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This Damian Lillard commercial never gets old. I crack up every time CWebb turns around
Can’t wait for that McBob forearm to be made into a “LeBron shows pain after being elbowed, hockey player loses teeth” meme.
Clutch the Bear just shoved Robin Lopez. It's probably going to be that kind of game. Game 2 about to tip off.
Says 10-year-old kid walking down aisle next to me, "This game is horrible!" Might get him to write my post-game recap...
Gary Neal pump fakes, Wade bites but rather than shoot he passes to CDR?
So Spurs loose a bucket during the TO, then commit TO No. 19 on Spitter's 3-seconds.
Heat win 101-97. LeBron w/ 32, Bosh w/ 20. Game 3 is Saturday in Charlotte.
There have been times last few years where Heat made show to complain about head shots to LeBron. Tonight they have a strong case.
Spurs lose two points at timeout break. Duncan's first shot of the half overturned by review. Didn't beat the shot clock. Trail no 68-59.
Spurs are playing so poorly they're losing points during dead balls.
Shown on the jumbotron sitting courtside here in Houston: Former NYC mayor Rudy Guiliani. Crowd reaction: confused.
The Heat will win the game, the Bobcats should win some respect.
CDR, you're from the D! You can't let someone Debo your lunch like that!
Parker needs to get this mondo t-shirt cannon mounted on his Lamborghini pickup truck.
I’m not fond of Anthem singers/performers who make the thing about themselves. Not the right thing.
Marion had 8 pts Sunday. He has 18 tonight. Monta had 11 Sunday. He has 15 tonight. Dirk had 11 Sunday and has 11 tonight.
Let’s review the clear path possibility for a half hour, but never mind the forearm to LeBron’s neck.
Whatchya doin, CDR?
Did somebody say 9/11? Rudy Giuliani courtside in Houston.
Giving up a transition layup is going to get a timeout form Popovich at least 80 percent of the time. We get one now, Mavs up 68-61.
Wade traps w/ Chalmers, takes the ball from Douglas-Roberts. Miami will escape.
What the hell was that?
And they've added a red towel as an accessory. And a PA guy delivering an obnoxious pep talk to the crowd. All they're missing is a win
Can Michael Jordan sign himself, sell majority share and check into the game in 20 seconds?
Spoelstra should seriously think about fouling here
Shawn Marion has 18 points on 7-7 FG, 2-2 3s.
They're playing "Life is a highway" here at AT&T Center. I can't help but thinking of Michael Scott.
That whole possession was "no no no no YES KEMBA!"
Would be really nice if Calderon got hot
Kemba's upset Shabazz goes to bed hungry.
Steve Clifford was an assistant coach with the Lakers last season
Bobcats has a 20 left.
Wow Kemba Walker
Leonard scoreless, but Mavericks send him to the line on a 3-point attempt.
Neal for MKG to add outside shooting.
That's the 2nd time Marion has fouled someone shooting a 3. And he only has 2 fouls.
More like Jeff McFoster.
Only way that could not be a flagrant is if officials thought McRoberts was protecting himself putting his arms in front. Still should be
Gonna pretend that was an alley-oop from Ellis to Dalembert ... because I want to.
Rough minute for LeBron: clubbed in the throat by one of the Bee Gees, misses 1 of 2 FTs & a turnover. 20.6 left. Charlotte down 4, w/ ball.
You can’t have scrubs on the 8 seed leveling the game’s best player with no consequences. Won’t affect the outcome, but bad non-call there.
Mcroberts forearm to Lebron's neck just a regular foul?
Not really sure where the play on the ball was on that McBob foul.
How in the world is that not a flagrant?
Al Jefferson's favorite movie athlete is Lance Harbor.
Officiating obviously rigged against Miami.
I believe the NBA frowns upon elbow-first, to-the-throat defensive plays. No?
How do you not review that?
So...wait. We're not even going to look at that as a flagrant?!
McBob watched the Bad Boys 30 for 30 too many times.
I like how the analysts insisted that was going to be a flagrant two and they didn't even review it.
