SAN ANTONIO — The Rockets and Spurs are tied 2-2 headed into Tuesday night’s pivotal Game 5. Overall, the series may really come down to Gregg Popovich’s stubbornness against Mike D’Antoni’s penchant for indulgence.
It’s a huge game for both franchises, obviously, even if the Warriors’ doom machine waits patiently in the conference finals. There’s a lot for both sides to figure out, with key injuries to Tony Parker and Nene costing them their availability for the series and the rest of the postseason. All four games have been blowouts. As I wrote after Game 4, .
But how does that work out to decide this series? Here are the big things going into Game 5.