Another quality defensive performance from Spurs. Cavs had been averaging almost 110 points/100 possessions. Tonight -- 93.1.
Spurs' Gregg Popovich on necessary evils newer team such as Cavs must take. "You can't skip steps. You have to go through them as a team."
Spurs have beaten Mavs, Clips, Warriors and now Cavs. Season just a month old.
Cavs needn't be overly concerned. Still very early in program. Gave Duncan (19 pts, 10 reb), Parker, Ginobili, and Spurs a test. It'll come.
Spurs hang on to beat Cavs 92 - 90. Duncan & Diaw with 19 points each. Lebron James only 15 pts on 6-17 FG and turnover on final possession
Spurs bench scored 26. Cavs bench finished with 17. Only Waiters, Thompson and Harris played more than 16 mins off bench for Cavs
Good game, Cavs-Spurs. Still think Cavs will get it together. Better beat them now.
Sloppy ending here in CLE: After Manu misses the free throw, LeBron loses the ball at center court. SAS wins 92-90. Cavs are now 5-5.
Ginobili misses 2nd free throw, LeBron loses ball, Spurs win 92-90. Varejao leads w/ 23. Duncan & Diaw 19 apiece. LeBron 15/6/9. Cavs 5-5.
Wow. Ginobili misses FT. Cavs down 2. LeBron dribbling up court. No timeouts...And....loses the ball.
Spurs beat the Cavs on the road, 92-90. No way the national media overreacts to this game.
Final: Spurs 92, Cavs 90. Now that right there was a great NBA game.
Pop, Duncan really wanted call on Ginobili getting shoved on layup. Spurs 91, Cavs 88. :17.7 sec left.
The Cavs picked a weird time to get cute ...
Anderson Varejao tonight: 35 minutes, 23 points, eight rebounds, has kept Cavaliers in this with his effort.
Cavs bench still all standing up after that no-call at offensive end
Timeout Cavs, leading 84-83 with 3:44 left. Their ball when play resumes.
We're veering into "the Spurs are shooting worse from the foul line than the Cavs are from 3" territory. Not there yet, but close.
Cavs' offense has ground to a halt. There's no ball movement
Cavs get stop. Offensive board for SA. Kick out three. Those plays hurt vs SA
after three quarters in Cleveland, the Spurs lead the Cavs 72 - 69
Just saying: Norris Cole would make a lot of sense on Cavaliers, & not just b/c of ties. Desperately need point of attack defender at PG.
Cavs trail 72-69 after 3. Biggest killer have been their 15 turnovers leading to 18 pts for SAS.
Spurs with 18 points on their last 11 possessions, tied up with the Cavs at 65s.
Great offensive set from the Cavs out of the timeout. Andy with a dunk.
O has been erratic, but Spurs playing pretty damn good D against explosive Cavs: 53 points on 42.6 pct midway through 3rd quarter.