[caption id="attachment_5740" align="aligncenter" width="680"] Jun 20, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich talks with San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan (21), point
"I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun."
Nikola Vucevic, whose nickname really should be "Tesla," and Tim Duncan, who needs no nickname, are the players of the week. And that's perfect for a season defined by tanking and the elite Western Conference.
Nine months ago, the San Antonio Spurs watched confetti fall from the rafters at the American Airlines Arena after the Miami Heat held off their best efforts to secure their second championship in a row. Two nights before that, 19.4 seconds and one rebound was all that separated them from winning their fifth title in the Tim Duncan era.
If you live in San Antonio you may hear Tim Duncan's melodic voice the next time you pick up the phone.
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One rebound more, and the San Antonio Spurs are five-time NBA champions. One more routine,