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Lots of Spurs related questions this time in Hollinger's chat today. Lots compared to most ESPN...

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Lots of Spurs related questions this time in Hollinger's chat today. Lots compared to most ESPN chats. He has nothing but good comments about SA. Ethan ((Providence)) Sup John, who do you actually have winning the title? Why? John Hollinger (12:25 PM) Spurs. Because they're better than everybody else. John (USA) Bigger threat to San Antonio LAC or MEM John Hollinger (12:28 PM) Tough question. Memphis beat San Antonio last year and has shown they can defend the Spurs' stuff much better than most; but the Clippers' pick-and-roll game can give the Spurs trouble and they don't match up well against Blake. John Hollinger (12:28 PM) But ultimately I'd say Memphis. The Spurs will just shred the Clippers' defense to pieces, and it's hard for me to imagine a Popovich-VDN battle swinging in LA's favor. Joe (NY) You are basing picking the Spurs on them beating a horrible Utah team in the 1st round?? Whether they draw LAC or Mem in round 2 and then OKC or LAL in round 3 it is gonna be alot tougher John Hollinger (12:33 PM) I'm picking them based on their going 28-3 in their past 31 games, and winning the season series against every remaining team in the West, with at least one humiliating win against every one of them. Or how about this: They're 22-3 in their past 25 road games. Two of the losses came when they sat their starters. Nobody's beating them. Joe (NY) Miami would have the 3 best players in a series against the Spurs. Tough to overcome that even considering Heats lack of depth John Hollinger (12:43 PM) Two best, yes. But I'd argue 3, 4 and 5 play for San Antonio, as do 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12. Chalmers could probably be the Spurs' 10th man if he applied himself; he's the fourth-best payer on Miami. That's why I'd take San Antonio. Adnan (SPCR) Is Gregg Popovich an all time great coach? John Hollinger (12:43 PM) Beyond a shadow of a doubt. Automatic Hall of Famer. Ant (SA) How many more games until the Spurs current winning streak ends? John Hollinger (1:09 PM) I'll say Game 3 of the second round, en route to a five-game series win. But we'll have plenty more time to dissect those possibilities in next week's chat. That's all the time I have but thanks again for all the great questions. We'll do this at a date and time to be determined once I know where I'm going to be in round 2.

Chat with John Hollinger 5/10/12

Questions? We've got the answers What have we learned so far in the postseason? (PER Diem: May 7,...

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Questions? We've got the answers What have we learned so far in the postseason? (PER Diem: May 7, 2012) By John Hollinger | ESPN.com How long will everyone willfully ignore the fact the Spurs are the best team? For a while longer, apparently. Please, everyone, more essays on the Lakers' and Celtics' title chances. Don't let San Antonio's 27-3 mark in its past 30 games with the Big Three and near-certain home-court advantage for every remaining series distract you. And by all means, feel free to ignore the fact the Spurs are 19-1 on the road in their past 20 games the Big Three have played. After three methodical beatdowns of Utah, including one of the sweetest last-second plays you'll ever see to get a Matt Bonner 3 at the end of the first half of Game 3, the scary thought is that San Antonio's defense is catching up to its offense. The thought entering this series was that Utah's bruising post game was the perfect attack to face San Antonio, especially after Zach Randolph beat them up in the playoffs last spring. Instead, a spry-looking Tim Duncan has completely bottled up Al Jefferson, Boris Diaw has provided a much-needed post defender at the 4 and the Spurs are fourth in playoff defensive efficiency -- a mark that would be even better were it not for the copious amounts of garbage time in the first three games. So keep ignoring them. They'll just be quietly chuckling while they await their next overmatched opponent, standing 13 wins from one of the greatest closing kicks in league annals. Not that anyone's noticed.

From @MaxSportsSA "Hector and Jack the photographer dispatched to SA International to see which...

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From @MaxSportsSA "Hector and Jack the photographer dispatched to SA International to see which Spurs DON'T get on the plane for last 2 reg. season games." "Ginobili is at the airport, Hector reports. Updates to follow. Spurs plane set to leave at 3 pm." "Tim Duncan is at airport too." "Tony Parker is also at airport. It's official. Big 3 will travel to at least Phoenix for 2 game road trip."

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Pop, talking about George Hill: "He’s just an incredible human being," Popovich...

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Pop, talking about George Hill: "He’s just an incredible human being," Popovich concluded. Pause. "Then I traded his ass. Because I’m a prick."

Big night from Big Three stops Pacers (with an addition from 48MoH's article)

Stephen Jackson, addressing SA media in full for 1st time since trade, said he cried tears of joy...

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Stephen Jackson, addressing SA media in full for 1st time since trade, said he cried tears of joy when informed he was headed back to Spurs. When asked if he can recapture magic from 2003: "It's not if I can. I have to... I’m going to be my normal self. I still make love to pressure."

Jeff McDonald, who knows from vivid mental images

The Spurs play a back-to-back-to-back set on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this week, followed by...

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The Spurs play a back-to-back-to-back set on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this week, followed by another back-to-back set on Tuesday and Wednesday. Five games in six nights pretty much guarantees at least one DNP-CD each for Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. Stephen Jackson is 33 years old and could also get a breather. Rotoworld

The best Coach in the History of the NBA.

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The best Coach in the History of the NBA.

Slick Rick is at it again and won't back off of it. Quote starts at 7:00 min

Spurs signed F Eric Dawson to a 10-day contract.Dawson will give the roster some depth but will...

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Spurs signed F Eric Dawson to a 10-day contract.Dawson will give the roster some depth but will offer no fantasy value.Source: Mike Monroe on Twitter

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Manu Ginobili (hip flexor) said he was 100 percent "good to go" against the Magic on Wednesday, but...

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Manu Ginobili (hip flexor) said he was 100 percent "good to go" against the Magic on Wednesday, but is awaiting word from Gregg Popovich in regards to his playing status.Ginobili remains officially listed as a game-time call, so owners will have to check back for an update on his condition before Wednesday's game. Source: Mike Monroe on Twitter

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