Originally written on PRO HOOPS CENTRAL  |  Last updated 11/18/14
A well-known watch manufacturer used to use the phrase “They take a licking, but they keep on ticking” to emphasize its product’s durability; that description could be aptly applied to the San Antonio Spurs who once again are leading the Western Conference with a record of 42-16 after destroying the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night at the AT&T Center 121-97. According to many observers of the Association, the Spurs window of opportunity should have been nailed closed by now, however for the second straight regular season the only thing that has been shut is the mouths of their detractors. San Antonio still is powered by the three stars who led them to their last NBA Title back in 2007 when they swept the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. Although five years is an eternity in the Association, Tim Duncan who knocked down 21 points Friday night, Tony Parker who racked up a double-double with 20 points and 10 assists and Manu Ginobili who came off the bench and scored 20 poi...
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