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It was noted Parker did pull off a crossover last night, but it came against 400-year-old Andre Miller. TP: "It doesn't count."
Tony Parker describes his past couple months: "Sometimes you go through those times you don't know how to play basketball anymore."
Parker on last night's crossover against 80-yr-old Andre Miller: "I'm not going to take credit. I'm just happy I shot 50 pct. Baby steps."
So he's 19th in scoring, 9th in rebounding, and needs three blocks to surpass Patrick Ewing for 7th in blocks.
Overlooked in last night's game notes, Duncan passed Nate Thurmond into 9th place on the all-time rebounding list (14,470).
I been rocking with Fab since "Street Dreams" and "Ghetto Fab". Met him n Pathmark in Edgewater in 01 he told my mom 2 cop his album for me.
This is not the winter apocalypse I was promised.
By the end of tonight, the Spurs will either be tied in the loss column with Dallas (23), or all West seeds 3-8 will have 20 or more losses
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Nico freakin’ Batum
Danny Green on Kawhi Leonard's night: "When he's locked in like that, it makes us a totally different ball team." I'd say.
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Tonight's game in a nut shell... http://t.co/Y1jgu6pW7f
With 22 games left, the Spurs are 3 games behind Portland (3 seed) & 3.5 games ahead of the Thunder (8 seed).
The Spurs' last 3 wins vs. the Kings (twice) and Suns: OFFENSE: 105.8 PP/100 DEFENSE: 82.9 PP/100 Denver visits Friday.
Ben McLemore on the Spurs: "They have a great team, The defending champs. They just had more urgency & a lot of energy from the jump."
Kawhi Leonard's last 3 games: 20.0 PPG (58% shooting), 7.3 REB, 2.3 STL, 2.0 AST, 1.7 BLK.
The Spurs held the Kings to 11 points in the 2Q, 23 in 3Q, & 24 in 4Q. Coach Karl: "Defensively, they controlled us."
Pop on Kawhi Leonard: "He set the tone for us on both ends of the floor again. He was spectacular."
Coach Pop on Splitter defending Cousins: "Tiago historically has done a good job on him & he continued that tonight."
Pop said Kawhi Leonard’s play set the tone for the team on both offense & defense.
“He was more aggressive,” said Pop of Tony Parker. Pop said it was good to see Parker’s floaters & jumper go in.
The Spurs improve to 37-23 with a 112-85 victory over the Kings. Kawhi 21 points, Parker 19 points. SA has won 3 in a row.
Time out with 2:33 left in a 33-point game, and a small piece of me dies inside.
Spurs' most lopsided win was a 29-pointer at Minnesota back in November.
By the transitive property, Spurs are apparently 76 points better than New York.
After that Beli trey, the Spurs now lead by 40. 110-70
40-point game on Marco's desperation 3.
I know Kings and Suns aren't very good teams ... but blowing out the dregs is a good sign. Spurs weren't doing it for much of the year.
Even Sean Elliott is bored.
Good lord, there's still five minutes left in this game.
The Spurs are three points away from being up 40...
Jeff can't do much, but he can most definitely dunk.
Remember when the Spurs lost 4 in a row recently? They’re now up 30 with 10:16 left in the 4Q...
After allowing the Kings to score 27 points in the 1Q, the Spurs’ defense held SAC to 11 in the 2Q & 23 in the 3Q.
About to be Jeff Ayres Time with more than 10 minutes to play.
30-point game on Belinelli's 3
I'm just saying. It's a 24-point game and we're shooting foul shots every time down the floor. Speed it up, fellas.
Patrick to Manu to Baynes with the touch pass for the dunk. SA by 22.
Kings getting a lot of foul shots this quarter. I wouldn't care, but it's really slowing the game down and I want to go home.
Mills PUTIT, Spurs have their largest lead at 24.
Patrick PUJIT now...
Kawhi Leonard is now on the bench after pitching a 21 point, 5 rebound, 3 steal, 1 block & 1 assist line in 28 minutes.
Leonard has only 2 points this quarter, but what 2 points they were...
Tony Parker heads to the bench with 19 points (tied for 1st on team) on 8/14 shooting with 3 assists in 24 minutes. SA by 21.
Cousins picks up his fourth with 4:15 left in 3Q.
Makes both, and he's up to 11 in the quarter, 19 for the game.
Tony Parker just crossed over someone! Sure it was Andre Miller, but you've got to start somewhere.
Now THERE'S something we haven't seen from Tony much lately -- quick crossover dribble, loses defender, darts into paint to draw foul.
Pop responds by going small. Leonard will play the 4.
Tim Duncan picks up his 5th foul with 5:48 left in the third quarter. Spurs up big, but still ...
To be fair to Spurs' defense the past couple of possessions, I've kind of fallen asleep too.
Biggest mystery on Spurs-Kings right now is if Sacto will break 60 tonight.
If lob dunks were worth 15 points, Kings would be on 30-0 run.
Well, now Parker has 17 points. SA lead up to 23.
Parker’s got 15 points on 7/10 shooting in 20 minutes. SA by 21
Spurs, meanwhile, up 65-44 on Kings mid-3Q. Brutal b2b for Sac. Can't imagine they have much gas.
Parker's not doing anything super special, but he's up to 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting. Big development after horrid road trip.
Not sure how to describe Cousins' reaction when Thompson fumbled away his interior pass. A flailing jumping jack?
Duncan's got a beef there. Should have been a tie-up.
Timmy complains a lot. He had a point there.
And Tony Parker now has 11 points on 5/8 shooting. SA by 17.
The Jason Richardson Game
Spurs outscored Sacramento 14-4 in final 5:16 of quarter to push lead into double digits.
Spurs opponents (Suns, Kings) shooting 30.4 percent over the past six quarters. That's OK.
Half: Spurs 54, Kings 38. Leonard 19 points (8/9 FG). SA shoots 53%, SAC 32%. SAC 20-12 edge in paint. Both teams 23 combined TOs.
Spurs lead 54-38 after dominating close to 2Q. Leonard with 19, which (I believe) is the highest-scoring half of his career.
Rudy gets t'eed up, and is still allowed a couple more F-Bombs w/o incurring a second. Joey would have had him deported.
Give Kawhi Leonard 19 first half points. Leonard shooting 8/9 from field, 2/3 from three.
The Spurs currently have their largest lead of the night - 12 points.
Tim Duncan: Down, set, go! Manu catches the Hail Mary on the other end of the court for the and-1 opp.
This game's kind of turned into rugby, Spurs have extended lead to 45-36 with 3:14 left in first half.
Spurs have their largest lead at 9 points. Kings shooting just 36 points. Leonard continues to dominate with 16 points in 17 minutes.
Whatever Spurs were supposed to be running on turnover that led to Gay breakout dunk, Duncan didn't do it.
Pop asking Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili to remove their heads from a place nobody's head should ever be.
16 points on 7/8 shooting with 3 boards for Kawhi Leonard now in 15 minutes.
Kawhi's doing that thing where he is by far the best player, on either team, on both ends.