OK Sports fans here is the NBA game of the day. Great matchup and could be a preview of the Finals matchup for the NBA Championship. Both teams are from the same thinking (Coaches). Both teams have a team mentality. The Hawks have just about clinched the East The Spurs are 6th but will make the playoff. The Spurs have recovered from their midseason slump but will not have the Manu energy for this game. The Spurs have previously defeated the Hawks in a low scoring game in San Antonio. Atlanta has the best Home record in the NBA. There is positives on both sides to these two well match up teams but in my view the unknown FACTOR here is the Joey Crawford effect. Watch this game and pay attention to how Joey Crawford makes critical calls in the fourth quarter. The Mature Spurs may overcome that effect if they just remember to just keep scoring more and more points and not worry about his calls. That is why I see this game as a shoot out because the spurs have been scoring over 100 points per game which they must do here.
My prediction Spurs 118 Atlanta 112. Yes high scoring so bet the Parlay.
If you enjoy the game half as much as I, you will be entertained.
What is happening with the public picks? The visiting teams are all bing selected by the fans. I have never seen this. Even the teams that rested are not favored by selection. For my money the Home teams that have rested an extra week are my picks. That extra week of preparation is a big factor in their readiness. Tell me why you feel you better taking the points in these games.
SPURs have shown that the Western Division title was earned in style. Two four and zero wins is impressive. They have been dominating every team by playing to their strength with good team work. Yes, Tony has been the captain but with allot of support from the entire team. They are NOT one demensional. Tim at his age has also been a leader and the young team members have respected his professionalism. Coach Pop has shown his knowledge, leader, and ability to control this team and this winning the respect of everyone. They trust he will show them the way to victory. Anyone who feels he can not will find he is no longer wanted to be a foundation for this quite team. I believe Stephen Jackson is an e ample of one who lacked the confidence to believe in what Coach Pop who expecting from every member of this team.
They have shown speed when needed, patience when needed, tempo when needed, defense when needed, offense when needed, and most of all great all around team work. I am one who can not see this team not winning this year's NBA championship no matter who win in the Eastern Division.
The only unknown factor is the refs. Most of still remember Joey Crawford and his personal dislike for Tim. Questionable calls by the officials are the only way the Spurs can lose the finals. Let us be real, those bad calls can happen because we have seen it many times in many games. Bad calls are part of a game but when they occur at certain times that cost points either given or taken away those will make a difference in the final score. The officials know this. Let's hope for a clean finish to this year and may the best team win. Go. SPURS. GO!
New Orleans have play theSpurs tough every game but tonight the outcome is easy to pick. The Hornet have a full roster which tells me the will score more points but the Spurs defense has been looking better. Even without a full bench the Spurs should take control during the second half. Remember they have the best home record and the refs won't be a factor without baldy, Joey Crawford. Here my score predictions:
SPURS. 102. HORNETS. 96. Enjoy the game!
Spurs just lost in overtime. They are better than that. They score only 98 points. Coach Pop and team are not happy and they are gonna make the next team pay. They are playing Sunday at 6 pm Central time. My money says they will score over 105 points in that game.