Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Tuesday's Picks

May 24, 2005

Home Team in CAPS

Anthony's Picks:
  • San Antonio +4 over PHOENIX
  • Atlanta to win draft lottery

Since Paul's a dddddddumbass and didn't help me get these up (Blogger fucked up again), this might look rather shady seeing that the game ended oh, 9 hours ago. I said the Spurs would sweep so if you think about that and the fact S.A. was +4 last night I think you know who I would have taken. No way I'm letting Paul get all the glory with this pick.

Paul's Picks:

  • Utah to win draft lotter
  • San Antonio +4 over PHOENIX

-Utah has to win the draft lottery, don't they? After the depressing season they had and with Jerry Sloan still deciding to come back for another year, it would be well-deserved for the franchise.

-As much as I'm rooting for the Spurs in this series, I'd like to see the Suns win tonight. If they lose, the series is over and nobody wants that. More than anything I just want to be able to enjoy these two fine teams duking it out in a long, hard-fought series. However, the realist inside of me has the Spurs essentially finishing off Phoenix tonight. It's just not a good matchup for the Suns and anyone who didn't figure that out after Game 1 wasn't really watching the game. The two biggest factors in what made the Suns so good this season-- their energy and their ability to outscore opponents are working against them. Without Joe Johnson, there's simply no way they can wear down a team like San Antonio that seems to have rediscovered its bench yet again. And though people love to assume the Spurs are the same defense-oriented team of old, you can't make that mistake after watching them tool the Suns at their own game on Sunday by dropping 40+ on them in the 4th. Phoenix also has their two biggest weaknesses working against them-- their defense and their ability to play a halfcourt game, both San Antonio's biggest strengths. Again, 40+ at home with the game to be decided in the final quarter? It wasn't even like the Spurs caught fire-- it was just that easy for them to score. And when the Spurs did actually slow the game down, Phoenix struggled to get open looks. With Bowen completely taking away Marion and Q looking lost all Playoffs, the Suns won't be able to win even if Nash and Amare continue to play their best basketball. The sun has set in the Desert folks. See ya next year! SPURS 109, SUNS 102


Post a Comment

<< Home