At first, we thought it was just something with which Kevin Love(notes) was struggling. Then, we learned it was a deeper problem, something that the Minnesota Timberwolves felt they needed to practice. And now, it seems that even the team with the best record in the NBA — the 17-3, Western Conference-leading San Antonio Spurs — isn't safe from the sickness.
That's right. The dreaded low-five fail has claimed another victim: Spurs shooting guard Gary Neal(notes).
Neal came down with the fail flu after shooting a technical free throw during the second quarter of the Spurs' 109-84 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Sunday night. It was pretty much the only thing that went wrong for San Antonio, which led by 38 at one point, but it definitely went pretty wrong.