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espn: Bill Simmons' Revised West Predictions

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5. SAN ANTONIO Preseason Prediction: 49 wins (6th) Revised Prediction: 50 wins Lost in San Antonio's terrific start, Parker's soap opera, Manu Ginobili's inspired comeback, Richard Jefferson's bid to become the oldest player ever to win a "Comeback Player of the Year" award and the 350,000 people who Googled "Gary Neal" during a Spurs game this season: four college seasons, 987 regular-season games, 170 playoff games and over 42,000 career minutes are finally adding up for the great Tim Duncan. Unless he starts doing HGH and doping his blood cells like Kobe Bryant, his 14-year run of All-NBA teams will be coming to an end this season. Yet he could quit tomorrow and still go down as the best power forward ever. Everything else is gravy. Nice to know all of that amounts to one more victory. The Mavs and Nooch are still better. Good read, though.
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