By Paramjit Mahal, Project Spurs.com
If you hear a person start a conversation by buttering you up, then you better be aware because the conversation is going to take a 180 degree turn in a heartbeat after that phrase is finished.
After hearing this tirade, I got to thinking that ESPN's Stephen A Smith does have some valid points about the San Antonio Spurs' 2012 playoff run.
The Spurs did look like juggernauts during the first two rounds. However (not going to add the exclamation points), he overlooked one critical thing. The reason the Spurs looked so good was that the bench was knocking down big, making momentum turning three point shots and raising the level of defense to get key stops. Yes, I know they came up short versus the Thunder and in the end, that's all that matters.
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