Ric Bucher's post on San Antonio Spurs | Latest updates on Sulia
Observation by a GM: Spurs could put together a streak comparable to the Heat's if coach Gregg Popovich weren't so
conscious of keeping his core players rested. I wouldn't go that far because it diminishes just how special this Miami run is, but it's worth noting that the Spurs were on an 11-game winning streak when he sat down Tim Duncan against the Pistons and lost. They then ripped off another five in a row before losing in OT to the Warriors. In fact, flip the Pistons' loss and three other games dropped in OT and the Spurs would have put together a 25-game winning streak. Of course, with the bodies on which Popovich relies and their recent history of breaking down at the end of the season, it makes sense to be prudent. Truth is, whatever Pop does, he's unlikely to be second-guessed. But just imagine if the Heat look tired or somehow falter, post-winning streak. What are the chances that isn't converted into a criticism of Erik Spoelstra for not having pulled the plug in one of these games where the Heat fell behind by 20-plus, as Popovich has on several occasions?