Now entering the 4th stage of shock
I'll let the immortal words of Gregg Popovich introduce this game thread:
"We look at it as a challenge and take it on, and whatever happens from there happens. There's really no other choice."
Apparently the Spurs community as a whole is starting to come to terms with the loss of our basketball wizard Manu Ginobili. tomasito wrote a must-read post and Graydon Gordian from 48 Minutes of Hell did a great article explaining why Duncan should play, even if he's hurt. Read it, fellas, it's worth your time.
I'll say it again: I'm an optimist at heart. Just knowing that I'm not alone in my completely irrational hope for a championship despite everything makes me feel much better - especially after watching the best epic speech montage once more.
We need to keep playing. Maybe Lady Luck will smile at us and we'll get favorable pairings all the way to the WCF, and then The Machine will go mad with power now that he can dunk on people and dropkick Kobe or something. We might as well do our thing and hope for the best. And if losing is in the cards, we won't go down easy.
Unless we play The JV.
More feel-good previewing, after the break.
Keys To The Game
Some other reading
Warriors fans are a pleasant bunch, and they like to wear yellow:
Blazers Edge (The SB Nation blog. More active then PTR, with lots of good material and posts to read. It's also the source of most of our trolls... but that's not their fault. Their preview.)
Other things of possible interest
Check this game thead at gametime for specific links to good quality feeds. If you arrive late in the game, there game feed links are usually among the first 50 posts of the thread.
Recap: Stampler has spoken. Go.
And remember, guys. Whatever happens, at least we're not the Suns. (Sorry, PhoenixStan.)
What's our ceiling?
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West Conference Finals
Team Of The Decade
Ruiners Of The Suns And Mavs Franchises