Thursday , May , 29 , 2008 Christopher Sells

Spurs’ Backs Against the Wall

Spurs' Backs Against the Wall

This is a special feature by guest blogger Christopher Sells.

The NBA admitted that there should have been a foul called on the final play of Game Four in the Western Conference Finals. There will be no replay of the final seconds, no win awarded, nothing. Basically, all the Spurs get is “Whoops. Sucks for you!”

The Spurs now find themselves staring at a 3-1 deficit in the series when they could very easily be up by that same margin. The Spurs are undoubtedly thinking about the 20-point lead they squandered in Game One in addition to the opportunity that was taken from them on Tuesday.

There are conversations now about the Spurs increasing age and whether their time has passed. I find that amusing because a bounce of the ball here or there could have those same people questioning the Lakers’ youth and abilities. It would seem that memories have become very short if they are overlooking these things.

In case you’re wondering, only eight teams have overcome a 3-1 deficit in the Playoffs. To many, it is all but a foregone conclusion that L.A. will advance to the Finals. While this may very well be true, the games still have to be played. The first one is tonight. From here, the Spurs can show the world whether they have what it takes to overcome and add to the franchise’s legacy or whether the talk of their downfall should continue.