Common foul on McRoberts for that? What?
Birdman in the game to do Birdman things.
That should be an ejection. No play on the ball, forearm to the throat.
Come on McBob
Kawhi Leonard and Jose Calderon are the only two starters that are scoreless.
And he's back.
McRoberts got LeBron in the throat, looks like.
Bron took a shot to the Adam's Apple there.
LeBron crawling on the floor. Looks like he got hit in the throat.
LeBron is down...
Leonard totally out of sorts. Just took one of the five worst shots of his career, perhaps trying to draw a foul.
Marion is having a nice offensive game. 6-of-6 for 16 points
Nowitzki drills the fadeaway with contact from Splitter. Appears to be finding what Tony Parker would call his riddim.
Just asking: do you sub Biyombo for an obviously hobbling Jefferson on this defensive possession? Can sub back after timeout..
Don't think Dalembert played after he came out initially in the first quarter until the opening of 3rd. Weird. Thought he looked good.
Have so much respect for Al Jefferson. After watching Joe Johnson up close last year, I know how tough plantar fasciitis is to play through.
Jefferson can’t move.
Very impressive that Walker told McRoberts to rotate out to the corner as he positioned himself to take the charge from Wade.
Big Al! Get it Kittehs!
Al Jefferson shotputs it in, hobbles away. Hell of an effort.
Great possession to start 2nd half, Parker drives and dumps to Duncan for the floater.
Al Jefferson with a little of that Kendrick Perkins follow-thru after that shot
Why’d Mario Chalmers leave Kemba there?
Kemba had a 2-footer that went in and out. Is Anthony really suggesting he should've pulled it out?
Five point game, two minutes remaining
If this Michael Kidd-Gilchrist shows up in Charlotte to help a brave Al Jefferson, I could see the Bobcats earning their first playoff win.
Gerald Henderson fouls out with 2:31 left and Bobcats down 95-89,
DeJuan Blair jumping rope at midcourt like Rocky. Another hard foul coming?
MKG at 22 and 10.
Sixth Man voting was AGONY this season. But that Ginobili dude? Should BE the statue's likeness someday. As good as it gets in that role
Big shot by Bosh.
Turnovers even at 14 apiece.
Manu Ginobili had 17 in game 1, has 17 in 1st half tonite. Monta Ellis' 13 so far bettering his entire game 1 by 2 points. Marion also w/ 13
Negatives: Spurs have 57.6 FG% and 62.5 3PT% and almost certainly will curb the TOs.
Bobcats have 12 more off. rebs and 17 more FGAs than Heat. Explains how they're still in this.
LeBron yelling at Chalmers again...
LeBron back for last leg of medley relay.
Positives: Ellis and Harris have been strong and Mavs caused a lot of turnovers ... have to assume Dirk gets it going at some point.
Spurs close half on 10-0 run in last 2:23...Mavs see 15 point lead shrink to 5. Dallas up 56-51 at half of Game 2 on TXA21
Manu has 17 points at half, 6 of 7 from floor. Also has four turnovers, but who's not throwing it all over the gym tonight?
Didn't quite stick the landing, but still: What a half from Dallas.
Kemba Walker has played 38 minutes. Has yet to take a free throw.
Quit turning ball over every other possession, play modicum of D, get Kawhi involved & not fouling all over the place .. and Spurs are fine.
Ginobili with 17 points, 6 for 7 at the half. All 10 during 10-0 run that cut Dallas lead from 15 to 5 at the break.
Definitely some questionable calls, but Mavs can't fall apart reacting to them.
Spurs just snuffed out all of the Mavs momentum
After trailing by as many as 15, Spurs close to 56-51 at half. Manu tips in Patty Mills miss at the horn.
That’s why Manu Ginobili is great. Nothing’s working and he took over a two-minute stretch to get the Spurs back in it.
It was fun while it lasted, Dallas.
The Spurs had more TOs in the first half (15) than 45 of their 82 games this season.
That's a shame. Momentum fully in Spurs favor now.
