Despite having the best overall record in the West at 32-9, the Spurs are only 1-8 against the NBA's elite including that 1 win against a Clippers team without CP3, which Coach Pop says shouldn't count. Do you guys think they'll ultimately be alright and this hardly means anything or do you think this should be a legitimate cause for concern for them?
“When it happens the first three times, four times, five times,” Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said, “then you say, ‘Okay, things happen. The schedule and…’ Now it’s eight (losses), so there has to be a tendency now.”
The eight losses Ginobili is referring to: The Spurs’ 1-8 record against the NBA’s elite teams; 1-7 against the Western Conference’s best.
The one victory (116-92) was against a Chris Paul-less Los Angeles Clippers team last month, which Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said doesn’t count.
Asked about their struggles against the good teams, Ginobili said: “I guess at the moment we’re not ready to beat them. They’re very talented; everybody is more athletic than us. To beat these types of teams, we’ve got to be even sharper, more precise, and at this point, we are not.”
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Edited by , January 29, 2014 - 03:24 PM.