By Quixem Ramirez, Project Spurs.com
SAN ANTONIO -- Coming off a 30-point shellacking by Portland on Friday, their largest home defeat since 1997, the San Antonio Spurs could relinquish their top seed with a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight. It would be the first time since the All-Star break that San Antonio wouldn't be in the pole position.
However, should the Spurs lost the top spot in the West, Tiago Splitter says it is no big deal.
"Well, it's always good to be a number one seed," Splitter said after the loss to the Blazers. "We want to win every game. That's our goal. The world's not going to fall if we're not number one. But, Pop (Gregg Popovich) wants to win every game even if he rests a couple of players."
Yes, that means that we shouldn't expect copious amounts of Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili during Tony Parker's absence. That's not Popovich. Instead, he will rest his best players optimally even if it means losing ground in the playoff bracket.
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