Pop's pulling Daye, has Anderson waiting to check in.
Looks like Pop's going to let Austin Daye have another shot at the 3.
I didn't think it was terrible to bring Daye back on off chance he finally figured it out. Example 10,879 why I could never be an NBA GM.
Anderson has joined the Spurs' second unit in place of Daye.
Theory: The Spurs are a lot worse when Austin Daye is on the basketball court.
The Red Rocket drills the three and the Spurs lead 32-21. Meanwhile, Pop just chewed out Austin Daye for something.
Austin Daye might be cut by halftime. I don't even know what he did, but Pop's on him again.
Popovich just screamed to Austin Daye: "Pull your head out of your *%&.!"
Pop suggests, loudly, to Austin Daye he might want to remove his head from a place his head never should have been in the first place.
Pop throws in Belinelli, Ginobili, Daye, Bonner and Splitter in the five minute mark. A full lineup change.
Pop coming with mass sub: Manu, Bonner, Splitter, Daye, Marco
Spurs' starting lineup Friday: Cojo, Anderson, Daye, Ayres, Baynes. - Kidding, not really.
Jeff Ayres has 11 points. Austin Daye has 10. Kyle Anderson has 7. Draw your own conclusions.
Someone at ESPN earned a nice bonus for the decision to pull the everloving ripcord on attempting to broadcast this Daye-Smith Showdown.
Half: Spurs 56, Knicks 52. SA took 2Q 27-26. Daye 10 points, Diaw/Belinelli 9 each, Green 8. SA 4/9 from three.
Spurs lead NYK 56-52 at half. Austin Daye and Jason Smith tied for game-high with 10 points, like it's October or something.
Halftime: Spurs 56, New York 52. Austin Daye leads Spurs with 10 points, Belinelli and Diaw with 9.
And Daye is the game's first double-digit scorer with 10 points. Spurs' lead has risen to 7.
Then Amare got his pocket picked by Austin Daye. Not sure which play is more embarrassing.
And now Daye has 10, more than anybody else in this game of professional NBA basketball.
Summing up tonight's game so far: Austin Daye tied for game-high honors with 8 points.
Austin Daye currently leads the Spurs in scoring with 8 points. Daye just hit a mid-range shot out of the timeout.
Danny Green and Daye both have 6 points after one, Hardaway Jr. with 8 points for NYK. SA shooting 55%, NYK 63%.
Back-to-back Austin Daye corner 3-pointers for the Spurs as SA takes a 29-26 first quarter lead. Only five turnovers b/w both teams.
Austin Daye does what he does best, shoot 3-pointers. Daye now 1/2 from distance, tied game at 24.
Now Boris nails a three, Knicks' lead trimmed to two. Austin Daye's on his way in.
10.Pick a player you are surprised is still in the NBA. My choice is Austin Daye. I think you'll have a tough time picking a bigger surprise
Austin Daye passed up an open 3-pointer to find a contested Belinelli in the corner. The magic of Pop.
Much of Spurs' bench through 16 games has been Joseph, Manu, Belinelli, Baynes and Daye/Bonner.
Pop giving Daye a good earful as he sits after that TO. Did not seem particularly excited to hear what the head coach had to say.
Austin Daye averages one bad play every 2.2 possessions.
To say Alan Anderson just beat Austin Daye off the dribble does not seem adequate. Daye's uniform almost burst into flames.
Ha, Teletovic and Daye just made 3s against each other. Both looked at the bench like, who the $*%! is this guy?
Pop pleased with Austin Daye's 11 rebounder. Said they want him to be complete player not just reliant on hitting 3s.
With Austin Daye's double-double of 10 points and 10 boards, Spurs now have five players in double-figures scoring. SA over 100 points.
Austin Daye up to 10 and 10. He's basically Tim Duncan.
For those wondering (and you know you were) Austin Daye's career rebounding high is 17.
Austin Daye still tied for game-high with 10 rebounds. He has been active.
I don't want to alarm anyone, but this game's leading rebounder is Austin Daye (4). Which way to the fallout shelter?
Combined to go 38.4 percent last year. Swap out Mills, Belinelli for Joseph, Daye in the process, that's how you get major offensive slump.
It's amazing that Austin Daye is on the Spurs roster. More amazing that he's contributing meaningful minutes.
Daye drills kick-out 3. Eat it, McCarney.