Denver Nuggets vs SA Spurs by Rahul
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The Spurs have been well rested for 2 days to recuperate from the late game winner by Nick Young and try to fix that damage against a struggling Denver Nuggets team who got smashed by Houston just last night and have to travel back home right after, so there would be some exhaustion set there. Their 3 biggest players Afflalo, Lawson and Chandler who played over 35 minutes each. They have 2 major absences in Gallinari and Robinson, both of whom are big time scorers of the bench and can also hit the 3-ball when needed for them. Last night they shot 25% from 3-ball since the 2 of them have been missing. The Denver bench has been really bad last night with only Kenneth Faried the only recognized name (sill struggling for form after an injury) and Darell Arthur who had a career night with 24 points last night.
The Spurs should have their big 4 in the lineup who will all be looking to take advantage against a poor defensive Nuggets team. Duncan will look forward to meeting the Nuggets as he has averaged 22.8 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.2 blocks in the last 6 meetings between the 2 sides. They won both games at the Pepsi Center last year and will look to continue to maintain that record. The Spurs will rely a lot on their supporting cast with Danny Green, Diaw, Belenelli and a returning Thiago Splitter to chip in with performances tonight.
The Spurs are a Championship winning side as they have proved it with the same squad, but a bit of naivity has gotten to them this season, and Popovich will want to change that this game as they should look to come out with a statement with some good defense and a strong showing. For that reasons I will back the Spurs.
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