Hi everyone, this is my first post in this blog so a little introduction, I'm a college student born and raised in Mexico City until I moved to Monterrey for college about 2 years ago. I'm actually a bigger football fan than a basketball fan, as you can probably guess by my user name; but I'm still a big basketball fan, and huge Spurs fan since 2004, which is when I truly began watching the NBA. Since I'm pretty much obsessed with following my favorite sports teams, some of my "city I want to visit before I die" are directly related to those teams, and I loved to fulfill the first of those goals when this past April I was lucky enough to visit San Antonio (loved the city, and the Riverwalk), unfortunately, I couldn't make it to a game, but I'll guess that means I'll have to go back some day.
Now, on to the point of the post. I'm still in disbelief on just how dominant this team has been in the last 30+ games. I mean, not only have they gone like 29-2 or something like that, with one loss coming on a game when the rested TD, TP and MG, but their wins have almost exclusively been on 10+ margins. On top of that, they have completed their 2nd consecutive sweep by beating the Clippers on game 4, advancing to their first WCF since 08. To be honest, I don't even think they played their best basketball in this series, I get the feeling the offense was not as efficient as in other games, but even if that's true, they dominated. It's impossible at this point not to get excited about the possibility of adding banner #5 to the AT&T Center.
However, aside from the mind-blowing numbers the team has piled up, the more I think about it, the more anxious I get. Some analysts and writers argue that the team has yet to be truly challenged, an argument that I agree on. The Spurs haven't been in many close games throughout their recent dominance, and with OKC and KD pretty much winning all the close games they've been in, this worries me a bit. I have watched all the close-game finishes of OKC's playoff run, and the poise and calm of KD when he is about to unload a 3-pointer from the top of the key in the final minutes of a tied game in L.A. is something to take notes on. I believe the Spurs are better than the Thunder, but I just can't shake this uneasy feeling that the Thunder are, right now, better prepared if the series should come down to some close games. I hope to be wrong about that last statement, I trust the team will prove me how mistaken I am.
As for the other team in that series, almost an afterthought with a 1-3 deficit, I can't belive I'm gonna say it but, I will be rooting for them in game 5. I honestly feared the Lakers as they entered the WCSF, the only reason being their "match-up advantage" with Gasol and Bynum. Again, I've never doubted the Spurs could take them if they had to face them, I just want to avoid the anxiety. Nevertheless, at this point, I just hope that they'll be useful to us. I don't know if this is in any way true, but as much of a rest bonus we get over our opponent, the better for me. This is the only reason why I want the Lakers to win game 5, if only so they can force OKC to play another game before going to San Antonio.
As for the East, I have no idea who to root for, other than some reservations about facing LeBron and Wade, or the Celtics tough D, I don't have much to say about them. In my opinion, the Spurs are the best team in the NBA today, by far, and in my opinion, the most difficult roadblock left in the way to the title goes by the name of Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. I'm a bit more confident about getting it done in the Finals.
Anyway, that's all I have to say, I know I'm probably worrying too much, but if I don't do that I just don't feel right. I hope I can contribute some interesting stuff on this site, but for now just.... GO SPURS!!!!