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Spurs @ Suns: Gameday Thread

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Tonight, the two teams with the highest average margin of victory over the last month or so square off. The Spurs are #2, so you can probably guess who's first.

In our previous game @PHX, the Suns came into the game undefeated at home, while the Spurs sported a terrible road record. The result, despite a monumental second-half comeback effort, was a predictable Spurs loss. Things have changed for both teams since then, and Phoenix is missing their normal starting center, which could work to our advantage. But, this game won't be the least bit easy, and our guys can't slack off like they did in the first half last night. We need this game to keep our dreams of homecourt advantage alive, as the Suns are the team immediately ahead of us in the Western Conference standings.

Let's get a win. And as always, be sure to check out my neighbors' point of view over at Bright Side Of The Sun.

Likely Starters


San Antonio Spurs

48-29
Road: 20-18
Position
Phoenix Suns
50-27
Home: 29-9
Garrett Temple* PG Steve Nash
Manu Ginobili SG Jason Richardson
Richard Jefferson SF Grant Hill
Tim Duncan PF Amar'e Stoudemire
Antonio McDyess C Jarron Collins
DeJuan Blair
Tony Parker
Key
Reserves
Leandro Barbosa
Goran Dragic

Officials

Greg Willard Courtney Kirkland Leon Wood

* = Tony Parker may return to the starting lineup at some point, possibly even tonight.

Key Matchup

Shooting Guard: Once again, Manu needs to dominate his matchup for things to work in our favor. You know what that means...

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Key to the Game

Stay Home on Defense: Nash is going to get his. The key is to keep him from getting all of his teammates involved in the offense. Stick to those guys and you'll be alright.

Final Note

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