[Update: Game 5 and 6 recaps are posted below.]
Tonight two division leaders clash in what is sure to be a great, mediocre or bad basketball game!
SA (5-1, 3-1 away)
PG Tony Parker
SG Manu Ginobili
SF Bruce Bowen
PF Tim Duncan
C Rasho Nesterovic
WAS (4-1, 2-1 home)
PG Gilbert Arenas
SG Antonio Daniels
SF Jared Jeffries
PF Antawn Jamison
C Brendan Haywood
Pop has been shuffling his starting lineups with Van Exel and Horry recently getting the nod. Big Shot may again start tonight; he's a better matchup against Jamison than Timmeh! or Rasho.
Both teams are on the back end of a back-to-back. WAS beat the piss out of SEA last night, winning by 41 points. (SEA's opponents are shooting a combined 51% from the field.) The Wizards made a lot of moves this offseason considering they got to the second round of the playoffs last year. CLE signed Larry Hughes, prompting WAS to add former Spur Antonio Daniels. They found a taker for Kwame Brown and got Caron Butler and Chucky Atkins in return.
Tonight's game will feature two of the best young PGs in the game. Unfortunately I doubt they will guard each other much. WAS will probably put AD on Parker and the Spurs will throw Bowen at Arenas.
Tonight's line: SA -4.5
My pick: SA
SA is 4-2 ATS this year with an average margin of +3.5. I am 1-5.
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