the start, I could tell.

Your right. My bad. They would of had 3 straight losses if the Jazz beat them but they killed them last night.

jrock210
12-29-2006, 03:53 PM
Your right. My bad. They would of had 3 straight losses if the Jazz beat them but they killed them last night.

do u think the Spurs will beat the Hawks and destroy this road trip that they r bout to go on?

TexasRed6x
12-29-2006, 04:18 PM
do u think the Spurs will beat the Hawks and destroy this road trip that they r bout to go on?

Oh yeah. If they play the way they did last night, they will kill the Hawks. We might do well on this road trip. We have an 8-3 record on the road so this might work in our favor but if there are a few back to backs then we might be in trouble.

Mac Is Back
12-29-2006, 05:53 PM
Oh yeah. If they play the way they did last night, they will kill the Hawks. We might do well on this road trip. We have an 8-3 record on the road so this might work in our favor but if there are a few back to backs then we might be in trouble.

The Hawks will be destroyed and the Spurs always do well on extended road trips.

jrock210
12-29-2006, 10:49 PM
Oh yeah. If they play the way they did last night, they will kill the Hawks. We might do well on this road trip. We have an 8-3 record on the road so this might work in our favor but if there are a few back to backs then we might be in trouble.


The Hawks will be destroyed and the Spurs always do well on extended road trips.

ya i thought u woul;d think that...i know a great matchup coming up...the lakers vs spurs yay

TexasRed6x
12-29-2006, 10:51 PM
ya i thought u woul;d think that...i know a great matchup coming up...the lakers vs spurs yay

A great matchup because if we play horrible to the Lakers, we will watch Kobe put on a show, but I doubt it since Bowen will be matching up against him for most of the game.

jrock210
12-30-2006, 12:55 AM
A great matchup because if we play horrible to the Lakers, we will watch Kobe put on a show, but I doubt it since Bowen will be matching up against him for most of the game.

lol too bad that wasnt the story earlier this yr:mad:

TexasRed6x
12-30-2006, 01:07 AM
lol too bad that wasnt the story earlier this yr:mad:

Well I think it was because we were on a back to back and that is what kills us. We couldn't hold Kobe down in that game.

jrock210
12-30-2006, 02:32 AM
Well I think it was because we were on a back to back and that is what kills us. We couldn't hold Kobe down in that game.

ya well at least this yr we r doing better on back to backs then last yr

TexasRed6x
12-30-2006, 12:53 PM
ya well at least this yr we r doing better on back to backs then last yr

Yeah that is suprising to me this year about the Spurs. I thought that we would do horrible on back to backs like we have in the past but somehow we learned how to finally have a winning record on the road.

jrock210
12-30-2006, 01:06 PM
Yeah that is suprising to me this year about the Spurs. I thought that we would do horrible on back to backs like we have in the past but somehow we learned how to finally have a winning record on the road.

lol now we need to get a better record at home:D

TexasRed6x
12-30-2006, 01:16 PM
lol now we need to get a better record at home:D

Yeah normally its the way around. Last year we were 34-7 at home and 29-12 on the road. In 2004-05 we were 38-3 at home and 21-20 on the road. We need to get better at home. Usually we are very good at home but now I guess we are focusing on getting wins on the road not at home.

jrock210
12-30-2006, 01:58 PM
Yeah normally its the way around. Last year we were 34-7 at home and 29-12 on the road. In 2004-05 we were 38-3 at home and 21-20 on the road. We need to get better at home. Usually we are very good at home but now I guess we are focusing on getting wins on the road not at home.

lol lets justkeep whate er we r doin up

TexasRed6x
12-30-2006, 02:04 PM
lol lets justkeep whate er we r doin up

Yup. We need to get better if we want to win the division and beat the Mavs.

lonny23
01-01-2007, 04:04 AM
Phoenix should have won that game. They were up 89-84 at one point and I thought that was the nail in the coffin but I was way wrong. This Mavs team is damn good right now.
This is how good Dallas is.

They came from behind to win in Denver on the back half of a back to back against a rested Nugget team (3 days since their last game) and Dirk didn't even play.

Dallas played in Denver last year on the back half of a back to back with a 14 game winning streak and got beat by more than 10 points and Dirk played. You've just gotta give them their due when they play at altitude without their best player and outscore a playoff team by 10 in the 4th Quarter when the home team is the rested team. That just doesn't happen. I was at the game when SA came rolling into Dallas without Duncan and tired. The Mavs won 104-66. Playing at altitude is even worse.

lonny23
01-01-2007, 04:09 AM
This is how good Dallas is.

They came from behind to win in Denver on the back half of a back to back against a rested Nugget team (3 days since their last game) and Dirk didn't even play.

Dallas played in Denver last year on the back half of a back to back with a 14 game winning streak and got beat by more than 10 points and Dirk played. You've just gotta give them their due when they play at altitude without their best player and outscore a playoff team by 10 in the 4th Quarter when the home team is the rested team. That just doesn't happen. I was at the game when SA came rolling into Dallas without Duncan and tired. The Mavs won 104-66. Playing at altitude is even worse.Here's another thing. Early in December I came up with 15 more games the Mavs could potentially lose when they were 12-4. They've lost 2 games I didn't forecast as potential losses, but are 4-1 so far in the 15 I had them at risk to lose. Barring some more goofiness, they have 9 more potential losses and I don't expect all of them to be losses.

Mac Is Back
01-01-2007, 12:07 PM
Here's another thing. Early in December I came up with 15 more games the Mavs could potentially lose when they were 12-4. They've lost 2 games I didn't forecast as potential losses, but are 4-1 so far in the 15 I had them at risk to lose. Barring some more goofiness, they have 9 more potential losses and I don't expect all of them to be losses.

One of them will come January 5th.

jrock210
01-01-2007, 12:18 PM
One of them will come January 5th.

ya its going to be a great game seeing that the spurs are all healthy

TexasRed6x
01-01-2007, 12:21 PM
One of them will come January 5th.

Yes this is going to be a good game to watch. The top 2 teams in the southwest battling for the top spot in the division. Its going to be fun.

Mac Is Back
01-01-2007, 12:25 PM
Yes this is going to be a good game to watch. The top 2 teams in the southwest battling for the top spot in the division. Its going to be fun.

Then they clash again in Dallas. Then (God willing) it's the WCF. The rematch of the century!

Seriously. These playoff series, should they continue to happen and turn out like last season's, will go down as some of the finest playoff series in all of sports.

GO SPURS GO!

TexasRed6x
01-01-2007, 12:33 PM
Then they clash again in Dallas. Then (God willing) it's the WCF. The rematch of the century!

Seriously. These playoff series, should they continue to happen and turn out like last season's, will go down as some of the finest playoff series in all of sports.

GO SPURS GO!

Yeah but I think the playoff matchup last year in the second round against Dallas was too early. They should of had that one in the WCF not the second round.

Mac Is Back
01-01-2007, 12:50 PM
Yeah but I think the playoff matchup last year in the second round against Dallas was too early. They should of had that one in the WCF not the second round.

Well that's true but we can all blame Stern for that one.

TexasRed6x
01-01-2007, 12:56 PM
Well that's true but we can all blame Stern for that one.

Yeah Stern is an idiot.

Mac Is Back
01-01-2007, 01:52 PM
Yeah Stern is an idiot.

As was Tagliabue. All commisioners are idiots.


ALL COMMISIONERS ARE IDIOTS.

Man Law'd.

TexasRed6x
01-01-2007, 01:58 PM
As was Tagliabue. All commisioners are idiots.


ALL COMMISIONERS ARE IDIOTS.

Man Law'd.

MAN LAW!! *raises beer*

jrock210
01-01-2007, 02:46 PM
Yeah but I think the playoff matchup last year in the second round against Dallas was too early. They should of had that one in the WCF not the second round.

that was one of the best series ever

TexasRed6x
01-01-2007, 03:06 PM
that was one of the best series ever

Yes it was.

jrock210
01-01-2007, 03:08 PM
Yes it was.

do u remember the last play of game 7 last yr where duncan shot it and it went just short...if u do didnt that seem like a foul cuz that would have given the spurs a possible win

TexasRed6x
01-01-2007, 03:29 PM
do u remember the last play of game 7 last yr where duncan shot it and it went just short...if u do didnt that seem like a foul cuz that would have given the spurs a possible win

Yes I saw that last game and yes it looked like a foul to me.

jrock210
01-01-2007, 04:02 PM
Yes I saw that last game and yes it looked like a foul to me.

the refs give the spurs a hard time too much because the league expects the spurs to dominate

TexasRed6x
01-01-2007, 05:03 PM
the refs give the spurs a hard time too much because the league expects the spurs to dominate

Well they know that the Spurs will always have a good team no matter how bad they play.

jrock210
01-02-2007, 03:15 PM
Well they know that the Spurs will always have a good team no matter how bad they play.

lol unless they r playing the rockets as this thread started:cool:

Mac Is Back
01-02-2007, 08:27 PM
lol unless they r playing the rockets as this thread started:cool:

Or the Cavaliers.

Mac Is Back
01-02-2007, 09:42 PM
Message to the Spurs:




Stop sucking. Lest you wish Dallas to eat you all alive in front of your home crowd on Friday. And this summer.

Mac Is Back
01-03-2007, 09:47 PM
The Spurs have just produced more proof that they crumble easily and are currently playing HORRENDOUSLY.

Way to go, Spurs. Way to disappoint.

lonny23
01-04-2007, 07:14 PM
Yes this is going to be a good game to watch. The top 2 teams in the southwest battling for the top spot in the division. Its going to be fun.
Right about now, the Spurs are just playing to build some kind of consistency and they better win over Dallas because they're getting close to no-man's land as far as the division goes. I know there are 50 games left for Dallas, but I also know this:

If Dallas wins tonight and tomorrow night, they're going to be 27-7 and the Spurs will be 23-11. I know making up 5 games (Dallas would have the tiebreaker) in the last 48 games is doable, but you're also talking about a Mavs team that would be 27-3 in their last 30 games and won't have another game all year as tough as the Denver and Spurs games this week. The Mavs should've won more than 27 because they had a horrible effort in the 3 losses.

I'll make it simple. If Dallas beats the Spurs tomorrow night, I'll give them a magic number of 5. That's right. If the Spurs lose to Dallas and lose 5 more games the rest of the year, Dallas takes the division. I'm giving Dallas 66 wins minimum and they might win more.

