We all knew who we were playing. The Spurs outexecuted us and showed why they are 4 time champions. BUT, I was impressed with Hayward and Favors. Hayward got to the line 10 times while Favors made some impressive defensive plays. Those blocks on Duncan and Ginobili where incredible. I think only a handful of players could have made those plays. We have a future all star and potential DPOY in Favors if he keeps working hard. Hayward, IMO, could be an all star one day too.
For game 2, I want to see a lot of Favors guarding Duncan. We all know Parker and Ginobili will dominate us, but if we can atleast neutralize Duncan, we should have a chance to keep the game fairly close. With some timely shots in the 4th, who knows maybe we can steal game 2 and make this an interesting series.
I think it's important to keep things in perspective. I was proud of how our young guys performed, especially for their first playoff game. With or without any picks, next year this team will be close to 50 wins, IMO. There are a few moves we need to make to become legit contenders (shooter, new pg), but overall I like where this team is headed.