Okay, folks. Tough order today. A fully healthy Spurs team against a depleted Hornets squad. No Tyson. No Peja. Posey suspended. Hilton is gimpy. This would be a tough game at full strength, let alone with what we have. So can the Hornets win? I don’t know. But I know one thing.
Chris Paul and David West have to go Nova.
No iffs ands or buts. Well, unless we put up like 18 three-pointers, but Butler, Mo, and the rest of the cast haven’t seemed to have been putting up that many lately, let alone making them all. But otherwise, if our two All-Stars don’t rip it up, well, it’s back to the Ledge for Hornets fans. (Speaking of, haven’t seen those Phoenix people lately…where they at?) But I don’t see our guys failing. Win or lose, these two are going to leave it all out there.
CP and DX understand that this isn’t just another game to put one in the win column. This isn’t even important because it’s a Western Conference or Divisional game. Nope. This is the team that knocked us out of the playoffs last year. On our home court. In Game 7. It’s about revenge.
We can all say that we have good “character” guys, who don’t care about things like that. But I say that’s bullshit. These guys are competitors. They get angry. They harbor dark feelings. You may not see that side of them in interviews or at charity events, but if you watch our guys on the court, they have that dark fire in them. So tonight, I hope they will unleash that dark side. They’ll need it.