San Antonio’s sense of humor was still there Sunday.
Gregg Popovich predicted that Golden State stayed out way late after winning Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, celebrating with burgers and sundaes before spending Sunday playing poker. Manu Ginobili, amid plenty of questions about whether his career is ending, said the Spurs planned to lose the first three games of this series simply to make their comeback look more impressive.
The laughs seemed helpful.
The reality is that Golden State is just better, especially against a seriously undermanned Spurs team.
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