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Game Thread #49: Spurs at Celtics

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Wake up sleepyheads. It's a matinee.

Pop yourself some corn and pop open a cold one.

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Game Time: 12:00 Spurs Time, 4:00 pm Argentina
8:00 pm Egypt, 7:00 pm CET
3:00 am Perth, Japan, Philippines
4:00 am Guam

TV: ABC
Officials: TBA
TBA
TBA


33-15
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Love Him
Manu
Kind Of
Like Him

Tim Duncan
Love All
Over Him

Bonner
Love Him
Michael Finley
Love Him


42-10

Hate Him

Powell
Loves Him

Apathetic
Towards Him

Hate Him

Despise Him
images via espn.com
18-7 Home 24-3
15-8 Road 18-7
97.6 Offense 101.6
94.5 Defense 92.0
46.4 FG% 48.3
39.2 3-pt% 38.9
76.3 FT% 77.3
40.3 Rebounds 42.7
12.3 TO's 15.8
8-2 Last 10 9-1
L 1 Streak W 1
PG
SG
C
PF
SF
Bench
Coach
Intangibles
Mojo
Winner

Breakdown

  • Point Guard - Tony will have his hands full with Rondo. Tony has to be especially alert on our defensive glass.
  • Off Guard - JUST KIDDING!! Manu will have a fantastic game today. I have no doubt.
  • Center - Perkins is a big man who can bang. Tim will need to dominate this match up for us to have a chance.
  • Power Forward - Maybe Bonner's 3-pt shooting will limit some of Garnett's ability to provide help on defense. I don't think we could give Bonner enough help on defense.
  • Small Forward - This one is just a BIT lopsided.
  • Bench - The Celtics bench is a bit weak this year and I think we have a clear advantage.
  • Coach - THIS one is just a BIT lopsided too.
  • Intangibles - We are playing a noon game, which we despise, after 4 days off (5 for Tim, Tony, Manu, and Fin) so we should be rusty and sleepy. The Celtics had OT on Thursday. A game in New York on Friday. Then run back home for an early start. They got the screws from the schedule makers on this one.
  • Mojo - The Celtics have to be considered the kings of NBA mojo.
  • Winner - I think we will keep it close for 3 quarters. The fourth quarter will be frustraing for us fans as the Celtics will get physical, they'll get some calls, and our guys won't respond. Lose by 8.

Keys To The Game

  • Physical Offense - We are need to be more aggressive at attacking and attacking and attacking.
  • Their bench shooting - We need to keep their bench from getting hot.
  • Allen and Pierce - I have no idea how FinDog and Mason are going to match up with the Celtics two wings to start the game. It seems like both are bad match ups for us.

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