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Monday, April 25th, 2011 at 9:40 am  |  8 responses

Antonio McDyess: ‘Our Backs are Against the Wall’

McDyess and the rest of his Spurs teammates know that tonight’s Game 4, with Memphis looking to take a 3-1 series lead, is an absolute must win. The Express-News reports: “They are halfway to becoming just the second No. 1 seed in the best-of-7 era to be bounced by an eight seed, and if Zach Randolph’s relentlessness in the paint isn’t enough to keep them up at night, his newly discovered 3-point stroke is. ‘Our backs are against the wall,’ said McDyess, who expects to play tonight despite a compressed nerve in his neck. ‘We need to come out and play with some type of anger, some type of passion. We can’t go down 3-1.’ Sleepless in Memphis, the Spurs are content to know, for now, they still have a reason to get up in the morning. They move on to a Game 4 tonight at FedEx Forum that [Tim] Duncan has labeled a ‘must-win.’ Though history might hint otherwise — the Spurs have come back from a 2-1 deficit to win a series just once before — this series is not over. Not by a long shot. And if it makes the Spurs feel any better, Memphis coach Lionel Hollins isn’t exactly sleeping like a baby these days, either. ‘If they win (Game 4), we’ll be in the same boat we were when we started the series,’ Hollins said, “having to win in San Antonio to advance.’”

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  • Zabba

    Manu’s gotta step up. All them other boys are kinda absent come crunch time. Manu and Bonner, lol.

  • SpursFan

    Tiago should get some of Blair, and Bonner’s minutes.

  • JD

    i reckon manu will step up and when it really is the time to step up timmy will show why he’s still an all star

  • TheTruth

    Parker is the only one that needs to step up, he’s the only part of the big 3 who isn’t holding his own. All three games he’s sucked, and conley is killing him.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    “Welcome to the Good Ship Obvious. I’m Antonio McDyess and I will be your captain this evening.”

  • Tyrant56

    TheTruth is true to his namesake, the 2011 playoffs have started and i would gladly appreciate it if Tony Parker showed up, that is all.

  • STAYWEIRD38

    i hope they dont step up and loose i hate the spurs!

  • http://bugmarley.com Leonel

    Hmm.. How about now? Part of the wall?

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