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With Jannero Pargo out, Gary Neal and Lance Stephenson would be the options at backup point guard.
If Kemba can't play, Brian Roberts would start.
He is questionable for Pacers.
Kemba has a small meniscus tear that has been there since high school. It flared up, causing him to miss practice.
Kemba Walker (knee) and Gerald Henderson (flu) missed practice.
The 3-way deal involving the Hornets, Nets and Thunder is dead, at least for now. an informed NBA source told the Observer.
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People got really angry with me in July when I said they never really wanted Lance, and this might end badly. Ummmm....
I heard tonight: "Please tell me you're not gonna trade lance for an old point guard and Lamb!" Um, that is what it might come to.
Numerous non-Hornets NBA sources say if this deal doesn't get done, It'd be a surprise: Too far down the road.
ESPN is about to have some fun with P.J.'s flop on Around The Horn.
Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston fined $5,000 for second violation of the NBA anti-flopping rule.
Hornets missed 12 free throws. Spurs missed four.
Biz dribbling in transition. Lordy.
Pop said pre-game Duncan's minutes wouldn't exceed 30. He's at 30 and on the bench.
Tonight's game is so entertaining.
Hornets have really D'd up this quarter.
Things I never thought I'd say: "Boy, Biz has been out a long time."
Lance Stephenson is 2-of-7 from the field, 1-of-4 from the foul line.
Tim Duncan with back-to-back fouls.
Brian Roberts has played only eight minutes tonight. He has a strained right elbow.
End of third: Spurs 76, Hornets 68.
Hornets have missed eight free throws tonight.
So Biz is five blocks from a triple-double.
MKG on the floor in pain. Holding his back.
That was Biz's fifth block. He gets a standing O as he takes a rest.
Biz grazes the net on a free throw. Audible groan from the crowd.
Might end up a career night for Biz.
Kemba doesn't generally lose his temper with officials. He's furious a foul wasn't called on that turnover.
They put the Riveras on Kiss Cam. Nice touch.
Hornets have trimmed what was a 16-point deficit to seven.
That runner didn't go in, but MKG having a very nice "And 1" type of game.
Biz playing very solid defense on Duncan.
Biz has seven points. HIs career-high is 14.
Halftime: Spurs 57, Hornets 45
Steve Clifford said pre-game the Spurs are the best-run organization in the NBA by a WIDE margin.
Spurs have made their last four 3-pointers.
Spurs open a 16-point lead with 2 minutes left in the half on Danny Green's 3.
Hendo draws a technical.
The Riveras get a big ovation here during a timeout.
Refs giving Biz all the calls against Duncan. Ok, not exactly.
Tim Duncan gets a 3-second violation. I was waiting for the indignant face. But he didn't react much.
Hornets shot 7-of-25 first quarter. Rough to overcome that.
End of first: Spurs 22, Hornets 18.
Lance Stephenson looks predictably rusty: 1-of-3 from field and his losing his dribble threw off the Hornets' last possession.
Spurs lead 11-0 in bench points.
Second continuation basket for MKG. That's finishing plays.
Lance Stephenson in next dead ball.
And here comes the boos...
Here comes Boris.
Kemba just dribbled through four Spurs, got straight to the rim for a layup.
Duncan goes iso on Biz. Biz does a decent Mutombo imitation.
Spurs already have several offensive rebounds, but they're 2-of-9 from the field.
Nice continuation basket for MKG.
I guess Biz guards Duncan and Zeller chases Bonner to the 3-point line. Far from ideal.
Spurs going with Matt Bonner at center tonight rather than Tiago Splitter.
Kemba draws a pre-game ovation for being named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
Clifford said there is no timetable for Al Jefferson's return.
Pop said having Duncan, Parker and Ginobili healthy for the playoffs is more important than Spurs seeding, even if they're 8th in the West.
Only Spurs out tonight are Belinelli and Leonard. Pop said Duncan and Ginobili would both play, but under 30 minutes.
Clifford plans to play Stephenson about 15 minutes per game the next 2 or 3 games.
Big Al back on the court, doing shooting drills with Patrick Ewing. http://t.co/UTY1BCTVOx
Many of Hornets' toughest games (two each against Warriors, Blazers and Grizzlies, one of two against Mavs and Rockets) are behind them.
By comparison, winning percentage of Hornets' composite opponent (.503) is tied for 13th (with Oklahoma City) among 30 NBA teams.
The Nets, the team Hornets now chasing for 8th place in the East, have so far played the NBA's weakest schedule (.470 winning percentage).
Promising sign: Al Jefferson (groin strain) has started doing some on-court workouts.
Gary Neal (hamstring) is out tonight for Spurs game. Brian Roberts will play with a sore right elbow.
Steve Clifford said Lance Stephenson's minutes would be quite limited first couple of games while he regains game conditioning.
Duke looked like that team that lost to Mercer.
I watch CBB for entertainment and information. but Duke sure didn't function like a team headed to the Final Four tonight.
Someone should sneak into Duke's next practice and count the cusses. Nobody has a dirtier mouth than Mike Krzyzewski after a game like this.
Wow. It's not often anyone -- much less a football school -- comes into Cameron and undresses the Blue Devils.
The Mercer kids are watching this Miami-Duke game thinking, "We want next."
Miami is going to beat Duke in Durham. This is the NCAA equivalent of "Get out of jail free" card.
Regardless of outcome of this game, it is so obvious Jim Larranaga is a tremendous coach. Miami made such a good hire.
Arizona's Bowles has the Jets job, per @ESPN. Explains hasty cancellation of McDermott interview.
I've said it before, I'll say it again: The frequency and length of college timeouts mean no 19-year-old kid should ever get tired.
The conspiracy theories attached to LeBron's random actions could fill several seasons of "The Americans."
Lance Stephenson said he anticipates coming off the bench Wednesday, and he's fine with that.
Looks like Lance Stephenson will play Wednesday versus Spurs
Bravo to Ohio State for winning national championship. Still wondering why it's a dis to think they're the 6th-most talented.