Bottom falls out on Spurs' ascent

After 20 straight wins, San Antonio Spurs rudely shown exit by fast-rising Thunder

Originally Published: June 7, 2012
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

OKLAHOMA CITY -- When it was over, Tim Duncan leaned back against a cinderblock wall in the visitors' locker room and braced for the uncomfortable questions he never dreamed he'd have to face so soon. The questions and the depressing math.

When it was over, Tony Parker zipped through his answers as fast as he's ever zoomed to the rim, keeping his sentences as short as he possibly could to get away from it all even quicker than the spotlight-loathing Duncan.

When it was over ...

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