SAN ANTONIO – It appears that the best-selling video game NBA 2K12 may give Nostradamus a run for his money.
With the Western Conference Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs set to begin Sunday—if NBA 2K12 has anything to say about it—then the Spurs should begin engraving their name on the Western Conference championship trophy.
ESPN would run a simulation of a hypothetical series between San Antonio and Oklahoma City on NBA 2K12, with the Spurs beating the Thunder, 4-1.
Whether or not this may turn out to be true, one thing that NBA 2K12 may have overlooked the fact that while the Spurs are in the midst of a 18-game winning streak, beating the likes of less-talented teams in the form of the Utah Jazz and the Chauncey Billups-less Los Angeles Clippers by an average of 14.0 points per game is not nearly as impressive as Oklahoma City dismantling the last two NBA champions in back-to-back series in the form of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks in such a effortlessly efficent–and somewhat shockingly easy–manner.
If anything, the Spurs-Thunder series is destined to go a full seven games, while the Thunder have a prolific scoring attack led by three-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant, explosive point guard Russell Westbrook and Sixth Man Of The Year in James Harden, the Spurs with their combination of experience in power forward Tim Duncan, point guard Tony Parker and shooting guard Manu Ginobili will prove to much for the emerging—and yet dangerous—Oklahoma City team that is one more quality scorer away from being a perennial NBA title contender.
While NBA 2K12 may be correct in the eventual outcome, it may be wrong in the eventual length.
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