PostGame; NBA Playoffs 2012 Round 2; SAN at LAC Game 4

I love the series of events just before this shot right here:

LAC just scored to go ahead 88-82, 5 min. left in the game. Manu acts as PG, walks the ball down and to Duncan’s hands at the right area. Duncan is too far to do anything with it, trying to pound the ball slowly in to no avail. Manu cuts in between, acting as an option to receive a pass and possible hoop, but that’s iffy with 2 LAC bigs underneath.

Continue reading “PostGame; NBA Playoffs 2012 Round 2; SAN at LAC Game 4”

PostGame; NBA Playoffs 2012 Round 2; SAN at LAC Game 3

Back in Season 06 – 07, I wrote this:

Whenever I hear about the San Antonio Spurs being boring, I have to wince. To me, of course they’re boring. See, when a good team has got all its players playing well – their offense is top – notch, their defense is suffocating, and everyone is working like the cogs of a wheel that they are, like one cohesive unit, then yes, it actually gets boring to watch.

Continue reading “PostGame; NBA Playoffs 2012 Round 2; SAN at LAC Game 3”

PostGame; NBA Playoffs 2012 Round 2; LAC at SAN Game 1

SAN takes this 108 – 92 vs. LAC. There are two (2) things the Spurs do very well. Step One (1) is the classic, textbook style pick and roll.

CF Duncan goes to the freethrow area, giving the PG a pick, shooters on each side. Tony Parker can use the pick, curl and either take a J, or if he’s feeling it, drive to the hoop. Once Parker does his move, Duncan steps backward the other way, away from his defense who is probably suckered into defending the driving Parker anyway.

Continue reading “PostGame; NBA Playoffs 2012 Round 2; LAC at SAN Game 1”