While Tim Duncan justifiably receives all the credit for the Spurs advancement to the NBA Finals โ€” which don't start for another week, by the way โ€” Full Court NBA Blog points out that the guards have been pretty great too. That said, last night, the Jazz checked out plenty early; they looked eager to hurry up and get caught up on the "Big Love" reruns so they'll be ready for the Season 2 Premiere next month. (Harry Dean Stanton: So mysterious!)

The extended time off should help Manu Ginobili fit in plenty of practice.

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