Tonight, the Spurs will face the newly Lebron-less Cavs in Pitsburgh. It's a homecoming for DeJuan Blair, but the rest of our preseason starters have mysteriously disappeared after logging heavy minutes in Mexico City Tuesday night.
Join me in the beyond for a preview.
San Antonio Spurs
|Curtis Jerrells||PG||Daniel "Booby" Gibson|
|George Hill||SG||Anthony Parker|
|James Anderson||SF||Jamario Moon|
|DeJuan Blair||PF||J.J. Hickson|
|Antonio McDyess||C||Ryan Hollins|
The Spurs lineup above is my best guess, as our entire preseason starting lineup other than Blair is still in San Antonio today. The Cavs, as far as I can tell, aren't holding anyone out.
Power Forward: DeJuan Blair is playing this game in his backyard, and JJ Hickson was a very hyped player last year. Let's see who's the most beastly of them all.
Bench Play: We don't really have all that much on our bench tonight, but maybe some of the guys that have been struggling(Temple, perhaps?) can find a rhythm.
Key to the Game
Avoid injuries: It's preseason, after all.
A couple months ago, I picked the Cavs to go to the playoffs despite the loss of Lebron. With Varejao out, I'm a little wary, but I still think this team is good enough not to take the insult of being beaten by the Beast and the Spurs B-team.
Watching/Listening to the Game
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I bet if Lebron was still there we wouldn't have this problem.
A Look Ahead
Saturday night, the Spurs will be at home against Caja Laboral. Personally, I'm hoping we get to see Tiago Splitter don the silver and black on the court for the first time against his old club. However, this doesn't seem likely. Just make sure you're OK by the time the season starts, Tiago. On Monday, the Thunder come to town, which should be a fun game to watch(if it's on TV). Finally, on Thursday, the Rockets come to SA for a rematch of our first preseason game. That will be the last preseason matchup before Indiana comes to town for the regular season opener on October 27th.