So, the Spurs win again. That's nine in a row for those of you who are counting. One of the most interesting things is that Splitter didn't play again. It was a coaches decision. I haven't heard anything, granted I haven't done much checking, but it makes one wonder. In other news the Spurs are 10-1 for the first time ever! The Spurs are now coming off a very nice road win just in time to play a SEGABABA against the Kingless Cavaliers. Cleveland is also coming into this game as a SEGABABA and they are now below .500 after getting punked by the Hornets last night. Cleveland is now a team full of role players who managed to shoot a blistering 35% last night. Let's see if the Spurs can play some solid defense against these Cavs. Who knows, maybe there will even be a Splitter sighting.
Ever since LeBron left, the Cavs remind me of this song:
I can not help but laugh when I hear this song and think of poor Cleveland.
So for indaincharlie's sake I'll keep this short and sweet. Well at least short. I for one am wondering what is going on with Splitter. Is he nicked up? Did he mouth off to Pop? An interesting fact, the entire Spurs bench was minus in the +/- against Utah. That means the starters played really well, but this team is going to need to bench to play better than that throughout the season. They should be able to dominate this Cavs team.
Timmeh has had two really solid games in a row. With him playing back at the level we are used to seeing makes me not really miss Splitter that much. All the starters scored in double digits against Utah. I'm hoping the bench can contribute a little more tonight and give the starters some much needed rest in the SEGABABA. On to the preview.
San Antonio Spurs vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Where: AT&T Center
When: November 20, 2010, 7:30 p.m. Spurs Time - Timezone Converter
Watch: CW35 HD
By the Numbers
Data source: basketball-reference.com
PG: Parker is playing really well. Williams is a nice shooter, but he is far from the complete player that Parker is. Parker by a wide margin here.
SG: Manu has been clutch for the Spurs. Coming up with a couple nice buckets and a steal late in the Utah game. Anthony Parker is a nice player, but he's not even in Manu's league. What's that? They play in the same league? What are these useless facts?!
SF: RJ is just playing solid. His stats haven't been amazing lately, but he's getting clutch rebounds (see the Utah and Bulls games) and just playing smarter. Jamario Moon can jump, but again he's just a role player, of course so is Rage, but he's Rage and that just makes him better.
PF: J.J. Hickson is having a very nice season. He leads the Cavs in scoring at 15 ppg. Blair is getting better, but he still has a way to go. Maybe Pop is just giving him all of Splitters minutes so he will continue to improve. Right now, the edge goes to Hickson.
C: After a few rough games Timmeh is back on track. In the Utah game and the Bulls game he has taken advantage of the oposition. Anderson Varejao is still annoying, but Duncan and Co., have to make sure they get a body on him or he will cause problems on the boards.
Splitter? Didn't we sign a guy named Splitter? Two straight DNP's because of a coaches decision makes no sense to me. You know what? I trust Pop. I'll trust that whatever he's doing, he knows it. Jamison and Gibson are the Cavs two big bench guys. Jamison can go off at any time. I'd like to see Hill, Neal, SAM and hopefully Splitter come out and take some pressure off the starters.
Yeah, did I mention that the Spurs are 10-1 and their best off season acquisition hasn't played in two games? I guess Pop might have an idea about what's going on. Byron Scott, not bad, but Pop owns him.
Somebody woke up Tim Duncan or maybe he just got over his cold. Either way, he's playing very well and the Spurs are just getting better
Spurs are off to their best start ever. Cavs, not so much.
This could be a trap game. I think the Spurs are just playing to well for it to matter. Spurs win.
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