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Daily Spurs first-round playoff foe update: Today, it would be Memphis. We'll know for sure by the end of tonight.
OKC's sweep of the Spurs, even with usual caveats, is more troubling than Houston's because it is part of a wider trend.
Can't wait to see the "We Swept The Spurs in the Regular Season" banner in the Toyota Center next season. Lord knows they've got room.
Again, not to say Spurs wouldn't have hands full with Rockets, if it comes to that. Better to concentrate of getting by Portland first.
Don't know if I blogged well, but I definitely blogged hard today.
Specifically asked if Heard will have a chance. Strong said yes, but cautioned he doesn't know the system yet.
I asked Strong if a QB who doesn't get here until summer can start the season opener. He asked if I had a secret guy for him.
For Sixth Man of the Year, I should have said.
Strong on Joe Bergeron: "He had some things he needed to work on. If he gets that done, he'll be back."
Charlie Strong had lunch with Bill Clinton and dinner with George W Bush last week. Meanwhile, Texas fans just care if he met Max Wittek.
Is this oak pollen kicking anyone else's butt like it is mine?
Worst-smelling player? Klay Thompson.
Quote of the year, "He was a little fat ass" or "The whole spurs team gave off a nice fragrance"? Tough, tough choice.
As you would expect...
The Suns ballboy who did the AMA cited Belinelli as the best-smelling player in the NBA. "The whole spurs team gave off a nice fragrance."
Also sounds like a Spurs lifer: "I'm incredibly happy where I am. If (they fire me), then I'll have to worry about where I go next."
More Pop, on SAS resiliency: 'I thought they were amazing after G 6 to play as hard as they did in G 7; lot of teams would have given in.'
Many don't realize what a garbage dump the West was for much of the 80s thanks to the Lakers.
Spurs made the playoffs in 1987-88 at 31-51 (!!!), but 47 wins not good enough in this season's WC.
Spurs are 2-2, winning in 99 and 03, losing in 95 and 01.
Only 15 of 38 teams with league's best record have won the title since the ABA/NBA merger. But there are no upsets in the NBA.
Spurs have nine players averaging at least eight points. Last time that happened, results were quite different: They went 20-62 in 1996-97.
San Antonio blood moon in full effect, waiting for some supernaturals to appear hahaa
Red moon right now in San An... Very cool !!
Here's a fun fact I just came across: At 16.8 ppg, Tony Parker is set to become the lowest-scoring leading scorer in Spurs history.
Still can't figure out how come Twitter thought I was in Atlanta earlier tonight. Feel like maybe I'm being framed for something.
Reservation at the Renaissance in downtown Phoenix, canceled.
Pop grumbled before tonight's game about having to prepare for three different potential playoff foes. Now it's down to 2: Dallas or Memphis
Phoenix, meanwhile, eliminated from playoff contention. Spurs staffers can burn their scouting reports on Suns.
Wednesday in Memphis, it's Grizzlies vs. Mavericks. Loser plays the Spurs in the first round.
Man's move, Marc Gasol.
Tim Duncan on his tech, which will almost surely be revoked: "There was no intent there. I was falling down."
Dwight on the Spurs: "It doesn't matter who is on the floor, starters, the second unit, third unit. Those guys can still play basketball."
Duncan echoed that. "Exactly what we wanted. A good workout, good game, good situations. A perfect situation for us, and no one got hurt."
Pop: "It was a good night. We got the minutes we wanted to get for certain guys, got a lot of guys extra minutes and nobody got hurt."
Six-point game in Phoenix...
Suns look terrible. Grizzlies double them up late in the first quarter.
Tony Parker spent end of game icing down in the locker room, Pop said. No new injury. No concern.
Popovich says ref Tony Brothers told him the technical he called on Tim Duncan was a mistake. Sounds like it may be rescinded.
Rockets win 104-98, get West's fourth seed. Spurs get one day closer to playing in a game that matters.
Looking like the Rockets are going to hold off some of the Spurs, clinch No. 4 seed.
Pop's going back to Damion James after Austin Daye misses contested jumper, fouls Harden on a 3.
Big mistake there. Know it's an offensive rebound, but gotta foul Howard under the rim.
Diaw. So slick.
This is probably the Spurs' 123nd best lineup making this push.
Some of the Spurs lead 82-80 after Belinelli jumper.
Within one for a second.
Some of the Spurs within 3.
(Rolls, to you and me)
Did I hear that ad correctly? Gold'n Chick sells something called "yeast balls"?
Give some of the Spurs a modicum of credit. Going to make Houston work for that fourth seed. Rox up 76-68 heading to 4Q.
Boris Diaw air balls a hook shot from 5 feet. Hence, summing up my JV basketball career.
I mean, that is four fouls on Harden. Could maybe be significant.
Good night, Tim Duncan.
Duncan takes a seat right at 30 minutes. Going to guess that's the last we'll see of him tonight.
Whatever happened to get Harden isolated on Duncan, the Spurs probably never want to happen again. Although Rox still come away w/no points.
Ooof, Howard really clocked Ginobili with his off arm. T'd up.
Manu took a shot in the chops from Dwight Howard. Looked inadvertent, but Dwight teed up anyway.
Tony does have exquisite eyebrows.
Toyota Center P.A. guy: http://t.co/A0NDLaQbbb
Go figure: No Green or Leonard, and Spurs are defending Harden (9 pts, 2 for 8) better than they ever have since he joined the Rockets.
I'm setting over-under on Duncan 2nd half minutes at 7 ... over or under?