Pick ‘n’ roll: Monday’s best NBA bet
San Antonio at New Orleans (-4, 182 1/2)
The most important factor for Monday’s game is likely David West’s health. West aggravated a back injury in Game 6 when Robert Horry caught him with a hard backside screen. West left the game and didn’t return as the Spurs rolled to an easy win, forcing a Game 7 back in New Orleans.
Now West’s back is a concern, along with Tyson Chandler’s foot.
"Took a pretty good shot in the back," New Orleans coach Byron Scott told reporters on Saturday. "Maybe it's a good thing that Game 7 is on Monday. It gives him a chance to get some rest - get that back together. Same thing with Tyson (Chandler) and his foot."
Then again, giving an experienced team like the Spurs another chance when you had them on the ropes is never a good idea. So what’s it going to be? Youth and enthusiasm or age and experience?
Pick: San Antonio
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