I know Dallas can be hit with a spate of injuries, but the Spurs just might lose the division in January this year because you sure can't count on the Mavs to lose games. They've been almost unbeatable for 2 months and many of those games weren't even close.

lonny23
01-04-2007, 07:20 PM
do u remember the last play of game 7 last yr where duncan shot it and it went just short...if u do didnt that seem like a foul cuz that would have given the spurs a possible win
1. It looked like a foul on Duncan.

2. They couldn't call it because they didn't give Dirk a call at the end of Game 5.

3. I would've torn something up at the arena if they called that foul because hideous officiating for 3 quarters is what got the Spurs back in the game. Don't forget the Spurs had a 36-9 free throw advantage after 3 quarters to offset the Mavs shooting prowess. That was purely an attempt to get SA back in the game. Unfortunately, that's normal procdures in most playoff series.

4. What the refs didn't do in the Spurs series, they did do in the Heat series. I mean you at least have to let the teams win the game on the court if you're going to keep making calls to make it close. They actually went as far to determine the outcome in the Finals unlike the normal mantra of keeping it close and then letting the players win or lose it.

lonny23
01-04-2007, 07:22 PM
the refs give the spurs a hard time too much because the league expects the spurs to dominate
The Spurs get more help from the refs than the refs hurt them. I see games where the refs hurt the Spurs, but they get more help.

TexasRed6x
01-04-2007, 08:26 PM
Or the Cavaliers.

Or the T'Wolves.

lonny23
01-04-2007, 11:02 PM
Dallas didn't look that great tonight. I don't know if they were trying to save up for the Spurs, but they played decent in the 2nd half to win 100-91. Stackhouse came back tonight and Devean George continues to play better and better.

I forgot to give Avery a shout-out for breaking Red Auerbach's record for fastest to 100 wins in NBA history. Avery is now 102-31 for his career.

jrock210
01-05-2007, 06:53 AM
Dallas didn't look that great tonight. I don't know if they were trying to save up for the Spurs, but they played decent in the 2nd half to win 100-91. Stackhouse came back tonight and Devean George continues to play better and better.

I forgot to give Avery a shout-out for breaking Red Auerbach's record for fastest to 100 wins in NBA history. Avery is now 102-31 for his career.

hes good coach and he deserves some respect but he doesnt get much...im just happy ppl all over texas show some pride for the home state team unless of course its TO and the Cowboys

lonny23
01-05-2007, 01:29 PM
hes good coach and he deserves some respect but he doesnt get much...im just happy ppl all over texas show some pride for the home state team unless of course its TO and the Cowboys
T.O. isn't the Cowboys problem. It's the fatso running the Cowboys who needs to be sent back to New Jersey.

drgnbkr
01-05-2007, 02:32 PM
T.O. isn't the Cowboys problem. It's the fatso running the Cowboys who needs to be sent back to New Jersey.

Absolutely! The New Jersey conman has gotta go!

Mac Is Back
01-05-2007, 05:48 PM
T.O. isn't the Cowboys problem. It's the fatso running the Cowboys who needs to be sent back to New Jersey.

The Cowboys have had worse players than TO.

Cough Bledsoe cough.

Mac Is Back
01-05-2007, 08:26 PM
The Texas Titans are going at it.

Spurs 51
Mavericks 40

HALFTIME


Josh Howard has a meager 3 points.

TexasRed6x
01-05-2007, 08:31 PM
The Texas Titans are going at it.

Spurs 51
Mavericks 40

HALFTIME


Josh Howard has a meager 3 points.

Hell I expected a closer game than this at halftime. Oh well, we're winning and that's all that matters at this point.

TexasRed6x
01-05-2007, 09:26 PM
I think we might lose this one because we had a big lead and we are starting to lose it. I am still hopeful for a win.

TexasRed6x
01-05-2007, 09:40 PM
Spurs lose!!! :mad: 90-85. Forget it. Dallas is a very good team and they might just win the division. The Spurs might need to make a trade for a good young player because we are an aging team that needs to get younger.

my3sons
01-06-2007, 12:47 AM
Make the friggin free throws!

Mac Is Back
01-06-2007, 03:28 PM
I'm pretty sure that if we had made all the free throws we missed, we would have won by at least 5 points.

But of course, we never do, and our defense is still not getting it done, and therefore I can say with reluctant certainty that the Spurs' reign at the top of the West is over. I'll be shocked to see the Spurs playing in the WCF. Veteran experience is no longer an advantage over youthful firepower.

lonny23
01-06-2007, 05:54 PM
I think we might lose this one because we had a big lead and we are starting to lose it. I am still hopeful for a win.
If you've watched many Dallas games this year, you'll see that they own the 2nd half. Dallas pretty much plays 2 ways and you won't be happy with either.:D

Sometimes they come out on fire and get like a 15-20 point lead in the 1st quarter and just maintain it for the rest of the game.

Other times they lollygag around in the 1st half and just smoke teams in the 2nd half.

Dallas wins one half by 15-20 points in most games. You just don't know which half it will be.

lonny23
01-06-2007, 06:10 PM
Spurs lose!!! :mad: 90-85. Forget it. Dallas is a very good team and they might just win the division. The Spurs might need to make a trade for a good young player because we are an aging team that needs to get younger.
1. The Spurs need to make a trade.
2. Your 3 highest salaries are for your best players.
3. The other guys you want to trade either don't make enough to get what you need or they aren't good enough for another team to be dumb enough to just give somebody to you. This is where all the Spurs fiscal responsibility bites them in the backside!:D For all the praise they've gotten for lower salaries, which have grown with Tony and Manu's contracts, they never gave themselves room to make trades to get better.

As far as the division goes, I think you've already lost it. Just for argument's sake, let's say the Spurs finish the rest of the year 43-5 and we know that won't happen. Even at 43-5, I don't think you can count on the Mavs finishing as bad as 38-10. Dallas WON THEIR TWO BIGGEST LOCK LOSSES OF THE YEAR THIS WEEK. They're 27-3 in the last 30 games and shouldn't even be that bad. 20 of their last 48 games are against the East. Dallas won't lose 10 more games and they still might win 70 games (70-12 with the Spurs currently at 23-11). Dallas is 8-0 in the back half of back-to-backs and the remaining 8 back half of back-to-backs are a lot easier than the Denver and Spurs games this week. Barring big and numerous injuries, Dallas won't be the underdog in another game all year.

Dallas doesn't lose when they're tired and they've been beating the good teams at home and on the road. They've been beating the teams they were supposed to beat. I know they'll lose a few, but they're not going to lose too many considering they've been winning the games they were most likely to lose. A while back I listed 15 games Dallas had a chance to lose for the rest of the year. They're 5-1 in those games so far. That means there are only 9 games left out of the last 48 that I originally thought they had a chance to lose and they're going to win most of those. Even if they lose a few that I didn't foresee, you really have to work to get Dallas to finish as bad as 66-16.

BOTTOM LINE: Spurs fans better have a voodoo doll if they want to beat Dallas in the division or the playoffs.

lonny23
01-06-2007, 06:28 PM
I'm pretty sure that if we had made all the free throws we missed, we would have won by at least 5 points.

But of course, we never do, and our defense is still not getting it done, and therefore I can say with reluctant certainty that the Spurs' reign at the top of the West is over. I'll be shocked to see the Spurs playing in the WCF. Veteran experience is no longer an advantage over youthful firepower.
The Spurs might get the 3rd best record in the West and they have a shot to lose to Phoenix in Round 2. If they finish 4th in the West, they might as well quit while they're ahead because they'll lose to Dallas in Round 2.

I don't think the Spurs will get to #2 because Phoenix is on a streak like Dallas, but it's not quite as long.

Dallas 0-4 followed by 27-3. 8 back to backs and 14 winning record teams. 17 home games and 13 road games.

Phoenix 1-5 followed by 23-3. 7 back to backs and 11 winning record teams. 13 home games and 13 road games.

Dallas' streak is better because they have 2 wins over Phoenix and 2 over the Spurs among the 27 wins.

Mac Is Back
01-07-2007, 01:07 AM
1. The Spurs need to make a trade.
2. Your 3 highest salaries are for your best players.
3. The other guys you want to trade either don't make enough to get what you need or they aren't good enough for another team to be dumb enough to just give somebody to you. This is where all the Spurs fiscal responsibility bites them in the backside!:D For all the praise they've gotten for lower salaries, which have grown with Tony and Manu's contracts, they never gave themselves room to make trades to get better.

As far as the division goes, I think you've already lost it. Just for argument's sake, let's say the Spurs finish the rest of the year 43-5 and we know that won't happen. Even at 43-5, I don't think you can count on the Mavs finishing as bad as 38-10. Dallas WON THEIR TWO BIGGEST LOCK LOSSES OF THE YEAR THIS WEEK. They're 27-3 in the last 30 games and shouldn't even be that bad. 20 of their last 48 games are against the East. Dallas won't lose 10 more games and they still might win 70 games (70-12 with the Spurs currently at 23-11). Dallas is 8-0 in the back half of back-to-backs and the remaining 8 back half of back-to-backs are a lot easier than the Denver and Spurs games this week. Barring big and numerous injuries, Dallas won't be the underdog in another game all year.

Dallas doesn't lose when they're tired and they've been beating the good teams at home and on the road. They've been beating the teams they were supposed to beat. I know they'll lose a few, but they're not going to lose too many considering they've been winning the games they were most likely to lose. A while back I listed 15 games Dallas had a chance to lose for the rest of the year. They're 5-1 in those games so far. That means there are only 9 games left out of the last 48 that I originally thought they had a chance to lose and they're going to win most of those. Even if they lose a few that I didn't foresee, you really have to work to get Dallas to finish as bad as 66-16.

BOTTOM LINE: Spurs fans better have a voodoo doll if they want to beat Dallas in the division or the playoffs.

The Mavs could have won more than 60 last season but Avery knew he wouldn't catch SA for the No. 1 seed and 70 is a pointless number anyway. Dallas will not win 70 games. Avery won't let them.

But that's not to say they won't win a buttload more games. Lonny, you basically stated what realistic Spurs fans already know - we've pretty much surrendered the division to Dallas. And it's not like the Mavs haven't earned it, either. The Spurs are playing horribly and I'm just one out of 2 million who is wondering why. This 3 game losing streak is telling all 29 other teams that hey, we can lose to you. EASILY. It looks to me like the Spurs just don't care enough as a team because not everybody shows up to play.

