Yippety! Yippety! Yippety! The Spurs are playing in MY town.
Here's your preview. Second to last preseason game. 9 days until the regular season starts.
I'm ready to get this freak on and shake it and break it. In fact, I'm ready to "Dance To The Music". (It's playing right now. I think it's a sign.)
| Tony Parker |
NBA Usain Bolt
Point GuardTony's just wicked fast and a polished vet. Westbrook is about to start his second season. He's massively talented. He needs to show that he's getting better. I expect he'll really work to see if he can slow Tony down. I bet no.
| Manu Ginobili |
Shooting GuardAnother matchup in the Spurs favor where the opposition has a vested interest in showing their defensive chops.
Bruce Bowen Light
| Richard Jefferson |
The New Guy
Small ForwardBy definition, I hate the opposing players. I like Kevin Durant. I don't see anything not to like about him. Plus, he's a freak who can ball. Last year, a check always went into the opposition box here. Or, for you veterans, the ATS white dot wasn't on the Spurs SF. I expect it to be there a lot this year. But we've got no ATS white dot now. It's the ATS white box.
The Hometown Guy
| Tim Duncan |
Power ForwardJeff Green is an enigma. He's good, but is he really good? Doesn't matter. It's the preseason.
| Antonio McDyess |
The Other New Guy
CenterKrstic has a nice mid-range game and he was a good mid-season pick up last year for the Thunder. Dyess has a nice mid-range game and he was a good off-season pick up this summer.
Advantage: Draw (Positive)
| DeJuan Blair |
Bench & Role PlayersHarden has long arms. You know what, that's just a longer fulcrum for DeJuan to generate more speed for launching him. (That's not a picture of Harden. It's Etan Thomas.)
| Gregg Popovich |
The Old Me
CoachNot much to say.
|images via yahoo.com|
|We have a few guys fighting for a roster spot. And they are good. They have some other guys who are marginal. I like our guys.|
|They gave us hell last year. Mojo respects that. Advantage: Thunder|
|Yeah, I'm going with them. Durant will be motivated.|
Keys To The Game
Last Time They Met
I don't recall the date or the outcome. I know we were fighting for playoff seeding and they kept kicking our ass.
Some Other Reading
Welcome To Loud City - The Thunder SBN blog. Pappa G has come alive now that the offseason is over.
48 Minutes of Hell: I'd like these guys more if they didn't hate on Eric today.
Where to Tune In
This game will be aired nationwide on ESPN. NOT!
This game will be streamed at NBA.com. NOT!
Please don't post links to illegal game feeds in the game thread. Links to illegal feeds are not permitted on SBNation, but you can probably find them out there on the internets if you're resourceful and desperate. In fact, nobody can stop you from googling "atdhe". You can also shoot an email to email@example.com for more assistance.
Spurs League Pass audio is still free this year, so check it out. NOT! League Pass Audio hasn't worked all pre-season.
If you're in the San Antonio area and aren't near a TV, tune in to WOAI (1200 AM).