Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 11/21/12
Celtics Spurs: one of my favorite NBA match-ups. One that features the two preeminent big men of the new millennia as well as two of the league's best coaches. But the similarities don't end there. Both teams feature a trio of All-Stars who have sacrificed scoring, playing time, and salary for the good of their perspective teams. Doc Rivers has praised Gregg Popovich on numerous equations, and when asked which values he shares with the Spurs 4-time Champion head coach, he responded "All of them, pretty much all of them". Both are known as "team-ball" advocates, defense-first believers (though lately the Spurs have become an offensive juggernaut), and master motivators. While Tim Duncan was the ultimate #1 pick in 1997, Tony Parker was drafted with the 28th pick in 2001, and Manu Ginobili was taken at #58 in 1999, without a doubt the greatest draft steal from that late in the 2nd round. Current General Manager, R.C. Buford, has continued this unbelievable talent-scouting since tak...
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