The San Antonio Spurs are in town today to take on the defending champs. The Spurs have a defensive mentality, dominant big man, quick-as-lightning point guard, and a wing that is capable of scoring in bunches. So they're exactly the kind of team that can make it through the west and come back here in June.
Of course, I'm hyping this game up because Chuck and I will be going. And I'm calling it a potential Finals preview because it will piss off those idiot Laker fans that continue to try to spam us. Face it, Laker fans. The Spurs are good enough to beat you. Your Finals berth is not guaranteed.
Anyway, since Chuck and I will be at the game, that means we won't be carrying on our new tradition of live blogging these afternoon games. However, you can still have some fun with us on Twitter. I'll be posting some observations from the game, and maybe even a few pictures. Or, if you don't have a Twitter account (or if you don't want to set one up), you can go to our forums.
This also means the post-game update will be a little late. Bear with us. We'll have to sober up before coming home. Hopefully we'll all be celebrating. Half the Spurs haven't played in a week. Duncan, Ginobili, Parker and Finley all sat out Tuesday's game… so they haven't played since Monday. Meanwhile, we'll have to see if KG's back is an issue after he got pushed from behind in the Knicks game.
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