Game #39 Preview: Spurs @ Bucks

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San Antonio Spurs @ Milwaukee Bucks
Where: AT&T Center

When: Jan. 12th, 2011, 7:00 p.m. Spurs Time - Timezone Converter
Watch: Fox Sports Southwest

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By the Numbers

Data sources:
hoopdata.com | basketball-reference.com | John Hollinger's team stats

Category Offense
(rank)
Defense
(rank)
Efficiency Rating 109.6
(1st)
100.7
(7th)
Rebound %
25.8
(15th)
N/A
(rank)
Field Goal % 47.0
(5th)
45.6
(15th)
3-Point % 39.4
(2nd)
39.4
(28th)
Free Throw %
77.6
(10th)
73.5
(3rd)
Turnover %
12.8
(2nd)
13.9
(13th)
Assist %
59.9
(8th)
54.6
(4th)
Category Offense
(rank)
Defense
(rank)
Efficiency Rating 97.5
(30th)
99.8
(5th)
Rebound %
26.1
(14th)
76.4
(3rd)
Field Goal % 41.8
(30th)
44.5
(10th)
3-Point % 34.4
(20th)
34.3
(7th)
Free Throw %
73.8
(22nd)
76.9
(18th)
Turnover %
13.3
(11th)
14.9
(6th)
Assist %
53.1
(27th)
58.5
(21st)
Record Wins Losses
Overall 32 6
Conference 22 3
Division 5 2
Home 20 2
Away 12 4
Position Conference Division
Record 1st 1st
Lineups

Starters
PG: Tony Parker
SG: Manu Ginobili
SF: Richard Jefferson
PF: DeJuan Blair
C: Tim Duncan

Key Bench Players
George Hill
Gary Neal
Matt Bonner
Antonio McDyess

Record Wins Losses
Overall 14 21
Conference 8 10
Division 2 3
Home 8 8
Away 6 13
Position Conference Division
Record 3rd 8th
Lineups

Starters
PG: Brandon Jennings (out)
SG: John Salmons
SF: Corey Maggette
PF: Drew Gooden
C: Andrew Bogut

Key Bench Players
Chris Douglas-Roberts
Keyon Dooling (starting)
Ersan Ilyasova

Matchup Analysis

Point Guard
Shooting Guard
Small Forward
Power Forward
Center
Bench
Coach
Intangibles
Mojo
Winner

Starters

PG: Tony Parker while filling up the stat sheet against the T-wolves, wasn't doing in the way most of us would have expected. 13 dimes for Frenchie McWonderbutt to go along with his 12 points. I think Jennings will be good, but Parker has the edge here. UPDATE: Jennings is out and Dooling will be starting.

SG: Manu is looking like he's fully recovered from whatever type of sickness he and now The Sickness is fully healthy looking to dominate John Salmons who is not having his best season. Gino had 19 points, 9 boards and 6 dimes last night. Pretty nice day at the office.

SF: Rage will be matched up with Corey Maggette, assuming Delfino still isn't back. RJ will have to be on his defensive game, but the way he's been playing lately I expect him to do just fine. I didn't get to watch a lot of the game last night, but I barely noticed Jefferson and he ended up with 17 points and a +13. He's been quietly good.

PF: Blair didn't have too good of a game against Minnesota. He was the only starter that was in double-digit in the +/-. I'd love to see a bounce back game from him tonight. The Bucks are a great rebounding team and The Beast will be needed as the old guys put in a lot of minutes last night.

C: I could not give the Spur to Bogut by himself, but he has been a man this year. Duncan played 30 minutes last night. Will we get to see some of Splitter this game? Who knows, but Duncan and Co. will have to bring their A game tonight.

Bench

Bonner and McDyess are the only two bench players that played very well last night. I look for a rebound game from Gary Neal and George Hill. The bench has to prove it's depth on back to backs like this. I expect they will. Douglas-Roberts is going to be a handful as he was in the first match up.

Coaching

Coach Pop has all the titles and the CIA resumé.

Intangibles

Spurs are playing in a back to back, but so are the Bucks and the Bucks almost didn't get out of Atlanta due to all the snow that was going on in the dirty south.

Mojo

Spurs have Manu, Bucks do not.

Prediction

Spurs win a close one.

Key(s) to the Game

Key 1 - Rebounding. This Bucks team can clean the glass. They have a lot of guys that can crash the boards and the Spurs will need to be aware of that and make sure they do their fair share of rebounding.

Other Reading

Spurs

48 Minutes of Hell

OPPONENT

Brew Hoop (SB Nation)

Following Along

TV

FSSW

Radio

WOAI 1200AM; Audio League Pass[streaming]

Online

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