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[Warning: Sarcasm ahead] The Spurs are horrible. I know because I read it somewhere. Now they'll lose to the Magic and the world will know how terrible this Spurs team really is. I mean they are Charles Barkley terrible, they could even be Steven A. Smith terrible.

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San Antonio Spurs vs. Orlando Magic

AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
February 4, 2015, 7:30 PM Spurs Time
TV: FSSW - RADIO: 1200 AM WOAI

After that Clippers game there's really nothing good to say.  The Spurs, the defending champs, have lost it. You know..."it". The thing that makes them good at basketball. I mean it looks like Tony Parker has aged 5 years and can't score, pass, dribble or flirt anymore. It's embarrassing. The Wee Frenchman seems like he's lost all mojo and not even Austin Powers will be able to track it down.

Don't even get me started on Manu Ginobili. His inconsistent play is so infuriating. It's like when you know what somebody is and then they do the very thing you know they're going to do and you can't help but be mad that you knew they were going to do what you thought they would do and they did it anyway!  The audacity!

Good thing the Spurs have Tim Duncan, right?  Wrong. I mean he's so old that he can't even get voted into the All-Star Game. Then you have Boris Diaw who is too busy planning his next meal to try hard. Danny Green is so streaky the SAPD is thinking about pressing charges for public indecency. Now Tiago Splitter forgot how to play defense. I mean Aaron Baynes is the best big man on this team.  That should tell you all you need to know.

Bottom line is that this team stinks. I'm sorry to be so harsh, but the truth sometimes hurts.  The Spurs will never be title contenders again and they'll probably manage to miss the playoffs. Gregg Popovich is spending more time giving out advice on wine than trying to get this team better.  Besides, it looks like Mike Budenholzer was the real genius the whole time. San Antonio would be better off if they blew it up now and made a play for free agents like Marc Gasol and LaMarcus Aldridge in the off-season (not that any superstars would come play for Pop, so that's just a pipe dream).  I'm sure they could off-load some of this over-hyped "talent" for some picks and young prospects. Of course they've probably already won too many games for a good spot in the lottery, so tanking is not even a good option. What an awful year.

To top it all off you've got the Orlando Magic coming to town. This is horrible timing. The Spurs are set up to get crushed at home again. This will do nothing but highlight the horrendous situation this team is in. Orlando may have lost more games than the Spurs have won, but records can be deceiving. Jacque Vaughn will know all of Pop's moves and will likely out-coach him at every turn. Orlando is a team that plays basketball and that's the type of team that's been giving the Spurs fits lately. I don't see any way that the Magic don't roll the Spurs at home.

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Orlando Magic (15-36)

San Antonio Spurs (30-18)

February 10, 2015

AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas

7:30 PM CDT

TV: FSSW

Radio: WOAI 1200AM

Starters

Elfrid Payton

PG

Tony Parker

Victor Oladipo

SG

Danny Green

Aaron Gordon

SF

Kawhi Leonard

Tobias Harris

PF

Tiago Splitter

Nikola Vucevic

C

Tim Duncan


For the Magic perspective, please visit Orlando Pinstriped Post.

Game prediction: Magic by 23.

As always Tony must dominate Fisher, and you can get your San Antonio Spurs tickets from Daniel Farias with Spurs Sports & Entertainment: Tel: 210-444-5607 | dfarias@attcenter.com

Here ends this season's mojo-flipping game preview. Thank you for playing along.