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Eddy from Austin 12-08-12 11:21 AM

Official Spurs at Bobcats Game Thread (6:00)
 
6:00 PM
TV: FSN, NBATV

San Antonio (16 - 4)
FireySpurs

Charlotte (7 - 11)

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Spurs-Bobcats Preview

By JEFF BARTL
STATS Writer


(AP) -- Since the Charlotte Bobcats matched their win total from last season's record-setting debacle, they've slipped right back into their losing habits.
Facing a surging San Antonio Spurs team likely won't cure their woes.
Charlotte looks to avoid a seventh consecutive loss Saturday night against San Antonio, which begins a four-game road trip.

The Bobcats finished the shortened 2011-12 season 7-59 and set the NBA record for futility with a .106 winning percentage, but it took them only 12 games to reach that win total this season after beating Washington on Nov. 24.

Charlotte (7-11), though, hasn't won since, dropping six straight following Friday's 108-93 loss at Milwaukee. Even the return of Gerald Henderson, who missed 13 games with a left foot sprain, hasn't been able to spark the struggling squad.

Henderson scored a team-high 19 points off the bench in his third game back for the Bobcats, who have dropped the last five by no more than six points after their streak began with a 45-point loss at Oklahoma City.

"We didn't come out with a lot of energy," Henderson said. "I think when you play a team like Milwaukee with really good guards, at home, you have to match that energy."
Kemba Walker hit 8 of 13 from the field and finished with 16 points while rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 11 points and 11 boards for the Bobcats, who trailed by as many as 26.
"We spotted them 33 points," coach Mike Dunlap said of the first quarter. "We're running uphill the rest of the way. We've got to do better."

Charlotte has lost 13 of 15 all-time meetings with San Antonio, which is coming off a 114-92 blowout of Houston on Friday.

The Spurs (16-4), whose only loss in their last nine games was a five-point defeat at Miami on Nov. 29 when coach Gregg Popovich rested Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green, shot 55.2 percent against the Rockets and never trailed.

Nobody played more than 26 minutes as six players scored in double figures.
"We weren't as consistent as we'd like to be, but we had a really good pace offensively and I got to play a lot of guys," Popovich said.

Parker scored a team-high 17 points and added seven assists, while Duncan finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Tiago Splitter added 15 points while Ginobili and Patrick Mills scored 12 apiece - part of a 59-point effort from the Spurs' bench.

Duncan said the blowout victory was needed given the trip ahead.
"Obviously with the game (Saturday), and this long flight tonight, we wanted to have as much rest as possible and not take Charlotte lightly," Duncan said. "It was good to keep our minutes down, good to give a lot of guys a lot of minutes and spread it around as much as possible. We need as much rest as possible."

Parker scored 15 points and Duncan added 14 in the Spurs' 102-72 win March 2 in the most recent meeting. The Bobcats last beat San Antonio 92-76 on Jan. 15, 2010, in Charlotte.

td4mvp2k 12-08-12 12:00 PM

Not a team to take easy, the Cats have played good for what they have.

spurscrazed 12-08-12 01:31 PM

Not an easy win since those Cats play HARD Physical D at their home!

Manu vs Ben Gordon AND Tony vs Walker

Those two key are big tonight!

I liked what I saw from Manu last night so Manu Wins!:banana

And Tony Parker is playing at such a high level (MVP LIKE)

Charlotte Cats will be defeated! :drummer

Spurs 103:rock
Cats 99

Expect a lot of hacking. :yikes

OH and one more fact!!!!!LOL!!!facepalm

You all ready for this!!!

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Quote:

REFS Assigned to this game are:drummer...........................Joe Crawford, Eric Lewis, & Haywoode Workman
:yikes

Please Lord Jesus, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change!
The courage to change the things I can!
And the wisdom to know the difference!!!!!



God Be with our Spurs tonight to be patient and never lose their cool....

Oh boy!
facepalm

Eddy from Austin 12-08-12 09:41 PM

Whata Blowout!

spurscrazed 12-09-12 03:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eddy from Austin (Post 1288432)
Whata Blowout!

Yep!

:lol :lol

LOL if we only knew Danny GREEN would explode and take over the game like that!:drummer

Franchise Record for Downtown shots by Danny! :applause

Props to Danny for a Great Game!! Remarkable Spurs TEAM Win on the Road on a B2B with Joey Crawford! :applause

Pop wisely sits TD and Tony for long time and Manu was Great too!

Starters Started the game VERY STRONG with Timmy stomping theirhis imprints from the beginning. That game was over by the second Q...

All 3rd and 4th Q were just for fun and practice!!!

LOVED that TWO HANDED JAM from Tiago! :D

*Give Pop and his staff a whole lot of credit for managing those minutes very wisely*

Thank The Basketball Gods we got Joe Crawford to ref an Eastern Team who is not important to our Western Conf Seeding!!!!!!:)

Go Spurs Go

Here are some game Highlights if you missed it.

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Spurs vs. Bobcats - Yahoo! Sports

td4mvp2k 12-09-12 06:44 AM

Was that shoot around or was that a game?

Eddy from Austin 12-09-12 01:54 PM

“You have to give them all the credit. They put a lot of pressure on you to play defense.

If they are hitting shots and you are not on your game defensively, you have to score a lot of points to try to win. With the way they run their offense, it’s structured.

Their spacing is perfect. Everybody’s always in the right spot, from the first guy to the last guy on the bench.

That’s how Pop (Gregg Popovich) coaches. It’s like that every game for them. Most of the time, it comes down to their defense and if they are hitting shots.

Offensively, we didn’t do too bad. We scored over 100 points. A game like this, it puts a lot of emphasis and pressure on your defense.”

- Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson on the Spurs


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