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 13 of the average playoff game).