Boris Diaw's unlikely arc of triumph

Originally Published: June 15, 2014
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

SAN ANTONIO -- It's a frontcourt partnership that will remind no one of the David-and-Timmy glory days.

It's a tag team likewise unable to trigger the handy rhyming properties of Small Ball.

It's an alignment Gregg Popovich rather unimaginatively refers to as Medium Ball, this pairing of Boris Diaw next to Tim Duncan that, for all the T-shirts it won't inspire, has merely changed the course of the 2014 NBA Finals.

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