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Game Time Start: 8:30 PM EST
Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
Officials: T. Brothers, D. Bavetta, H. Workman
Media Notes: Indiana Notes, San Antonio Notes
Television: FSIN / FSSW
Radio: WFNI 1070 AM / WOAI 1200 AM, KCOR 1350 AM
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Season Records: (W-L) 2-1 Away: 1-1
3-0 Home: 2-0
Upcoming Games: Nov 07 Nov 09 Nov 10 Nov 13 at at vs vs 7:30pm 8:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm
Projected Starting Lineup: HIBBERT WEST GEORGE GREEN HILL Projected Starting Lineup: DUNCAN DIAW LEONARD GREEN PARKER
Danny Granger - sore left knee (out indefinitely)
George Hill - hip pointer (day-to-day)
Oddly, none... yet...
Minimally Relevant Video:
Semi-Relevant Video: After two years of game threading, I still cannot find any video
evidence on the interwebs of the Pacers beating the Spurs.
Greg, can you tell how happy I am about it?
Gothic Ginobili Review: Small Market Mondays #1: D.J. Augustin's Revenge Game
Come one, come all and welcome to Gothic Ginobili's first edition of Small Market
Mondays! We know you must be sick of all the attention that small markets get from
the lamestream media. That Ben Gordon trade saga seemed to last FOREVER, didn't
it? But we know what side our bread is buttered on. At this point, we really don't
have a choice -- we HAVE to jump on this bandwagon to get precious page views.
To start this week's installment off, it's only right to begin with the biggest storyline
of the week -- the DJ Augustin revenge game. Augustin famously did what many
superstars of his caliber have been known to do and made the move from the record
-breaking, title-holding Charlotte Bobcats to a smaller market in Indianapolis. When
asked about if the Pacers thought the Bobcats were competition due to their record
-breaking season last year, Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard had this to say: "Charlotte is
defending nothing. That's in boxing, you give the belt back. They don't have this
Meanwhile, Bobcats VP of basketball operations Rod Higgins confirmed what we all
thought: Augustin understandably took less money in Indiana while giving up his
starting role in Charlotte in order to play in a media market with 60,000 less people.
As you must know by now due to the positively nauseating amount of coverage,
Augustin went 1 for 7 from the field. In this writer's opinion, that underrates his game.
It was absolutely one of the most efficient 1 for 7s this writer has ever seen. Every
single one of his misses gave his teammates a great chance to hit the offensive glass
as he intelligently took five threes knowing they'd result in long rebounds for his
teammates. One would have to be delusional to think he was actually trying to make
those shots and not displaying classic small market classiness by trying to make his
teammates look good...CONTINUE READING AT GOTHIC GINOBILI
48 Minutes of Hell Preview: Spurs vs. Pacers Give and Go Preview
Apparently the Spurs have never started a season 4-0 in franchise history. Doesn’t
matter if it was Tim Duncan, David Robinson or George Gervin suiting up, it’s never
happened. Considering how successful this franchise has been for its entire history,
this is baffling to me. Strange but true.
San Antonio goes into Monday night’s game against the Indiana Pacers with as good
a shot as they’ve ever had at going undefeated through its first four games. Everyone
is healthy and they’re at home with at least one day of rest. The Pacers, meanwhile,
come in to the Alamo City missing arguably their top offensive player (Danny Granger).
To preview the night’s action, Jared Wade of Pacers blog 8 Points, 9 Seconds and I
chatted about all things Spurs-Pacers. Well, maybe not all things, but as many things
as we could squeeze in.
Andrew McNeill, 48 Minutes of Hell: Considering the Pacers were oh-so-close to
taking down the Heat in last year’s playoffs, where are they at to start this season?
Jared Wade, 8 Points, 9 Seconds: Their offseason consisted of retaining their key
free agents (Roy Hibbert and George Hill) and retooling the bench. There was no
reason to think it was a big upgrade, but with guys like Gerald Green and Ian
Mahinmi, there is more potential upside. Still, I don’t think many people would
say they made any major improvements, so the consensus agrees that anything
more than making it to the Eastern Conference Finals is probably a pipe dream
— especially if Danny Granger’s knee issue lingers all season.
AM: What’s the latest on Granger? Are things looking bleak?
JW: As of now, we really don’t know. The doctors are still looking at photos and
checking out his sore left knee. He originally hurt it in the Miami series and
aggravated it in the preseason. I’m far from a doctor so can’t really offer any
prognosis. But I can say this confidently: things look very bleak for Indiana’s
offense if Granger misses significant time. They barely edged Toronto in their
opener (which took a Herculean effort from David West), lost to Charlotte while
showing a complete inability to score, and needed two overtimes to beat the
lowly Kings. Yeah, the offense without the captain has not run smoothly.
AM: What about Paul George? I feel like all I’ve been hearing regarding the Pacers
in the offseason and preseason is how good George will be. Is this just hype or is
he going to be a legitimate star?
JW: “Legitimate star” may be a reach but he definitely could get there. Regardless,
he already very solid on both ends of the court and has the potential to be one of the
very best...CONTINUE READING AT 48 MINUTES OF HELL