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Nexus
11-05-2008, 04:32 PM
The Spurs are 0-3 for the first time since '73. Does it mean anything? Yeah, Ginobili is out, but where's the depth if Roger Mason is the only one scoring off the bench right now? Give it a few more games I guess.

Note the poll isn't mutually exclusive, but choose the one that best fits.

NYKnickFanatic
11-05-2008, 04:36 PM
Im loving it! :D

OY!
11-05-2008, 04:44 PM
Spurms are nothing without Manu :pity:

lavis
11-05-2008, 04:47 PM
They're done. Time to tank like they did to get Duncan.

Frank Costanza
11-05-2008, 04:55 PM
as a diehard HOu rockets fan i gotta say its much overdue to seem them badrus down in the celler, now i know they will be back to thier winning ways soon enough but this has shown us that this team is aging a bit and is slowly fading out of the dynasty they recentlly put together, i think they will maybe hang on to a mid level seeding in the west maybe a 5th-7th at seasons end but if you get these guys in round one you arent happy if you worked so hard for HCA

MiamiHeat
11-05-2008, 05:04 PM
rebuilding mode should start soon their age is catching up to them
but I never knew how badly they need Manu

bostncelts34
11-05-2008, 05:05 PM
Amazing team. But nothing without Manu.

They dont have that agressive scorer without Manu. Just TP.

sp1derm00
11-05-2008, 05:07 PM
I think it's fine... they're adapting without Manu and quite honestly... they have Tim Duncan. How bad can they be?

JOSETHEALLSTAR
11-05-2008, 05:18 PM
once they get Ginobili they will be okay

Hellcrooner
11-05-2008, 05:22 PM
In the words of the Mick Jagger.
Time Waits for No one.

An Advice?

Call dallas and Offer Tony Parker for Kidd and STackhouse, Start the rebuilding.

Chronz
11-05-2008, 05:35 PM
Its been like nothing Ive ever seen from a San Antonio team, TP and Duncan are playing as well as they possibly could and theyre still losing. Add to the fact that they havent been defending and things look very odd.

JordansBulls
11-05-2008, 05:35 PM
The Spurs are 0-3 for the first time since '73. Does it mean anything? Yeah, Ginobili is out, but where's the depth if Roger Mason is the only one scoring off the bench right now? Give it a few more games I guess.

Note the poll isn't mutually exclusive, but choose the one that best fits.

It really doesn't matter how they start or what record they end up with because as long as they make the playoffs they could beat anyone.

leftymo
11-05-2008, 06:51 PM
Although SA always takes a while to get started, this year is different. They lack the depth and firepower to compete with the elites. They are now that second tier team like Phoenix & Dallas, that are good enough to make the playoffs but that's about it.

I'm sure they'll have their little run later in the year, but don't expect a top 3 seed from SA this season.

barreleffact
11-05-2008, 06:59 PM
theyve played 3 competitive teams..all without manu. its ok. they always start slowly and then catch fire after the break. its ok. as long as duncan isnt showing signs of age, they are still playoff and semi-contending bound

8kobe24
11-05-2008, 07:11 PM
Before I jump to the conclusion that they are getting old, I will go ahead and let them use the excuse of Manu being injured. But when Manu comes back and they don't pick up their game then I'd say they're getting old.

NYMetros
11-05-2008, 07:12 PM
The Spurs are 0-3 for the first time since '73. Does it mean anything? Yeah, Ginobili is out, but where's the depth if Roger Mason is the only one scoring off the bench right now? Give it a few more games I guess.

Note the poll isn't mutually exclusive, but choose the one that best fits.

Once the playoffs start you know they will be tough to beat at full strength. Such an experienced and balanced team. But I wouldn't read too much into their 0-3 start.

Let's look at their next 4 games:

At Minnesota
Miami
New York
At Milwaukee

I'm predicting a 4 game win streak for them.

Mane
11-05-2008, 07:12 PM
Roger Mason=god.

Manu being out hurts them, but they're probably just starting slow.

Flash812
11-05-2008, 07:13 PM
Manu will help them down the road but they won't be able to win the southwest division, that will either go to the hornets or rockets.

thapharcyd
11-05-2008, 07:18 PM
The problem with the Spurs is one guy goes down and they struggle on offense. I understand it's early but Utah is 3-0 without Deron Williams. NOH is 3-0 without Chandler. Other teams lose people and others step up and adapt. Spurs lack depth this year and in the Western Conference you need as many wins as you can get. They could win 50 and miss the playoffs. 3 losses could be the difference in 9th and 5th seed.

_Sn1P3r_
11-05-2008, 07:19 PM
I think they'll bounce back once Manu comes and by the time playoffs come for sure.

yojoe792
11-05-2008, 07:21 PM
My thoughts? It's 3 games. Their getting old and missing the glue of the team.

Not too surprised, and its early.

thapharcyd
11-05-2008, 07:21 PM
Once the playoffs start you know they will be tough to beat at full strength. Such an experienced and balanced team. But I wouldn't read too much into their 0-3 start.

Let's look at their next 4 games:

At Minnesota
Miami
New York
At Milwaukee

I'm predicting a 4 game win streak for them.

