Even the mighty online betting favorites fall. San Antonio Spurs, we hardly knew ye. At least for what’s left of this postseason, the Spurs are no more. They have ceased to be. They have expired and gone to meet their maker. They are stiff. Bereft of life, they rest in peace. Their metabolic processes are a matter of interest only to historians. They have kicked the bucket. They have shuffled off their mortal coil, run down the curtain, and joined the choir invisible. All very metaphorically speaking, of course. They’re all alive and well, except maybe Tim Duncan’s career – or whatever’s left of it.
And I say good riddance to bad rubbish. Don’t let the door hit you where the good lord split you. Last night was the night for online betting on basketball on the Oklahoma City Thunder. It’s safe to say that everything went the Thunder’s way when even Andre Roberson scored double digits. Add his 14 to 37 points from Kevin Durant, 28 from Russell Westbrook and compared them to Duncan’s 19 and Kawhi Leonard’s 22 and the result is – if math doesn’t fail me – that the Spurs got whipped.
Though San Antonio came hot right out the gate, building a 19-13 lead midway through the first quarter, coach Gregg Popovich’s strategy could have earned the moniker of the sixth Thunder – even he admitted that after the first substitutions it all went to c***. Oklahoma City rallied 12-0 to finish the quarter up 25-19. After that, the Spurs threw more bricks the Ignatz Mouse did at Krazy Kat – shooting 31% from the field and allowing Oklahoma’s big men to claim the rebounds. If only San Antonio could have scored as many baskets as the combined ages of Tim Duncan and point guard Andre Miller, they might have just managed to tie the series.
Speaking of Duncan, the depths to which his career has sunk are perfectly exemplified by the humiliating way in which he missed a dunk and then fell flat on his a**. Just pack it up already, Pop – and by Pop I don’t mean coach Popovich; I mean Tim Duncan, because he’s old. As they say, out with the old and with the new. Whether you like it, or you don't like it, learn to love it, because Westbrook and Durant are the best thing going today in the West – at least until the come face to face with online betting on basketball favorites Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the Conference Finals, which they will on Monday 16th. But for now let’s all take solace in the fact that the San Antonio Spurs are gone, gone, gone.