Also, 66-16 won't happen either. It seems like it should, but every team every year hits a rut late in the season where their momentum fades briefly and 65+ win seasons disappear. I think the Mavs will win 63 games.

Anyway, as much as I love having great guys like Horry and Finley on our team, they have to go. Vaughn has to go. Oberto needs to learn how to make a layup. Timmy will never shoot free throws well. Parker and Ginobili need to get back the inside intensity that shredded defenses two years ago.

If that is to happen, it will take 15-20 more games to get it going. In which I see the Spurs going 14-6 at best.



PS. Dallas should be glad to have the Mavericks. Because the Cowboys just plain suck.

lonny23
01-07-2007, 01:59 AM
The Mavs could have won more than 60 last season but Avery knew he wouldn't catch SA for the No. 1 seed and 70 is a pointless number anyway. Dallas will not win 70 games. Avery won't let them.

But that's not to say they won't win a buttload more games. Lonny, you basically stated what realistic Spurs fans already know - we've pretty much surrendered the division to Dallas. And it's not like the Mavs haven't earned it, either. The Spurs are playing horribly and I'm just one out of 2 million who is wondering why. This 3 game losing streak is telling all 29 other teams that hey, we can lose to you. EASILY. It looks to me like the Spurs just don't care enough as a team because not everybody shows up to play.

Also, 66-16 won't happen either. It seems like it should, but every team every year hits a rut late in the season where their momentum fades briefly and 65+ win seasons disappear. I think the Mavs will win 63 games.

Anyway, as much as I love having great guys like Horry and Finley on our team, they have to go. Vaughn has to go. Oberto needs to learn how to make a layup. Timmy will never shoot free throws well. Parker and Ginobili need to get back the inside intensity that shredded defenses two years ago.

If that is to happen, it will take 15-20 more games to get it going. In which I see the Spurs going 14-6 at best.



PS. Dallas should be glad to have the Mavericks. Because the Cowboys just plain suck.
1. Dallas could've won 61 because they basically tanked the last game.
2. I really believe they just didn't play well enough to hope to win the games right before that when they were looking bad. Obviously, I think there was a lack of intensity there before the playoffs.
3. Dallas would've won a lot more than 60 games last year if they didn't have all those crushing injuries hit in March. The Mavs were 45-11 going into the Spurs game and limped home 15-11 to finish 60-22. March was the Mavs hardest month schedule-wise and when the injuries really hit.
4. I think the Mavs broke the Spurs will last year. I don't care what anybody says or thinks, I know the Spurs had to be worried going into this year that Dallas got better and they didn't. Thinking you're better than the next guy goes a long ways towards giving your full effort. Dallas is younger, deeper, and faster than the Spurs. The gap widened between May and November.
5. The ruts that teams usually hit are because somebody gets hurt or the schedule gets tougher. Dallas has already had people get hurt and win without them and there is no game that's tougher than the Mavs win in SA last night. You can't count on Dallas playing worse because they go on the road or have back-to-backs. You can't even count on them losing because they have to play elite teams. They'll lose some, but you sure can't predict it.

Mac Is Back
01-07-2007, 12:11 PM
1. Dallas could've won 61 because they basically tanked the last game.
2. I really believe they just didn't play well enough to hope to win the games right before that when they were looking bad. Obviously, I think there was a lack of intensity there before the playoffs.
3. Dallas would've won a lot more than 60 games last year if they didn't have all those crushing injuries hit in March. The Mavs were 45-11 going into the Spurs game and limped home 15-11 to finish 60-22. March was the Mavs hardest month schedule-wise and when the injuries really hit.
4. I think the Mavs broke the Spurs will last year. I don't care what anybody says or thinks, I know the Spurs had to be worried going into this year that Dallas got better and they didn't. Thinking you're better than the next guy goes a long ways towards giving your full effort. Dallas is younger, deeper, and faster than the Spurs. The gap widened between May and November.
5. The ruts that teams usually hit are because somebody gets hurt or the schedule gets tougher. Dallas has already had people get hurt and win without them and there is no game that's tougher than the Mavs win in SA last night. You can't count on Dallas playing worse because they go on the road or have back-to-backs. You can't even count on them losing because they have to play elite teams. They'll lose some, but you sure can't predict it.

This is true. In 2005 the Spurs should have won 62 games instead of 59 but they dropped 3 straight following Timmy's ankle sprain.

Anyway, the Mavs will lose games that they shouldn't lose, to teams nobody expects them to lose to. It really is just a matter of who, and why.

The Spurs, on the other hand, are already making roster adjustments and talking with the Clippers about a trade for Corey Maggette. It looks like Bonner will take over a lot of Horry's minutes, unless he becomes part of a trade deal. The only thing I have to look forward to is that the Spurs get it together and make a whale of a comeback in the second half of the season and get some confidence and momentum going into the playoffs.

lonny23
01-07-2007, 02:36 PM
This is true. In 2005 the Spurs should have won 62 games instead of 59 but they dropped 3 straight following Timmy's ankle sprain.

Anyway, the Mavs will lose games that they shouldn't lose, to teams nobody expects them to lose to. It really is just a matter of who, and why.

The Spurs, on the other hand, are already making roster adjustments and talking with the Clippers about a trade for Corey Maggette. It looks like Bonner will take over a lot of Horry's minutes, unless he becomes part of a trade deal. The only thing I have to look forward to is that the Spurs get it together and make a whale of a comeback in the second half of the season and get some confidence and momentum going into the playoffs.
The Spurs have 2 hopes going into the playoffs:

Injuries
Refs

If Dallas isn't hurt or the refs aren't more crooked than last year, the Spurs won't beat Dallas.

As far as the Maggette stuff goes, I don't think this is the same Donald Sterling who lets players go. They resigned Brand and have kept others. They're not looking to dump salaries. The Spurs don't have the people to make a straight-up trade for Maggette. SA might be able to give a player away to Charlotte or Atlanta for a draft pick and a trade exception to be able to get Maggette for cheap if they did want to do a salary dump in L.A. Getting Corey is going to cost you at least 2 of your players who are core guys now and probably 3 because you don't have any mid-range guys. You have 3 players who are legit 1-3 guys on a good team and a bunch of 7-10 range guys who have to fill in as 4-10.

Just for argument's sake, I'm trading Bowen and Elson for Maggette (It probably will hurt more than that to make the trade). Here are the Spurs:

Deserve to start and in importance order:

Tim Duncan
Tony Parker
Emanuel Ginobili
Corey Maggette

Your rotation guys so far:

Brent Barry
Robert Horry
Michael Finley
Fabricio Oberto

These guys haven't played much because they're not as good as the guys who have played:

Eric Williams
Jackie Butler
Matt Bonner
Jacque Vaughn
Beno Udrih

Basically Bonner is getting to play because the other guys you pray will give you something haven't done so. Bonner gets to play because the guy who should be better isn't and it doesn't cost to take a chance. You'd much rather have Bonner play because he's better.

The Spurs have two problems. The depth isn't horrible, but the players aren't as good as what you need for that spot in the pecking order. The other problem is Dallas has depth and pretty much has SA beat at almost every spot in the pecking order.

Let's go 1-15 and this isn't position vs. position and only how I view the importance of each player to the teams combined with the actual number of minutes they play:

1. Dirk over Duncan.
2. Howard over Parker.
3. Terry over Ginobili in a close one.

The top 3 matchups aren't blowouts, but they do show that SA needs to be better in the upcoming matchups to beat Dallas. You have to beat somebody at the top or you have to kill them with depth.

4. Dampier over Bowen.
5. Harris over Finley.
6. Diop over Elson in a close one.
7. George over Barry.
8. Stackhouse over Oberto.
9. Buckner over Horry.
10. Anthony Johnson over Udrih.

SA keeps it close at 1-3, but 4-10 isn't close.

11-15. Bonner, Williams, Butler, and Vaughn have better stats and are older. Dallas has Croshere, Ager, M'benga, Barea, and Mensah-Bonsu rounding out the team. Collectively as a group (Who doesn't play much anyway), I'll take the Spurs over the Mavs young guys and Croshere. If I had to have any one of these 9 guys actually play in a game, I'd take Croshere. For the long-term future, Dallas is better off with the young guys who might develop over the Spurs players who are either old or developed except Butler.

lonny23
01-07-2007, 03:13 PM
This is true. In 2005 the Spurs should have won 62 games instead of 59 but they dropped 3 straight following Timmy's ankle sprain.

Anyway, the Mavs will lose games that they shouldn't lose, to teams nobody expects them to lose to. It really is just a matter of who, and why.

The Spurs, on the other hand, are already making roster adjustments and talking with the Clippers about a trade for Corey Maggette. It looks like Bonner will take over a lot of Horry's minutes, unless he becomes part of a trade deal. The only thing I have to look forward to is that the Spurs get it together and make a whale of a comeback in the second half of the season and get some confidence and momentum going into the playoffs.I want to talk about losing games you're not supposed to lose. It doesn't happen with Avery Johnson enough to expect to get much help in that area.

2004-2005 Mavs last 18 games with Avery 16-2. They lost 1 game they should've won. They won 4 games they could've lost either based upon being a road team against a playoff team or fatigue.

2005-2006 they went 60-22. When you take out back-to-backs, playoff teams, and the games they tanked to end the year, you have 3 bad/unexpected losses.

2006-2007 they are 27-7. They have zero bad losses.

Something crazy can fall from the sky, but I don't see more than 1-2 bad losses on the horizon. They could lose to a good team from the East that I didn't already mention, but they always dominate that Conference and I did acknowledge a few East teams among my original 15 list.

