The San Antonio Spurs destroyed the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night. You might say it was just like old times.
The thing is, when talking about the Spurs and saying it feels like "old times," you have to clarify whether you're referring to the past or the age of the Spurs roster.
Manu Ginobili said it felt like old times Wednesday, when he, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker all closed out a close game together in Sacramento.
"It's been a while, more than a month, so yes, it did feel like old times," Ginobili told the San Antonio Express-News. "It felt good to be playing at the end of the game with Tim and Tony. It felt even better that we won."
Old times, young players or new times, old players it doesn't seem to matter. Just when you're ready to give up on the Spurs, like before this season, or before last season, or the year before that here they come again.
It starts with the continued greatness of the core players, of course. But coach Gregg Popovich's management of those ...