Ginobili's putback caps a 10-0 run by the Spurs heading into the half. Mavs lead 56-51. Manu has 17 pts on 6-for-7 shooting
Great hustle by Ginobili, races down court to tip in Mills' missed transition layup just before the buzzer. Spurs close half on 10-0 run.
If the Spurs come back and win this game, blame Manu Ginobili. Just playing with what's left of his hair on fire to close the half.
Did Battier retire already?
Gerald Henderson takes a seat.
Saw Beno briefly in Memphis today. Said he was having fun. "It'd been a while," he said.
Gerald Henderson's fifth foul.
Eight unanswered for the Spurs, Dallas lead down to 7.
Just watched the ref on the replay. He didn't even turn his head to Manu until after the shot missed ... saw him on the ground, made call.
Big swing here. Mavs go up by 15 on a Dirk 3. Spurs follow with 5 quick pts from Manu/Tim, Dirk gets T'd up, Manu adds 3 FTs. SAS down 7
MKG coming back in next stoppage of play.
Sending the Spurs to the foul line might actually be a good thing the way they're shooting right now.
Here we go. Foul Marion on 3 attempt. Tech Dirk. Spurs back in the game. Hey, it's the NBA.
And now a T on Nowitzki after Ginobili draws foul on a 3-pointer.
That's a trash call by the ref with the worst view from across the court. Reacted to Manu flopping, not actually seeing the foul.
The rare foul call that has both teams muttering, because it came so late. ... and then Dirk gets t'eed up, utters All-American curse word.
Carlisle waves his arms up: "Flopped."
That's a super late call. Wow.
Oh wow...Spurs caught a HUGE break on that foul.
That was a crazy little shot from Duncan
Mavs were an aggressive trapping team on pick and rolls all season. Now, they’re hanging way back on pick and rolls. It’s surprising SA.
Dirk completely lulled Splitter to sleep there ... acting like he was just looking to pass it off
Spurs sputtering through 1st half w/o foul-plagued Leonard underscores his importance. Absence doesn't explain a million turnovers.
Spurs turnovers (15) now equal to their FGs (15) and almost equal to their deficit (14) with 2:56 left in the 1st half.
It's like the Western Conference is showing off.
Spurs beautiful orchestral offense has been replaced by the vuvuzela buskers again.
Ian Krol. Smh.
Closing in on halftime, 3 mins left and Dallas leads 51-39 on TXA21. Mavs hitting 52.5% from floor. Dirk has made 3/4 aft missing 1st 6
For all the "Kawhi is the answer to Mavs switching" talk -- he's 0-for-0. Foul trouble obviously looms large there.
Rick Carlisle is some kind of wizard. This is unbelievable.
Dalembert the only Mavs player with a negative plus/minus. Leonard the only Spurs player with a positive plus/minus.
If the pattern continues, the Heat will go on a 10-0 run now.
Jordan Danks. Smh.
Considering how well the Bobcats are actually competing, I think that conversation about restructuring the playoffs is overblown
Shawn Marion, meanwhile, is playing his designer socks off. On both ends
Meanwhile, San Antonio’s conservative strategy defending pick and roll hurts against Dallas. Lets Monta et al build up a head of steam.
CDR goes end-to-end for just second Bobcats transition basket.
And now Dirk has made his last two shots...
Ray Allen is a disaster out there to this point.
The Spurs are shooting 62.5 percent, but trail by 12. Why? They have 15 turnovers leading to 19 Dallas points
Spurs have as many TOs (15) as FGs.
These are unforced Spurs turnovers. Once you get San Antonio out of its normal rhythm, they get really out of sorts.
Pretty much as crap-tastic a first half as the Spurs could hope to muster. All kinds of out of sorts.
Sloppiest half of Spurs basketball I've ever witnessed in person? It's in the conversation
Monta Ellis have it all.
What a steal by Monta.
Just a reminder, Mavs ranked 22nd in def. efficiency during the RS.
Ray Allen foul averts what would have been shot-clock No. 3.
Ray Allen totally bailed out Henderson there.
