The San Antonio Spurs were able to close out the Oklahoma City Thunder in 6 games to advance to the NBA Finals. They will get a chance to avenge last years loss, as they are preparing for a rematch with LeBron James and the Miami Heat.
If the Spurs plan on beating Miami this time around, a former Charlotte Bobcats player will play a huge role.
That player is Boris Diaw.
Boris Diaw was a Bobcat from 2008-2012. Boris was also a starter for the 2009-2010 Bobcats playoff team that was swept by Dwight Howard’s Orlando Magic, who went on to the NBA Finals that season, only to lose to the Los Angeles Lakers.
After leaving Charlotte, Diaw went on to sign with the San Antonio Spurs, where he has become a difference maker in their title hopes.
In the Game 6 win over the Thunder, Diaw scored a team high 26 points for the game. 26!
That wasn’t Boris’ only good game, in Game 5 he had 13 points, and in Game 4 he finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
“He made plays all around and I think he’s just gotten into a comfort zone where he knew where shots were coming from,” said Tim Duncan after the game. “He knew how he could attack these guys and he did exactly that tonight. He made some shots, made some big ones for us and really carried us tonight.”
Nice work, Boris. The city of Charlotte is happy to see you playing so well.
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