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Sick kicks Zbo is wearing.
Overheard at this bowling alley: "I want to take my glasses off and punch myself in the face." Well, alright.
Spurs getting crazy this yr. Have NINE alley-oop dunks in 85 games after just 3 in 20112-13, 7 in 2013-14. (For reference, Clips have 123).
Hard to rip Rose for his defense when I've never seen that pass made from that spot. Cool call.
Of course the coach who was a point guard draws the final play up for his point guard. Great execution by Milwaukee.
Let's repeat that: When the Spurs get stuck on offense, the winningest playoff trio in NBA history gives way to Kawhi Leonard.
Kind of a stark admission from Manu Ginobili, here talking about Kawhi Leonard today: http://t.co/GNRhhbnDjj
Redick: "There's no sense that we've given up, or that we can't beat them. We've proven that we can. But we have to be better."
Redick: "You never want to go down 3-1. That's tough to overcome. Whatever our gameplan is tomorrow, most important thing is...desperation."
More from Redick on Spurs D as Clippers, No. 1 in O efficiency, are averaging almost 14 points fewer per 100 trips: http://t.co/x1qp0zHqxF
Side note: First time I've ever been around Redick for an extended interview. Really good -- frank, honest, insightful.
Redick on shooting woes vs SA: "They've just done a really good job of taking away any clean looks. Their game plan with me has been great."
Doc on lack of ball movement: "In the third quarter, the ball changed sides of the floor once. You should lose if that happens. And we did."
Doc on Spurs D: "They were so much more physical. They played so hard defensively. Their offense was good. Their defense was great."
Doc on his postgame chat with Pop: "He said, 'We kicked your ass.' And I said, 'Yeah, you did.' No, he didn't say that."
Will never ever ever understand why the Must Win Game label is so important to some people.
The Spurs are an early 6-point favorite for Game 4 Sunday. They were a 5-point favorite for Game 3 and led by 37 at one time.
Happy 39th birthday TD! You looking younger and younger... 😮 http://t.co/jkCObA9lWB
This E40 slaps lol http://t.co/ac5y74uouN
They started out giving him Jordan and Pippen tapes to study defense. Now, Charles Barkley post-ups.
This is a player who, as rookie, had to have his entire shot reworked and basically stood in the corner for 3s. Four years later, go-to guy.
Digest this, from Manu: "He has become our main offensive target. When we are stuck, we can go at him and he will get something done."
Defense was pretty much expected. But across the board, Spurs to a man are surprised, even shocked, at offensive player Leonard is becoming.
Big birthday shoutout to greatest power forward to ever play the game and still doin it...Timmy D
Hoy el #21 cumple 39 añitos y sigue siendo una bestia. Salud campeón!
Asking Manu about Kawhi's D, he circled back to Danny: "I'm telling you, Danny did a wonderful job. So it's great to have both."
Here's another fun fact: The Clippers were the last team to outscore the Spurs in regulation at the AT&T Center. That was on Jan. 31.
Ginobili: "We can easily lose this series. But we are the same (team) that won (the championship) last year. We can do it again."
And somewhere, in a dark corner of the practice facility, Popovich grudgingly gives Danny a B plus.
Oh yeah, the Spurs also have the reigning DPOY to sic on Redick, who is shooting 31 pct in this series. Not a bad defensive tandem.
Doc said last night Green defended CP3 about as well as he's been defended this year. Then Ginobili describes his work as "phenomenal."
Tony a bit confused with sequence; Pop actually did take Kawhi out, put him back late for career-high. Still funny: http://t.co/31N6VgFESL
Manu teased that Spurs get fined for alley oops. "Danny was very, very close. It almost didn't turn out so well." (Thank you Based Leonard)
Spurs staffer says Leonard doesn't really want to do anything that doesn't involve sleep or basketball. Sounds right.
Didn't initially realize how "Tao of Kawhi" Leonard's comment about last night's oop was: "I just tried to catch the ball." You don't say...
Tim Duncan turns 39 today. He's now halfway through a decent NBA career.
To recap Spurs' last two games: Won Game 2, thanks to a 39-year-old. Won Game 3, thanks to a 23-year-old.
If Golden State, Houston and Cleveland all sweep, Game 5 of Spurs-Clippers series would tip at 8:30 (central) Tuesday. Otherwise, 9:30.
So from a beat guy-deadline perspective: Let's go Warriors, Rockets and Cavs!
Tim Duncan turned 39 today. He only scored 4 points last night so, clearly, washed up.
Yup def quarter sized hail.
Lights are flickering on and off and it sounds like hail on my roof. Glad I just filed my column for tomorrow…
My point, I guess: Leonard didn't need to score 32 to prove his max contract worthiness. But it sure didn't hurt.
Let's make a list of players who could plausibly guard LBJ and KD, and also could score 32 in a kind of huge playoff game. OK, I'm done.
Spurs had three players in double figures, one with more than 15. It was Kawhi Leonard with 30-freaking-2. Strangest Spurs box in a while.
I mean, Spurs' alleged Big Three combined for 12 points, and they beat the No. 3 seed by darn near 30.
Boa Vitoria hj!! Agora descansar e se preparar pro domingo! http://t.co/MX2EYfjCIS
Great Win tonight, now is time to get some rest and be ready for sunday! http://t.co/ammnRMYCAb
Tony Parker said coming off an injury, it was good for him to just have to play close to 25 minutes tonight.