The San Antonio Spurs Game 6 defeat to the Oklahoma City Thunder continues to resonates in the sports world news. Considered as the team to have a legitimate chance to dispatch the Golden State Warriors, the Spurs, with 67-15 regular season record, bowed down last night.
One of the conversations that still clings to many is about Tim Duncan, missing a dunk with three minutes left in the fourth quarter that could cut the Spurs deficit into nine, who fell to the ground.
While Duncan muffed the dunk, he finished with 19 points. Last night was one of the best performances of an NBA player in the playoffs at the age of 40. Though the game ended a loss for Duncan, his game was amazing.
The question after the game focuses on Duncan’s possible final game. Surely, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili would be part of the conversation but Tim’s end of career is on top. Have we seen the end of Duncan’s career? Was that his final game? May it never be. If Duncan’s played his last, then he ended up in a low note. Take for example Kobe Bryant who played his best in his last game.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was surprised when asked whether Duncan had played his last game.
“Why do you say that?” Popovich asked. “Do you know something that I don’t know? I just wanted to make that clear. Tim was playing really well. So we played him as much as we possibly could because he earned the minutes. He really did a good job.”
What do you think? Have we seen the last game of Duncan?