Spurs-Mavericks: The Green Barea

Andrew KurtzContributor IApril 20, 2009

SAN ANTONIO - APRIL 18:  Guard Jose Juan Barea #11 of the Dallas Mavericks takes a shot against Roger Mason Jr. #8 the San Antonio Spurs in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on April 18, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Ouch Baby. The Spurs were already a bit suspect heading into the playoffs sans Manu, and Game One didn't do anything to boost the morale of worried Spurs fans like myself.

The only real bright spots for the Spurs were Tim Duncan putting forth a stellar performance and the AARP member Michael Finley looking great.

Everything else sucked. Tony Parker ended up with good numbers, but anybody that watched that game saw how shitty he really was. Get a f**king jumper, bum.

Mason Jr. looked good, but we are going to need more out of him than just the three ball to do anything in the playoffs.

Pop, please get Matt Bonner off the floor. He sucks. There is no reason Drew Gooden shouldn't be getting all of his minutes.

As a Spurs fan, I am definitely concerned about making it out of the first round...something I haven't had to experience since Timmy came to town.

But who was that 5-foot-nothing assassin wearing a No. 11 jersey that owned Parker for the entire second half? Where the f**k did he come from?

I found out that his name is Jose Juan Barea and he hails from Puerto Rico...and he is f**king sweet. I would love a guy like that on my team.

Tony Parker was totally taken out of his game when Barea was D-ing him up. He was like a gnat at a barbeque just bugging the f**k out of everybody.

Let's hope that Parker doesn't get pulled into a one-on-one matchup with him again or it will be curtains for my Spurs.

But cheer up, Spurs fans. We lost game one at home in round one in 2003, ‘05, and ’07. The latter two were just as uninspiring and poorly executed as this game.

As you all know, the Spurs were the eventual NBA Champions in all those years. This was Pop's plan all along.




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