Good evening PTR. I guess it all ended a little quicker than expected, but our Spurs are done for the season. That's it. It is what it is, and there isn't anything I can do about it. I'm moving on from it. I could rant, but I'll spare you all. As usual, the PTR faithful have already summed up my most of my thoughts, in better ways than I ever can, so it'd just be a repeat of everything we've heard the last few days. I will say that, personally, I am very excited about our young guys. I think we've got a great crop of young (and even old, still) talent, who with further "opportunity", and a few roster shifts, has the potential to be right back in the thick of the West.
I know it burns that our guys aren't in it anymore, but I'm still going to do my best to enjoy the rest of the post season - with you all. After all, that's what it's here for. Join me?
Tonight on TNT, we've got two nationally televised games. Starting things off at 7pm, Spurs time, the Chicago Bulls host the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of their second round series. Chicago got through the Indiana Pacers in 5 games, but got a bit more than they bargained for, I'd say. Carlos Boozer struggled throughout the series and hurt his toe in Game 5, but is expected to play tonight. Look for Atlanta's big men to pose more challenge than Indiana's.
Atlanta, however - most would probably agree? - pulled off a big upset in the first round. For the third straight season they advanced to the second round, but were not exactly predicted to knock off Dwight Howard's Orlando Magic this year. Especially after the shellacking they received in last year's playoffs. Dwight is probably the best big man in the game, and received his 3rd consecutive DPOY award, but received little help elsewhere. 46 and 19 in a game 1 loss at home was not even enough! Atlanta prevailed in 6.
Immediately following Chicago and Atlanta, this next one is expected to be a goodie. Lakers and Mavericks - two words Spurs fans hate. And we get to watch them beat each other up, to see who gets the winner of the Memphis - OKC series. The Lakers got their money's worth out of the Nooch in the first round. Most, including myself, had LA in 4 or 5, but Chris Paul had other ideas. LA gutted it out in 6. On the flipside, many predicted Dallas and the Blazers to go 7 games, but the Mavs got it together finished them off in 6. Let's see what tonight holds.
Tonight's poll results should be interesting. I really wish there was a way to include more than one poll in a fan post. It's a shame we can only vote once, so I'll switch it up. Who do you want to WIN the most?