Here's the final 48 games:

JANUARY
Sun 7 at LA Lakers. I think Dallas is still mad about last year.
Tue 9 at Utah. Dallas will be mad about their last loss.
Wed 10 Portland. Dallas wins this game tired.
Fri 12 at Indiana. I guess this could be a trap game.
Sun 14 at Toronto. Doubt Mavs lose.
Tue 16 Houston. Dallas will be mad.
Thu 18 LA Lakers. Mavs will be up for this game.
Sun 21 at Miami. If you don't like blowouts, don't watch this one!
Tue 23 at Orlando. Could be a trap game.
Thu 25 at Chicago. I'll call it a trap, too.
Sat 27 Sacramento. Dallas win.
Tue 30 Seattle. Win.
Wed 31 at Memphis. I think they want to go 16-0 in 2nd game of back to backs.
FEBRUARY
Sat 3 Minnesota. Mavs win.
Wed 7 Memphis. Maybe a trap if Pau is feeling well.
Fri 9 Houston. Mavs will want to win.
Sun 11 at Philadelphia. Mavs win.
Tue 13 at Milwaukee. Maybe a trap game.
Thu 15 at Houston. Mavs could lose. My last game before I leave U.S. I'll watch in Baltimore.
Thu 22 Miami. Mavs won't lose. Could be win #33 if things go right.
Sat 24 Denver. Mavs will be ready to play.
Mon 26 Atlanta. Mavs win.
Tue 27 at Minnesota. Mavs win.
MARCH
Thu 1 Cleveland. Trap game.
Sat 3 Orlando. Trap game only if Mavs beat Cleveland.
Tue 6 New Jersey. Same here only if they lose one of first two.
Sun 11 at LA Lakers. Mavs could lose.
Mon 12 at Golden State. Mavs win because they're mad.
Wed 14 Phoenix. Mavs could lose.
Fri 16 Boston. Mavs win.
Sun 18 at Detroit. Mavs won't lose.
Tue 20 at New York. Mavs win.
Wed 21 at Cleveland. Mavs could lose.
Fri 23 at Boston. Mavs won't lose.
Sun 25 at Atlanta. Mavs win.
Tue 27 at NO/Oklahoma City. I think they want to keep the streak alive.
Wed 28 Milwaukee. Probably Mavs win.
Fri 30 New York. Mavs win.
APRIL
Sun 1 at Phoenix. Mavs could lose.
Tue 3 at Sacramento. Mavs win.
Fri 6 at Denver. Mavs could lose. I say win.
Sat 7 Portland. Mavs win.
Mon 9 LA Clippers. Mavs win.
Wed 11 at Minnesota. Maybe the start of the period where they rest players and lose intensity. These games could be a minefield.
Fri 13 Utah. They take this game seriously.
Sun 15 San Antonio. Mavs want to win.
Tue 17 at Golden State. Mavs could lose.
Wed 18 at Seattle. Mavs could lose.

Dallas is not going to play a game that they totally don't care about. They're going to take some games seriously and win almost all of them. They may slack off in some games, but will be too good to lose most of those. You're going to have to have Dallas slack off and get behind a team with hot shooting for the Mavs to get upset. Dallas is more at risk to waste a game against an East team than a West team. They will keep playing hard if they think they can get to 70 wins.

lonny23
01-07-2007, 03:26 PM
The funny thing in all of this is that everybody uses my "Fired Thread" logic in arguments against Dallas. "They have to lose", "they're going to lose to somebody they're not supposed to", etc. Everybody is playing the odds from the past that says Dallas won't win as much, but I think the odds might get beat this year.

TexasRed6x
01-07-2007, 03:42 PM
Hey the Spurs are leading Memphis 28-21 at the end of the 1st Quarter. Don't worry, I think they will find ways to lose this one if they aren't careful.

TexasRed6x
01-07-2007, 04:13 PM
Spurs are winning 57-45 over the Grizzlies at halftime.

lonny23
01-07-2007, 04:22 PM
Hey the Spurs are leading Memphis 28-21 at the end of the 1st Quarter. Don't worry, I think they will find ways to lose this one if they aren't careful.
I heard Parker isn't playing.

In NBA history, only 17 teams have won 64 or more games in a season or the % equivalent (.780) when they played less games. Of the 17, 11 won NBA titles and 2 of the 6 teams that didn't win it all lost to another team that also won 64 or more (Bulls over Sonics and Jazz). Last year's Piston squad is joined by the 72-73 Celtics, 49-50 Syracuse Nationals, and 46-47 Washington Capitols as teams that looked dominant, but fell off.

These are the greatest years of All-time total winning %-wise and the only teams to win 78% over the full season and playoffs:

95-96 Bulls 72-10 and 15-3 in the playoffs (.870).
71-72 Lakers 69-13 and 12-3 (.835). The 33 streak team.
96-97 Bulls 69-13 and 15-4 (.832).
85-86 Celtics 67-15 and 15-3 (.820).
66-67 76ers 68-13 and 11-4 (.814).
70-71 Bucks 66-16 and 12-2 (.813).
82-83 76ers 65-17 and 12-1 (.810).
86-87 Lakers 65-17 and 15-3 (.800).
72-73 Celtics 68-14 and 7-6 with no title (.789).
91-92 Bulls 67-15 and 15-7 (.788).
99-00 Lakers 67-15 and 15-8 (.781).

TexasRed6x
01-07-2007, 04:23 PM
I heard Parker isn't playing.


Yup. We might lose this one.

TexasRed6x
01-07-2007, 06:55 PM
Hey the Spurs finally win one in awhile 110-96 over the Grizzlies to end their 3 game losing streak.

Mac Is Back
01-07-2007, 07:45 PM
Hey the Spurs finally win one in awhile 110-96 over the Grizzlies to end their 3 game losing streak.

Awesome game for Ginobili, 34 points and 5 steals, Horry threw in 18 and Finley 12. Duncan had a meager 10.

We won, sure, but we shouldn't have given up 96 to Memphis.

lonny23
01-07-2007, 11:37 PM
That Mavs game was bogus. Wouldn't you know 'ol Dan Crawford would be around for a game when the refs could help beat Dallas in L.A. For those that aren't aware, tonight was the anniversary of the 71-72 Lakers 33rd consecutive win. One of the sportswriters on CNNSI said there was no way Dallas would win on the night of the anniversary. Tonight was also Phil Jackson's 900th win and he's the fastest to do it. The Mavs last loss was in Utah and gave Jerry Sloan his 1000th win.

Look at these losses:

1- Rush, Kersey, Wunderlich. Nothing funny here, Spurs just deserved to beat Dallas.

2- Roe, Forte, Donaghy. Houston just pounded Dallas.

3- D. Crawford, Fehr, Grillo. I was at this game. The NBA wanted to ruin Dallas raising the Western Conference Champs banner against the Warriors. It was reffed badly.

4- Mauer, Ayotte, Brothers. Clippers just beat Dallas. Nothing funny.

5- Kersey, Bolland, Callahan. I have no complaints against Wizards.

6- Capers, Mauer, Ayotte. I didn't gripe about the refs against Detroit, but I'm starting to see a bad trend that I haven't mentioned before.

7- Adams, Collins, Clark. Utah just beat Dallas.

8- D. Crawford, Kirkland, Poole. The refs just flat stole the game in the last minute of the Laker game.

Kersey, Mauer, and Ayotte have all been around for 2 Mavs losses this year. They only have 8 losses and with 3 refs that means a total of 24 refs in those game. With Dan Crawford, you have 8 of the 24 refs coming from 4 people. There are over 60 refs in the NBA, so what is the odds of the best team in basketball losing 2 games with 4 different refs after only 35 games? They haven't been reffed even once with some guys, but we have 2 losses against 4 guys already? That's fishy. In spite of Dallas losing with certain refs, I feel they deserved to lose 6 of the 8 games.

The 2 games I'm adamant that were stolen from Dallas are both of the Dan Crawford games. I don't have an agenda against any particular refs and I only mention what I see. Both Crawfords (Dan and Joey), Salvatore, and Javie are the best in the NBA at stealing games from you. Dallas is 1-12 all-time in playoff games reffed by Dan Crawford. The only game they won was when Dirk went off for 51 against Phoenix last year. Without Dirk, Dallas would be 0-13 vs. the Isiah Thomas of NBA refs. You know the guy that jokes around, talks to people, but is a devil in disguise.

The crappy thing about tonight is that the Lakers shot well and Dallas shot normal and the game was close late in the game. With 29 seconds left, they gave the Lakers a 3-pointer from Vujacic when his foot was on the line and one of the refs was 5 feet away without an obstructed view. That put them up 100-98. Going down to the other end, Terry was fouled on the wrist and knocked to the ground while driving to the hoop with no foul call. Dan Crawford was standing 5 feet away with a clear view. Luke Walton made a free throw and Devean George missed a 3 at the buzzer for a 101-98 final score. I don't mind losing if the other team is better, but I get tired of this crap where the NBA selectively trots out refs to try to impact game outcomes. The playoffs will only be worse. You better have a 10 point lead if you don't want the NBA to steal a game from you. They don't do it every game, but they sure like to do it every now and then until the playoffs when they do it in every series.

That NBA secret society is working well. If they announced refs for certain games beforehand, we'd know to bet against Dallas when Dan Crawford comes around. I've never seen anything in my life where an elite team always loses like they do when he refs a game.

relraiderfan
01-08-2007, 12:30 AM
Lonny, I don't have cable, so I don't get to watch many Mavs games but I did see them tonight. When it was over my wife asked me how the game went and the first thing I told her was that they got screwed. It was a total joke. The NBA has an agenda and will get their way most of the time. If I didn't like the Mavs so much I would quit watching all together. The one play you didn't mention happened late when Dirk drove to the basket on Turiaf and made the shot besides the fact that Turiaf came across his body and knocked him to the floor. Total joke.

lonny23
01-08-2007, 12:39 AM
Lonny, I don't have cable, so I don't get to watch many Mavs games but I did see them tonight. When it was over my wife asked me how the game went and the first thing I told her was that they got screwed. It was a total joke. The NBA has an agenda and will get their way most of the time. If I didn't like the Mavs so much I would quit watching all together. The one play you didn't mention happened late when Dirk drove to the basket on Turiaf and made the shot besides the fact that Turiaf came across his body and knocked him to the floor. Total joke.
Oh, yeah I saw that one too. He got the 2 points but no foul. At times the NBA waits to see if somebody will make it, but it's obvious they didn't want Dallas to win tonight with that Dirk play also coming in the last minute of the game. If they lose fairly, I'll be upset, but I can live with it. I hate the agenda games. I've been cool about the refs since November, but I'll say this now. David Stern isn't going to let Dallas sniff 70 wins if he can stop it. As good as they are, he's going to make them fight an uphill battle to win a title in 2007.

Mac Is Back
01-08-2007, 08:16 AM
Oh, yeah I saw that one too. He got the 2 points but no foul. At times the NBA waits to see if somebody will make it, but it's obvious they didn't want Dallas to win tonight with that Dirk play also coming in the last minute of the game. If they lose fairly, I'll be upset, but I can live with it. I hate the agenda games. I've been cool about the refs since November, but I'll say this now. David Stern isn't going to let Dallas sniff 70 wins if he can stop it. As good as they are, he's going to make them fight an uphill battle to win a title in 2007.

