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Green, speaking for everyone with even remote interest in the NBA, on int. fouling Jordan: "Hopefully we won't have to use that tactic."
Q: Are the playoffs fun for you? Kawhi Leonard, w/ Standing In Line At The DMV Face: "Yeah. It's the best time of the year."
Additional Pop gem, on obstacles presented by Clips: "Same as any team. They're in the NBA." (He was in a great mood, if you can't tell.)
Pop signs off with media: "Anybody else with an incisive question I can help with? That's why I'm here. I love to help. I love you all."
Per Manu, Splitter slightly limited in practice today. Hopes the Brazilian will be ready "in 48 hours, when we need him."
I looked through 46 games of Game 1s for that stat, FWIW. That’s how much time I have on my hands today. It’s sad.
… So it’s been awhile.
Fun follow up fact: The Spurs have won 11 consecutive Game 1s. Their last Game 1 loss was April 17, 2011.
Fun fact: The Spurs are 32-14 in Game 1s during the Tim Duncan era.
Tiago Splitter (calf) practiced today but no update beyond that from Popovich.
Pop said Splitter practiced lightly today, would not address availability for Game 1. "If he plays, he plays."
Jamal Crawford saying the Spurs can win on Mars is perfect because they are probably aliens designed to play excellent basketball.
NBA PLAYOFFS IN T-MINUS 24 HOURS
Journalism is dying, so why are you doing it? /copy /paste /repeat /shake head
Last last retweet is one reason Doc is going to ride his starters in this series, then ride 'em some more.
In honesty, yesterday was probably a bigger "turd in punch bowl" moment for Clips than Spurs. Don't deserve champs in first round.
... history is also less relevant here. This is a 6th seed that was a M Gasol banked 3 from being 2. They're good enough to win it all.
Re the 6th seed: It's disingenuous to ignore fact that winning 3 or 4 playoff series on the road is harder than winning at home, but ...
Of course BAYNES loves Texas BBQ
Again, this is the last (and biggest) piece to the MLS puzzle: Can he bring in investors with the cash to bankroll a move?
...would be shocked if the subject of a potential ownership stake didn't come up. Which, obviously, would be huge for Hartman.
Shouldn't jump to conclusions, but given that Parker has already purchased a basketball team back home in France and has money to invest...
Said Hartman, "Wanted to know about our plans and where we're going."
Hartman was tight-lipped on meeting with Parker today but said they met for about two hours, including tour of Toyota Field.
SA Convention/Sports Facilities chief Michael Sawaya says turf install for Wed's match at Dome was entirely organized/executed by US Soccer
Also, Southwest like, "OMG, we're not good."
It's sort of funny hilarious my flight delay has completely outlasted the Twitter Q&A. People like, "Nah, we're good."
By the way, Vance Bedford was asked today about a safety who's shown "flashes." This was his answer: http://t.co/4zEGyXYfmN
Like everyone else in the league, have no clue what to make of LAC. Could totally imagine them winning 3 games by 15+, losing series.
Driving past the line at Franklin and walking right up to the window at Micklethwait remains one of Austin's underrated pleasures.
I guess since I got a couple hours, if you people want to ask me questions I have no answers to, I'd be glad to pretend to oblige.
I mean, far be it from me to complain about an extra three hours in New Orleans. But, you know, it's an airport.
What you really want, between the end of regular season and the start of a road playoff series, is a massive flight delay. So this is fun.
From the NBA: Celtics' Stevens and Clippers' Rivers Named NBA Coaches of the Month for April.
Russell Westbrook is like the ultimate wrestling heel, except he's a real person.
Also: Leonard becomes the first Spurs player to lead the league in steals since Alvin Robertson in 1987.
And D-Rob was born in Key West ... which barely counts as the U.S. Before him, there was Dominique Wilkins -- born in Paris.
How's this for arcania? At 16.5 ppg, Kawhi Leonard is Spurs' first leading scorer born in continental U.S. since David Robinson in 97-98.
Vance Bedford with high praise for DT Poona Ford. Says he has a lot of Malcom Brown in him.
Watson says UT won't have co-starting QBs: "They're not competing to share time. They're competing to be the starter."
Watson says there are no plans to name a starting QB now, or any time soon, apparently.
Texas play-caller(?) Shawn Watson on Jerrod Heard: "The single most important thing to happen to this football team is his improvement."
...that only two of 67 NBA champions have had a non-top three seed: 1969 Celtics (4) and 1995 Rockets (6).
Portland was No. 6 in the West in 1986 at 40-42. Before that, Utah at 41-41. And before that, Phoenix at 41-41.
So Spurs are going to be consensus faves, it feels like. Wonder if Doc is going to beat that into the ground. No, he would never do that.
So this is interesting: Spurs lose, drop to 6th, championship odds actually jumped a few pct points in Hollinger playoff simulator.
24 hours ago consensus was: Doesn't matter, GSW only team capable of beating the Spurs in a series. You guys chickening out now?
I'll bet DeAndre Jordan is somewhere practicing his foul shots. Like right now.
Even during their past few Finals runs, the Spurs lost occasional playoff games at home. Will be lethal this year.
Real trouble with no HCA: Margin for error is nil. Screw up a home game and you're probably toast.
Spurs tied for 5th-best record in the NBA and are a No. 6 seed. In some ways, it's just a number.
1) Those Rox traded for a Hall of Famer at midseason; 2) Those Rox won 47 games; Spurs won 55. A 6 seed like no other.
You're about to hear '95 Rockets mentioned A LOT in coming days. Two points ...
Two quick thoughts on Clips matchup: Kawhi should have a field day in this series; Spurs need Splitter big-time.
Did not witness this but I guess Mexico coach Miguel Herrera threw huge fit in Dome hallway over state of field. And I use that word loosely