Gayby's Monday Musings

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1) Don’t Count on It- After dismissing the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City on the second game of a back-to-back, and pushing the Spurs' winning streak to 7 games, one would expect some national love. Right?

Wrong.

Think about it, Sunday’s events were the perfect storm to find the Spurs in their usual spot — below the radar. Here’s why:

  • It's the Spurs.
  • Sunday in November means only one thing — football. And from a Texas standpoint, the Dallas Cowboys earned their first victory since September 26.
  • The Los Angeles Lakers were beaten at home by the Phoenix Suns, 121-116. The Phoenix Suns buried 22 3-pointers (second in NBA history) en route to delivering the Lakers their second straight loss.
  • The clincher: the star of Sunday night’s silencing of the Thunder was Matt Bonner, scoring 21 points on a perfect 7-7 shooting from behind the three-point arc. Let's face it: the Spurs aren’t seen as a sexy story on SportsCenter, and I’m guessing that’s exacerbated when "Red Rocket" is in flight.

2) Chillin’- In the last three contests, Tim Duncan has scored a combined 19 points. Nine games into the season, Duncan has scored in single digits in four games. Last season, not counting games he was injured, Duncan didn’t reach his fourth single-digit scoring outing until March.

Currently, Duncan is 32nd on the NBA All-Time Scoring List, chillin’ between #33 George “Ice Man” Gervin and #31 “The Admiral” David Robinson. Maybe Duncan is playing modest, opting to pass “The Admiral” on the NBA All-Time Scoring List as slowly as possible.

3) Unacceptable - Spurs fans, you just have to watch this for yourself. (Courtesy of Yahoo!’s basketball blog, Ball Don’t Lie)

4) Opening it up - I, Rudy Gayby, want this to be a dialogue. I am genuinely curious what Spurs-related things you would like to read and learn about. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at rudy@rudygayby.com or spuriosity@sacurrent.com.

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