Veteran delighted to reach Finals again, emphasises trust in coach Popovich.
The San Antonio Spurs are back in the Western Conference finals, after their 94-82 win over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night sealed a 4-2 series win.
In arguably the most entertaining series of the post season thus far, the Spurs prevailed after another road win at the Oracle Arena, and will now prepare for a finals meeting with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Tim Duncan led the scoring with 19 points, but was full of praise for his team-mates including Tony Parker who continue to perform after numerous years together.
Despite enduring off-nights in terms of shooting, both Parker and the likes of Manu Ginobili continue to answer questions when necessary in the closing stages of games, and Duncan described them as “confident guys” who know what they are doing.
The 37-year-old was questioned on coach Gregg Popovich’s influence and when asked what gives him implicit trust in his decision-making, Duncan responded by saying; “years and years and years [together], I guess”.
The Spurs are arguably still short of where they believe they can be in terms of shooting and overall performance, but nevertheless they will be delighted to have progressed and will look forward to their clash with Memphis.