San Antonio Spurs open defense of Western Conference title with win over Memphis

In a replay of the 2013 NBA Western Conference Finals, the San Antonio Spurs repeated their dominance over the Memphis Grizzlies in their season opener with a 101-94 victory. The final score was closer than the actual game really was, as the Spurs were up double digits for most of the second half.

Tony ParkerA new banner was unveiled and a new trophy was added to San Antonio’s trophy case. Of course, they weren’t the ones the fans or players wanted to have.

Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals still resonates. For me, I still can’t understand why Boris Diaw had to knock a rebound out of Kawhi Leonard’s hands late in that contest. It was a play I saw Diaw do a few times during the regular season and I don’t get it. We have all played basketball and when you and your teammate are both going for the ball, you see the same jersey and know to let the closer man have the ball.

As you can tell, I’m still having trouble with Game 6 and it frustrates me more that the play by Diaw was never analyzed by the media. I feel like I’m the only one who noticed it, but if you slow the play down – the missed three by LeBron with less than 25 seconds to play – it is obvious that Leonard would have gotten the ball after Dwyane Wade slapped it. But, then, why wasn’t Tim Duncan in the game, anyways? Ugh!

Amazingly, though, there is true excitement this season for another lengthy Spurs run and possible championship. Marco Belinelli is the newest face on the team who is expected to make big contributions.

I will really miss Gary Neal, the undrafted product from Towson University who battled to make the roster a few seasons ago and then hit clutch baskets throughout many wins for the Spurs. Neal is playing for the Milwaukee Bucks and leads them in scoring after their first game Wednesday night, a loss to the New York Knicks.

I’ll also miss DeJuan Blair, who I think should have gotten some playing time in last year’s Finals. Blair is underrated and he will make a big impact with the Dallas Mavericks this season.  He played more than 20 minutes for the Mavs in their opening win Wednesday night.

My buddy has been a Spurs season ticket holder for more than 25 years and got grandfathered in on pricing and the location of his seats. I got one quarter of his home games with two other of his friends this year. I’ll be taking my wife to most games. My first game will be against Golden State, November 9. I can’t wait, Spurs games are always fun.

I want to see the Western Conference trophy and banner in person. I’m proud of my favorite team for last season’s accomplishments and I’m impressed with their professionalism and ability to carry forward with enthusiasm after such a heartbreaking defeat. Go Spurs Go!

 



About Howard M Alperin

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