Scouting report: Kings-Spurs Game 5

Updated: May 2, 2006, 5:56 PM ET
By John Carroll | Scouts Inc.
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Spurs Offense: The Spurs have allowed momentum to change drastically in this series and now they're in for a dogfight.

The Kings have decided to do several things to the Spurs defensively. They have decided to take away the 3-point shot by guarding Tim Duncan one-on-one in the low post. They are betting that they can limit him to the 17 points he had in Game 4 and not allow him monster games … like the 29 points he had in Game 3.

John Carroll

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John Carroll joined Scouts Inc. after nine years as an NBA coach, including a seven-year tenure with the Boston Celtics that concluded with a four-month stint as interim head coach in 2003-04. Before joining the NBA, Carroll spent six years as head coach at Duquesne University and seven years at Seton Hall as an assistant to head coach P.J. Carlesimo.

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