So, why did the Spurs lose?
Why did the San Antonio Spurs lose to the Los Angeles Clippers? This question does not have a black or white answer. It's complicated and involves multiple layers.
Here, SB Nation's Spurs blog Pounding the Rock tries to get to the bottom of San Antonio's shocking first-round exit:
"Aside from Chris Paul? The Spurs' inability to capitalize on certain situations. From shooting themselves on the foot at the free-throw line to not taking advantage when the Clippers rolled out lineups without Paul and/or Griffin, San Antonio failed to ever put their foot on its opponent's throat. The good teams make you pay for that."
There's so much more to unpack here, from which Spur was the team's MVP to who was the biggest disappointment. Make sure to check it all out by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.
(h/t: Pounding the Rock)
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