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The Rockets had talent for sure. Most years, it was great talent. And they had great coaching as well. But Jeff van Gundy ran into Mark Cuban’s referee buddies and Rick Adelman ran into injuries. So while the Rockets put together great regular seasons over and over again, they never ran into their I-10 rivals. After all, if you cannot get past the first round.
Two years ago, an insane final day of the regular season dropped the Spurs from the 2 seed down to the 6 in a period of about 3 hours. Still, the Rockets cruised against the 7-seed Mavericks and the Spurs held a 3-2 lead over the 3-seed Clippers with Game 6 in San Antonio. The Clippers shot lights out in the second half of that contest and in Game .
The Spurs won the season series 3-1. Houston held a big lead in the third matchup, but wilted late. In fact, all four games were close, but the Spurs prevailed in three of them. That’s the Spurs’ specialty: keeping their heads late in games. They do not make mistakes. They do not beat themselves. You can’t wait for them to die. You have to kill them. They will always be good. Forever and ever.