Looks like San Antonio just beat the Thunder in overtime, 112-107, sending them into The Finals, and sending the city of San Antonio into a frenzy. Well, not quite. The city is definitely not in a frenzy, they want revenge. Revenge over the Thunder for a humiliating loss in 2012 and revenge over the Miami Heat, for the bitter Game Six loss last year.
They’ve achieved part of their goal … vanquishing the Thunder, who defeated them 4 games to 2 in 2012. The Spurs went into that series winning 8 playoff games in a row, and 18 in a row. After going up 2-0 on Oklahoma City, they proceeded to lose four in a row. The Spurs looked what the media likes to say, “old and slow” in those four games. Well, actually that was sports media saying that. The Spurs fought hard in those games, but the Thunder had James Harden in that series. If you’ve watched the Spurs, you know they can’t control James Harden at all.
Now, they are going to play Miami. I’m saying here the Heat have to be favored, despite the Spurs achieving home arena. I think Miami is going to win the series, because they don’t … can’t … go down 0-2. They don’t lose back-to-back playoff games, and they can string together wins. They are nearly invincible at home, especially during the playoffs.
But I do hope San Antonio wins. Not for them, but I want them to make sports talk media nationally cry. I want Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic to weep.