San Antonio Spurs vs Sacramento KingsAT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
March 1, 2013, 7:30 PM Spurs Time
TV: FSSW - RADIO: 1200 AM WOAI
The San Antonio Spurs are awful. Don't believe me? Check this out. This team is doomed. There is no other way to put it. Tim Duncan has lost all his steps and father time is kicking his you-know-what. Tony Parker isn't any better, don't believe me? Check this out. Manu Ginobili is balding and plays like it. I'm not really sure what that means, but it can't be good. Pop has lost his mind and can't coach. No stars will ever play for him anyway. I'm pretty sure it's time to blow it up.
Let's be real, this team never really did enough to contend for a title this year. Bringing back washed up has beens like Boris Diaw and Euro guys who can't play like Nando DeColo was never going to make any difference. The Spurs are clearly not going to make it thru any good team in the playoffs. Hell, if the Lakers end up making it, the Spurs might lose to them in the first round. And why wouldn't they when they roll out bums like Stephen Jackson and Tiago Splitter?
This team just doesn't have what it takes to compete on a high level. Tonight the Kings come to town and the odds are they'll beat the Spurs like rented mules. After all the last team that was in last place in the West came in a beat the Spurs at home. It's clearly a trend. The Spurs can't beat bad teams at home and it's no wonder with D-League players like Gary Neal and Danny Green. I mean Danny Green was cut by the Cavs! How bad is this front office?!
The Kings will likely lean on Travis Outlaw and Chuck Hayes and they abuse this soft Spurs team by having career nights. Those are guys this front office needs to pick up. Quality bench guys, that's what would help this San Antonio team. I can not tell you how much I wish the Spurs were like this Sacramento team. Look at all the quality they have. Class guys like DeMarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans. Follow that up with studs like Jimmer Fredette and John Salmons I don't know how the Kings aren't running away with the West. The only quality guy the Spurs have is Kawhi Leonard and that's just because Pop hasn't ruined him yet.
We're doomed Spurs fans. This is so depressing, I can't go on. Let's look at the lineups:
Game Prediction: Kings by 12
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**In case you're new here and you didn't get this preview, please have your sarcasmometer checked. I would like to dedicate this preview to CapHill because, well, she's awesome. Also, if you want to know why the Spurs lost to the Suns you need look no further than HERE (see LatinD's comment). I think we are all aware of where the real blamed should be placed.