San Antonio Spurs finished off the Memphis Grizzlies in game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. Thanks to the swift sweep of their opponents, the Spurs will now have some much-needed rest.
San Antonio’s route back to the NBA Finals has been rather smooth. With two sweeps and a six-game series against the Golden State Warriors, the Spurs will be entering the Finals as fresh as they could possibly be at this point.
The Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers continue to battle it out in the East, with the Heat currently holding a 2-1 lead, and you can bet that San Antonio wouldn’t mind that series going six or even seven games. For a veteran ball club such as the Spurs, minute management and rest has been key all season long and even more so in the playoffs.
The Heat, who are the favorites to meet the Spurs in the finals have had a total of thirteen days of rest between series in these playoffs, but if they do make the finals, having the luxury to let your tired bodies recover is not one the reigning NBA champions will have.
San Antonio has been impressive throughout these playoffs, and despite some competitive series, it really doesn’t feel like they have been truly tested or pushed to their limit just yet. Their road to the finals could not have been more smooth than it was, and all that remains to be seen is whether it all culminates in another championship for Tim Duncan and Co.