RZA = Pop GZA = Duncan Rae = Manu Ghost = Parker Meth = Kawhi Deck = Mills ODB = Diaw Masta = Splitter U-God = Bonner
Pop should put Duncan in right now. It would be hilarious.
Halftime: Kings lead 60-49. Cousins crushing Duncan-less frontline with 19 points, 7 rebounds. Spurs with 12 TOs. J Green leads with 10 pts.
DeMarcus Cousins is a tough cover anyway. He's impossible for the Spurs' to defend without Duncan and Splitter available.
Coaches huddle during last timeout consisted of conversation between Pop, Messina, Boylen, Udoka, & Tim Duncan.
Ball and players are moving much better tonight against this version of the Spurs (No Duncan, no Leonard).
This Spurs starting five getting worked over defensively ... with no Leonard, Duncan, or Splitter it's what you expect
Boogie Cousins in the house tonight, author of one of the great quotes in NBA history, to Tim Duncan: "(Expletive) you're good."
Duncan/bacon (nice combo)
Monitor shows the Baynes will be starting in place of Duncan. Kyle Anderson will get his 4th start at SF.
No Duncan tonight for Spurs, Pop says
No Duncan tonight. Splitter still has no timetable for return, Leonard's eye infection, resulting from a virus, will be re-evaluated Thurs.
Per Pop, Tim Duncan will rest tonight vs. Kings.
Has any rapper ever rhymed Hacksaw Jim Duggan with Hack-A-Tim Duncan?
If Tim Duncan's son played for Notre Dame, Corey Robinson would have won that game.
Tim Duncan talking to JaMychal Green and pointing to areas on the floor as refs review last play.
Heat up 82-81 over the Spurs through three quarters. Anderson with 14, Belinelli with 13, Joseph and Duncan with 11 apiece. Spurs with 20 TO
Anderson open in the corner, Bob finds him for his third made three of the night. He's got 13 poins now and then finds Duncan for a dunk.
Cory Joseph drills pull-up J at the buzzer, Spurs still trail 61-54 at the half. Anderson, Belinelli lead team with 10, Duncan has 9.
Solid give-and-go pplay between Duncan and Cojo. Joseph gave ball to Duncan, who re-fed him for the backdoor hand-off layup and foul
Tim Duncan is returning to this game. He may have lost a bet.
Kyle Anderson with 8 points on 2 shots in 5 minutes. Duncan has 6/4 in 8. Spurs trail Miami 20-19.
Duncan played close to 8 minutes in the 1Q. The Baynes checks in for him. Cotton defending fellow rookie Shabazz Napier.
Point guard Tim Duncan tried to thread the pass to Beli in the open court, didn't turn out so well.
Miami doubles Duncan in the post, good ball movement from Green to Anderson, drills the wing 3. Spurs up 10-9.
The point guard Tim Duncan feeds Danny Green a PUJIT from three, but it clanked off the rim. Beli to check in.
Another season of Pizza Hut ballkids: Duncan/pepperoni.
Spurs: Joseph, Green, Anderson, Duncan, Bonner. Heat: Cole, Chalmers, Haslem, Granger, Williams. Just like in the Finals.
Pop also said Duncan & Manu are both two of the oldest players in the league, considering they were overseas for 13 days.
"...Duncan/Ginobili, are 2 of the oldest guys in the league. The only thing that surprises me is that he didn't say it in a chicken suit."
So that's where this Ebola thing is headed: Planet of the Freaking Apes. Suddenly my analysis of Duncan's jumper seems so very unimportant.
All the Austin Spurs need is a cranky head coach and Tim Duncan. Should be easy.
Some afternoon Spurs news: Kawhi Leonard, Tiago Splitter, Patty Mills, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili & Coach Pop won't make trip to Phoenix.
Timmy & Tony going hard! (For a Spur). Through two games, Tim Duncan averaging 34 mins, Tony Parker averaging 35. Both averaged 29 in 13-14.
Thibodeau will have to come up with new argument: Spurs resting Duncan next preseason game.
Spurs announce Kawhi, Splitter, Duncan, Manu, and now, Pop, join Patty Mills is not traveling to Phoenix for Thursday's preseason game.
Spurs say Pop staying home along w/Kawhi Leonard (eye), T Splitter (calf), P Mills (shoulder), T Duncan (old) and M Ginobili (old).
One thing you've got to admire about Duncan, he's always pretty honest in his own self-assessments.