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    Default Do the Spurs play 'east-coast' basketball?

    From the game report between the Kings and Spurs:
    "It's a regular-season game, we play them three more times," Stojakovic said. "They play East Coast basketball - tough on the defensive end and patient on offense."
    The pacers game has been likened to playoff style bball, does this mean that the high-octane offenses of Sacramento and Dallas are doomed to great regular season records but no rings?

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    Default Re: Do the Spurs play 'east-coast' basketball?

    From the game report between the Kings and Spurs:
    "It's a regular-season game, we play them three more times," Stojakovic said. "They play East Coast basketball - tough on the defensive end and patient on offense."
    The pacers game has been likened to playoff style bball, does this mean that the high-octane offenses of Sacramento and Dallas are doomed to great regular season records but no rings?
    The answer to both of your questions is yes.

    Yes, the Spurs play a style similar to the E.C.

    Yes, the high octane offense of both Dallas & Sacramento will grind to a halt once teams start the playoffs. They may advance somewhat, but I would be shocked if Dallas made it out of the Semi-finals & I don't think the Kings will represent the west either although they may make it to the W.C. finals.

    Of course these are just my opinions & I could be wrong.


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    Yes and maybe.

    I'm beginning to believe that the Kings WANT to play good D and that they sometimes can. There defense was pretty good last night, though Duncan had a big game. Everytime I watch them play the Mavs though, the Kings revert to a trading baskets mentality. A "lets trade baskets, you get yours but just-wait, I'll get mine" approach to basketball gives everyone good numbers and a seat on the couch for the finals.

    Bibby, Christie, and Jackson give them good perimeter D that Dallas will NEVER have. Webber, Divac, and Brad are offensive players first, though smart enough to play decent D at times.
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