In spite of the brilliant seasons shared by both teams, since last fall it had become apparent that the pair of April showdowns between the pace-setting Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs would act as a bit of a letdown.
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The Warriors were ahead of the pack, however slightly, and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is notorious for resting players throughout the regular season. Even Tony Parker admitted toward the end of March that you might not want to elbow into a prime seat at your local wing joint in order to watch the two championship favorites go at it – the Spurs (and possibly Warriors) were going to rest their stars.
Even Tony Parker admits he can change his mind.
The Spurs guard gave the whole of NBA fandom a bit of hope, as it limps toward the regular season’s end, that the Spurs and Warriors could go at full strength when they meet up on Thursday, and again on Sunday.
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