(cont) that with good passing bigs like Diaw. Nellie used to do it with Antoine Walker. The number one thing that excites me about (cont)
Yung feeling na Popovich with Almazan, Uyloan, Belga, Baynes, & Diaw can clinch the 8th seed in the West.
How 'bout this lineup to start the 4th: Diaw, Bonner, BAYNES, Joseph, Daye.
Actual Spurs starters, via Pop: Joseph, Belinelli, Anderson, Diaw, Baynes.
Minutes in last two games: Green 96, Duncan 92, Joseph 81, Belinelli 75, Ginobili 71, Diaw 67. Tomorrow is going to be very interesting.
Spurs bench platoon couldn’t hold the double-digit lead. Pop responds with Duncan, Diaw, Green and Joseph.
Danny Green for three. Boris initially had Cojo on the cut, but he didn't have good position, so he kicked it out and Diaw fed Green.
First free throws (except for technical) of game for either team, Diaw goes 1-2
Boris caught the ball on the wing with Matthews on him. Anderson, Green got out of the way - Diaw with the easy post.
Spurs: Joseph, Green, KYLE ANDERSON, Tim Duncan, Boris Diaw. Trail Blazers: Lillard, Matthews, Crabbe, Aldridge, Freeland.
Looks like Kyle Anderson gets the start at 3. Cory Joseph at 1, Danny Green at 2, Tim Duncan at 4, Boris Diaw at 5
As for tonight, adding to Spurs' woes, Boris Diaw is sick but remains available.
Duncan and Diaw will start for Spurs tonight. Kyle Anderson will start at SF.
Evidence Tim Duncan's playing tonight - Pop says he'll start alongside Boris Diaw in the front court.
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