San Antonio Spurs: Are the Aging Spurs Getting too Much Rest?
By Mike Elworth: Publisher and Owner of Hoopstuff
The San Antonio Spurs are now on their third day of rest, after sweeping the ailing Lakers and are waiting for the Nuggets and Warriors to finish their series. But with the Nuggets extending the series for at least 1 more game, with the possibly of 2, the Spurs could have up to 10 days off. Of course, for this aging and beat up team, extra time off is a incredbile, but 10 days is simply too much time off for any playoff team.
The Nuggets or Warriors will come into the second round with momentum and determination after a very tough series, while the Spurs have had far too much time to rest, wait and think. This has often hurt teams who finish their series’ too early. Rest can turn to rust and they could come out sloppy and if so, the Spurs could easily lose game 1 and lose their home court advantage and all of the momentum they gained by sweeping their long time rivals. The...