Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs have a point to prove this season.
After all, they've been written off in some quarters as an ageing team, with key players such as Parker (29), Manu Ginobili (34) and Tim Duncan (35) staring at the sunset years of their playing career.
Also, they crashed out in the first round of the Play-offs last season to Memphis Grizzlies, despite being the top seeds in the Western Conference.
This year, they've again secured the conference's top seeds in the Play-offs after beating the Portland Trail Blazers 124-89 yesterday morning (Singapore time).
And this time, the Frenchman believes they have a good chance of making the Finals, if the team are healthy and fresh.
More in The New Paper on Wednesday (Apr 25).