Saturday, May 26, 2007

ARGENTINA 19, San Antonio SPURS 2, Utah JAZZ 1 !!!

Was it because it was held at Salt Lake City? Maybe. Temporary setback? Maybe. Well one things for sure playing against the Utah JAZZ on their backyard (plus with the loud JAZZ fans in their "Think Blue" t-shirt) is no easy task, as they've won all their play-off games at the Energy Solutions Arena.

As for San Antonio SPURS, their performance (especially in the 3rd & 4th quarter) was nothing like compared to the previous two games, as they were beaten by 83-109. The result means that the JAZZ have pull one back to trail the series by 2-1 and with their superiority on home court could prove to be a tough proposition for the SPURS in game 4.

Manu GINOBILI had a pretty good performance, coming from the bench to post 14 points, 4 assists, 1 rebound & 1 steal. While Fabricio OBERTO, who once again was a starter, only managed 5 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds & 1 steal. While two of the other "BIG THREE", Tim DUNCAN (16 points and with foul trouble) and Tony PARKER (25 points & 7 assists) could not provide the necessity inspiration in the 2nd half as the night belongs to the JAZZ's Deron WILLIAMS and Carlos BOOZER.

Game 4 will be played at the venue on Monday, 28th of May.


Pal said...

Too bad spurs lost game 3
But it's ok they will bounce back i am sure of it..
As a basketball player and a big fan of basketball myself There's one thing which i don't understand..
why the hell doesn't Manu start for the spurs?!!!
i know that Finley and Bowen are good.. but Manu is FANTASTIC.. he is a very talented player that he should be starting for any team in the NBA...
i hope the spurs coach will re-think it soon enough and make him start as he is the Golden Medallion in Athena...
Forza Spurs..

John said...

Hi Pal,

I guess it must have something to do with Gregg POPOVITCH's tactic. Perhaps he would like to preserve MANU under normal circumstance and bring him on when the momentum gets faster. Starter or bench, MANU is a very crucial player to the SPURS team and that is a fact. I'm really hoping for them to bounce back in Game 4

John said...

Well it seems like it was a double setback for our Tall Argentine players in the NBA over the wekend.

Just one day after Manu GINOBILI and Fabricio OBERTO of San Antonio SPURS were beaten by the Utah JAZZ, now Carlos DELFINO and the Detroit PISTONS suffered the same fate against LE BRON's Cleveland CAVALIERS as they beaten by 82-88. This means the Cavs, like the JAZZ, have pull one back to trail their series by 2-1.

I can't seem to find any reason for CARLITOS to have some responsible in this defeat as he only played for 4 minutes, posting 2 points only.