Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 3/17/13
The media world is hung up on the Miami Heat's 22-game winning streak. The San Antonio Spurs were in that territory last season, but had the majority of that streak in the playoffs. The mainstream media wasn't in love with the Spurs' streak as the Heat's longer streak, but that might be a good thing that it may be a forgotten stretch. For Gregg Popovich, it would've probably been best that it never would've happened. I don't want to win 20 games in a row [again]. Now that might sound … 'Well, who wouldn't want to do that?' [But] it's too much of a grind. I was hoping for a loss [in last season's playoffs]. I thought about doing things to make sure we get a loss here and there, but you can't do that to your team. (ESPN.com/Marc Stein) The team was used to winning and didn't have to adjust much of their game. When they met the Oklahoma City Thunder, it was difficult for a team to adjust their game in the playoffs especially with the pressure of having to close out the series.
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