It's not what's on the surface that counts. It's often what lies just beneath that surface. In Spurs terms that means what lays hidden from the the first 99 blows and finally appears when the 100th blow has been struck is what's important. For fear of going further into hyperbole I will just come out and say it...when you are Pounding the Rock you will eventually see the beauty that a stonecutter sees when perfecting his trade.
Tonight was a great game for Spurs fans...but it was only game 64 of an 82 game regular season. And in the end it matters nothing unless you have 16 playoff wins and are hoisting a 5th trophy.
We were all shocked when we traded George Hill on draft day for someone most had never heard of. Well we all know him now and I imagine a few more when Kawhi Leonard's strip of Westbrook and left handed jam show up on SportsCenter tomorrow. Having been cut by the lowly Cavs and then by our Spurs seems an unlikely background for Danny Green to have as he continues to show up with tough D and clutch 3's. And let's not forget our suddenly elegant Brazilian. Awkward and out of sync for two years. Now suddenly showing up big time and time again. Love him or hate him Skip Bayless has been raving about Tiago Splitter for longer than Ime Udoka has been on the coaching staff.
I am not saying that we will go anywhere without our big three being big (and healthy) but we aren't going to have our role players going quietly into the night like they did last season. Coach Pop is the best at what he does because he understands the big picture. He understands that we have to take things one game at a time. And most importantly he understands that it's what lies beneath the surface that is the most important.