Spurs= older team that has to stay disciplined to their rotations when it comes to playing time during the regular season. Manu is on fire in that third quarter but because it was his usual time to come out, coaches pull him. He scored 29 points in 25 minutes, had this been a playoff game does anyone really think he would have been pulled?
The only team that worries me is Indiana, because they are deep and have been able to stay healthy. Portland is going to run out of gas at some point, they play there starters way too many minutes. I think the spurs struggles against the elite can come down to how pop manages minutes during the regular season.