This is something I just thought about. You know every team looks at the standings and who they would be matched up if the playoffs started today. Well as it stands San Antonio and Memphis would play each other. San Antonio also plays Memphis and Houston in the next couple weeks.
Do you think San Antonio would rather play the Rockets over Memphis? If so, do you think they would "let" the Rockets beat them, or play us a little softer, when we play them at home? This allows a better chance of them playing us in the first round? This also will motivate them to play harder against Memphis, even though they dont have Tim Duncan.