In an exercise called Keeping Up with the Thunder, the Spurs did.

Sweep first round. React to long layoff with some energy. Beat an L.A. team coming off a Game 7.

The Spurs weren't as impressive as Oklahoma City was. But as the oldest (Tim Duncan) and the youngest (Kawhi Leonard) led them, the Spurs also managed to handle a chore the Thunder avoided.

After all, if not for David Stern, Chris Paul might have been in Oklahoma City this week.

Instead, he spent Tuesday further south on Interstate 35 surrounded by various Spurs.