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Duncan's last shot at a title?

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08:15 AM ET 06.07 | It had been a remarkable run, not losing for nearly two months, but it all came crashing down quickly for Gregg Popovich and the Spurs in just over a week. This was the Spurs' best and maybe last chance. They were healthy, with the home-court advantage, just two wins from the NBA Finals. So when Popovich said the Spurs had "a wonderful season" and "this group may have even overachieved?" It will take a few people, notably Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, time to accept that. ... This time, after years of being short on talent and luck, they were healthy, deep and on the cusp of their fifth Finals. Better yet, two flawed teams were waiting in the east. "I thought this was our time," Duncan said late Wednesday.

San Antonio Express-News

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June 7, 2012  08:20 AM ET

Well duh...

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June 7, 2012  08:25 AM ET

Yeah this may be true...but he will go in history as one of the greats with multiple wins.....you have to tip your hat to him

June 7, 2012  08:30 AM ET

GG

June 7, 2012  08:31 AM ET

It's beginning to look bleak.

June 7, 2012  08:46 AM ET

Who would have foreseen the Spurs losing 4 playoff games in a row after reeling off 20 wins a row?

June 7, 2012  08:52 AM ET

I give OKC credit for staying tough (mentally) and staying the couse until they secured this series. I on the other hand will say its the same story with the refs, god awful calls (mostly home cooking) and it had a profound effect on the outcome of this final game.

Its sickening, the NBA becoming the WWE with its preconceived outcomes.......predictable, very predictable. I'v seen enough and its certainly has turned my stomach as well as my attitude and desire for the NBA.

June 7, 2012  08:57 AM ET

Great game to watch,but you just kind of knew OKC was going to win

June 7, 2012  09:06 AM ET
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Who would have foreseen the Spurs losing 4 playoff games in a row after reeling off 20 wins a row?

No one. Youth definately beat experience in the series.

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June 7, 2012  09:17 AM ET

Down by 18 and they just went about their business and wore the Spurs out. Durant has to be the best player in the game and this team is set to dominate over the next few years. Going to be tough for Kobe to get that 6th ring with this team around.

June 7, 2012  09:18 AM ET

Hearing Wino Pop say the Spurs overachieved is an insult to Timmeh, Manu, and TP.

Where does this fool come up with this ish.

TD has 4 titles 3 with them. They had all they needed to get it done.

But his stubborn drunken coaching style did them in.

Bonner, Splitter, Green??? GMAFB

Regular season, yeah, but not in the WCF. You don't play scrubs and win a title. Why rest TD and crew for 4 months then not play them when it counts.

Talk about Spo being a bad coach for not playing Bosh. What does that make Pop for not playing the best PF in the history of man.

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June 7, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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Yeah this may be true...but he will go in history as one of the greats with multiple wins.....you have to tip your hat to him

Yeah I do tip my hat to him!!! Duncan is one classy person!!!!!!!!!

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June 7, 2012  09:40 AM ET
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Down by 18 and they just went about their business and wore the Spurs out. Durant has to be the best player in the game and this team is set to dominate over the next few years. Going to be tough for Kobe to get that 6th ring with this team around.

Yes it will be very hard for Kobe to get his sixth ring!!!!! If the Lakers were watching the Thunder-Spurs series, then they have to know that they must get younger in a hurry.

June 7, 2012  09:42 AM ET
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The Spurs lost. You promised to disappear once they get eliminated...Here are some lines that you keep putting out there.Spurs in 3...Neal with it...Bonner didn't play last night...And the Dumb Thunder w/ the dumb coach and the dumb PG just beat the Spurs...

LOL, you have to realize that the Ghost is not a real person!!!!!

 
June 7, 2012  09:50 AM ET
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Hearing Wino Pop say the Spurs overachieved is an insult to Timmeh, Manu, and TP.Where does this fool come up with this ish.TD has 4 titles 3 with them. They had all they needed to get it done.But his stubborn drunken coaching style did them in.Bonner, Splitter, Green??? GMAFB Regular season, yeah, but not in the WCF. You don't play scrubs and win a title. Why rest TD and crew for 4 months then not play them when it counts.Talk about Spo being a bad coach for not playing Bosh. What does that make Pop for not playing the best PF in the history of man.

They just ran through 3 heavyweights of the western conference for the last decade. The Thunder are just younger, better and it's their time. The Lakers are in a similar situation though they still have a small window of opportunity. The Spurs are done as we've known them. RIP San Antonio.

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