He may be 37 years old and his game will never be made into a hip-hop highlight film but TIM DUNCAN is still the Big Fundamental and one of the major reasons why the San Antonio Spurs remain in contention for an NBA title. On Thursday night, Duncan rudely welcomed the Heat to San An with a vintage performance: 23 points and 11 rebounds…
Duncan and his mates exacted a measure of revenge for an earlier loss in Miami, keeping LeBron James winless in San Antonio for his career with a 111-87 ass whupping at the Alamo.
Duncan’s presence in the middle was huge in limiting pathways to the goal for James and the Heat’s guards. And Kawhi Leonard’s defense on LeBron was similarly noteworthy in holding Miami’s superstar to 19 points on just 6-for-18 shooting.
The Spurs are beginning to gel down the stretch as their team gets healthy for the postseason. Not particularly good news for title contenders in the Western Conference.