Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 1/3/13
Tim Duncan and Carmelo Anthony, power forwards for their teams, will be the matchup when the San Antonio Spurs face the New York Knicks. The two men probably won't guard each other with their coaches possibly switching their centers (Tiago Splitter for S.A. and Tyson Chandler for N.Y.), but they'll have plenty to do with how the other performs this game. Anthony shot just 17% in the paint area (1-6) and only 33% in mid range (1-3) while Duncan 100% in the paint (3-3) and an impressive 60% mid range shooting (3-5). With the Knicks going small with Anthony at the 4-position, Duncan will get good looks at the basket even if Tyson Chandler is in the game. Tiago Splitter isn't considered athletic to guard Anthony one on one, but he moves just as quick as Dejuan Blair and Blair did a good job on Anthony in their first meeting. What Duncan must do on offense: The San Antonio Spurs need to play fast to get a decent lead in the game. Once they get a lead, Duncan has to ...
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