Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Timmy is back!

After missing 12 straight games with an badly sprained ankle (as reported on this site), he was activated from the Injured List today. Yeah, that's definitely good news! The Spurs went 8-4 without him and really fared well in back-to-back Double-OT games last weekend. Imagine how good they will be with him back. I don't know if he will play in Utah tonight but we will know soon. I expect him to play around 20 minutes a game to find his rhythm until the playoffs. I cant wait for the playoffs to begin....

In other news the Spurs clinched the Southwest Division title yesterday. It's their fourth division title in the past five years. It used to be the Midwest Division before the realignment prior to this season. Personally I think the system with three divisions holding five teams, ergo 15 teams a conference, sucks. First, some teams will only play three times against each other, instead of the usual four games. And then the winner of a weaker division will be automatically seeded 3rd, meaning that in some cases a really bad team could be higher seeded than another better team, that finished 2nd or 3rd in their division. Just look at the Atlantic Division! They ought to fix this. And another thing: A seven-game series in the first round of the playoffs is too long! Last year the first round lasted like two weeks (in the East) because two series went the distance. You don't want lenghty series in the first round! They should change it back to the "Best of Five" format. I hope commissioner Stern is reading this.....


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