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Spurs Driven By Perfection, But It's Not Enough

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There were twenty-one seconds left in overtime during Friday night's Warriors/Spurs game, and the Warriors were clinging to a three-point lead. During a timeout, ESPN's cameras captured Golden State coach Mark Jackson delivering a rousing motivational speech to his troops. "I used to sit where you sit," he rasped, "and after all that work a coach would take me out and bring in somebody to stop; somebody to defend. It was disrespect to me. You earn the right to win the game. You earn the right. Alright, let's go get it."

 

The Warriors won the game, their first win over San Antonio in five years, and Jackson's talk has understandably received a lot of play in the aftermath. But there was another moment the game that was, to me, even more revealing regarding the...

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