Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 2/28/13
The Spurs had finished a long road trip. It was nine games in 25 days and while that's a nice stretch of time to spend away from home, a game every 2.8 days not an especially taxing grind by NBA standards. A reasonable expectation would have been for the Spurs, owners of the NBA's best record, to return home to San Antonio and throttle the Phoenix Suns, who are tied for last place in the Western Conference. Phoenix 105, San Antonio 101. That was Wednesday, in overtime, in a game the Spurs led by nine with less than four minutes left. That, obviously, is a game the Spurs will go ahead and close right on out nine times out of 10, but you wonder sometimes if the Spurs ever get bored by their own mechanical greatness. It's the same thing every year with these guys. They're so coldly efficient, and coach Gregg Popovich manages the regular season so well that having the best record in the NBA is neither surprising not particularly interesting for this franchise. "We got relaxed aft...
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