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Re: What's the difference between us and the spurs?
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2012, 11:20:21 PM »
Better players, coaching, and management.

I'm not sure that the players, on a whole, are better.  I'd agree with the other two points though.  That is something that the entire league has in common with the Celtics though.

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Re: What's the difference between us and the spurs?
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2012, 11:21:11 PM »


  I thought the answer was "we've had more recent playoff success than them".

I'd say he is talking about this year.  Every year is different.  For instance, he spoke of roster similarities.  The Celtics roster this year has a lot of turnover.  Context clues, my friend, context clues.

Or maybe that was a sarcastic response to a poster asking a genuine question.  That wouldn't be your style though.

These same threads have been popping up for the past few years.  I think chances are pretty good that we'll advance further than them yet again when the games start to really matter. 
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Re: What's the difference between us and the spurs?
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2012, 11:26:17 PM »
These same threads have been popping up for the past few years.  I think chances are pretty good that we'll advance further than them yet again when the games start to really matter.

Perhaps we will.  I haven't given up on the season at all, by any stretch. 

Maybe chemistry is the reason for the Spurs looking better, or us biding our time until the playoffs, or our style of play being more conducive to the playoffs, or coaching, or some other reason.  Regardless, there is some reason(s) and it is reasonable to speculate what that might be.

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Re: What's the difference between us and the spurs?
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2012, 11:27:42 PM »
Coaching, roster continuity, coaching, and Tim Duncan.  And Greg Popovich.
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Re: What's the difference between us and the spurs?
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2012, 11:30:22 PM »
Over the course of the past five seasons the Celtics have won 11 playoff series while the Spurs have won 5.

I think Spurs fans should be asking themselves; "why can't we be more like the Celtics?"

Well there is something to be said about a weaker conference, but I think as others have said, it's more about us being so inconsistent this season, while the spurs look like the spurs.

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Re: What's the difference between us and the spurs?
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2012, 11:31:49 PM »
If we played in the western conference we wouldn't have as many playoff wins as we do now. Western conference is alot tougher.

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Re: What's the difference between us and the spurs?
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2012, 11:32:28 PM »
These same threads have been popping up for the past few years.  I think chances are pretty good that we'll advance further than them yet again when the games start to really matter.

Perhaps we will.  I haven't given up on the season at all, by any stretch. 

Maybe chemistry is the reason for the Spurs looking better, or us biding our time until the playoffs, or our style of play being more conducive to the playoffs, or coaching, or some other reason.  Regardless, there is some reason(s) and it is reasonable to speculate what that might be.

I don't know if I'd say "biding our time" exactly, but I think you've hit on something when you say that this a team that is "more conducive to the playoffs." 

I'm convinced that we'll find a nice rhythm and start reeling off some wins before long in the regular season, as well. 

I do admire the Spurs.  That's a good franchise, with a good coach, and a good core group of players.  Hats off to them for continuing to stay relevant long after many thought they would be on the downswing. 
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Re: What's the difference between us and the spurs?
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2012, 11:59:34 PM »
If we played in the western conference we wouldn't have as many playoff wins as we do now. Western conference is alot tougher.

I disagree.
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Re: What's the difference between us and the spurs?
« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2012, 12:10:14 AM »
If we played in the western conference we wouldn't have as many playoff wins as we do now. Western conference is alot tougher.

I disagree.

With the first sentence or the second?  For the record, I agree with both.

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Re: What's the difference between us and the spurs?
« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2012, 12:12:53 AM »
If we played in the western conference we wouldn't have as many playoff wins as we do now. Western conference is alot tougher.

I disagree.

With the first sentence or the second?  For the record, I agree with both.

I disagree with both.
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Re: What's the difference between us and the spurs?
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2012, 12:23:31 AM »
Tony Parker can't whoop Kris Humphries.

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Re: What's the difference between us and the spurs?
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2012, 12:24:20 AM »
Tony Parker can't whoop Kris Humphries.
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Re: What's the difference between us and the spurs?
« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2012, 12:25:07 AM »
Tony Parker can't whoop Kris Humphries.

Tommy point for the chuckle.  I bet he could, though.
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Re: What's the difference between us and the spurs?
« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2012, 12:28:00 AM »
Also, 2 finals appearances and 1 win in the last 5 years.

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Re: What's the difference between us and the spurs?
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2012, 12:31:29 AM »
Also, 2 finals appearances and 1 win in the last 5 years.

Or three less titles since Paul Pierce and Tim Duncan entered the league.  I guess it depends on what arbitrary cutoff point you choose.

 

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