I make nothing of that late Spurs run other than P Mills trying to sucker someone into overpaying on a new contract, and reach-in fouls apparently no longer being a thing.
Love that so many players stepped up, West just played like a MAN. Reminded me of his play in the NYK series last year. Just "we're winning 'cuz I say so, now get out of my face or die".
Too many positives to list, not the least of which was the TO battle especially thru 2nd & 3rd quarters.
To stay a bit grounded, of course, because vomiting rainbows is boring...
1. I think this team can be better. Some of that is Granger. Some of that is guys like Watson continuing to grow in their roles. Most of it is that I think there are plenty of players who still haven't scratched the surface on this team. I look forward to seeing this squad in Feb-Mar.
2. I've been a Ian cheerleader all year because he's been solid in his role...until this road trip. It's not even matchups so much as bad basketball, and as someone who's been in Ian's corner, I'm a bit disappointed in what I've seen.
3. I really, really don't trust Orlando Johnson. But if my gripe is that I don't trust a player who will barely see the court if/when Granger is healthy, that's probably a good thing.