Westbrook, Duncan in. Two spots left for Dirk, Boogie, Conley, Monte. Can't see no Mavs--so I'll go Dirk, Boogie. So tough to pick (2/2)
Some valuable minutes for Sacre, who is guarding Duncan. Hopefully he can develop into an NBA center by the end of the season.
Tim Duncan's got a little blood on his right leg. Will Sevening patching him up so we can continue play.
Robert Sacre pushed Tim Duncan in the back for an offensive rebound. Clearly learned from the best, his father.
Kawhi + Duncan + Parker + Manu + Baynes outscored the Lakers 44-38 in the 1st half. SA leads 56-38 at half.
Clarkson was a bright spot for LAL with 8, 2 and 2, while the Spurs took a 56-38 lead into halftime. Parker/Duncan had 10 points apiece.
Parker's got 10, Duncan's got 10 and Spurs lead 45-24 with two foul shots coming for Danny Green.
I don't understand why the Lakers continue to think the Sacre-Duncan matchup is a favorable one for them. Long story short, it's not.
Lakers have gone to Sacre at least three times with Tim Duncan guarding him. Supreme confidence, I see.
Last starter introduced for Lakers: Jordan Clarkson. First starter introduced for Spurs (as always): Tim Duncan.
Spurs: Parker, Green, Leonard, Duncan, Bonner. Lakers: Clarkson, Ellington, Kelly, Hill, Sacre.
Not sure how Gregg Popovich plans to start, but some of these matchups could be rough: Parker/Clarkson, Leonard/Kelly and Sacre/Duncan
Asked Popovich if Duncan were still the most important Spur despite emergence of other players over the years. Answer, in short, is yes.
Anthony Davis had at least 20 points and 3 blocks in his last 5 games - the longest streak by any NBA player since Tim Duncan in Dec. 2003.
That behind-the-back beauty from Manu was his only assist of the game. Leonard scoreless in 2nd half. Duncan dominated by Gasol.
Not the stuff of posters, since non-dunk. But that reverse layup by Rose vs. Duncan was special.
Steve Kerr told KNBR he's been calling Stephen Curry "The Short Tim Duncan." "He's just incredibly talented and yet modest."
The 7 All-Star reserves I believe the West coaches will select: Aldridge, Duncan, Ellis, Harden, Howard, Lillard and Thompson.
With Aldridge out and Kobe likely out, that opens 2 spots on the West All-Star team. Could guarantee Duncan & Boogie? Or Klay & Boogie or...
Doc on CP3 being underrated nationally: "It's a little like [Tim] Duncan. He just keeps doing it every night, and people don't notice it."
In Chicago for Spurs-Bulls. Tim Duncan just ran by in the hallway. In light of Kobe news, let's cherish these old folks as long as we can.
Bulls starters: Rose, Butler, Snell, Gibson, Gasol. Spurs: Parker, Green, Leonard, Duncan, Splitter.
Kings C DeMarcus Cousins finished 7th in frontcourt voting with 465,334 total votes, behind Davis, Gasol, Griffin, Duncan, Durant, Aldridge
...but Duncan should have a solid chance to go.
Duncan misses out on starting nod for All-Star Game, finishes fourth behind Anthony Davis, Marc Gasol and Blake Griffin.
Harden deserves it, but it's an All-Star game and not only is Kobe worthy of a last show, but so is Tim Duncan.
If the Spurs got LaMarcus Aldridge, that pretty much keeps the dynasty going another decade after Duncan retires.
Sad to see Kobe's career come to this -- two significant injuries. Makes you appreciate Tim Duncan's greatness in his 17th season.
Another factor with Aldridge: Why would you want to fill Duncan's unfillable shoes when you can cement your legacy in Portland?
IF starters hold and IF reserves play out that way, DEEP fight for one spot: Klay, Duncan, Boogie, Dwight, Dirk, Monta, Conley, Z-Bo, etc.
Still think Duncan has been a tad bit more "valuable" or however you want to term it given that he's been completely healthy.
If we can come to a consensus on those 10 in the West -- yeah, right -- that leaves two spots open for LaMarcus, Klay, Boogie, Duncan, etc.
Duncan was 6/7 shooting in the 2nd half for all of his 16 points. Parker with 10 of his 18 points in 2nd half, Baynes 10 of his 15.
Final: Spurs 109, Denver 99. Leonard - 17/15, 2 steals; Duncan - 16 pts, all in 2nd half; Parker - 18/7; Ginobili - 11/8.
Tim Duncan now with 16 points ALL IN THE SECOND HALF.
That was good to great if there ever was. Duncan passes up contested layup, finds Green in the corner, fires to Leonard on the wing for 3.
Duncan's now got 11 points. He was scoreless in the first half. He's played just 19 minutes so far.
Another great pass from Ginobili spoon feeds Duncan on the interior. Spurs by six.
Tim Duncan has scored 7 of the Spurs' 15 third quarter points so far. 5:38 left until the 4th.
1st points of game for Tim Duncan with 10:24 left in 3rd quarter