By winstonharris on April 14, 2014
The San Antonio Spurs were just a few plays away from adding another championship to their quiet dynasty but ended up losing in heartbreaking fashion. Since then, the Spurs have done everything needed to get back into that position and prevent a loss of that magnitude. Here are five reasons that this year will be different and the Spurs will regain their throne from the "King".
The San Antonio Spurs' bench has led the NBA in three-point field goals made and assists this season. Their high-powered offensive attack is headed by a trio of players starting with Manu Ginobili, Patty Mills and Marco Belinelli. They will be very difficult to beat with scoring threats like these guys coming off the bench.
The San Antonio Spurs have a solid core group of players who have seen numerous playoff games and NBA Finals. The disappointing end to last season will serve as a great learning experience for this group heading into the postseason. The veterans of the Spurs know what it takes to win, and they have proven that all season long.
Gregg Popovich should be the 2014 NBA coach of the year for the brilliant job he has done with a group that most seem to count out until the playoffs every season. If his previous four NBA championships are not convincing enough, then maybe coaching the Spurs to the best record in the league is proof that he is on a mission for ring No. 5 this year.
After clinching home-court with their recent victory over the Phoenix Suns, the Spurs have made it apparent that they will not allow last season's result to happen again. They want Games 6 and 7 of the NBA Finals in San Antonio, and their 32-8 home record this season looks like a solid example of what may produce a parade on the Riverwalk this June.
The San Antonio Spurs' "Big Three" have seen over 450 career victories and three titles together. This is one of the greatest trios in NBA history, and they will not let this opportunity slip away easily, seeing that it could be the last time they get this chance together.
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