Well hello there, Spurs fans. I certainly hope today finds you well, but if not, just remember this: The Spurs are 5-2 so far on the annual RRT, and there's only two games left. Tonight, they're up against another one of those dreaded acronyms, and this one's not even in the PtR lexicon: the FIGASENI. For an "old" team, Five Games in Seven Nights would be a challenge. Good thing our not-as-old-as-some-think heroes have been getting a lot of rest, especially in their last outing, when a certain Argentine was inexplicably removed from the starting lineup, only to return tonight.
Also, remember last year, when the Spurs lost at Jersey during the road trip? It's time for some REVENGE!
I've got something a little different for today's song. Here's a little Swedish group I recently found out about. I hope you enjoy it.
I haven't done one of these in a while, so please excuse the rust, but here we go.
San Antonio Spurs @ New Jersey Nets
Where: Prudential Center
When: 02/14/2011, 6:00 PM Spurs Time - Timezone Converter
Watch: NBA TV, FSSW
By the Numbers
PG: Parker needs to dominate Fisher. And, it would be nice if he could keep Harris from setting up his teammates so much(7.7 APG) as well.
SG: Manu is back in the starting lineup tonight, after a mysterious one-game hiatus. Morrow is an excellent 3-point shooter, but he's no Manu.
SF: Speaking of 3-point shooting, we need some big shots from RJ tonight to make this an easier game. Meanwhile, Outlaw is having a season to forget.
PF: Favors has resurrected a once-disappointing rookie campaign as of late, but The Beast has been laying waste to all who oppose him lately. And maybe he wants to give Favors a taste of what he'll be up against during the Rookie Challenge this weekend.
C: Lopez is a talented young C, but his rebounding numbers are way down this season. Some will take that as a sign that he's overrated, but I think the difference between this year and last is that he has some more strong rebounders in Favors and Humphries playing alongside him full-time. Still, GOATPUFF FTW.
When Petro is getting minutes, your bench is pretty bad. In NJ's defense, Troy Murphy would have been a good option, but he's hurt. Meanwhile, it would be nice if Tiago is back for this game, but I'm not counting on it, and the BAM doesn't necessarily need him to get the job done.
Avery learned from the best, but he's facing the best.
::points to the standings::
That thrashing the Spurs delivered in Washington the other night was really spectacular, no? Manu and Timmy should be fresh and ready to dominate again.
Spurs avenge last year's RRT loss at NJ, running away.
Key to the Game
Avoid a lapse in focus - Yeah, that's basically it. If the Spurs are focused, they tend to win games at an amazing pace.
Nets Daily(SB Nation)
NBA TV, Fox Sports Southwest
WOAI 1200AM; Audio League Pass[streaming]
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