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Driven by past failures, Spurs blow by Thunder again in Game 2
Sports Illustrated ^ | 5/22/14 | Ben Golliver

Posted on 05/22/2014 9:17:35 AM PDT by laotzu

SAN ANTONIO -- With another lopsided victory in the books, the Spurs are beginning to look like they will power their way to the fifth title of the Tim Duncan era.

Wednesday's result was the most vicious yet. The 35-point victory margin was the largest of San Antonio's postseason; the Spurs have now won their last six home playoff games by a staggering average of 23 points. The defeat was also the worst playoff loss for the Thunder since they relocated to Oklahoma City, and it seems cruel to ask any team to "adjust" its way out of that type of hole in a matter of days.

"We got our butts kicked," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said, looking dejected and overwhelmed for the second time in three nights.

A Spurs collapse in this series is just about unthinkable. The offense is whirring too smoothly and the defensive effort is too high. The matchups advantages -- in the post, from beyond the arc and on the bench -- are too great.

(Excerpt) Read more at sportsillustrated.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: nba; spurs; thunder
A seriously shameful public butt-kickin'.

The Thunder has no business being there.

An embarrassment to Oklahoma, and an insult to the mighty Trailblazers.

1 posted on 05/22/2014 9:17:35 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu

If Ibaka had been out sooner, Memphis or Portland would be trying to stop San Antonio now. The Grizzlies could handle OK with their defense, but Ibaka killed their already limited scoring...


2 posted on 05/22/2014 9:36:01 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Ingtar

win by 35. still boring. /sarc !


3 posted on 05/22/2014 9:40:18 AM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: Ingtar

San Antonio eliminated Portland.


4 posted on 05/22/2014 9:45:33 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: laotzu

The San AnPhonio Sterns (Named after their daddy, David Stern, who GAVE them the 2007 championship) benefit from a league that has bee pussified on defense.

They are, the whiniest, dirtiest, floppiest team in the NBA. They are a mirror image of their “coach” PopaZit.

They have never won two championships in a row. Their wins in 1999, the strike year & 2007, their daddy Stern’s year, are tainted.

It is disgraceful that they represent a once great game. Here’s to hoping that the East winner goes rough on them and knocks their teeth out.


5 posted on 05/22/2014 9:45:38 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: laotzu

They’d better finish the job this year. I was physically ill after they blew Game Six last year against the Trayvons.


6 posted on 05/22/2014 9:46:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: laotzu

You bet I’m from Phoenix.


7 posted on 05/22/2014 9:47:03 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Anybody, BUT Miami.


8 posted on 05/22/2014 9:47:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

NO! Anybody BUT The Sterns!


9 posted on 05/22/2014 9:49:01 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: laotzu

Without Ibaka OKC doesn’t stand a chance..Westbook/Durant can’t do it all by themselves..both games they have lost by double digits, can that change at home, possibly but I doubt it the Spurs just look too tough to beat..I wouldn’t mind the Spurs winning as long as I don’t have to see that fraud LeBron win


10 posted on 05/22/2014 9:50:51 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: laotzu

Well, OKC would be doing better with a healthy Ibaka, but even at equal strength, SA is a better team. At the moment. The core of OKC is very young, and SA is a fairly old team. In a few years after Duncan and Ginobili retire, and Parker is a few years older, OKC will do their share of steamrollering.


11 posted on 05/22/2014 9:56:41 AM PDT by driftless2 (:-))
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To: driftless2

Hard to believe the Mavs pushed them to 7 games.


12 posted on 05/22/2014 9:57:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Well, Allen’s three pointer might be the greatest clutch shot in NBA history. He doesn’t make it (or Bosh doesn’t get the off. rebound to get the ball to him), and SA gets their fifth title.


13 posted on 05/22/2014 9:59:03 AM PDT by driftless2 (:-))
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To: laotzu

Beginning to look like the Pacers and Heat are battling it out for second place.


14 posted on 05/22/2014 9:59:05 AM PDT by IamConservative (If fighting fire with fire is a good idea, why do the pros use water?)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Then we all agree...everybody hates Miami.


15 posted on 05/22/2014 9:59:46 AM PDT by driftless2 (:-))
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To: dfwgator

Dallas is a similar team, but not quite as good. SA’s depth kills most teams. Plus, SA is always better rested for the playoffs...Popovich plans for the playoffs.


16 posted on 05/22/2014 10:02:37 AM PDT by driftless2 (:-))
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To: laotzu
"The Thunder has no business being there. "

Yeah, I just hate it when a completely untalented and totally undeserving team WINS all the games necessary to get to this point. How dare they even show up? Obviously the championship should just be determined by fan votes.

17 posted on 05/22/2014 10:03:40 AM PDT by newheart (The greatest trick the Left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: newheart

“Obviously the championship should just be determined by fan votes.”

That would be fine with me! Then we would not be subjected to a two month long second season.


18 posted on 05/22/2014 10:10:53 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: SeaHawkFan

Sometimes I wish I could edit after send. I realized it right after I hit the button.


