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Game Thread #24: at Hornets

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It's the Hornets tonight and we are playing for first place.

They are going to really come after us. We are their measuring stick. Let's smack them on the knuckles.

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Game Time: 8:30 Spurs Time, 12:30 Argentina
11:30 am Perth, 3:30 am CET

TV: ESPT
Officials: TBA
TBA
TBA


15-8
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Anti 36
Manu
Zero(0 A,0 TO)
Tim Duncan
Pretty Good @ C
Bonner
Senor Fuego
Michael Finley
Not Dead Yet


13-7

Justin B

A Butler

O Skillz

Punky Brewster

Sexy Beast
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8-5 Home 7-3
7-3 Road 6-4
97.4 Offense 97.0
94.0 Defense 92.4
46.5 FG% 42.9
39.8 3-pt% 38.4
75.6 FT% 75.4
41.1 Rebounds 40.8
12.7 TO's 16.0
PG
SG
C
PF
SF
Bench
Coach
Intangibles
Winner

Breakdown

  • Point Guard - Chris Paul is the head of the snake. I hate snakes.
  • Off Guard -Manu. Manu. Manu. Those are the best three players in this matchup.
  • Center -Chandler has been banged up lately. His length and athleticism do give Tim some problems on occasion. I expect Tim to only put up 28 and 14.
  • Power Forward - Mr Mid-Range vs Mr Long-Bomber. West is really solid. Let's see how he enjoys patrolling the perimeter.
  • Small Forward -Yuck vs Blech.
  • Bench -The Hornets bench has been weak so far this year. They do have Posey over there and have recently picked up AD. We are better.
  • Coach - A rumor I read earlier in the year had Byron not getting along with the troops. Winning seems to have fixed that problem. Pop is still better though.
  • Intangibles - The Hugos are at home and they will be wanting to prove something in our first match up since last year's playoffs.
  • Winner - We'll eek one out with Manu making clutch plays.

Keys To The Game

  • Tim vs Chandler - The Hornets will probably single cover Tim with Chandler. Tim will have to make them pay.
  • Pick And Roll Defense -Slowing down Paul on the pick and roll is a must.
  • 3-pt shooting - Ours vs Theirs. We'll need to make more than they do.

Some other reading

Check out At The Hive for your reading on the Hornets.

Other things of possible interest

Recap: Rick2g is in the house.