San Antonio Spurs Rumors
Paul Garcia: Coach Pop on the Hawks: “They don’t play like their record. They’re a tough out for everybody.” Pop said the Hawks play hard on both ends and they’ve suffered some close losses which is a reason their record sits at 3-13.
Tom Orsborn: Manu Ginobili: “We haven’t been as reliable as we have wanted to. I could have expected some droughts, some games where we cannot score that much. But we have had everything so far, bad defensive games, distractions, turnovers, and that doesn’t depend on Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker not being there.”
After a wild, scrambling possession that featured a pair of Thunder misses, Carmelo Anthony pulled up around a Steven Adams screen with a chance to tie the game at 102 with 5 seconds to go. He drained the shot, but after official review, it was determined that the toe of Anthony’s black shoe was just over top of the black three-point line on the Spurs home court. “It was tough. I was just trying to get a shot up,” Anthony said. It was bad fortune on the Anthony jumper, but there were plenty of correctable mistakes that happened in the possessions preceding that as well. All in the final minute, the Thunder turned it over and got the ball back, Paul George missed a free throw then got the offensive board and got fouled again, but only made one of the ensuing free throws. Then came perhaps the most pivotal defensive possession of the night, and the Thunder allowed an offensive rebound and put back to LaMarcus Aldridge.