Hi there, folks. We're now 70 games into the season, and I still haven't come down from the early season high. The Spurs are still in control of the league's best record, and still on pace for their best mark ever as a franchise. With that in mind, there are still some things I'd like to see before the playoffs commence. One of those things is a good old-fashioned Spurs' defensive mauling. In fact, I'd like to see a few of those before the playoffs, just so we can be sure that the Spurs are capable of shutting down opposing offenses when it matters.
Are we likely to see one of those defensive performances tonight? I'd think not, but it would be a nice surprise. Either way, they're playing a Dubs team that's reeling after a decent start to the season, and they're probably not to happy about having to face the league's top team after getting blown out in Dallas last night. Let's kick 'em while they're down, shall we?
Superhack preview commence!
I'm just going to throw in something completely out of right field. Deal with it. :)
Let's do this.
San Antonio Spurs vs Golden State Warriors
Where: AT&T Center
When: 03/21/2011, 7:30 PM Spurs Time - Timezone Converter
By the Numbers
SG: Manu wins. The end.
SF: RJ 2.0 needs to come back in time for the playoffs. He's been missing for a while now.
PF: Udoh is a guy that doesn't fit the Dubs' style. At all. The Spurs could use a young, rangy paint defender like him, though. But Dice is pretty frakking awesome, so we'll just have to make do with him.
C: Timmeh is Timmeh.
Wow, they have a pretty turribul bench.
Pop for COY. Not that he needs any validation.
The Spurs are healthy, and have the best record in the league by far. I'd say we've got this category.
The Dubs got shellacked lastnight by the same Dallas team we beat on Friday. What a brutal SEGABABA for them.
Spurs have got this.
Key to the Game
Crash the boards - GS is the worst defensive rebounding team in the league. We can put them out of the game early with second-chance points.
Spurs Planet - Our old friend Wayne Vore is back.
Golden State of Mind(SB Nation) - It's a cool blog, I promise. Go check it out.
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