So good that when Tim Duncan goes down, they don’t miss a beat. They beat the Portland Trailblazers in the game that Timmy only played 11 minutes. They then went on to beat the Dallas Mavericks and the Utah Jazz. Now that’s sick. Probably one of the most complete teams in the league, the San Antonio Spurs have it all. Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli leading the way on the scoring end. You also have Bruce Bowen on the defensive end. Brent Barry and Michael Finley are great weapons off the bench. Their big men combo of Oberto and Elson are also great rebounders and role players. And of course, who can forget BIG SHOT ROB. The NBA title is their’s to lose. But don’t kid yourselves, no Timmy, no Ring.
The first game of the 2007-08 NBA season just finished and imagine that, the Spurs won their home opener against the Portland Trailblazers. That’s 10 in a row against Portland, who hung in ’till the very end, but eventually lost, 106-97. It was Championship Ring night for the Spurs with Michael Finley finally getting what he deserved. I can’t help but notice how many times the camera panned to Eva Longoria throughout the evening. We got it TNT, she hot, he’s whipped, they’re married, they’re a superstar couple. She even held Tony Parker’s ring in her hand (not the only thing of Parkers she’s got the clamps on. Not much else to say about the Spurs, other than Tim Duncan with 24 points and 13 boards and Parker and Ginobli following with a combined 35 points. As for Parker’s 2 assists, he might want to look into that.
Let’s turn our heads to the Trailblazers. These guys are actually better than I, or most of the country outside of Oregon, thought they are. LaMarcus Aldridge and Martell Webster led the way with a combined 48 points. Travis Outlaw contributed with 11 off the bench. Rookie of the year Brandon Roy seemed to be bothered by that pesky Bruce Bowen the entire game and only finished with a measly 7 points. The Blazers looked good, but if only they had someone down low that could block shots and give them some presence…hmmmm…Right now I’m having delusions of grandeur of a healthy #1 pick. We miss you Greg Oden.