Wow, yeah.... That would be a relief to any team on a 3 game losing streak.

$KnicksAndKobe$
11-05-2008, 07:29 PM
duncan needs support

just like every other hall of famer

Joshtd1
11-05-2008, 07:32 PM
My thoughts are that we could easily be 2-1(Mavs whooped us).

Pop needs to play our rookie George Hill as backup PG. Looks to be a very good defender, and is a much better offensive player then Vaughn. Once Manu comes back, I hope Pop has Mason starting with Manu off the bench. Mason has been very good in our system.

I dont think it matters to the Spurs if they have HCA, because they have already proven they can win on the road. If our big 3 our healthy, I like our chances against anyone.

I also wish Pop would stop playing small ball. The point of small ball is to be be fast and athletic, but when two of the players are Udoka and Finley...that isnt happening. We get killed on the rebounds that way, and neither of those are slashers. If Pop goes small ball, the lineup I would like to see would be TP/Mason/Manu/Bowen/TD or TP/Hill/Mason/Manu/TD.

Lakers4ItAll
11-05-2008, 09:12 PM
I would say the 0-3 start is mostly due to Many being out BUT I also think they are getting a lil old and they need to make a move soon

SteveNash
11-05-2008, 09:48 PM
They're just tanking to get the number 1 pick again.

BlondeBomber41
11-05-2008, 10:10 PM
The first two losses could of just as easily been wins... and they would be 2-1. Dont look too much into it yet.

Lakers4ItAll
11-05-2008, 10:36 PM
Ha!


They're just tanking to get the number 1 pick again.

theimortalone
11-05-2008, 10:56 PM
They are lacking Depth. Not having Manu Ginobili is killing them right now.

IndyRealist
11-05-2008, 11:06 PM
Lack of depth. Their big 3 is 67% of their offense, when one goes down they're screwed. Everybody else is a non-scoring role player or a spot-up shooter. They need a scoring big off the bench for 12ppg or a slashing SG/SF, like Corey Magette.

Giaps
11-05-2008, 11:27 PM
Yikes, on the brink of 0-4. They'll have 1 last shot........

Giaps
11-05-2008, 11:30 PM
And there it is. Big missed free throw by Big Al.

Giaps
11-05-2008, 11:58 PM
This is turning out to be a great game. Tony Parker sending it to double OT.

Parker has 44 and 10.
Duncan has 28 and 15 and 5 fouls.
Jefferson has 24 and 14.

Giaps
11-06-2008, 12:01 AM
Dude has 50 points now.

barreleffact
11-06-2008, 12:03 AM
yea but the defense or lack there of is scaring me. a few years back 95 wouldve been a great game with them...its at 120 now. granted double overtime, but this isnt the same team

Lakers4ItAll
11-06-2008, 12:23 AM
Wow lots of scoring goin on ton in the NBA Amare 49 Lebron 41

Joshtd1
11-06-2008, 12:29 AM
I still cant believe we won that.

Mason Jr has been a stud for us, I cant wait for Manu to come back so Mason can start, and Fin not get that many minutes. His shot is deadly.

number1nykfan25
11-06-2008, 02:05 AM
I think just about every other team in the league is more entertaining to watch than the spurs. no disrespect the spurs will still be a great team this year despite there bad start.

Er1c
11-06-2008, 02:18 AM
in conclusion, they cant do **** without ginobili

LAKERS 24/7
11-06-2008, 02:49 AM
not looking good. Parker won't score 55 every game, especially against better teams than the wolves. great game by parker though, 55 is just amazing.

AIMelo=KillaDUO
11-06-2008, 03:06 AM
Spurs are still the Spurs. They'll still be playing Basketball come May.

AIMelo=KillaDUO
11-06-2008, 03:06 AM
and Manu will be back by Christmas

LakerzDQ
11-06-2008, 05:38 AM
lol, the Spurs are going to get the worst record in the NBA, and land 1st pick. Tim Duncan gets another run at the championships.

Faneik
11-06-2008, 07:13 AM
Watch out for the Spurs in an odd year.

However, I think they are losing significance b/c some teams in the West are getting stronger --> Hornets, Rockets, Blazers.

It will be very very difficult for the Spurs to win it all this year, lots of tough competition out there in the wild wild west.

But I'll say it again: Watch out for the Spurs in an odd year.

innovator
11-06-2008, 07:47 AM
spurs are nothing w/o manu but parker is something 55 POINTS BABY!

Fans in Asia
11-06-2008, 08:35 AM
Tim Duncan is always a very stable player, Tony Parker seems to be getting better every year, and I won't doubt on Ginobili, but please look at their other players. Michael Finley? perhaps worth to note 5 years ago...The only player that may be interesting to watch is Roger Mason.

When Ginobili came back, Spurs perhaps could catch up a bit, but my prediction of Spurs Western standing is 6th - 9th, flirting with a playoff spot. Let's see.

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JayW_1023
11-06-2008, 09:12 AM
Bah! It's still way too early...I think we'll be fine. We had bad stretches before....just never so early in the season. It's all about getting healthy and focussed.

