04-10-13, 09:45 AM
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SpursReport Team Bench
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Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Antelope, CA
Originally Posted by alh1020
We are now coming down the home stretch before the playoffs and this has always been a time when the Spurs should be fine tuning some of their rough points before the first round. However, over the past few weeks, the Spurs have played in somewhat of a daze, at least to me anyways, and seem to be out of synch. Throughout this past season, the Spurs have shown glimpses of greatness and have shown that if they come together as a team, they cannot be beaten, regardless of who their opponent may be. But lately, they’ve been hot and cold and not consistent.
Before every game, Bill Land and Sean Elliot go over the keys to victory for that particular televised game. I feel these five KISS keys (keep it simple stupid) listed below are essential for the Spurs to apply to each playoff game if they are going to make any showing in the playoffs. IMHO, if the Spurs can maintain all of these keys in each game, they will make it to the finals and to another Riverwalk parade this June.
Please feel free to add your keys or comment.
1. They need to keep the ‘team’ concept in their offensive schema and stay away from one on one basketball.
2. They need to cut down on turnovers and not give their opponents added opportunities
3. They need to limit further injuries to key personnel. We have a list of walking wounded right now and the bench needs to be ready to step up if someone gets hurt.
4. They need to maintain their defensive posture and play good ‘Spurs’ defense
5. Last and most important --- STAY FOCUSED!!
To expand on #1 - DO NOT DUMP THE BALL INTO TD IN THE LOW POST LIKE WE HAVE BEEN DOING LATELY WITH PARKER/GINOBILI OUT. KEEP RUNNING OUR MOTION TEAM OFFENSE. TIM WILL GET HIS LOOKS THAT WAY AND BE MORE EFFICIENT.
Austin Day is better than Nando De colo, Dejuan Blair, and Matt Bonner!