Kawhi + Duncan + Parker + Manu + Baynes outscored the Lakers 44-38 in the 1st half. SA leads 56-38 at half.
The Spurs lead by 18. A few minutes ago Baynes ran a pick & pop with Manu, then popped out to three and took the shot. Baynes missed the 3PT
Aron Baynes attempted a 3-pointer early in the shot clock. This is not a drill.
Does Aaron Baynes look like Kevin Durant all the time? Or just against the Lakers?
That Manu pass to BAYNES -- so sweet.
Duncan was 6/7 shooting in the 2nd half for all of his 16 points. Parker with 10 of his 18 points in 2nd half, Baynes 10 of his 15.
1:07 left and the Spurs have outscored the Nuggets 27-20 in the 4th. Baynes now with 15 points in 14 minutes.
Aron Baynes with 8 pts. in 3rd quarter ... also frightening many Nuggets who get near rim
3Q: Spurs 80, Nuggets 76. SA takes 3Q 29-28. SA was 11/13 from FT in 3Q, DEN 7/12. Baynes 13 points in 13 minutes.
End of third quarter: Spurs 80, Nuggets 76. Kawhi has 11 points, 12 rebounds, 2 steals. Baynes has 11 points.
Manu (5 assists) bounce pass on the break to Baynes for the dunk. Baynes now has 13 points to lead the Spurs. SA 75-70 w/ 2:27 left in 3Q.
Baynes (11 points) makes 2/2 free throws, the Spurs have their largest lead of the night at 8.
1Q Shot Selection. Paint: SA 4/7, DEN 7/8 Mid-Range: SA 3/10, DEN 1/3 Three: SA 1/6, DEN 0/2 Baynes also has 5 points.
BAYNES usually starts the bleeding. Might have stopped it there with three-point play.
Baynes now up to 11 points in 22 minutes. Spurs lead Jazz 88-67 with 33 seconds left.
Pop has a weird lineup right now: Joseph - PG, JaMychal - SG, Bonner - SF, Ayres - PF, Baynes - C.
3Q: Spurs 66, Jazz 47. SA takes 3Q 23-20. Splitter 14 points, Kawhi 12, Duncan 11 points. Baynes 9 points.
Aaron Baynes is a big dude.
There are currently three Australians on the floor right now. Baynes, Mills and Ingles. It’ll be four if Exum checks in.
Still waiting for Baynes/pineapple...
“That doesn’t surprise me,” laughed Joe Ingles when I told him how Pop once said he holds Baynes out of practices in fear of injuring others
Spurs' front court minutes per game through 41 games: Duncan: 31.0 mins Diaw 26.0 Splitter: 19.9 Bonner: 16.6 Baynes: 15.3 Ayres: 9.5
Nice little charge for the Blazers after that foul by Baynes that gave them a 2-for-1. 91-79 Spurs after 3.
Splitter picks up his 5th foul. Baynes comes in for him.
Patty catches the ball in the corner, uses a Baynes screen to shoot the mid-range shot and draws contact. And-1.
Pop brings Kawhi back out, alongside Mills, Many, Boris and Baynes.
Noted Blazer killer Aron Baynes in the game.
Aron Baynes windmill dunk in the layup line tho...
I guess Aron Baynes was available. Because he's entering now.
Belinelli (groin) officially ruled out tonight vs Wolves. Pop said he was unsure of Aron Baynes' status, but did not think he'd play.
With Baynes still unavailable with pain in his neck, Jeff Ayres again with first-quarter minutes tonight.
Kyle Anderson (ankle) will dress tonight. Aron Baynes (neck) is out.
Spurs Injury Report for tonight vs. PHX: Kawhi Leonard (out), Kyle Anderson (probable), Aron Baynes (questionable)
Aron Baynes, we've just been informed, was a late scratch due to neck spasms.