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Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs Indiana Pacers

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An old friend comes back to town. Can George and the Pacers give the Spurs their first loss?

It's okay, George. You're still a magnificent man.
It's okay, George. You're still a magnificent man.
Joe Robbins

San Antonio Spurs vs Indiana Pacers

AT&T Center
November 5, 2012, 7:30 pm Spurs Time
TV: FSSW - RADIO:1200 WOAI

Welcome to the first truly hack preview of the year. I have watched exactly one NBA game this season, the Spurs pulling out a close victory against the Thunder, so don't expect any great insight in this preview.

A Spurs' favorite brings his Georgeous mug back to San Antonio. Although the trade that brought Kawhi Leonard to the Silver and Black has worked out fabulously, many of us fans were sorry to see Pop's favorite player go. However, George has found a place in his home state, and the Pacers made an impression in last year's playoffs. Indiana is without Danny Granger, but they didn't seem to miss him against the Kings. This young, athletic team could take a big step forward by beating the Spurs on their home court. But forget the game - I think Sparkles and Albatross should determine the winner via a modeling runway at center court. And yes, Pop, this fan would be "happy" in the middle of that contest.

BTW, did the rest of you know that Ian Mahinmi had landed in the Hoosier State? Because I sure as heck didn't.

Lineups

Starters
PG: Tony Parker
SG: Danny Green
SF: Kawhi Leonard
PF: Tim Duncan
C: Boris Diaw

Key Bench Players
Manu Ginobili
Tiago Splitter
Stephen Jackson

Lineups

Starters
PG: George Hill
SG: Paul George
SF: Gerald Green
PF: David West
C: Roy Hibbert

Key Bench Players
Lance Stephenson
Tyler Hansbrough
D.J. Augustin

Indiana Pacers perspective can be found here: Indy Cornrows

Game Prediction: The Spurs use their veteran savvy to prevail by 9.

As always Tony must dominate Fisher, and NBA league pass is recommended for those who are willing to pony up the cash. Almost every Spurs game 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.