Beautiful play by Spurs. Start with motion weak but then Boris comes with a double-screen for Parker, who uses it and it frees up Duncan.
Around the horn, Leonard splashes the Bowen Memorial Corner 3 to put the Spurs back in front, 94-91.
Kawhi corner 3-point bomb, Spurs take lead 94-91, Kawhi's got 18 points.
Tony Parker making 3-pointers has got to be the most surprising/encouraging development for the Spurs this year.
Tony Parker corner 3-pointer, Spurs tie Pacers at 91. Kawhi showed some emotion after the Parker make. Parker has 21 points.
Pacers giving the Spurs a lifeline with 7 missed FTs, including 3 here in the 4th quarter.
Ginobili pretty much doing everything he can to keep Spurs in this one. Another liquid water layup gives him 22 points in 20 mins w/ 4 ast.
8:42 left in 4th, Spurs trail Pacers minus Paul George, George Hill, Roy Hibbert, and David West 87-83. Manu's got 22 points.
Two straight TOs to start the 4th for Los Spurs, with Pacers converting both into 3s to push back ahead by 5.
Spurs start 4th with their 13th turnover of the night - Rudez sinks the three on the other end. Indy by 2.
Desperation 3 goes for Indy at the end of 3, but Spurs up 77-76 entering the fourth. Or as I like to call it, crunch time.
3Q: Spurs 77, Pacers 76. SA outscores IND 27-21 in the quarter. Manu with 11 of his 18 points in the third.
Spurs have their first lead since midway through the second quarter, 75-73.
With Manu's last miss, the Spurs are now 1/10 from distance in this game. Seems the 4-game three point shooting of 43% didn't last.
2:01 left in 3Q, Spurs' offense still hasn't emerged, but defense has shown up, holding Pacers to 13 in the quarter.
Kawhi was not going to be denied a trip to the free throw line. Spurs and Pacers tied at 66.
Spurs will consider themselves hugely fortunate if they win this one. Opp with more talent than injury-depleted Pacers would be up 10 plus.
Spurs finally putting together some sort of run - up 8-3 on Pacers to start 3Q. SA largest deficit tonight has been 9.
More like 18 points for Tony Parker, who just got another layup, this time in the open court. Spurs tie Pacers at 58, 8:05 left in 3Q.
Spurs went cold in second quarter - 40% shooting, 0/5 from three (mostly open), outscored 10-2 in fast break points.
Half: Spurs 50, Pacers 55. Indy took 2Q 28-25. Stuckey 16 points, Parker 12 points, Kawhi 11 points. IND 11-4 in 2nd chance points.
Halftime: Pacers 55, Spurs 50. Stuckey has 16, Parker with 12. Shooting is just about even, but 8 TOs, 1-9 on 3s for Spurs has been hurtful.
Spurs only manage on field goal in final 3:50. Under the circumstances, guess being down 55-50 at the break isn't so bad?
24.7 seconds left until half, Pacers with back-to-back 27 point quarters vs. Spurs' defense. SA with 23 points in 2Q, shooting 47%.
Indiana pummeling Spurs on the glass for 10 second-chance points.
16 points for Rodney Stuckey in the first half, just got by one of the Spurs' better perimeter defenders in Danny Green.
Another missed wide-open 3 for the Spurs. Stuckey converts at the other end; he's got 16 and the Spurs are down by 8 again.
Welp, the Spurs urged caution against Pacers, and we can see why. Wasn't just usual "respect opponents" lip service after their recent Ws.
There's always one underperforming player that fans have unreasonably high expectations for. For the Spurs, that's Aron Baynes. /ducks
Spurs dodge a wee bullet there as Pacers miss at the rim, Duncan converts in transition at the other end to cut the deficit to 50-43.
Rodney Stuckey is a terror in this first half, just taking it as Spurs' guards - he's got 14 points.
Spurs drop to 1 for 8 on 3s after Ginobili's miss.
Doesn't help that the Spurs are shooting 1/8 from distance in what have been mostly open looks.
Pacers have the edge in the second 16-12. Indy leads overall 43-37. Spurs up to 8 turnovers, Kawhi (11 points), Parker (8 points).
Spurs down 43-37 at it has nothing to do with Messina. Team just seems a tad flat after three days off.
Spurs with 7 TOs, 1 for 6 on 3s despite shooting 52 percent. Add 8 second-chance points for Indiana, and that sums 'er up so far.
8:02 left in the second, Spurs trail Pacers 34-31. Pacers up 6-0 early in the second chance points department.
Two turnovers for the Spurs three minutes into the second quarter.
Great play by BAYNES. Pulls down offensive glass, hits the cutting Ginobili for the layup. Spurs back up, 31-30.
Spurs assisted on just 4 of their 10 makes. A few possessions with few passes. Still 36 minutes of play left.