This has been a rather rough season for the San Antonio Spurs with numerous injuries and talk that their dynastic reign was going to end soon. Well, it is only one game away from ending. The Dallas Mavericks have taken a 3-1 series lead and look to shut the door on the Spurs on Tuesday night in San Antonio.
It has even gotten to a point where Tim Duncan has stopped believing in magic. How can such a thing happen? Here is more from the San Antonio Express-News:
Spurs forward Tim Duncan knows that there is no magic formula when attempting a comeback from their 3-1 deficit against the Mavericks.
He knows it all starts with a do-or-die win in Game 5.
“We have to, or we’re going to go home,” Duncan said. “There’s no two ways about it. There’s no magic answer. We’re going to go home and try to win that one.”
Well, that was very literal. I’m just shocked that they still have not tried any voodoo magic on Manu Ginobli’s knee yet or trying to place a curse of Dirk Nowitzki.
The Spurs have been an interesting case-study for the past couple of years and what appears to be obvious is the lack of youth on the team. Sure, the veteran play of Parker, Duncan, Finley, and Roger Mason Jr. can take you places but it can only take you so far. The Spurs have not really added another young impact player and it showing in the playoffs as Dallas forward Josh Howard is heating up.
It’s sad to see that Duncan has lost his believe in magic or at least a magic formula to beat the Dallas Mavericks. Oh well, at least he has not lost his belief in Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny.