Spurs try to maintain perspective after series-shifting loss
They remained optimistic. They had turned the NBA Finals into a best-of-three, which is better than anyone would have guessed for the Spurs weeks or months ago. They still had a lot to play for and yet they had lost something along the way here Thursday night. It was the thought they put off to the side that was bothering them: The idea that they may look back one week from now and realize this had been their best chance.