Year in and year out, the San Antonio Spurs are always considered a favorite for the NBA championship. However, the Spurs haven’t been to the title game since 2007 despite a run of excellence that stretches back into the 90s. That’s all changing this year. The San Antonio Spurs will be the Western Conference representative in the NBA Championship. Tony Parker dropped in 37 points in the 93-86 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
“Honestly, it feels like it’s been forever since we’ve been to this point,” said team leader and 37-year-old power forward Tim Duncan, who scored 15 points and 8 rebounds during the final game of the conference championships. “We’ve been on the verge of kind of getting here. We still feel like we were in contention, but we can’t get over that hump. To get over that hump and get back in the Finals, it’s an amazing feeling, honestly.”
Not only did the Spurs win, making up for last season’s disappointing collapse versus the Oklahoma City Thunder, they got a sweep. Memphis was escorted from the playoffs in 4 games. That’s certainly a positive turn-around compared to the personal problems of previous seasons.
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