Losing the game was one thing, but losing in the fashion they lost is another. Even when Radmo and Allen went down, they were down by 15 and beginning to spiral in the wrong direction. San Antanio runs a pretty good offense and I don't think Seattle was prepared for the quickness of Parker. He is lightening, bottom line, and tough to guard.
The one thing that bothers me more than anything in the NBA is the amount of acting and joke calls the home team gets. The NBA should really stand for "Nothing But Acting." Ginobli especially, count how many times that dude flops to the floor. He's a whiney European who probably got too many red cards in soccer, so switched to hoops.
Bottom line, Seattle will need to come out w/ more intensity and throw San Antonio around a bit in game 2. Enter, Fortson and James. Both players will have to step up their physical play to combat San Antonio's play. As I've mentioned in previous blogs, again, Ridnour and Lewis must step up and play well for this team to advance.
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