Caron Butler dunks make Tim Duncan walk away sad (VIDEO)

Poor Tim Duncan. He's just trying to be a good San Antonio Spurs teammate, a real standup guy who helps his buddy Tiago Splitter when he's beat on the baseline by Caron Butler, and he gets punched in the face by a broken left hand and dunked on nastily. Not hard to see why that leads to some bummed-out walking away the likes of which I haven't seen since ...

Don't be sad, Tim. It's not all bad. As a matter of fact, things are, like, really good!

The 14-point lead your Spurs had after Butler's dunk actually made its way up to 19 in the fourth quarter, and you finished with 18 points on 14 shots in a comfortable 105-88 Game 2 win, your 16th straight, burnishing your credentials as the team to beat in these NBA playoffs. So cheer up, chum. Christmastime might not yet be here, but with a 2-0 lead in your second-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers, a Western Conference finals berth could be very soon.

Videos via nbainfos and bcrosbie, respectively.

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