The San Antonio Spurs are pushed into the brink of elimination by the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA Playoffs 2015 but they refuse to look past game 7, which is going to be in two days, and into the possibility of Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili retiring next season.
Manu Ginobili told ESPN , “It’s something that you’ve got to be thinking [about].
I don’t know what is going to happen.
What I do know is there’s going to be a Game 7 in two days.” “And that’s the only thing I can manage, that’s the only thing I can think of.
That’s the only thing I can take care of.
I’ll try to do my best, the team is going to try to do their best, and from there you keep living,” the 37-year-old former sixth man awardee added.
History, however, only favors the San Antonio Spurs in game 7 situations as the squad is 3-2 in elimination games under coach Gregg Popovich.
This time, they will try to wrest victory from the equally hungry Los Angeles Clippers right in their own home floor.
There’s a prevailing belief in the league that the NBA Playoffs 2015, should the San Antonio Spurs fail to advance, would be Tim Duncan’s last season.
But Gregg Popovich in an earlier interview with USA Today said that Tim Duncan will have another go at a championship next year.
“My guess is that he’ll go for another one because he has been so consistent this season,” he said.
“It’s just consistent stuff: another double-double, over and over and over again.
Because of that, I think in his mind that if it continues through the rest of the year, I think he’ll say, ‘I’m going to go another year and see what happens.'” But the thought that the NBA Playoffs 2015 would be the last run for the San Antonio Spurs’ dominant quartet of Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker would have to wait.
Not when the younger legs of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan stand in the way in two days.