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Mirza Teletovic with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 0 hair strands out of place.
Meanwhile, the Nets have closed to within eight thanks to six straight points from Mirza, who has a game-high 16.
Williams has gotten the all-clear from Tim Walsh to return to the game. Just a matter of when Hollins calls his number again.
Deron is talking to trainer Tim Walsh and walking back and forth along the bench. Now takes a seat at the end of it, talks to Walsh again.
Deron is up trying to walk it off.
Tony Parker and Deron Williams banged knees, both wound up on the floor. Parker stays in to shoot free throws, while Williams goes to bench.
Deron comes up gimpy after banging his right knee, has to check out with 10:25 left in 3rd Q.
Knee-on-knee with Parker
Deron Williams just went down and grabbed his knee. Got up and is limping. Looks like knee-to-knee contact.
Deron is limping.
Well, at least it's not New Year's Eve this time around. Then again, anyone watching this baby could use a stiff drink.
Does anyone think the Nets are coming back?
Spurs hit more shots in the first half within 5 feet of the basket (16) than the Nets hit all half (15).
YouTube is dangerously devoid of Jim Spanarkel NBA player highlights.
Deron Williams has 12 points, three assists, & has easily been Brooklyn's best player. He, Teletovic, Lopez & Jack have 32 of Brooklyn's 36.
I know it's plus-minus but when you see Brook Lopez is minus-16 and Bojan Bogdanovic is minus-18, it all makes sense.
There are fireworks going off outside my apartment in Brooklyn. I am guessing they are not watching this game.
51-36 Spurs at halftime. Spurs shooting 51 percent, Nets shooting 34 percent. Those two stats pretty much sum everything up.
The Nets are down 17 at the half and the first commercial that follows features Pitbull. Haven’t we suffered enough?
As Lou Williams goes off for Toronto tonight, still can't quite understand why Atlanta gave up him & Bebe this summer for Salmons' expiring
Joe is playing like he has checked out.
Brook Lopez just fumbled the ball, took a fadeaway with a hand in his face, and shot it off the top of the backboard.
Aaaaand Lionel Hollins takes a seat. ....Nets trail, 45-27.
Cory Jefferson got about two minutes and then gets pulled for Mirza Teletovic.
Joe Johnson has taken two shots tonight. Five last night. Hmm...
Tim Duncan has 6 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 blocks, and 3 steals. We’re 18 minutes in.
Looks like Cory Jefferson will be checking in for Mason after this timeout.
*starts writing recap*
The Nets have been sooooooo bad rebounding the ball. I mean, sooooo bad.
Wow. We are about to get a Cory Jefferson sighting.
Cory Jefferson alert!!
Cory Jefferson is about to check into the game for the Nets.
Tim Duncan has four assists already. No one on the Nets has more than three.
Jarrett Jack hits a pair of free throws to snap an 11-0 Spurs run, but it's now 36-20. Nets are now 8-for-28 (28.6 percent) from the floor.
Jarrett Jack was called for a tech.
The Nets are down 15 in San Antonio in the first half, which is basically a win.
Spurs have opened the second quarter with an 8-0 run, and now lead 33-18. Duncan dominating inside.
Tim Duncan is still a terrific defensive player. Just stoned Mason Plumlee at the rim twice.
Jerome Jordan has leapfrogged Mason Plumlee as Nets backup center and given how they’ve started the year it hasn’t been much of a fight.
Nets start the second quarter with Jarrett Jack, Bojan Bogdanovic, Alan Anderson, Mason Plumlee and Brook Lopez.
Why is the Spurs mascot a kangaroo?
The Nets have been far more interested in going for 2-for-1s this season than in the last two – something that needed to change.
This game is sometimes being played against the backdrop of 70s highlight reel music.
Bojan is still struggling mightily and is 0 for 3. If he can't get going offensively, it's a problem. Jarrett Jack checks in for him.
Nets on pace to be the Nets
Jerome Jordan in the game as first big off the bench, ahead of Mason Plumlee.
Lopez being Lopez.
Looking forward to seeing a healthy Deron vs. Tony Parker.
Did Brook Lopez’s hands shrink in the last ten months? He’s having trouble just catching and holding onto the ball.
Not sure why MIrza opens up guarding Tim Duncan. It will be a LONG night if that's the plan.
Just spotted the rarest of sights: Kevin Garnett is on the bench for once.
Rare sight: Kevin Garnett on the bench in a suit. Usually when he doesn't play, we never see him at all at the arena.
It says a lot about the Spurs that during starting lineup intros Tim Duncan is announced first and Boris Diaw is announced last night.
No Splitter for Spurs. Lopez played well in the 4th quarter after going back-and-forth with Hollins. Has a chance to keep moving forward.
Williams very clearly fourth on that list when comparing. Still good company.
Players averaging 18 points & 6 assists/game with at least .580 true shooting%: Chris Paul, Stephen Curry, Damian Lillard, Deron Williams.
Mirza Teletovic starting in place of Garnett (rest). Lineup Nets are starting with a +10 in 30 minutes this year.
Tonight is battle of the comic book nerds: Duncan (The Punisher) vs Lopez (Batman). ....
Their last non-regular season win in San Antonio was back in Game 2 of the 2003 Finals.
Mirza Teletovic is starting
Gregg Popovich: "Kawhi is a baaad man."
Pop: "Kawhi is a bad man. Kawhi is a bad man. There's nothing on the court he can't do."