Silver Stars Talk Spurs


Tai Dillard

Shyra Ely

Nikki McCray

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Tai Dillard

On why she thinks the Spurs will win it all - “Compared to Detroit and Miami I think the Spurs have more weapons to do damage with.”

On what she thinks they need to focus on - “if they play Miami the big focus will be Shaq. If they play Detroit the focus will need to be on containing their guards who are really quick, but basically the Spurs need to just keep doing what they’re doing cause they are playing well, playing as a unit, they have great chemistry and are doing great.”

On who her favorite spurs player is - “Manu Ginobili, because he can do everything and he is so active and it seems that he can never get tired which I really like that about him.”


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Shyra Ely

On why she thinks the Spurs have been so successful - “The individuals are all extremely talented, but when it comes to team play in the NBA they are the best. As far as chemistry, I think they just work together. The way they distribute the ball and how it is so even and balanced I think adds to why they are so successful.”

On what she thinks are the keys to the next series “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. I think that they have been successful working together and if they carry over the leadership they receive from Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker, along with the continued effort of the role players who are doing a great job of making sure they fit into where they are needed, they will be able to win.”

On which Spur she enjoys to watch the most - “It is one think to watch them on TV but once you get to see them play live they look so much better. I really like Tim Duncan because he is so fundamental and I think he is the closest thing we have to being a pure post player. I also like the way Tony Parker does a great job of getting inside and the explosiveness of Manu Ginobili. They are all fun to watch in their own way.”


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Nikki McCray

On what she thinks it will take for the Spurs to win it all “With the Spurs winning the Championship two years ago and the Pistons being the reigning NBA champions I think it will be a great series, and since both teams play great defense it will come down to execution.”

On what she thinks the Spurs will need to focus on “I think it is crucial that the Spurs take care of home-court advantage knowing that the defending champions can win on the road, and like I said before, execution. In the series against Phoenix they dominated because down the stretch they learned from their mistakes and they performed which will be vital because Detroit is known for their defense.”

On which players she thinks helps make the team so successful “Tim Duncan obviously is one because he is so fundamental, plays solid on both ends and is so consistent. He is a team player that makes everyone else around him better. I like Manu Ginobili’s ability to create. He shoots so well from the three because those guarding him have to back off because of his explosiveness and he is a good passer. Tony Parker is an initiator and has the mentally of ‘I am going to go until you stop me’. With those three players and having Bruce Bowen, who is a great defender, Robert Horry, who can hit big shots, it just seems like the team has got it together with their stars and their role players.”


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