In the first year A.D. - after Tim Duncan - the Spurs won 61 games and made the NBA Western Conference Finals. He shot just under 59 percent from the field and gave us some glimpses of the player who was a huge cog while the Spurs were winning four of their five National Basketball Association titles.
Recognizing the moment, Popovich put Ginobili in his starting lineup for the first time since March 24, 2014.
Anderson dove on the court for a loose ball that the Spurs had tipped away defensively, pushing the ball upcourt to Mills who fed Ginobili for a 3-pointer that pulled San Antonio to 108-94 with seven minutes remaining.
"It felt like they [the fans] wanted me to retire, like they were giving me a celebration night". I told him I loved him and he said, 'But you know once this starts, we're going to try to kick your (butt).
"Whatever I decide to do, I will be a happy camper", he said. "I have to choose between two truly wonderful options".
"One day after practice we were eating in the player's lounge and I was having a conversation with Matt Bonner". They happen so quickly, and people feel like they can just "walk it off", but unfortunately more often than not they linger and linger and linger on like the taste of a bad dream days after waking.
"He's going to go down as one of the greats".
"If you want to sit back and reflect on it, it's great, but it doesn't mean much unless you win the championship", Lacob said of 12-0.
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"You can swing, swing, swing, maybe you'll hit somebody, but it isn't fair". "As fellow members of the Bay Area professional sports community, we wish the Warriors the best of luck and hope they bring home the title". The Spurs led by 25 at one point in Oracle. Rookies Dejounte Murray and Bryn Forbes combined for 17 points; second-year forward Jonathan Simmons scored 13.
But a Steph Curry quote after the game says it all.
Popovich then shared his thoughts on the season as a whole.
At first, the Warriors encountered their opponents from the last year's Western Conference semi-finals, Portland Trail Blazers.
"Game 5 reminded me of a Rocky movie, where the crowd lifts the tired fighter and pulls out every ounce he has left to push him over the top".
So, too, will his teammates. As an unrestricted free agent, Durant had every right to go to the Warriors so why hate on the man for wanting to play on a team that gave him the best chance of winning a ring?
"Whatever it is, I'm sure he has his mind made up or he's been thinking about it for some time". While this outcome may feel like the most inevitable of events, Gregg Popovich is here to remind us that their achievements thus far are more than that. Ginobili will turn 40 this summer, and while he had one incredible game-saving performance in the playoffs, he played fewer minutes and did less with them than he has at any point in his career. Golden State had Oracle Arena roaring as they easily defeated the Spurs, 136-100.