SAN ANTONIO A white Ford Excursion Limited pulled into parking lot No. 5 at the SBC Center. On one window: "TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT." On the other: "GOT CHAMPIONSHIP?"
The whip symbolized what the next three hours were about. The next year.
Thirty minutes before the game, Gregg Popovich stood in a locker room, looked at 12 players and told them nothing more than what he'd been telling them since they lost their last basketball game less than 48 hours ago.