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Game Thread #51: Spurs at Raptors

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Last game before the all-star break. I'm glad I didn't get invited to all-star weekend because I need the time off. After all, I didn't get to ride the pine for the Nuggets game.

Let's end the first half in style and set the tone for the second half of the season.

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Game Time: 6:00 Spurs Time, 10:00 pm Argentina
2:00 am Egypt, 1:00 am CET
9:00 am Perth, Japan, Philippines
10:0 am Guam

TV: Fox SW
Officials: TBA
TBA
TBA


35-15
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Tony
Manu
Manu
Tim Duncan
Tim
Bonner
Bad Ass
Michael Finley
FinDog


20-34

Calderon

A Parker

O'Neal

Bargnani

Graham
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18-7 Home 9-15
17-8 Road 11-19
97.6 Offense 97.0
94.5 Defense 99.9
46.5 FG% 45.7
39.1 3-pt% 37.3
76.6 FT% 82.5
40.3 Rebounds 38.9
12.3 TO's 13.2
8-2 Last 10 4-6
W 2 Streak W 1
PG
SG
C
PF
SF
Bench
Coach
Intangibles
Mojo
Winner

Breakdown

  • Point Guard - Calderon shouldn't be able to slow Tony at all. This could be Tony's break out game.
  • Off Guard - Anthony Parker is a very solid player who can give Manu some trouble with his physicalness. However, some good picks should free Manu up to attack a fairly weak interior defense.
  • Center - Tim should eat Jermaine's lunch. Give him credit though, O'Neal has been playing better of late.
  • Power Forward - Bonner is averaging 22.5 points over the last two games. The man is a baller. Bargnani wishes he was Matt.
  • Small Forward - Slight edge to FinDog over Joey Graham. It's a guess, I don't know much about Graham.
  • Bench - Kapono, Moon, Ukic, whatever. I'll take The Dagger and Cubits. Kurt has been playing very well lately as well.
  • Coach - I'm not sure who coaches the Raptors now and I don't have the time to look it up. Whoever it is, I'm not taking him over Pop.
  • Intangibles - I think the guys will be looking to make a statement the last game before the break.
  • Mojo - WE ARE THE SPURS! THEY ARE THE RAPTORS!
  • Winner - We should win this by 20. I say we take a 6 point lead to the break. 16 into the fourth and win by 12

Keys To The Game

  • Active Defense - We need to not be passive on defense and take them out of their game.
  • Bonner - Stay hot Red Rocket. Stay hot.
  • Penetration - Tony and Manu should make a living in the paint. If the Raptors are forced to collapse Romaju and Bonner will have a field day.

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