The Spurs' bench is now outscoring the Kings' bench 40-17. Manu with 11 points, Diaw with 7, Beli/Baynes 8 each.
You know who else we've been missing this year: Land Walrus mode Boris Diaw.
Batum is 6 for 7 from field; the Spurs' two French guys, Parker and Diaw, a combined 3 for 19. Oui.
LaMarcus Aldridge saluted the crowd after that jumper over Diaw.
Make it 10 points for Duncan as he hits the jumper. He's a perfect 5/5 early on. Manu/Diaw enter the game.
Danny Green pretending to crane kick Boris Diaw, a la the Karate Kid, during lineup intros. Clearly, this team is tight.
The Spurs night in a nutshell: Leonard has a possible steal with Diaw running clear downcourt, fumbles it out of bounds.
Boris Diaw now leads the Spurs in scoring with 13 points after that running layup.
3Q: Spurs 64, Jazz 73. UTA takes the 3Q 26-24. Duncan 12 points, 9 rebounds. Diaw 11 points (3/4 3PT). SA with 16 TOs.
Diaw's 3 was about the third this quarter to keep things from getting ugly in Utah. Or uglier, rather.
Boris Diaw is now 3/4 from three in this game. Spurs cut Jazz lead down to 11.
The Spurs are shooting 31% from 3PT on the RRT. Only Duncan, Joseph, Belinelli & Diaw are shooting 30% or above from three.
Diaw and Gobert on the court together is fascinating: Two Frenchmen, utterly different body types. One potato, one potato stick.
This actually just happened: Boris Diaw not only hustled back on defense, he rejected a transition layup attempt.
Spurs' Frontcourt 2-man Net Rating lineups (10+ games) Duncan/Baynes +5.6 Duncan/Bonner +3.9 Duncan/Diaw +1.3 Duncan/Splitter -0.9
Warriors win over Spurs was all good, with lone exception being Boris Diaw turning Draymond Green into something ordinary defensively.
Watching Spurs - Warriors from last night on the DVR. Diaw & Manu's aggression in the 1Q were very noticeable.
End of 1, Spurs up 29-27 after trailing 8-0. Shooting 57 percent with 7 pts apiece from Leonard, Diaw.
Diaw unleashing the full repertoire
Big Baby: 10 points. Boris Diaw: 3 points.
Boris Diaw back-pedaling in transition D is every bit as hilarious as you thought it would be.
Boris Diaw continuing to show the benefits of an exclusively Bordeaux and brie diet.
Spurs' starting centers after tonight: Diaw 14, Baynes 10, Splitter 16, Bonner 18,
Singler and Diaw just bricked 3s off the glass within a couple of minutes.
But also possible SA's shooters are struggling because the playmakers (Parker and Diaw especially) aren't as good this year. Chicken or egg?
Seems like teams are paying less respect to Spurs shooters this year, especially Diaw. Helping off him and others to stop SA’s flow.
Scola vs Diaw matchup is pure international greatness.
Damo finds Whittington for the baseline J. But Diaw answers with the 3ball.
Boris Diaw looks like he would set the most shadiest screens in a pick-up game.
Now human battering ram ARON BAYNES is feathering Diaw-esque reverse layups.
Spurs up for the first time on Diaw's reverse layup after trailing by 10 earlier.
Spurs keep sending in Ginobili and Diaw and Leonard. Heat keep sending out Justin Hamilton and Tyler Johnson.
Boris Diaw bank shot puts Spurs up four.
Spurs maybe not starting Baynes after all ... monitors show Boris Diaw at that spot instead.