Well that seems weird to me because if I were Stern I would WANT the Mavericks in the Finals. I mean, come on - I don't like them at all but I have to admit they're a blast to watch. Personally I hate seeing Dirk expecting foul calls on every shot he takes but seriously.

Dirk and Kobe both get away with a lot of crap, IMO. So this type of game doesn't surprise me.

But anyway, Dallas did give up more points than they should. The Lakers should really never have had a chance. But you can't expect the refs to be fair all the time.

Which is why the latest man law is that commissioners are idiots.

relraiderfan
01-08-2007, 10:31 AM
You are correct in saying the Mavs gave up too many points. I will give some credit to the Lakers though. They shot lights out last night. I don't know the final stats but at halftime the Lakers were shooting 58% to the Mavs 41% and the Mavs were still leading by 3. It is just one game in a long season and you have to move on. They need to take care of business tomorrow in Utah and start another streak.

lonny23
01-09-2007, 08:37 PM
You are correct in saying the Mavs gave up too many points. I will give some credit to the Lakers though. They shot lights out last night. I don't know the final stats but at halftime the Lakers were shooting 58% to the Mavs 41% and the Mavs were still leading by 3. It is just one game in a long season and you have to move on. They need to take care of business tomorrow in Utah and start another streak.
LA shot somewhere around 53% for the game. They didn't expect Vujocic, or however you spell his name, to score that much. LA didn't even expect it.

Mac Is Back
01-11-2007, 07:59 AM
LA shot somewhere around 53% for the game. They didn't expect Vujocic, or however you spell his name, to score that much. LA didn't even expect it.

Mavs with a gimme win over Portland last night, followed by an aggressive effort by the Spurs in Denver. Iverson scores 33 but it goes for naught as Ginobili goes wild again.

PS. Lonny: I noticed your signature has Bill Schoenings' little call for Bowen's 3 point shot. Despite missing the potential game tying 3 against the Mavs, Bowen went off against either Memphis or Portland and burned them for 12 points - all 3 pointers from the corner.

Interesting. =)

lonny23
01-11-2007, 10:25 PM
Mavs with a gimme win over Portland last night, followed by an aggressive effort by the Spurs in Denver. Iverson scores 33 but it goes for naught as Ginobili goes wild again.

PS. Lonny: I noticed your signature has Bill Schoenings' little call for Bowen's 3 point shot. Despite missing the potential game tying 3 against the Mavs, Bowen went off against either Memphis or Portland and burned them for 12 points - all 3 pointers from the corner.

Interesting. =)Through the Dallas game, he'd missed all of his shots with the old ball. Yes, I get tired of him saying that. I hate Manu Tres more, though. Believe me, I hate hearing it more than the fact the Spurs scored.

It wasn't a gimme win considering Dallas has played in Utah the night before. It sure would've been nice to not gotten ripped off in L.A. The Mavs would be on a 16 game streak right now. As it is, they're probably 2 games into another double-digit win streak. This one might be the longest one yet unless Dan Crawford shows back up.

Mac Is Back
01-11-2007, 10:30 PM
Through the Dallas game, he'd missed all of his shots with the old ball. Yes, I get tired of him saying that. I hate Manu Tres more, though. Believe me, I hate hearing it more than the fact the Spurs scored.

It wasn't a gimme win considering Dallas has played in Utah the night before. It sure would've been nice to not gotten ripped off in L.A. The Mavs would be on a 16 game streak right now. As it is, they're probably 2 games into another double-digit win streak. This one might be the longest one yet unless Dan Crawford shows back up.

I know.

Although a 90-whatever-to-70-something win certainly seems like a gimme, especially since the Spurs softened them up some the night before.

No team ever looks forward to the Texas road trip. Usually means 3 losses. :D

Reaganrattler07
01-11-2007, 10:38 PM
The playoffs are in like, what? 4 months?

Mac Is Back
01-12-2007, 08:15 AM
The playoffs are in like, what? 4 months?

Which means the Spurs better get hot and do it fast.

TexasRed6x
01-13-2007, 11:47 AM
Which means the Spurs better get hot and do it fast.

They should play well on the rodeo road trip. They have always had success there.

Mac Is Back
01-13-2007, 02:38 PM
They should play well on the rodeo road trip. They have always had success there.

If Ginobili continues to play like he has and Duncan can start putting up 20+ again, then yes. The Spurs will stop losing.

TexasRed6x
01-13-2007, 03:20 PM
If Ginobili continues to play like he has and Duncan can start putting up 20+ again, then yes. The Spurs will stop losing.

Yeah Duncan needs to start putting up 20+ points and 15 or more rebounds a game. I think his rebounds per game are a career low this season.

TexasRed6x
01-13-2007, 07:48 PM
The Spurs are beating the Wizards 35-23 with 8:13 left in the first half.

TexasRed6x
01-13-2007, 08:09 PM
The Spurs are leading the Wizards 44-38 at halftime.

TexasRed6x
01-13-2007, 08:56 PM
Spurs 69
Wizards 54
End of 3rd Quarter

Duncan has 16 points and 11 rebounds so far.

Reaganrattler07
01-13-2007, 09:04 PM
I'm enjoying watching the Redskins boards and seeing how they're whining about the Wizards.

TexasRed6x
01-13-2007, 09:06 PM
I'm enjoying watching the Redskins boards and seeing how they're whining about the Wizards.

Oh they will be whining if the Spurs beat them. Hell the Hornets beat them last night 107-94 with only 7 players.

Reaganrattler07
01-13-2007, 09:15 PM
Oh they will be whining if the Spurs beat them. Hell the Hornets beat them last night 107-94 with only 7 players.

Oh, I've gotten into the debate.

The two things they're whining about

1) The Refs

2) Apparently some fans did the wave (I haven't been watching, just listening)

TexasRed6x
01-13-2007, 09:16 PM
Oh, I've gotten into the debate.

The two things they're whining about

1) The Refs

2) Apparently some fans did the wave (I haven't been watching, just listening)
They are whining about the refs? Lonny should go with them then.:D

Reaganrattler07
01-13-2007, 09:17 PM
They are whining about the refs? Lonny should go with them then.:D

Haha....the Wizards apparently don't know how to protect the basket.

TexasRed6x
01-13-2007, 09:18 PM
Haha....the Wizards apparently don't know how to protect the basket.

Well then that must be why they are playing horrible right now.

Reaganrattler07
01-13-2007, 09:33 PM
Well, one person called us "arguably the best team in the league"

TexasRed6x
01-14-2007, 11:08 AM
Well, one person called us "arguably the best team in the league"

That isn't true. Dallas is the best team in the league right now.

Reaganrattler07
01-14-2007, 02:23 PM
That isn't true. Dallas is the best team in the league right now.

Do you know what "arguably" means?

TexasRed6x
01-14-2007, 02:56 PM
Do you know what "arguably" means?

I have no thought of what that means.

Mac Is Back
01-14-2007, 03:48 PM
I have no thought of what that means.

Some people make a case for us being the best, but others will say Dallas. Some say Phoenix.

All I know is, Dallas has not been winning impressively lately. Utah is one thing, but giving up 96 to Toronto and having to score a last second layup is quite another.

The Spurs, on the other hand, are playing efficient basketball these last few games.

Reaganrattler07
01-14-2007, 04:53 PM
I have no thought of what that means.

Arguably is when you can argue that someone is the best.

Like, it's arguable that the Spurs are the best team for the reasons Mac Is Back pointed out.

TexasRed6x
01-14-2007, 05:38 PM
Arguably is when you can argue that someone is the best.

Like, it's arguable that the Spurs are the best team for the reasons Mac Is Back pointed out.

Ok. It makes sense to me now.

Reaganrattler07
01-14-2007, 06:06 PM
Ok. It makes sense to me now.

Glad to help.

TexasRed6x
01-14-2007, 07:16 PM
Glad to help.

Yeah thanks for the help man.

lonny23
01-14-2007, 10:13 PM
They are whining about the refs? Lonny should go with them then.:DThe refs don't jack with every game too much, but they sure do it.

lonny23
01-14-2007, 10:14 PM
Well, one person called us "arguably the best team in the league"
It's arguably because there is evidence against it!:D

Reaganrattler07
01-14-2007, 10:17 PM
It's arguably because there is evidence against it!:D

As there is evidence against the Mavs;)

lonny23
01-14-2007, 10:24 PM
Some people make a case for us being the best, but others will say Dallas. Some say Phoenix.

All I know is, Dallas has not been winning impressively lately. Utah is one thing, but giving up 96 to Toronto and having to score a last second layup is quite another.

The Spurs, on the other hand, are playing efficient basketball these last few games.
Sure the Spurs have played better than they did earlier in the month, but I won't say they're playing better basketball because they haven't had any wins this month as good as the Mavs 3 best wins since 31 December. Also, you have to look at the bigger picture over a longer time period.

Since November 9th:

Dallas 31-4
San Antonio 23-10

relraiderfan
01-14-2007, 10:24 PM
31-8 vs. 27-11

2-1 head to head

What is there to argue about?;)

lonny23
01-14-2007, 10:25 PM
As there is evidence against the Mavs;)
You might as well give up while you're behind on this one. I'm not gonna bother sticking around because I have to get up early.

relraiderfan
01-14-2007, 10:25 PM
Lonny, we both posted that at the same time. Scary.

Reaganrattler07
01-14-2007, 10:26 PM
You might as well give up while you're behind on this one. I'm not gonna bother sticking around because I have to get up early.

Lonny, it's moronic comments like this why some people don't like you.

TexasRed6x
01-15-2007, 02:44 PM
The Spurs are trailing the Bulls 66-59 in the 3rd quarter.

TexasRed6x
01-15-2007, 03:25 PM
Bulls 99
Spurs 87
FINAL

:mad: :mad: :mad:

TexasRed6x
01-17-2007, 09:52 PM
The Spurs are leading the Lakers 65-63 in the 3rd quarter.

TexasRed6x
01-17-2007, 10:01 PM
The Spurs are trailing the Lakers at the end of the 3rd quarter 73-71.

lonny23
01-17-2007, 10:57 PM
Lonny, it's moronic comments like this why some people don't like you.
Well, Well, Well. The Spurs lost again. I said what I said because the Spurs just aren't as good as Dallas. The only team in Dallas' class right now is the Suns. They have a good team.