19 posted on 05/22/2014 10:24:39 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: driftless2

Ive always hated Miami..always disliked LeBron..then his team did the Trayvon Martin salute, that made me hate them even more..then I heard LeBron say in an interview that he does not want any member of Sterling’s “Jewish Family” having ownership of the Clippers..anti Semitic a-hole its none of his damn business


20 posted on 05/22/2014 10:36:04 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: driftless2

Can’t wait until LeBron leaves, and the Heat suck again, and they’ll get 3000 for their home games. Miami is the ultimate “Fair Weather” city.


21 posted on 05/22/2014 10:39:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
You bet I’m from Phoenix.

No I don't.

Uber; you're going to have to start making sense.

22 posted on 05/22/2014 11:07:55 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: driftless2
Then we all agree...everybody hates Miami.

Oh, aye.

23 posted on 05/22/2014 11:09:39 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu

Phoenix was robbed in 2007 by Stern.


24 posted on 05/22/2014 11:13:44 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: newheart
How dare they even show up?

Exactly. Well said.

Can you really call that "showing up"? It was like watching the Washington Generals "show up" to play the Globetrotters.

The Spurs will lose their older players, but are already grooming new champions. They will, as they always have, remain strong.

The Trailblazers will be a dominate team in a few short years.

25 posted on 05/22/2014 11:16:29 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
Phoenix was robbed in 2007 by Stern.

...and Algore was robbed by Bush in 2000.

Prototypical loser talk. I'm sorry your team sucks this year.

26 posted on 05/22/2014 11:21:33 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: dfwgator
Mavs are a good team and more importantly a well coached and disciplined one.
27 posted on 05/22/2014 1:20:08 PM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: laotzu

We would have beaten the Sperns. You support a cheating, whining team. Pussy team.


28 posted on 05/22/2014 4:33:17 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
We would have beaten the Sperns.

True, except for all that losing going on.

29 posted on 05/23/2014 8:15:05 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu

48 wins dude. Check yourself, you sound like a Sperns fan; Whiny, floppy, dirty.


30 posted on 05/23/2014 8:36:51 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
cheating..floppy..dirty..Pussy

Are you hitting on me, perv?

FreeRepublic is not as 'sophisticated' as what you are used to in Phoenix
(not that there's anything wrong with that), but this is not some Tempe bathhouse.

31 posted on 05/23/2014 9:13:51 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
48 wins dude

Which puts them in 9th place out of 15. Wow.

That is like, so totally Tempe bathhouse awesome dude.
(not that there's anything wrong with that)

32 posted on 05/23/2014 9:53:04 AM PDT by laotzu
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Actually 13th out of 32 idiot. You are still the whiniest, floppiest, dirtiest team supporter.

I have no knowledge of bathhouses in any part of AZ.

??

Enlighten me Twink-erbell. You have a good time when you’re in town do ya? Wear a rubber dude or maybe in your case, an anal dam.


33 posted on 05/23/2014 3:22:22 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
13th out of 32

Well towel boy, you know even less about how to get in my pants than you do the western conference.

13th out of 32, wow....dude.

34 posted on 05/24/2014 3:11:44 PM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu

Twinkerbelle, don’t let me keep you from your Mr. Right.

Perhaps he’s one of those long, dark fellows you like on the Sperns?


35 posted on 05/24/2014 3:14:08 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
Towel boy, how did I know that bath-house talk would get you so excited?

Let's just chalk it up to a lucky guess.

I hope that you and yours have a safe, and enjoyable weekend.

I look forward to hearing from you again soonest.
(I'm sorry your team sucks so much this year)

36 posted on 05/24/2014 5:04:52 PM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu

Take care Twink. I hear medical science will come up with a cure for AIDS someday, sooooo, you know....as you were. LOL

BTW, you never served in the military right? I didn’t think so.


37 posted on 05/24/2014 6:15:44 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
Well, I guess there is just no being nice to some people.

As close as you are able to explain; the reason your team sucks so much this year is:
1) the Spurs kicked their ass 7 years ago
B) there are no great bath houses in Arizona

Semper Fi Devil Dogs, and ; Go Spurs!!


38 posted on 05/25/2014 1:10:04 PM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu

How’s that anal dam workin out for ya Twink?


39 posted on 05/25/2014 1:45:19 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
How’s that anal dam?
What a very odd thing to be curious about.

served in the military?
Cruising for a man in uniform on Memorial Day is depraved.

This is a basketball thread, perv. Focus.

40 posted on 05/27/2014 8:05:07 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu

Dude get lost, ya hear


41 posted on 05/27/2014 9:17:39 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
Dude...this is my thread.

Uber, you're going to have to start making sense.

42 posted on 05/27/2014 9:53:42 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
Dude get lost, ya hear

Or what?

They always taught us that the Marines were in the Department of Navy....the men's department.

43 posted on 05/27/2014 10:02:00 AM PDT by laotzu
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