So after losing 9 games in a row, I was pretty sure all the fight was out of this team. Then we all heard reports of Carmelo Anthony (questionable with sore left knee) nearly coming to blows with Timmy Hardaway Jr (questionable defense and decision making). If they did fight, I’d put my money on Melo. Timmy strikes me as someone who would not keep his guard up if his on court defense is any indication.
Speaking of defense, the Spurs are 3rd in the NBA in defensive rating. And at 15-6, the defending NBA champs are going to be without leading scorer Tony Parker. Corey Joseph has been solid in limited spot duty though not much of a three point threat (23.8%). Even without Parker, the Spurs have plenty of options on the rest of the team.
Expect Amare’ Stoudemire will be the focus of the offense if Melo can’t go. STAT has been the most consistent player thus far this season. I think I just cried a little typing that.
Go NY. I guess.