Reaganrattler07
01-17-2007, 11:10 PM
Well, Well, Well. The Spurs lost again. I said what I said because the Spurs just aren't as good as Dallas. The only team in Dallas' class right now is the Suns. They have a good team.

I find it funny that you felt that you could man up to me only when my team had lost. Just like Judson.

TexasRed6x
01-18-2007, 06:36 PM
Well, Well, Well. The Spurs lost again. I said what I said because the Spurs just aren't as good as Dallas. The only team in Dallas' class right now is the Suns. They have a good team.

The Spurs need a bottle of Gerital right now.

TexasRed6x
01-19-2007, 07:51 PM
The Spurs lead the Hornets 38-18 in the 2nd quarter. Coach Pop was ejected with 6:21 left in the 1st after getting 2 back-to-back technicals.

GRP05
01-19-2007, 08:08 PM
What happened?

TexasRed6x
01-19-2007, 08:11 PM
What happened?

I think what happened was that Pop was upset about something involving Chandler for some reason(I think, I am not sure) that got him the first one and then he got the second one mouthing off to Desmond Mason.

TexasRed6x
01-19-2007, 08:13 PM
Spurs lead the Hornets 53-36 at halftime.

GRP05
01-19-2007, 08:46 PM
Hornets are making their run; big test for SA.

TexasRed6x
01-19-2007, 08:47 PM
Hornets are making their run; big test for SA.

If they keep this up, I smell a 3rd straight loss for the Spurs.

TexasRed6x
01-19-2007, 08:54 PM
The Spurs lead the Hornets 76-60 at the end of the 3rd quarter. The Hornets are starting to catch up and the Spurs are starting to lose their big lead and if that happens, its going to be their third straight loss.

TexasRed6x
01-19-2007, 09:21 PM
Spurs lead the Hornets 97-84. Desmond Mason has been tossed. Chris Paul was tossed and he wasn't even in uniform. I don't know what Paul did but I heard the TV analyst say that Paul was tossed.

TexasRed6x
01-19-2007, 09:23 PM
Spurs 99
Hornets 86
Final

Spurs snap their 2 game losing streak.

Reaganrattler07
01-19-2007, 10:57 PM
From what I hear the refs all over the league were quite adamant with handing out their T's.

TexasRed6x
01-19-2007, 11:14 PM
From what I hear the refs all over the league were quite adamant with handing out their T's.

Oh yeah. Mason got those 2 T's for just slamming the ball on the court. I think that is a new rule, I am not sure.

lonny23
01-19-2007, 11:39 PM
Oh yeah. Mason got those 2 T's for just slamming the ball on the court. I think that is a new rule, I am not sure.They got Nash for slamming the ball to the floor the last time Phoenix played Dallas. The refs are really tightening up on player's emotions about calls.

TexasRed6x
01-20-2007, 12:12 AM
They got Nash for slamming the ball to the floor the last time Phoenix played Dallas. The refs are really tightening up on player's emotions about calls.

Yeah I guess its their new form of zero tolerance in the league.

GoOwls
01-20-2007, 12:38 AM
I'm not being a jerk here, just saying what I see, but to me, the Spurs are just starting to look a little old, and not very deep on the bench. I realize that the last half of the season could change things, but the core of the team, Duncan, Parker, Ginobili, just don't look like they are hungry enough to fight through the aging process and do the necessary things that seperate a champion from an also-ran. They've tasted success and I think it just isn't important enough to them to overpower the teams who are more hungry.

JMHO

lonny23
01-20-2007, 10:02 PM
I'm not being a jerk here, just saying what I see, but to me, the Spurs are just starting to look a little old, and not very deep on the bench. I realize that the last half of the season could change things, but the core of the team, Duncan, Parker, Ginobili, just don't look like they are hungry enough to fight through the aging process and do the necessary things that seperate a champion from an also-ran. They've tasted success and I think it just isn't important enough to them to overpower the teams who are more hungry.

JMHOI just think they don't have that extra kick because deep down they don't think they'll beat Dallas. The Spurs pretty much give you the best they have, but the best isn't good enough right now.

Reaganrattler07
01-21-2007, 12:50 PM
I'm not being a jerk here, just saying what I see, but to me, the Spurs are just starting to look a little old, and not very deep on the bench. I realize that the last half of the season could change things, but the core of the team, Duncan, Parker, Ginobili, just don't look like they are hungry enough to fight through the aging process and do the necessary things that seperate a champion from an also-ran. They've tasted success and I think it just isn't important enough to them to overpower the teams who are more hungry.

JMHO

Old news....they've been looking old since last year.

Remember their back-to-back games? Horrible record. They need to start getting some youth, while keeping the core of duncan, ginobili and parker. And they may wanna go ahead and start looking for duncan's replacement a few years down the road.

TexasRed6x
01-21-2007, 01:04 PM
Old news....they've been looking old since last year.

Remember their back-to-back games? Horrible record. They need to start getting some youth, while keeping the core of duncan, ginobili and parker. And they may wanna go ahead and start looking for duncan's replacement a few years down the road.

Yeah they need to make a trade for a younger player soon. I have been seeing Corey Maggette's name come up in trade rumors involving the Spurs. The paper has the Spurs giving up Barry and Udrih to the Clippers for Maggette. I doubt the Spurs will make a trade. I wouldn't be surprised if the Spurs decided to stay put at the trade deadline.

TexasRed6x
01-21-2007, 06:08 PM
Spurs 61
76ers 41
Half

Duncan has 14 points and 7 rebounds. Barry has 18 points.

TexasRed6x
01-21-2007, 07:23 PM
Spurs 99
76ers 85
Final

:D :D :D

Duncan had 17 points and 14 rebounds. Ginobilli had 12 points and Parker had 8 points. Barry had 23 points off the bench.

relraiderfan
01-21-2007, 10:37 PM
Congrats on beating the worst team in the league!

MaverickFan2009
01-21-2007, 10:48 PM
Spurs 99
76ers 85
Final

:D :D :D

Duncan had 17 points and 14 rebounds. Ginobilli had 12 points and Parker had 8 points. Barry had 23 points off the bench.

i LOVE brent barry. old man can shoot :D

PaulinPlano
01-22-2007, 03:15 PM
I am a huge Spurs fan here in the DFW Metroplex. I get looks because I have a chrome Spurs emblem on the back of my truck.

I hope Elson gets up to speed soon. And Bonner is losing valuble court time with this injury. It is difficult for the Spurs to completely judge if they need to pick someone up. I am sure they are looking. They need to improve if they are going to hang with the Mavericks and Suns. Mavericks look tough and they are young.

lonny23
01-22-2007, 05:48 PM
I am a huge Spurs fan here in the DFW Metroplex. I get looks because I have a chrome Spurs emblem on the back of my truck.

I hope Elson gets up to speed soon. And Bonner is losing valuble court time with this injury. It is difficult for the Spurs to completely judge if they need to pick someone up. I am sure they are looking. They need to improve if they are going to hang with the Mavericks and Suns. Mavericks look tough and they are young.
Good. That means DFW fans are doing their job. Mavs fans aren't going to attack you, but the least they can do is give you a dirty look. Hey, I'm fair game in San Antonio!:D

svhorns
01-22-2007, 06:39 PM
its 6:38 pm and the spurs still suck

TexasRed6x
01-22-2007, 08:18 PM
Spurs 77
Celtics 63
End of 3rd quarter

TexasRed6x
01-22-2007, 09:14 PM
Spurs 93
Celtics 89
Final

:D :D :D

Duncan had 21 points and 9 rebounds. Ginobilli had 15 points and Parker had 15 points.

TexasRed6x
01-24-2007, 08:39 PM
Spurs 21
Rockets 16
End of 1st quarter

Mac Is Back
01-24-2007, 10:12 PM
My boycott of the Spurs games continues.

Rockets 81
Spurs 68

4th

The Spurs are proving they can't beat the West elite. I see a very early exit in the playoffs for SA this year.

TexasRed6x
01-25-2007, 07:36 AM
My boycott of the Spurs games continues

The Spurs are proving they can't beat the West elite. I see a very early exit in the playoffs for SA this year.
True. I am starting to lose faith in the Spurs. Like I said, they need to make a trade to get younger but I think they will not do anything at the trade deadline and that will hurt them. Plus the rodeo road trip will be brutal this year. Bottom line: Spurs SUCK this year end of story. If they don't improve, I have to say that I am a Spurs hater.

Mac Is Back
01-25-2007, 08:28 AM
True. I am starting to lose faith in the Spurs. Like I said, they need to make a trade to get younger but I think they will not do anything at the trade deadline and that will hurt them. Plus the rodeo road trip will be brutal this year. Bottom line: Spurs SUCK this year end of story. If they don't improve, I have to say that I am a Spurs hater.

I'm not "giving up" on the Spurs, because I am a true fan, but quite frankly I have no reason to watch the games because I never know what's going to happen. The Spurs need to get with the program and understand that even though we have a talented roster of veterans, their play is inconsistent and they can't keep up with teams like Dallas - who are young, athletic and play faster and harder than we do - anymore. Losing 4 home games to the Western Conference elite is ridiculous. Not making a trade will be unfortunate, but likely not the Spurs fault. As it is, they don't have anybody other teams are interested in.

Reaganrattler07
01-25-2007, 06:01 PM
True. I am starting to lose faith in the Spurs. Like I said, they need to make a trade to get younger but I think they will not do anything at the trade deadline and that will hurt them. Plus the rodeo road trip will be brutal this year. Bottom line: Spurs SUCK this year end of story. If they don't improve, I have to say that I am a Spurs hater.

Go support Dallas. That's the kind of fans they got.

TexasRed6x
01-25-2007, 06:02 PM
I'm not "giving up" on the Spurs, because I am a true fan, but quite frankly I have no reason to watch the games because I never know what's going to happen. The Spurs need to get with the program and understand that even though we have a talented roster of veterans, their play is inconsistent and they can't keep up with teams like Dallas - who are young, athletic and play faster and harder than we do - anymore. Losing 4 home games to the Western Conference elite is ridiculous. Not making a trade will be unfortunate, but likely not the Spurs fault. As it is, they don't have anybody other teams are interested in.

Yeah. Losing 8 games at home is unusual this year. I thought they were a good home team.

TexasRed6x
01-25-2007, 09:33 PM
Hey the Spurs fans can finally smile a little. :D

Bulls 96
Mavs 85
Final

Dallas and SA have lost in Chicago this year.

