Found May 15, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
The Spurs and Clippers both had different routes to the second round, as the Spurs easily dispatched the Jazz in four games while the Clippers were taken to seven games by the Grizzlies. The Spurs have been off for over a week, while the Clippers won their series on Sunday. Long periods of rest for a team are often considered to be bad, as a team can be rusty when they come back, but based on how the Thunder played after their long rest, there is no reason why the older experienced Spurs will not benefit from this long rest. Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili should be well rested for tonight's series opener against the Clippers. (Image credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America via Zimbio.com) Spurs-Clippers Preview and Prediction The Spurs come into this series after an extremely easy series against Utah, where the closest game was a Spurs win by six points. Guys like Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker were able to get rest during the games and were al...
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