Fact vs. Fiction from San Antonio Spurs' NBA Playoff Performance so Far

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Fact vs. Fiction from San Antonio Spurs' NBA Playoff Performance so Far
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The 2012-13 season for the San Antonio Spurs has gone pretty much as expected: Consistent production, minute-watching, changing rotations and a few bruised old knees and ankles. No new story here. Rinse and repeat.

This year the Spurs entered the playoffs in slightly unusual fashion, dropping six of nine games and losing the No. 1 seed they held for most of the season. This prompted head coach Gregg Popovich to declare this the worst they have ever looked coming into the playoffs.

After a sweep of the depleted Los Angeles Lakers, the Spurs are now facing real postseason competition with a young team shooting lights-out and displaying court composure that is well beyond their years.

Let's separate some fact from fiction regarding the postseason thus far and address some presuppositions that were held at season's end.

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