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Despite aging stars, Spurs are hanging tough
Despite aging stars, Spurs are hanging tough

Coach Gregg Popovich understands that the San Antonio Spurs might be lacking a bit of energy and focus this season as they deal with the defense of their NBA title and the grind of another 82-game season. It was different last season, when the Spurs were seeking redemption after a Game 7 defeat to the Miami Heat in the 2013 NBA Finals. And it worked, as the beat the Heat in five games in June to win the championship. But after a 2-3 start this season, the Spurs seemed to be going through a malaise, with injuries taking their toll, and the age of their stars being a factor. "I don't let that worry me because I know it's true," Popovich said last recently. "And...

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