Those slow, boring, fundamental Spurs are at it again.
With last night’s 93-86 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, San Antonio reached the NBA Finals for the fifth time in 15 seasons.
Though the Miami Heat (the favored pick to join the Spurs in the finals) may be deemed the most talented team in the NBA, they would have to face a franchise and coach that have never lost an NBA Finals.
Many thought the Spurs were too old to reach the NBA Finals, but point guard Tony Parker has been on an absolute tear recently, picking up the slack for San Antonio’s rapidly aging core.
Parker’s 37 points on 15-21 shooting put an end to a very impressive Grizzlies season that ended when they were simply unable to find an answer for the Spurs’ veteran point guard.
The Frenchman ended the series averaging 24.5 points and 9.5 assists per game to go along with a remarkable 53.2 percent field goal percentage.
Now NBA fans will wait to see who the savvy Spurs will face off against for a chance to end the San Antonio rodeo on the highest of high notes.