Spurs in 6
Thu Jun 9, 2005
Most of the world watched in horror as the Spurs finally managed to bludgeon a depleted Suns team to death in the Western Conference finals (the entire Eastern Conference playoffs were unwatchable–with the notable exception of a few games in the Bulls-Wizards series). Rarely in sports have you seen such a triumph of pure evil over pure good, but there it was.
Most observers are geared for something as painful as the Spurs-Nets series , and they are fully justified. Not that is particularly novel or exciting analysis, but basketball isn’t that complicated: the Pistons’ starters match up as well with the Spurs’ as anyone in the league, but their bench isn’t deep enough for them to win in a seven-game series. The difficult choice is between five and six games, and I’m guessing that big games from Rasheed Wallace will let them get two (as he’ll show up for 1⁄3 of the average playoff game).