*Don’t worry, you’re not alone in thinking the San Antonio Spurs were too old to compete in the NBA.
Well, you and a lot of other folks including at least 27 other teams thought the same thing. Now, after learning the hard way, everyone knows better.
The Spurs, led by the flashy, but deadly Frenchman, Tony Parker, and old man Tim Duncan (he’s 37), finished off the Memphis Grizzlies Monday night in a 4 game sweep to win the NBA Western Conference championship and meet the winner of the Miami/Indiana Eastern Conference finals to decide who will be the 2013 NBA Finals champions starting June 6.
Speaking of Parker, he scored 37 points in his best game this postseason, and the Spurs took care of the Grizzlies with a 93-86 win for their fifth Western Conference title.
“It’s a great feeling,” Parker said as he sat with the Western Conference trophy perched in front of him. “Since last year, I promised to him (Duncan) that we will go back, go back to the Finals and get an opportunity to win the whole thing and I’m trying to do my best, try to be aggressive every night. I think everybody on the team, we really want to do it for him. We win the West and now it’s one more step. This is the hardest one.”
The Spurs now wait for either Miami or Indiana having swept two of their three opponents already this postseason, this the first sweep in a conference final since the Nets did it to Detroit in 2003.
They also have won six straight in these playoffs, handing two straight losses to a team that had been undefeated on their own court in their best postseason in franchise history.
If they continue to play the way they have during the playoffs, the Spurs will be a lot to handle for either Indiana or Miami.
Watch as San Antonio’s Tony Parker talks with the media about his 37-point performance and getting back to the NBA Finals: