Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Another Sluggish Start

I've always hated the San Antonio Spurs' sluggish starts and 2nd half comebacks. Yesterday, the San Antonio Spurs won against the Philadelphia 76ers, 89-82 with their usual slow-moving style. They won I know but I wasn't impressed about their 39.5 field goal percentage that's very close to their previous 31.9%. Manu Ginobili, as usual, was great and poured in 4 3-pointers during the 4th quarter [his only field-goals, thefirst 6pts were free throws] to secure the 89-82 win for the Spurs. "I was feeling good with the shots, they just weren't falling in. I guess I just needed one," said Ginobili. Tim Duncan added 18 pts, 16 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2 blocks. Michael Finley and Tony Parker each had contributed 14 pts. As for the Philadelphia 76ers, who were shooting very poorly too, were only shooting 38.2%. Good thing Manu got his shooting tempo back in time and stepped up from the rest of the Spurs. "..And he's firing away anyway, and they go down for him. So he felt it. And he gets one to go down, he gets two to go down. All of a sudden he's on a hot streak and you want him taking those shots,'' Duncan said.

>>>Wizards makes it two over the Celtics
The Washington Wizards had beaten the Boston Celtics two times this season even with the absence of Agent Zero. "We always seem to come back strong when our backs are against the wall. We did it Saturday night and we did it tonight in a tough road game. To beat these guys in back-to-back games considering how they've been playing is something special.'' Antawn Jamison said.

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