NBA Regular Season 2013-2014, Game 10:
San Antonio Spurs (8-1) @ Utah Jazz (1-8)
They may have four rings, but we have Dennis Lindsey and R-Jefferson!
While the game preview was very detailed here, there's still a few things left to discuss. But first, a review of what we know. The Spurs are the best team in the Western Conference by record right now, and play a smothering defense and a precision offense. They are vets who are not likely to make mistakes, and are coached by the best coach in the NBA in Gregg Popovich. The Jazz are young with a roster that leaves something to be desired. Utah has the worst offense in the league and one of the worst defenses in the league as well. It is no surprise that the Jazz are the worst team in the Western Conference by record right now.
The Spurs have won their last five games by a margin of +14.6 ppg, and are on a six game win streak. The Jazz have won only one of their last five games, and have a margin of defeat of -14.2 ppg. We've only won one game all year.
Our team has more injuries:
And our team seems to have three good players, and nothing left to counter the balance of the Spurs.
|5||John Lucas III||1||9||26.8||6.0||2.2||1.9||1.1||1.7||0.4||0.0||4.1||15.0%||11.8%||4.7%|
But no matter what, you have to play the game. The Spurs can't assume a win here, and our guys can't assume a loss. Play hard. Play to win. Play Jazz basketball. And you'll have a chance to leave the court with your head held high.
The Starting Lineups:
These are the assumed starters for tonight.
- Point Guards: Tony Parker @ John Lucas III (really, it can't possibly be Diante Garrett, right?)
- Shooting Guards: Kawhi Leonard @ Gordon Hayward
- Small Forwards: Danny Green @ Richard Jefferson
- Power Forwards: Tiago Splitter @ Derrick Favors
- Centers (because he is one): Tim Duncan @ Enes Kanter