Sunday, May 22, 2005
Spur of the Moment
The first game of the NBA Western Conference finals went exactly as I expected: Tony Parker scored 29 points and the Spurs won. However, what I didn't foresee was how they would win: playing at Phoenix's helter-skelter pace. That's right; San Antonio scored 43 points in the fourth quarter to win, 121-114, by using a style of play that usually suits the Suns best. Four words: this series is over. O-V-E-R. If the Spurs waltzed into Phoenix and simply outscored the NBA's highest-scoring team in over a decade, imagine what they will do once they are able to assert their defensive will (hint: when the series moves to San Antonio). The Suns might be able to eke out a game or two, but there is now no doubt in my mind that the Spurs will be playing for yet another NBA title.