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Game Preview #35: New Jersey Nets @ San Antonio Spurs

Oh, you think New Jersey sucks? Did you happen to see the 4th quarter of Friday night's game against Dallas? Yeah, exactly.

This might look a tiny little bit negative, so I apologize in advance.

New Jersey Nets @ San Antonio Spurs
Where: AT&T Center - San Antonio, TX
When: January 10, 2010; 6:00 PM Spurs time
Watch: FSN SW(San Antonio); YES(NY/NJ)


How They Stack Up
14-5 Home 2-15
6-7 Road 1-18
Offense 89.9
95.9 Defense 101.3
48.8 FG% 42.0
3-pt% 28.2
FT% 77.9
Rebounds 39.4
TOs 15.2
7-3 Last 10 1-9
Lost 1
Streak Lost 4
2nd, Southwest Position Last, NBA

Country/Time Zone Game Time
Argentina 9:00 PM
West Coast
4:00 PM
Philippines 8:00 AM
Central Europe 1:00 AM
Palestine/Egypt 2:00 AM
East Coast 7:00 PM
5:00 PM
Perth, AUS 8:00 AM
Tokyo, JP 9:00 AM
Sydney, AUS 10:00 AM



Tony Parker

Point Guard

Tony sucks.

Advantage: Nets

Devin Harris
Tony's nemesis


Manu Ginobili

Shooting Guard

Manu sucks.

Advantage: Nets

Courtney Lee


Richard Jefferson

Small Forward

Richard sucks.

Advantage: Nets

Chris Douglas-Roberts
NJ's new RJ


Tim Duncan
doesn't suck as much

Power Forward

Timmy is the only Spur who doesn't suck at basketball. Sorry Yi, you just play the wrong position for the white box.

Advantage: Spurs

Yi Jianlan
Isn't Yao


DeJuan Blair


Even if I wasn't being overly negative, Lopez would still have the advantage here. He's pretty fucking awesome.

Advantage: Nets

Brook Lopez
Doesn't suck


Roger Mason Jr.

Bench & Role Players

Only 3 bench players scored in the last game, and the only one in double figures was Manu. Best bench in the league, my ass.

Advantage: Spurs

Keyon Dooling
sucks less


Gregg Popovich
Mr. Personality


Maybe if Pop hired assistants that didn't suck, getting ejected wouldn't be so bad for the team.

Advantage: Spurs

Kiki Vandeweghe
images via


Other Factors



The Spurs suck, and have no backbone.

Advantage: Nets


See above.

Advantage: Nets


What, you expected something else?

Keys To The Game

  • Spine - Maybe we should look as if we have one.
  • Don't think about the upcoming game with the Lakers - We're not going to beat them, anyway.

Strength of Schedule

Both teams have had a day off, and will face one of the league elite teams next. The Spurs will play the Lakers at home on Tuesday, while the Nets travel home for a game against Boston on Wednesday.

Last Time They Met

This is our first game against the Nets this year, but last season, the Spurs got a 108-93 win in New Jersey on February 10, 2009.

Some Other Reading


Nets Daily - This is allegedly the SBNation blog for Nets fans. But, it still hasn't migrated to the SBN format, so I have no proof.
Nets Are Scorching - The TrueHoop blog for NJ. Pretty good stuff here, but they seem pretty jaded, for obvious reasons.


48 Minutes of Hell: The best TrueHoop team blog is now even better, after adding two new writers. Congrats to Jesse and Andrew, who are already doing good work.
Project Spurs: Check out their regular podcasts. I think they love Manu as much as we do, if that's possible.

Twitter Musings

MoneyMase Let one slip away tonight. This should have been a win. period

Bowen12 Seeing Jason Terry trip George Hill.........Some things don't change. That's a lot better than hitting players below the belt like 06'

George_Hill3 RT @Da_Finster: Good job! @George_Hill3 Keep being an inspiration to our youth! (learning from one of the best) YOU

Where to Tune In


This game will be aired on FSN Southwest in SA, and YES in the New York/New Jersey area. If you have cable or satellite, you'll have to look up your individual channel. And of course, there's always League Pass for the haves. For the have nots, read on.


As always, NBA League Pass is recommended for those who are willing to pony up the cash. Most Spurs games will be broadcast there, which is especially helpful for those of us who aren't in the San Antonio area.

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 for more assistance.

NBA League Pass audio is still free this year, so check it out.


If you're in the San Antonio area and aren't near a TV, tune in to WOAI (1200 AM).