The only concern for the four-time champion is the NBA’s best team in the regular season getting a tougher-than-expected series win Sunday at home.
“It doesn’t matter how many games it takes,” (Tim) Duncan said after the Spurs’ 113-111 loss in Dallas on Friday night. “We’re not worried or disappointed.”
San Antonio is going the distance in a second straight playoff series after losing Game 7 of the NBA Finals in Miami last June. The Spurs had an even better chance to close out their fifth title in Game 6, giving up a late lead on a 3-pointer by Ray Allen and losing in overtime. Another good chance slipped away late in the deciding game.
Report: Earl Watson Fired as Suns Coach
Sources: Jameer Nelson Signs 1-Year Deal With Pelicans
Free-agent guard Jameer Nelson has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told The Vertical.
Nelson entered free agency Wednesday, when the Denver Nuggets waived him to create roster space to sign Richard Jefferson and allow second-year guard Jamal Murray to assume the starting point-guard role.
Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical
Bobby Portis Apologizes to Bulls for Mirotic Fight
Bobby Portis has apologized to his Bulls teammates for getting into a fight that left Nikola Mirotic with facial fractures and a concussion. “He didn’t address us today, but he did address the team before so that was taken care of,” Bulls swingman Justin Holiday said after Friday’s practice.
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg acknowledged that Portis’ apology took place during a team meeting but did not want to go into specific details about his message. “I’ll keep that between the team,” Hoiberg said, “as far as exactly what was said in that meeting.”
Source: Nick Friedell of ESPN