There was a lot on going talk about this game. I’m going to move away from the historic part of it as you all know many years back Spurs were trying to lure Jason KIDD to come to the State of Texas.
But certainly from what I see in tonight’s game, there was a huge significant element about the game that I feel others should have probably realized by now. This is true after all the trading and player movement that took place over the last few weeks.
One team had a new and improving look to its front court line up. While the other have just decided to settle for the tried and tested. So in the end, it was the Spurs backbone that came away as winner in today’s highly anticipated Texas thriller.
Manu GINOBILI was still maintain as a starter and gave all the support that captain Tim DUNCAN could ask for by posting 17 points, team high 5 assists & 5 rebounds.
"The effort was huge for both sides," Manu said. "When you play a game like this, you know the effort is going to be there."
If effort is the key word than there is no way the contribution from Fabricio OBERTO must be ignored from the game. He was expected to receive lesser time play due to arrival of Spurs recent signing Kurt THOMAS.
But tonight he once again gave it all by throwing and putting himself in the lifeline when it really matters. Though he may have only posted 4 points but never ignore his 1 rebound, 1 assist & 2 steals. Every little contribution is important in a game as tight as this.
Whether he will be Spurs starting center come during the post season? Only time will tell.