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Moms spend Mother's Day cheering Spurs

Moms say combining the holiday with basketball makes for quality family time

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SAN ANTONIO - For nearly four quarters on Sunday, it appeared the San Antonio Spurs would make Mother’s Day even more special with a win, and 3-1 series lead over Golden State, but in the end, the silver and black crumbled in overtime, losing 97-87 to the Warriors.

Dozens of moms spent their special day watching the game with their families at the 54th Street Grill & Bar.

Given the outcome, it begs the question: Is it still a happy Mother’s Day if the Spurs lose a playoff game?

“You know it is,” said mother of two, Anita Toller. “We're tied two and two so it’s all good. You can’t win them all, but we're a devoted spurs family, and it’s nice to be able to spend time together cheering them on.”

Sunday’s loss wasn't enough to ruin Karriemah Munson’s Mother’s Day either.

The Detroit native is a Pistons fan at heart, but her kids love the Spurs, and she had no problem sharing the spotlight.

“I wanted something laid back where we all can enjoy,” Munson said. “It’s Mother’s Day, but the whole family is included, which is nice.”

Munson’s daughter Jade said it was nice that her mom allowed her to watch her favorite player Tony Parker play, even though Sunday was supposed to be her mom’s special day.

Despite the loss, she said the best part of the game was being able to watch with her entire family.

“We don’t do this often because sometimes my mom is working,” Jade said. “It’s good to spend time with our dad and our mom.”

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