Tony was a bit tired and there were times we were trying to create offense with Danny and Kawi. Also I thought Tony took an ill advised 3 pt attempt.
Pop maybe didn't manage Tony's minutes very well I don't think, but what do I know.
I'm not discouraged by the comeback. There were some understandable reasons why, and things that can be corrected. Tony Allen's drama bailed them out along with Manus two mistakes.
I look for Spurs to take one in Memphis and maybe sweep. The difference has been team rebounding and Splitter and Duncans defense. Splitter particularly has closed out very well on Gasol without allowing the drive. He and Duncan have also guarded the rim up close extremely well against them..
IMO Bayless and Pondexter will have to become major players for Memphis to pull this off. They simply can't spread the floor enough to score what they need to to beat us.
Is our defense that good? I think so. And the scary part is that the whole team seems to take a sadistic pride in shutting people down. What is Pop feeding them? They looked brainwashed out there, a single minded machine that just eats up their opponents. -----pjrfan