The Spurs offense right now...good lord.
Looks like Biyombo is out of the rotation. Clifford hinted pre-game he'd turn to Zeller more for offense.
I guess "let the Mavs take a double-digit lead so they can blow it" is as good a strategy as any.
There's that 10-pt lead again.
Bobcats aren't giving up - playing hard - they're not likey to get this series but impressed - Charlotte has a ton of cap room this summer
Mavs defense surviving by turnovers alone. Can't count on that pace to continue ... allowing opponent to hit over 70-percent is bad.
The Spurs are shooting 71.4% and are down by six. Do you know how difficult that is to do?
Heat 79, Bobcats 72 entering the 4Q. LeBron 10 of 14 for 25 points. Bosh 6 of 8 (4 of 4) for 16 points.
Best thing Spurs can do is get this game to halftime, then regroup. Bad juju/body language right now. Down 42-36.
Spurs = 14 TOs in 18:29. Mavs = 17 of 42 pts off TOs Spurs = 71.4% FG Mavs = 48.6% FG Score = Mavs 42, Spurs 36
Best thing Spurs can do is get this game to halftime, then regroup. Bad body juju/body language right now. Down 42-36.
Mid 2nd-Q, Dallas up 42-36 at Spurs in game 2. Mavs get 10 from Monta. Spurs only 2/6 on FTs
Heat lead, 79-72, at the end of three quarters. Jefferson limping. Kemba struggling.
I think the Spurs will get it together in the second half, but Dallas is doing a lot of little things to mess up their rhythm.
Bobcats giving it their all. Still down 7.
If Dirk was playing even remotely well, Spurs would be in bad shape right now.
End of third: Heat 79, Bobcats 72.
Pro tip: When your team has already committed 13 turnovers, try making the easy pass first.
Heat 79, Bobcats 72 going into fourth. If this is going to be Wade time, it could be interesting, he's 2 of 7.
ACLs? Where DeJuan Blair is going, we don't need ACLs.
Tony P has missed 3 FT.s
shot clock No. 2.
Didn't even take him off his feet, so not that big of a deal.
Blair with a semi-hard foul on Parker, yanks him down on drive to rim. Parker stops to stare long and hard at his old teammate.
Good foul by Blair. Too often that the Mavs give a touch foul and allow the And-1.
Blair has 4 pts and 3 reb. against his former team in just 8 minutes.
Popovich is still livid with the refs for missing what he thought should have been a traveling call on Monta Ellis the last trip down
Step 3) Miss a bunch of free throws.
Green wanted a travel call ... not because Ellis actually traveled, but because Green couldn't match his speed.
How To Let Overmatched Team Steal One On Road. Step 1) Commit a bunch of turnovers; Step 2) Commit a bunch of fouls.
As Spurs shooting percentage rises, now 71.4, their deficit grows, now 5. Mavs 39, Spurs 34.
Monta gots rhythm tonight
Leonard with no points, no shots, 3 fouls in 9 mins. Not what the Spurs were looking for.
Mavs have 2...
That's three fouls on Leonard already with 7:26 remaining in the 2nd Q. He comes out of the game.
Spurs are destroying Dallas when they don't turn it over, shooting 15 for 21. But 13 TOs in less than 17 mins is pretty ridiculous.
Mavs will be in bonus for final 7:26 of half. Plus Leonard to the bench with third foul. Bad things, man.
Al Jefferson's perseverance is, well, remarkable.
MKG's 18 points a season high. His career high is 25.
Ellis really sold that one.
Two more turnovers from the Spurs - lazy entry pass, followed by an offensive foul. They have 13 turnovers already. Mavs have 2.
I think you could tie cinder blocks to Big Al's legs and he would still drop 25.
Spurs up to 13 turnovers at 8-minute mark of 2Q.
It's a blowout. It's a close game. It's a blowout.
And TO No. 14, on an offensive foul, as I typed that previous tweet.
Nice spacing in 2-man game between Al Jefferson and Josh McRoberts. Results in a 3.
This is just an inspiring performance by Al Jefferson.