No mention of Duncan, Manu, Diaw or Green on injury report. But still a lot of time before tip-off, or Pop could dress them & not play them.
Boris Diaw, meanwhile, logged 39 minutes for the second time this season. Didn't even have to take his usual foie gras IV.
Minutes totals from Spurs' first triple-OT game since 1984: Green 52, Duncan 48, Manu 41, Belinelli 43, Diaw 39.
Duncan - 48 mins. Green - 52 mins. Ginobili - 41 mins. Diaw - 39 mins. Belinelli - 43 mins. Just no good options there.
1:58 left in 3OT, Spurs trail Grizzlies 115-113. Duncan 23 points, 16 bords, 5 dimes. Green 22 points, Manu 21 points, 7 assists. Diaw 17
Spurs didn't get the look they wanted. Diaw calls another timeout. 2.6 seconds left.
Duncan - 19/14/5; Diaw 17/12/5; Ginobili 21/7/7; Green 22/7/3. Two OTs inflates the stats some, but big efforts there.
Boris Diaw for three. Green made the pass on penetration. Spurs 109-108
Spurs miss two chances to take the lead as both Diaw and Manu's open looks from three rim out. Gasol gives MEM 106-102 lead
Splitter draws his 5th foul of the game, Diaw and Manu re-enter for Joseph/Splitter.
Diaw checks back in for Splitter. Marco, Green, Manu, Duncan also on the floor.
Diaw to Duncan, Spurs tied Grizz at 83 with 4:30 left.
Manu, Diaw, Duncan, Beli, Green coming in after the timeout.
Boris Diaw offensive board, Cojo finds Green for three. Spurs lead 80-77 after being down 17 last quarter.
Boris Diaw for three off the Manu pass. 5 point game, lowest Spurs have gotten Grizz lead.
4:49 left in 3Q, Pop's bringing in a Splitter/Diaw frontcourt. Conley gives Memphis the 17 point lead.
Cojo is about to check in. Sa doesn't have a bench outside of Anderson/Diaw with Manu/Marco starting.
Spurs get a high percentage shot out of the timeout. Cojo to Duncan up high, where Duncan finds Diaw under the rim for the high-low.
Manu to Diaw, Diaw Tiago contested made layup. Spurs cut Grizzlies lead to 6 again. SA shooting 33%, MEM 69%.
Duncan draws his second foul of the quarter, in comes Manu and Diaw. Spurs need some offense.
Neeson as Boris Diaw: "But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career."
Spurs fall to Blazers 108-95. SA now 17-8 on the season. Kawhi 21 points, 9 boards. Diaw 10 points, 9 assists. Anderson 15 points.
3Q: Spurs 68, Blazers 76. POR takes 3Q 28-25. Diaw 8 points in 3Q, Anderson 6 points. Aldridge 14 points for POR. Both teams shot 50% in 3Q
Favorite things, ranked: 1. Boris Diaw post ups 2. Basketball 3. Taco Bell 4. Pie 5. Puppies
Boris Diaw and Kawhi Leonard got legit cheers and then Moda Center boos Greg Popovich. What?
Nic Batum and Boris Diaw chatting on the court about 75 minutes before tipoff of Spurs-Blazers
Best guess for Spurs starters tonight vs. Blazers: Cory Joseph, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Matt Bonner and Boris Diaw
My vote for FIBA Europe Player of the Year 1st: Boris Diaw 2nd: Milos Teodosic 3rd: Tony Parker
Happy for Becky Hammon former CSU/WNBA stud muffin now an Assistant Coach for the Spurs. Shes warming up Boris Diaw right now.
Splitter returns, this time for Diaw.
Jeremy Lin with the "Michael Jordan crossover on Byron Russell" on Boris Diaw, but he missed.
Joseph, Green, Manu, Diaw, Duncan lineup coming in to start the 4th.
Lineup of Cojo, Green, Anderson, Diaw, and Duncan coming onto the floor with 7:02 left in the third.
Half: Spurs 56, Knicks 52. SA took 2Q 27-26. Daye 10 points, Diaw/Belinelli 9 each, Green 8. SA 4/9 from three.
Halftime: Spurs 56, New York 52. Austin Daye leads Spurs with 10 points, Belinelli and Diaw with 9.