One of the wackier NBA regular seasons in history is over, for better or worse, and the two-month playoff run is set to begin. With the first round upon us, the minds at Ball Don't Lie decided to preview each series. We continue with San Antonio and Memphis.
How They Got Here
• San Antonio: Well, in May of 1996 the Spurs suffered a disappointing second round loss to the Utah Jazz. Coupled with an early season foot injury to David Robinson to start the next season, this allowed general manager Gregg Popovich to fire then-coach Bob Hill. Robinson then broke the foot again, knocking him out for the season and …
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It genuinely does go back that far. San Antonio’s current strata – one that ranks them as the winningest No. 2 seed in NBA history, all stems from the fact that a confluence of unfortunate events allowed them to draft Tim Duncan in June, 1997. Draft a college senior in Tim Duncan, mind you, not someRead More »from BDL's 2015-16 NBA Playoff Previews: San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies