Us vs. Us

Hated Spurs have beloved Dallas roots

A rivalry, fueled by address and ancestry, was born.

From the same family tree, the teams won almost the same number of games this season (Spurs 63, Mavs 60). And in Game 1 last weekend--other than the dominant Duncan in the middle--they were mirror images.

Alas, the copy is never as good as the original, and the Spurs will prevail in seven games because of a glaring difference between basketball teams and basketball towns--San Antonio boasts 126 playoff wins and three championships; Dallas, 50 and zilch.

Chasing the red, white and blue ball
Chasing the red, white and blue ball

But sit back, enjoy the series and realize we're blessed with one of those rare win-win scenarios where the survivor will be either our present or our past.

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