Boston: 98.6 points/100 possessions (25th)
San Antonio: 107.1 points/100 possessions (2nd)
Boston: 95.8 points allowed/100 possessions (2nd)
San Antonio: 101.3 points allowed/100 possessions (13th)
Probable San Antonio starters: Tony Parker (PG), Daniel Green (SG), Kawhi Leonard (SF), Tim Duncan (PF), and DeJuan Blair (C)
Injury Report: Ray Allen is shooting around before the game. No word yet on whether he’ll play.
View From The Opposing Bench: 48 Minutes of Hell
This Spurs team is good. Damn good. Frustratingly good.
Nearly every move the Spurs front office makes is a slam dunk. The Spurs were 29-13 at the trade deadline and have added two solid rotation players since then (Boris Diaw and Stephen Jackson). Even their no-names are producing. Before last season, did anyone have Gary Neal on their radar? Danny Green couldn’t get PT on the worst team in the league last season. The Spurs just picked up Patty Mills, a solid player but no world-beater, and the dude dropped 20 points on the Cavaliers.
To put the Spurs in prospective for those who don’t get out of the Eastern Conference, San Antonio has leapfrogged the Heat in offensive efficiency since the Sunday.
Luckily, the C’s have a few things going for them tonight:
- They are home
- The Spurs are on a SEGABABA
- The Spurs aren’t nearly as good as Miami (or Boston for that matter) on defensive
- Ray Allen is back
- The C’s have had two days to rest up and practice
It’ll take everything the C’s have to hang with the Spurs but I’d say they’re up for the challenge.
Prediction: Celtics 98, Spurs 93
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