The Spurs beat the Suns in the last game. Here's hoping that was the start of a new winning streak.
In honor of Matty finally breaking out of his slump (I really, really hope) last game, I present today's musical selection:
Major hack preview below:
San Antonio Spurs @
Where: Philips Arena
When: 04/05/2011, 6:00 PM Spurs Time - Timezone Converter
By the Numbers
PG: Parker needs to drive the paint against Hinrich. I'd love to see the OMFB again and again.
SG: I've always viewed Johnson as slightly overrated, but his numbers this year compare favorably to Manu's (go ahead and yell at me). Manu needs to stop shooting so many threes and get back to video-game-god mode.
SF: RJ torched Atlanta the last time we played. Give him the ball early.
PF: Smith has stopped shooting so many threes this year. Dice needs to start hitting his jumper again.
C: Timmeh is Timmeh, but Horford is a young beast.
Atlanta has a short bench, playing only 8-9 guys the last few games. BAM needs to continue living up to its name.
As frustrating as Pop's rotations have been sometimes, I'll still take him over Larry Drew.
THE MOJO IS DEAD!
The Spurs will win.
Key to the Game
Drive to the basket - The Hawks defend the 3-point line well, so the Spurs need to stop jacking so many three balls and attack the paint.
Play defense - Why not? It would be good practice for the playoffs.
Spurs Planet - Our old friend Wayne Vore is back.
Peachtree Hoops (SB Nation)
WOAI 1200AM; Audio League Pass [streaming]
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