Spurs best in the WestApril 23rd, 2012 at 10:06 pm by Roger Wallace under Sports
Gregg Popovich never seemed too enamoured about the teams overall record as long as they were positioned well for the post season. That was as more about the rest of the his players than their record and seeding, that’s the only explanation for leaving Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobli at home for a road trip to Utah a couple of weeks ago. But even with his cautious handling of the “big three”, the Spurs are still the top seed in the Western conference after Monday’s 124-89 win over Portland in their final regular season home game. Now the question is what do they do on their final two game road trip with a chance to claim the best record in the NBA, right now they are tied with Chicago. If history means anything, the “big three” will get a heavy dose of bench for their games at Phoenix and Golden State.
The Spurs aren’t just winning, they are destroying their opponents. In their current eight game win streak they are averaging 116 points per game and winning by an average margin of 16 points per game.
So how will that translate into the only thing that matters, their run for a 5th NBA title since 1999, we’ll find out over the next couple of months.