John Hollinger of ESPN made my case for San Antonio Spurs to win the Western Conference Finals that start Sunday night in Texas. So I’ll just quote him
“San Antonio’s numbers of late are video-game crazy: The Spurs not only have 18 straight wins, but they are 32-3 in their past 35 games. The most amazing stat is that they’re 24-3 in their past 27 road games, with two of three defeats coming when they decided to rest their starters.
That’s the scarier part; when you take out games the Spurs tanked, they’re record really starts looking good. In the last 47 games Tony Parker played, for instance, they’re 43-4.”
At last check Tony Parker plans to play against the Thunder. It took the Spurs several months to lose four games with him. I don’t think that they’re about to lose four in two weeks.
In addition, the Spurs played the Thunder three times this season. They won two out of three. Manu Ginobili missed all three. He plans to play this series too.