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Last night there were only two NBA games, both of which were televised on TNT, the first game of the double-header was the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat. It was touted to be an entertaining game, although the common narrative is the Spurs are just a boring team, there was some fan fare [...]The post Gregg Popovich Made The Best Decision For HIS Team appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
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