Tim Duncan's Underrated Monstrous Performance against the Lakers (1998-99)
The Spurs had the best record in the league (37-13) in a lockout season and beating the Minnesota Timberwolves (3-1), but now it was time to face the Shaquille O'Neal led Lakers (31-19) in the WCSF. The Lakers were favorite these series (won 7 of their last 8 against SA)
But against all odds, the Spurs swept the Lakers and during these series Timmy averaged, as a 2nd year player:

29.0 PTS ORTG: 111
10.0 TRB DRTG: 95
2.0 BLK
60.0 TS%
In game 2 of these series which was a subpar game for him on this series posted 21 points, 0 blks, 5 tov, 4 fls still was trusted to take the last shot to win the game:
in Game 4, the closeout game of the series Duncan would go on to post 33 PTS, 14 REB on 81.8 TS% on the road and that would be the last games anybody played on the Western Forum
This is a quote from Kobe's book that shows Shaq underestimating Timmy (big mistake):
This would put the league on notice as the Spurs would go on to win their first championship beating the New York Knicks

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