Personally I think Dallas has been more disappointing because they are healthy.

J-Relo
11-06-2008, 10:04 AM
well i don't think Spurs will show in coming few seasons what they did in the previuos seasons... we can't really say it's age - of course Tim is pretty old, but he puts good numbers out there, Tony and Manu depite their age are getting only better, but with the lack of depth it hurts + Manu is injured, that would give at least ~5pts for their overall and maybe they could have escaped from some games they lost, but this season i believe is the last one before rebuilding... last seeds or even not making playoffs (?!nahh), ye it may happen, but before stating something we have to see how Spurs with Manu will do...

JayW_1023
11-06-2008, 10:14 AM
^^^

As long as Duncan is there and Tony keeps getting better, the Spurs will at least be a playoff team.

JJ81
11-06-2008, 11:05 AM
Good on Parker for getting his career high last night. I know he needed double overtime to do it but the past 4 games he's been putting a lot of effort in to try and keep his team afloat.

Lakers4ItAll
11-06-2008, 03:53 PM
Great game for Tony and Tim last night to get the W

_Sn1P3r_
11-06-2008, 05:45 PM
Great? ^ That was ridiculous man. And TD had a silent 30 and 16 game.

Drewlius
11-06-2008, 05:46 PM
Anyone thinking the Spurs will be below a top 3-4 seed in the playoffs needs to get their head checked.

NBACavsFan69
11-06-2008, 05:52 PM
Part of it is that Manu is out, and part of it is that age is catching up with them.

Seriously, does it need 2OTs and 55 points to be a Timberwolves team??

Lakers4ItAll
11-06-2008, 06:03 PM
I was thinking the same thing.......


Seriously, does it need 2OTs and 55 points to be a Timberwolves team??

Joshtd1
11-06-2008, 06:08 PM
The Wolves always play us though, going back to last year though. They are just one of the teams that seem to give us problems, just like every top team has a problem with a lesser team.

NBACavsFan69
11-06-2008, 06:14 PM
Part of it is that Manu is out, and part of it is that age is catching up with them.

Seriously, does it need 2OTs and 55 points to beat a Timberwolves team??

typo, sorry.

Hawkeye15
11-06-2008, 07:27 PM
The Wolves always play us though, going back to last year though. They are just one of the teams that seem to give us problems, just like every top team has a problem with a lesser team.

I watched the whole game. If Parker doesn't have the game of his life, the Wolves win by 10, easy. He was unreal. When he is hitting all his jumpers, you can't do anything against him. How about Love's defense on TD? I was terrified that Love would be completely dominated, and he did a great job. Even Duncan gave him a slap on the butt after a nice play, and was laughing with him. Talk about getting respect.

Nighthawk
11-06-2008, 08:37 PM
To me 0-3 IS NOTHING....Well there now 1-3!!

Let 10 games go by....Let 20 games go by first. If Spurs start 2-10 or 4-15 or something crazy then maybe id panic a bit. But there a championship caliber team imo and i very well think they could win it this year. Call me crazy but i think theyll be just fine MINUS MANU and it will be only up hill when he gets back healthy.

Nighthawk
11-06-2008, 08:38 PM
I watched the whole game. If Parker doesn't have the game of his life, the Wolves win by 10, easy. He was unreal. When he is hitting all his jumpers, you can't do anything against him. How about Love's defense on TD? I was terrified that Love would be completely dominated, and he did a great job. Even Duncan gave him a slap on the butt after a nice play, and was laughing with him. Talk about getting respect.

AND THEN SOME!!!


Plus his wife is..... Well we all know....He gets much love for that alone!!

Hawkeye15
11-06-2008, 08:44 PM
AND THEN SOME!!!


Plus his wife is..... Well we all know....He gets much love for that alone!!

I was talking about Love. I am not a Spurs fan, at all. I respect them. But I hate them. Parker would have been average in 1994. But with the no hand check, and flagrant 1/2, you can't send a message to finesse players anymore. That being said, I would love him on my team. 26, French, NBA finals MVP, and married to a hottie. How could I like him unless I live in SA???

Nighthawk
11-06-2008, 08:45 PM
I was talking about Love. I am not a Spurs fan, at all. I respect them. But I hate them. Parker would have been average in 1994. But with the no hand check, and flagrant 1/2, you can't send a message to finesse players anymore. That being said, I would love him on my team. 26, French, NBA finals MVP, and married to a hottie. How could I like him unless I live in SA???

lol


My bad.

Joshtd1
11-07-2008, 12:24 AM
I watched the whole game. If Parker doesn't have the game of his life, the Wolves win by 10, easy. He was unreal. When he is hitting all his jumpers, you can't do anything against him. How about Love's defense on TD? I was terrified that Love would be completely dominated, and he did a great job. Even Duncan gave him a slap on the butt after a nice play, and was laughing with him. Talk about getting respect.

Love is going to be a nice player. I dont see why there is so much hate for him. He hustles, rebounds, scores, has a great IQ, great passer. He is only like 20 as well, and will improve alot. Plus he isnt even as unathletic as everyone assumes.