GTown02
01-25-2007, 09:40 PM
When you only have 6 points with like 2:30 to go in the first quarter, bad things might happen...

I'm sure Suns fans around the world are rejoicing.

I think Dallas ended the game shooting 31% or so.

lonny23
01-25-2007, 10:11 PM
I'm not "giving up" on the Spurs, because I am a true fan, but quite frankly I have no reason to watch the games because I never know what's going to happen. The Spurs need to get with the program and understand that even though we have a talented roster of veterans, their play is inconsistent and they can't keep up with teams like Dallas - who are young, athletic and play faster and harder than we do - anymore. Losing 4 home games to the Western Conference elite is ridiculous. Not making a trade will be unfortunate, but likely not the Spurs fault. As it is, they don't have anybody other teams are interested in.
Not being able to make a trade is most definitely the Spurs fault. R.C. Buford and Peter Holt have put them in that situation. They've tried to keep winning without spending money on a bench and it hurts them in trades. All the Spurs have done for the last 5 years is try to buy a little more time each year. I've said for a few years now that SA isn't set up for the long haul with the revolving door that comes through town. It's a plan that's bound to fail because Manu and Tim won't always play as well as they do now and Tony can't do it all on his own. The Spurs spent their free agent money getting Centers to replace the guy they let go for nothing and the guy they traded for not much. They couldn't get better and only tried to tread water.

lonny23
01-25-2007, 10:12 PM
Go support Dallas. That's the kind of fans they got.At least I'm not prejudiced. I hate the team, the city, and the fans!:D

lonny23
01-25-2007, 10:13 PM
Hey the Spurs fans can finally smile a little. :D

Bulls 96
Mavs 85
Final

Dallas and SA have lost in Chicago this year.
Yeah, Dallas played like crap all game. They started the game shooting 3-20 and got back in it, but didn't have enough gas in the 4th Quarter.

Reaganrattler07
01-25-2007, 10:43 PM
At least I'm not prejudiced. I hate the team, the city, and the fans!:D

Did you get left out at Fiesta or something?

SVite
01-26-2007, 10:07 AM
True. I am starting to lose faith in the Spurs. Like I said, they need to make a trade to get younger but I think they will not do anything at the trade deadline and that will hurt them. Plus the rodeo road trip will be brutal this year. Bottom line: Spurs SUCK this year end of story. If they don't improve, I have to say that I am a Spurs hater.


Flip Flop........So the Spurs are just getting blown off the court! They havent been in any of the games they have lost......:rolleyes: It`s called outside shooting down the stretch, and Tim making free throws, and Tony needs to start shooting, and driving more to the basket. All 3 will be back, and if you want to jump ship, jump now, maybe go to the Mavs, or Suns, or both, that way you can hedge your confidence.

As for me i`ll stay like i did when the Spurs only won 20 games. Or the days when they could`nt get over the LA hump in the play offs. They might be off a bit at the moment, but this veteran team will come back.

SVite
01-26-2007, 10:11 AM
At least I'm not prejudiced. I hate the team, the city, and the fans!:D


Hate! Now theres some fruit of the spirit!:cool:

PaulinPlano
01-26-2007, 02:49 PM
Not being able to make a trade is most definitely the Spurs fault. R.C. Buford and Peter Holt have put them in that situation. They've tried to keep winning without spending money on a bench and it hurts them in trades. All the Spurs have done for the last 5 years is try to buy a little more time each year. I've said for a few years now that SA isn't set up for the long haul with the revolving door that comes through town. It's a plan that's bound to fail because Manu and Tim won't always play as well as they do now and Tony can't do it all on his own. The Spurs spent their free agent money getting Centers to replace the guy they let go for nothing and the guy they traded for not much. They couldn't get better and only tried to tread water.

When Elson gets going, I think the Spurs will be tough. He is very athletic. The injury to him and Bonner has hurt the Spurs gelling together as a team. The front court production off the bench is also a concern. But I am optimistic and will wait and see how things play out when the playoffs roll around. Dallas and Phoenix are really setting a high bar. And everyone is writing off the Spurs because they are 5 games back. I donít agree with this view. You donít win championships in January. I am not saying Dallas and Phoenix arenít the top 2 teams. They are and should be favored at this point.

And you are way off about the front office in San Antonio. They probably have the best organization in sports let alone the NBA. You have to balance things and you canít haul off and spend money for a short term fix every time. They do try that when and if it is feasible. No one can hit on all of their picks. SA will be fine. Tim, Manu and Tony are still young. I think Elson has the potential to be a force in a couple of years.

I give Cuban credit for grabbing A.J. He has taken Spurs Ball up I-35.

lonny23
01-26-2007, 09:05 PM
When Elson gets going, I think the Spurs will be tough. He is very athletic. The injury to him and Bonner has hurt the Spurs gelling together as a team. The front court production off the bench is also a concern. But I am optimistic and will wait and see how things play out when the playoffs roll around. Dallas and Phoenix are really setting a high bar. And everyone is writing off the Spurs because they are 5 games back. I donít agree with this view. You donít win championships in January. I am not saying Dallas and Phoenix arenít the top 2 teams. They are and should be favored at this point.

And you are way off about the front office in San Antonio. They probably have the best organization in sports let alone the NBA. You have to balance things and you canít haul off and spend money for a short term fix every time. They do try that when and if it is feasible. No one can hit on all of their picks. SA will be fine. Tim, Manu and Tony are still young. I think Elson has the potential to be a force in a couple of years.

I give Cuban credit for grabbing A.J. He has taken Spurs Ball up I-35.
Once you start hitting against the cap (Remember when the Spurs were way under the cap a few years), you can't have too many years where you lose something for nothing because you don't have money to pay out to replace what you lost. The Spurs have not done much to get better over the last 5 years while other teams have. That's what is hurting them now.

lonny23
01-26-2007, 09:07 PM
Hate! Now theres some fruit of the spirit!:cool:
OK, I really dislike all of that stuff. I have Spurs fans working for me everywhere I go and we get along. It's just a bitter rivalry for me with the fans and town. No matter what I say about San Antonio (The city), I like it a lot more than many places outside of Texas.

Mac Is Back
01-26-2007, 09:48 PM
The Spurs are running out of time on being the storied juggernaut of professional sports. They're currently 31-14, and their season series with rivals are: 1-2 vs. Dallas (0-2 at home) and 1-2 vs. Houston (0-2 at home) They have a vicious schedule coming up for the rodeo road trip (Lakers, Jazz, then Suns) and will have to give it everything they have and more to come out in good shape heading into the second half of the season.

Reaganrattler07
01-26-2007, 09:52 PM
You all should be ashamed of yourselves. Arguing with Lonny.

Do you all not know he is at Work At Home General Manager? He knows what the F he's doing and you losers don't. Stop bothering him and let him get back to his Arm-Chair GM Duties.

[/sarcasm]

TexasRed6x
01-26-2007, 09:59 PM
The Spurs are running out of time on being the storied juggernaut of professional sports. They're currently 31-14, and their season series with rivals are: 1-2 vs. Dallas (0-2 at home) and 1-2 vs. Houston (0-2 at home) They have a vicious schedule coming up for the rodeo road trip (Lakers, Jazz, then Suns) and will have to give it everything they have and more to come out in good shape heading into the second half of the season.

We might not have a winning record at the end of the road trip like we have had for like the past 4-5 seasons.

lonny23
01-27-2007, 10:10 PM
You all should be ashamed of yourselves. Arguing with Lonny.

Do you all not know he is at Work At Home General Manager? He knows what the F he's doing and you losers don't. Stop bothering him and let him get back to his Arm-Chair GM Duties.

[/sarcasm]
OK, wise guy. Come up with an argument to refute what I said. You're not going to because I'm right.

Your team consists of Duncan, who you got with the #1 pick in 1997; Parker, who was a great pick for late in the first round in 2001; Ginobili, who you acquired the rights to somewhere around 2000-2002; and Bowen, who was a free agent signing in 2001.

Give me just 1 player the Spurs have acquired in the last 5 years who actually made a difference between you winning or losing titles. Guys like Steve Kerr and Robert Horry weren't full-time difference makers. I know they made shots to win games, but they were just filler around a great team to start with. The point I'm mkaing is the Spurs have done nothing to really get better since they signed Bowen and got Parker and Manu to start playing. Don't give me any of those centers like Massenburg, Rasho, or Nazr either.

TexasRed6x
01-27-2007, 10:12 PM
Lets just hope on Sunday that the Spurs can do something they haven't been able to do...beat the Lakers.

Reaganrattler07
01-27-2007, 10:27 PM
OK, wise guy. Come up with an argument to refute what I said. You're not going to because I'm right.

Your team consists of Duncan, who you got with the #1 pick in 1997; Parker, who was a great pick for late in the first round in 2001; Ginobili, who you acquired the rights to somewhere around 2000-2002; and Bowen, who was a free agent signing in 2001.

Give me just 1 player the Spurs have acquired in the last 5 years who actually made a difference between you winning or losing titles. Guys like Steve Kerr and Robert Horry weren't full-time difference makers. I know they made shots to win games, but they were just filler around a great team to start with. The point I'm mkaing is the Spurs have done nothing to really get better since they signed Bowen and got Parker and Manu to start playing. Don't give me any of those centers like Massenburg, Rasho, or Nazr either.


Argument over what? I was just telling everyone it was futile to argue with you casue you're just too good and smart.:rolleyes:

SVite
01-28-2007, 09:44 AM
Lets just hope on Sunday that the Spurs can do something they haven't been able to do...beat the Lakers.

Looks like the great Luke Walton will miss the game....;) Also Boozer hurt his knee last night for utah, he could be out, or hampered. Maybe, just maybe the WEAK Spurs can just hope to hang with them now......:D

MaverickFan2009
01-28-2007, 09:58 AM
Looks like the great Luke Walton will miss the game....;) Also Boozer hurt his knee last night for utah, he could be out, or hampered. Maybe, just maybe the WEAK Spurs can just hope to hang with them now......:D

Luke Walton makes me throw up in my mouth a little bit.

TexasRed6x
01-28-2007, 11:18 AM
Looks like the great Luke Walton will miss the game....;) Also Boozer hurt his knee last night for utah, he could be out, or hampered. Maybe, just maybe the WEAK Spurs can just hope to hang with them now......:D

Well that will make things a little easier for the Spurs but not that easy. They still have to lock down Kobe if they want to win this game. Utah will have a good team when we play them, they won't be as good as they were with him.

