Good evening, New York. Our streaking Knicks are in San Antonio tonight, prepared to take on the Spurs. S.A. is without Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, and at 1-4, the Spurs aren't very much themselves. Tim Duncan is still a force to be reckoned with, though, and our gameplan to handle "The Big Douchebag" will have to be similar to the one used to keep Carlos Boozer in check. Double hard and attack him on offense to get him in foul trouble. Or karate chop his neck until he's out cold. Either way.
Meanwhile, the rest of tonight's Spurs are a cast of characters you've never heard of, from Desmon Farmer to Anthony Tolliver (maybe my next t-shirt jersey purchase) to George Hill. Other than that, you may remember Ime Udoka (Barnes can give us some insight on that), and Kurt Thomas from their days as Knicks. Though we're a sexy-ass 4-2 and the Spurs are banged up, it's extremely important not to take this game for granted (weird to hear myself say that). We've got a good thing going, and it'd be a shame to let the guard down when we've got a great opportunity to face a top-tier team at their weakest.
Look for Mike D'Antoni to reignite his rivalry with Gregg Popovich with fast-paced offense and aggressive defense and teach him a thing or two about facial hair grooming. Get them W's, and make sure to check out the NBA blog that got me into NBA blogging, Pounding the Rock. Tipoff's at 8:30.