Last season, the San Antonio Spurs fell just short of reaching the 2013 NBA Finals after falling to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals. Now, it looks like the Spurs are ready to do whatever it takes to make sure they win the NBA Finals after sweeping the Memphis Grizzlies following a big 93-86 win in Game 4 on Monday–mainly because of a strong performance by Tony Parker.
It’s no secret how valuable Parker has been to this Spurs team throughout his career and the guard came up big when San Antonio needed it the most as he scored 37 points to go along with four rebounds and six assists. Parker may not always be known for being a big scorer, but he certainly comes through every once in a while when his team needs him and that’s exactly what happened in Game 4.
Throughout the regular season, nobody knew what to expect from the Spurs as they feared age would become a factor with how far this team would be able to go this year, but they’ve proven that’s been far from the case. For a team that has looked impressive all year and hasn’t let age get to them, there’s no reason why San Antonio can’t win the NBA Finals–whether it’s against the Miami Heat or the Indiana Pacers.
After dominating the Western Conference during the regular season, the Spurs have proven they are capable of beating any team and if Parker can play in the NBA Finals like he did in Game 4–there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be considered the favorites.