Spurs point in the paint: 22. Suns total points: 20. SA leads 39-20 with 4:38 left in 2Q.
Spurs turnover = Suns bucket on the other end. SA lead cut to 16.
Spurs up 18, and still haven't connected from 3-point range. And Parker remains scoreless. Playing D, protecting ball can go a long way.
Spurs lead by 18 with 6:25 until half. Kawhi has 7 points, 5 boards, 2 steals, 1 block. Baynes 10 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block.
Meanwhile gli Spurs alla loro ultima gara della "Rodeo Trip" stanno distruggendo i Suns...+20 all'inizio del secondo quarto.
The Spurs are on an 8-0 run to start the 2Q. SA defense holding Suns to 4/27 shooting and 6 turnovers. Kawhi is locking down Bledsoe.
Kawhi, that's just not fair. Spurs go up by 19 now with the Kawhi dunk in open court.
The Spurs are just out-energizing these guys right now. Funny how blah a team can look (this time PHX) when the ball isn't going in.
30-13 Spurs early in second quarter.
It's honestly difficult where Spurs would be without Baynes, who was signed like two days before training camp or something.
Spurs by 17 early in 2Q.
The Spurs take a 15 point lead after Baynes' free throws. He has 8 points off the bench. PHX recently beat OKC.
1Q: Spurs 24, Suns 13. SA defense holds PHX to 4/21 shooting w/ 3 turnovers. SA outscores PHX 14-4 in paint. Splitter 6 points. SA 48% FG
Spurs' offense is looking more familiar, with ball moving, guards attacking. If they could make open 3s (0 for4), might be running away.
Spurs now have their largest lead at 9 points, as the defense is holding PHX to 2/11 shooting early. PHX also with 2 turnovers.
Suns meanwhile shooting 16.7 percent. Which ought to improve, but Spurs doing a good job to limiting them to jumpers.
Spurs off to a nice start, up 17-4. But Parker again starting slow. 0 for 4.
Manu finds Tiago through the middle of traffic for the layup and the Spurs have 14 points. PHX defense showing that 26th ranking post ASB.
Defensively, the Spurs have Kawhi Leonard guarding Eric Bledsoe, the Suns' leading scorer post ASB. Parker's guarding Knight.
Great start for Los Spurs, out to an 8-0 lead against PHX
Everything coming up Spurs so far. Suns still looking for first bucket.
Suns are young, hungry, like to push and are fighting for playoff spot. Not exactly the best matchup for Spurs on b2b to close rodeo trip.
EVENTUALLY, got Pop to talk in general about how the Spurs value analytics, which is pretty much what we suspected: http://t.co/n41VehujEw
Spurs: Parker, Green, Leonard, Duncan, Splitter. Suns: Bledsoe, Knight, Tucker, Morris, Len.
Marco Belinelli goes full Diggler on GQ cover, Buford honored with lifetime achievement award at Sloan. Pretty wide-ranging Spurs day...
All hands on deck tonight for Spurs, per Pop. Same starters as last night, including Splitter.
Pop, as you might expect, had no idea the Spurs were named "Analytics Organization of the Year" at the Sloan Conference.
Buford once described the Spurs to me as the proverbial blind squirrel finding occasional nut. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Spurs won the Sloan award for Best Analytics Organization. Like 2 weeks after Charles Barkley says they don't use analytics.
"Our first filter is our values." - Spurs GM RC Buford on choosing players. The Jazz feel the same way.
Scouts for Thunder, Spurs, Grizzlies & Jazz - I'm hearing - at Adidas Next Generation Tournament. Not much NBA talent though.
Kobe on the Triangle: “Phil’s influence on the game is more present than you think.” He adds, the Spurs use a ton of Triangle elements.
Things I like about Spurs' chances tonight: They seemed to figure some things out in 4Q vs. Sac; Parker started to look confident ...