20-Second Timeout: Turnovers Critical
Turnovers were the main reason the Spurs lost to Memphis at the SBC Center, one of only three home losses during the regular season. There were other games where turnovers were a culprit too. But in recent weeks, the Spurs had been much more consistent in taking care of the ball.
The Spurs have no room to make excuses for the turnovers.
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The Spurs are well aware of how to take back control of the series. Keep the Sonics big men off the offensive boards, make it tougher for Antonio Daniels, Luke Ridnour and Ray Allen to score, and take care of the ball.
By not committing turnovers and controlling the boards, the Sonics will be hard-pressed to get their transition game going.