TexasRed6x
01-28-2007, 03:05 PM
Spurs 19
Lakers 16
End of 1st quarter

TexasRed6x
01-28-2007, 03:42 PM
Lakers 44
Spurs 36
Halftime

:mad:

TexasRed6x
01-28-2007, 04:17 PM
The Spurs are not going to make a deal at the trade deadline. This is what I found on msn.foxsports.com on the Spurs team page:

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said on Friday that his team would not strike a deal to gear up for the playoffs.
Impact: "We're not going to make a trade," he said. "We're making no trade. This is the team we're going to have come playoff time. I have that kind of confidence in them." We wouldn't expect the Spurs to tinker much with their roster, but it's surprising that such a declaration would come three weeks before the deadline. "We might throw a peripheral player for a (draft pick) or trade a peripheral player for a peripheral player, but we're not going to trade our top 10, 11, 12 guys," Popovich added. "Nothing of significance."

TexasRed6x
01-28-2007, 04:30 PM
Lakers 67
Spurs 57
End of 3rd quarter


:mad: :mad: I smell a loss if we don't play better in this last quarter.

TexasRed6x
01-28-2007, 05:13 PM
Spurs 80
Lakers 80
End of Regulation

TexasRed6x
01-28-2007, 06:25 PM
Spurs 96
Lakers 94
Final-OT

Rodeo road trip record: 1-0

Duncan had 21 points, 14 rebounds and 9 assists. Ginobilli had 21 points, and Parker had 19 points. Finley:17 points; game winning 3 pointer with 1.3 seconds remaining in OT.

lonny23
01-28-2007, 08:22 PM
The Spurs are not going to make a deal at the trade deadline. This is what I found on msn.foxsports.com on the Spurs team page:

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said on Friday that his team would not strike a deal to gear up for the playoffs.
Impact: "We're not going to make a trade," he said. "We're making no trade. This is the team we're going to have come playoff time. I have that kind of confidence in them." We wouldn't expect the Spurs to tinker much with their roster, but it's surprising that such a declaration would come three weeks before the deadline. "We might throw a peripheral player for a (draft pick) or trade a peripheral player for a peripheral player, but we're not going to trade our top 10, 11, 12 guys," Popovich added. "Nothing of significance."That's BS coach-speak, but I understand.

Pop wants the team to feel like they really believe in them. The truth is the Spurs don't have what they need to pull off a deal for a good player, but they can't say they wanted to trade for guys. It's much easier to say they're going to war with the guys they have now.

lonny23
01-28-2007, 08:22 PM
Spurs 96
Lakers 94
Final-OT

Rodeo road trip record: 1-0

Duncan had 21 points, 14 rebounds and 9 assists. Ginobilli had 21 points, and Parker had 19 points. Finley:17 points; game winning 3 pointer with 1.3 seconds remaining in OT.
I thought the rodeo always started in February.

TexasRed6x
01-28-2007, 08:25 PM
That's BS coach-speak, but I understand.

Pop wants the team to feel like they really believe in them. The truth is the Spurs don't have what they need to pull off a deal for a good player, but they can't say they wanted to trade for guys. It's much easier to say they're going to war with the guys they have now.

Well with the guys we have now, we will get to the semifinals and lose. We are not that good. If we manage to get past the semis we will lose in the west finals. We are not going to make it this year. We need to make a trade or two if we want to get to the finals.

lonny23
01-28-2007, 08:39 PM
Well with the guys we have now, we will get to the semifinals and lose. We are not that good. If we manage to get past the semis we will lose in the west finals. We are not going to make it this year. We need to make a trade or two if we want to get to the finals.
Here's where the Spurs hurt themselves for making trades.

They had cap room when David Robinson retired. I don't blame them for getting another center, but the cap room was basically wasted on Rasho since they didn't get much for him when they traded him.

They did a sign and trade to exile Derek Anderson and got Steve Smith. They let his contract expire and lost flexibility to trade for the future. They ended up with cap room later on and signed Brent Barry, who hasn't been too popular.

They traded Malik Rose for Nazr. Instead of trading Nazr, they let his contract expire and lost a trade chip.

The Spurs had to spend their whole Mid-level Exception on Centers this year because they let 2 go for nothing. Some years they don't even spend their Mid-level Exception.

1. The Spurs are over the cap. They can't spend more than $5 million a year on any free agent contracts.

2. The Spurs don't have any expendable high-salary tradeable players they would get rid of (The only 3 are the core players).

3. The Spurs don't have any young players they'd trade to get somebody else decent in return.

Bowen or Barry in the last year of their respective contracts are tradeable players.

TexasRed6x
01-31-2007, 08:43 PM
Jazz 20
Spurs 17
End of 1st quarter

TexasRed6x
02-07-2007, 09:47 PM
Spurs 110
Wizards 83
Final

Duncan had 20 points and rebounds, Parker had 20 points and Ginobili had 18 points off the bench.

Rodeo road trip record: 2-2

Mac Is Back
02-08-2007, 08:54 PM
Fantastic effort from the Spurs. I haven't seen them play that well in quite a while. Superb defense and superb offense.

A huge boost of confidence.

svhorns
02-08-2007, 08:56 PM
Fantastic effort from the Spurs. I haven't seen them play that well in quite a while. Superb defense and superb offense.

A huge boost of confidence.

its 8:56 pm and the spurs still suck

Mac Is Back
02-08-2007, 08:59 PM
its 8:56 pm and the spurs still suck

8:59 and I'll still be a Spurs fan in the morning.

TexasRed6x
02-11-2007, 02:32 PM
How bout them Spurs????? :D

Heat 100
Spurs 85
Final

Reaganrattler07
02-11-2007, 05:13 PM
its 8:56 pm and the spurs still suck

5:12 and the Spurs still have more trophies.....3 to be exact.

GoOwls
02-11-2007, 05:31 PM
5:12 and the Spurs still have more trophies.....3 to be exact.

It's 5:31 PM and the Spurs still look old this year and will remain at 3 titles for the forseable future.

Reaganrattler07
02-11-2007, 06:33 PM
It's 5:31 PM and the Spurs still look old this year and will remain at 3 titles for the forseable future.

It's 6:31 and I'll be willing to bet the Mavs don't pass 3 for the foreseeable future.

GoOwls
02-11-2007, 07:18 PM
It's 6:31 and I'll be willing to bet the Mavs don't pass 3 for the foreseeable future.

It's 7:18 PM and we may both be right, but I bet I'm closer to right than you. Problem is that it will take a few years to find out and we'll forget these posts by then, or at least I will, I'll be in my 50's by then.

PaulinPlano
02-11-2007, 09:27 PM
I have not read this thread, so I apologize if this has already been brought up. Pop made a very pointed statement at the beginning of the Heat game today. He called is players mental play soft and their physical play somewhat soft. That is what I love about Pop. He does not sugar coat anything and does not give the standard answers like you hear other players and coaches repeat over and over and over. He said there is one team that is "hellacious". The Dallas Mavericks.

Tough being a Spurs fan here in the Metroplex. But I will ALWAYS be a Spurs fan.

GO SPURS GO!

Reaganrattler07
02-11-2007, 09:32 PM
It's 7:18 PM and we may both be right, but I bet I'm closer to right than you. Problem is that it will take a few years to find out and we'll forget these posts by then, or at least I will, I'll be in my 50's by then.

Lol, yeah....I thought you were in your 60s:p

Reaganrattler07
02-11-2007, 09:34 PM
I have not read this thread, so I apologize if this has already been brought up. Pop made a very pointed statement at the beginning of the Heat game today. He called is players mental play soft and their physical play somewhat soft. That is what I love about Pop. He does not sugar coat anything and does not give the standard answers like you hear other players and coaches repeat over and over and over. He said there is one team that is "hellacious". The Dallas Mavericks.

Tough being a Spurs fan here in the Metroplex. But I will ALWAYS be a Spurs fan.

GO SPURS GO!

Yup and at least you aren't making statements like this:


True. I am starting to lose faith in the Spurs. Bottom line: Spurs SUCK this year end of story. If they don't improve, I have to say that I am a Spurs hater.

TexasRed6x
02-11-2007, 10:13 PM
Yup and at least you aren't making statements like this:

Hey, I am a Spurs fan but they suck this year and its embarrasing for me being a fan to watch them this year. Something has to change if they want to be one of the best in the west.

TrojanHorse03
02-12-2007, 02:07 AM
I'm not mostly neutral as it pertains to the Spurs, I guess the only team I root for them against is the Mavs. And I can understand the dissapointment with years squad. To this point they look old, slow, and inconsistent kinda like...last year's champ's the Miami Heat...hmmm....how about that....

DragonBand06
02-12-2007, 02:43 AM
The whole Spurs/Mavs debate reminds me of this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsBC5C5ERho

lonny23
02-13-2007, 02:51 AM
Spurs 110
Wizards 83
Final

Duncan had 20 points and rebounds, Parker had 20 points and Ginobili had 18 points off the bench.

Rodeo road trip record: 2-2
After seeing the Wiz on Sunday, that might not be as great of a win after all. It was nice, but not great.

lonny23
02-13-2007, 02:52 AM
I have not read this thread, so I apologize if this has already been brought up. Pop made a very pointed statement at the beginning of the Heat game today. He called is players mental play soft and their physical play somewhat soft. That is what I love about Pop. He does not sugar coat anything and does not give the standard answers like you hear other players and coaches repeat over and over and over. He said there is one team that is "hellacious". The Dallas Mavericks.

Tough being a Spurs fan here in the Metroplex. But I will ALWAYS be a Spurs fan.

GO SPURS GO!Pop is right about Dallas.

lonny23
02-13-2007, 02:53 AM
Hey, I am a Spurs fan but they suck this year and its embarrasing for me being a fan to watch them this year. Something has to change if they want to be one of the best in the west.
Dallas would have to get several guys hurt for the Spurs to be the best in the West.

lonny23
02-13-2007, 02:55 AM
I'm not mostly neutral as it pertains to the Spurs, I guess the only team I root for them against is the Mavs. And I can understand the dissapointment with years squad. To this point they look old, slow, and inconsistent kinda like...last year's champ's the Miami Heat...hmmm....how about that....
The only problem with your analogy is:

1. Miami is known to have slackers like Shaq who sandbag, but the Spurs aren't.
2. Dallas is a lot better this year.