Analysis

What happens if Marco is benched?

24

After the loss in Game 2, some have suggested dropping the ineffective Marco Belinelli from the rotation. Here are the alternatives and repercussions of doing so.

The state of Tony Parker's game

8

Parker's ability to penetrate, find the open man, and finish at the rim in traffic have been central to the Spurs system over the years; while Tony may not always get the assist, he makes San...

The state of Manu Ginobili's game

51

Manu Ginobili changed the Spurs when he joined them with his creative and sometimes wild style of play, but even now, as his career winds down, he remains a vital contributor for the Spurs quest to...

Did the Spurs' lineup change win Game 5?

23

Popovich's decision to start Matt Bonner instead of Tiago Splitter got a ton of press, both before and after the game. Going with a floor-stretching big has been credited as being one of the main...

What if the Spurs just can't adjust?

84

The Spurs should explore changes in the strategy or their lineups but if the Thunder don't fall back to earth, none of that will matter

It's a marathon, not a sprint

21

Why are the playoffs so much more intense than the regular season? How about close 4th quarters? It matters more, so guys play harder. But were they not playing hard before? The answer is: probably...

What's the real story with Ibaka and OKC?

Serge Ibaka was supposed to miss the remainder of the season with injury but might in fact suit up for game 3. How did that happen?

The Spurs know who they are

173

After almost 100 games, we know who these Spurs are. But can they stick with what has worked in the past against their nemesis, OKC?

Kawhi Leonard: Star or a role player?

48

Kawhi Leonard's game looks nothing like what we expect from traditional stars. But because he is so good at so many things, his value is much higher than the one traditionally assigned to a role...

The chess match between Stotts and Pop begins

49

A series doesn't get interesting until the home team loses? That doesn't take into account the moves behind the players - the adjustments between the games. Pop and Stotts are locked in a battle...

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