One Ray Allen three pointer. A whole year to get revenge.
The San Antonio Spurs have come back from that last second Allen shot and eventual Finals loss to the Heat with a vengeance.
It's not true what people say about mellowing with age, just ask Tim Duncan. The 37-year old inches closer to retirement yet his will to win is higher than ever before, no matter that he already has more rings than most people can only dream of.
Wining is infectious, it gets in your veins and consumes every ounce of your being. It doesn't stop when you reach a certain level of greatness, there is always one more step and the Spurs are hungrier and more willing than ever to take that stop.
And everybody else in the NBA post-season picture should be worried, no matter what conference they're in.
Their 60-17 record is incredible given the "ageing" squad they have, which many called to hold them back this year, how wrong they were.
It's not just the fact that they have destroyed most of the teams they have faced, it's the manner in which they do it. Tony Parker is still as underrated as ever, Duncan shows no ill-effects of age, Manu Ginobili performs at his omni-present incredible level, and then there's Kawhi Leonard who has morphed into one of the teams top stars.
But don't expect them to slow down the further they get into the playoffs. They already reached this level with minimal rotation and benching and look as intimidating as ever.
Oh and then there is the fact that their road form is the best in the league and they won't be making any away game an easy win for their opponents.
When you add everything together the Spurs seem generally unstoppable.
It took a last second Ray Allen shot to crush San Antonio last year, but it seems certain they won't let it come to that this time around.
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