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  1. max

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    2nd Round Hornets vs Spurs

    Series begins tonight May 3 at 10 PM

    World Champs comming in as the road team try to beat off the upstart Hornets.
     
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    Great matchup: Parker vs. Paul.

    Spurs are the wiley veterans, though. Spurs win in 7 to set up a WCF dream matchup (by the media's standards) with the Lakers.

    I'd prefer Utah vs. New Orleans myself.
     
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    Spurs will win this in 6 and sharpen their focus along the way.
     
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    This one might go six, but I would lean toward the Hornets. So far not having any playoff experience has not hurt them at all.

    If David West can score at will on TD, then this might be a sweep. I know Duncan did not have a good game, but if the Spurs had not hit those 12 three pointers, this may have been 35 point blowout. Even Kobe was yelling at his crib> MVP!! when CP3 went to the FT line :)

    We held the Magic to 30 pts in the second half, and the Hornets held them to 33.

    The Spurs showed their age tonight.
     
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    101-82 Hornets. Strange game with the delay between the 1st & 2nd quarters. Bowen hit a bunch of 3's in the 1st half, but again showed himself to be a cheap shot artist.
     
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    Duncan probably won't have another game like that one. Nor will Ginobili likely be as mediocre again against the defenders New Orleans has.

    After what Bonzi Wells did to him, that's a particularly ballsy complaint. People will believe what they want to believe, I suppose.
     
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    Did you hear me say what Bonzi did was "okay"? But after all Bowen has dished out over the years, I can't say he didn't deserve it.
     
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    I think what Wells did was perfectly fine, but then you won't find me calling Bowen a cheap shot artist, either.

    What's Bowen done over the years that's so incredibly dirty? We, as Pistons fans, are hardly in a place to complain about basketball being played as the physical and strategic game that it should be.
     
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    Being a long time Pistons fan, I fully appreciate physical play. I also appreciate Bowen being a tough defender and 'strategically' trying to get in his opponents' heads. What I don't appreciate is that he, all to often, steps over the line of physicality with malicious intent during the course of play. His history of undercuts, knees, trips, and kicks are well documented...prime example: YouTube - Bruce Bowen kicks Wally

    The 'strategy' of attempting to injure your opponent with your feet should be reserved for the kick-boxing ring.
     
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    If Bowen were covering Kobe, I wouldn't mind Bowen being a cheap-shot artist because I can't stand Kobe. :)
     
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    He'll get his chance........
     
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    If the Spurs go down 0-2, no he won`t. Not this year!
     
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    You're right of course. But that's a big "if"...
     
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    Two 20 point blow outs of ther Spurs and the Hornets have looked more impressive than the Lakers suspect 5-0 playoff record.

    I will concede game three to the Spurs, but I think the Hornets comeback and win games 4 and five....
     
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    There's just something with Spurs and the season after they win it all. They just can't seem to be able to repeat. They do need some serious help though.
     
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    It is???
     
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    This series is pretty stunning. Surely D'Antoni has to lose his job now.
     
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    The Spurs need to switch Bowen onto Peja and put TP on CP3. What's killing them is the others. Let Paul go off. It's irrelevant. Unlike Paul, Bowen can shut down Peja.

    Once they do this they'll have a better chance IMO in the games.

    Also, This Hornets team reminds me of the Mavs that year they beat the Spurs. It's just a bad match-up.
     
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    The Hornets are good.

    It is possible that they are the best team in basketball right now.

    Still, SA could even it back up and the pressure will get higher and higher for the Hornets as game 7 approaches.
     

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