Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 6/3/13
The San Antonio Spurs have won four NBA titles in the last 14 years. One important common denominator of each title?   The Spurs have held home-court advantage in each series. The extra home game wasn't usually necessary-- they swept the Cavaliers; the Knicks were ousted in five games; New Jersey was dispatched in six games -- except for in 2005, when they tangled with the Pistons in a low-scoring seven-game series.    The Spurs escaped with a seven-point victory in Game 7. The home team won five of the seven games in the series by 18.2 points per game.    So, you can probably understand why Manu Ginobili prefers to have the home-court advantage. Even if this so-called "advantage" only materializes if the series extends to a seventh game, which has only happened six times since the NBA merger in 1976, it's still nice to have. Just in case.   “It’s not that we pull (for Indiana),” Ginobili said. “I think this time it’s different than before because the homecourt
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