HoopsHype San Antonio Spurs twitter
13.5 miles ran in the books. Great event, was the 2014 Illuminations Half Marathon.
Mavs tie it up at 59, Spurs score 7 straight to push back ahead late in third quarter.
Give the Mavs tons of credit. Really hanging in against the defending NBA champions, down only seven with 3:38 to go in the third quarter.
Somewhere, Chris Paul nods his head approvingly.
Cory Joseph trying to out-flop Rondo, and doing a pretty damn good job.
Rondo draws (iffy) charge, feeds Parsons at the other end for the game-tying three-point play. Knotted up at 59s, 5:11 left in 3rd.
Rondo scores first bucket midway through the 3rd quarter on point-blank floater.
Spurs, Mavs currently having a competition to see who can pass the ball worse.
I did not see a foul on that shot.
Since about halftime of the Grizzlies game, the Spurs have played with a whole lot of guts. Eventually, might get a W to show for it.
Chuck Miketinac advises us not to forget about Matt Bonner. As if this was possible.
Apologies, Tweet game is off tonight. Still punch drunk from last night's triple OT.
Scrappy, never-say-die Mavs score five quick points in final 35 seconds, trail defending champs by five at half. Have to admire their guts.
After Long Beach built so much drama, Texas somehow, some way, kept coming up with funky stuff, like every single play.
It's raining meatballs in Dallas. Belinelli up to 14, Spurs by 9.
Kareem Abdul Jab-Bonner has brought it tonight.
Spurs still holding on to 39-33 lead late in 2Q in Dallas. The Construction Worker leads the team with 12. http://t.co/oaJdgvBiuw
The LBC has brought some drama to the Erwin Center. No. 9 Texas leads Long Beach by two in the second half.
Monta is 6 for 10, teammates are 7 for 27. (Rondo, 0-2)
Diggler 1 for 8 after that miss. Mavs shooting 37.1 pct overall.
Turns out Dirk wasn't included in the Rondo deal after all. Hits hit first bucket of the night after starting with six misses.
Parsons wears lavender capri pants. BAYNES wears animal pelts. Pick your battles, son.
Green and Splitter are active and in uniform. Meaning they could play in some sort of emergency. Appears no plans to do so absent that.
Elliott sounds like he has a sock in his throat.
Zero chance this continues, but interesting while it lasts.
If Green, Splitter don't play at some point tonight, that's basically 7 of the top 8 players. Yet, up 12 early in 2nd
And yes, Belinelli = Horschack
Up 10, Spurs huddle up at this timeout to discuss how to keep the momentum going: http://t.co/sUXVgyQenY
Marco with the spicy meatball, Spurs up 12. On an 18-2 run.
Dirk remains 0-for-5. It's as if Rondo is guarding him!
Um. The "Spurs" are winning by 10.
Elliott says Duncan is messing with him via text: "You sound awful." (And Sean does; sick or something.)
Why indeed, Kawhi.
Solid start for the Bizarro Spurs, leading 25-21 through 1.
Recapping: Spurs left five of their best players back in SA. Danny Green and Tiago Splitter combine for zero 1Q minutes. Spurs lead 25-21.
Oops. Turns out Bo and Luke Duke are resting tonight. They've been replaced by Coy and Vance.
Spurs' second unit getting ready to check in: http://t.co/cn4VTwnC5G
The rare Aron Baynes heat check.
The "Spurs" are up on the Mavs 13-10 early. Actually getting looks galore on offense.
Apparently, the Mavs also included Dirk Nowitzki's jumper in the Rondo deal.
Kyle Anderson was so wide open he actually had time to uncork that Slo-Mo jumper.
Spurs open shooting 100 percent. So much for Rondo bolstering Mavs' defense.
Belinelli with the jumper. Spurs lead 2-0. I smell upset!
Who gets beat worse today, Kyle Anderson's old team, or his current team? Place your bets now, degenerates.
Spurs indeed have 10 people in uniform. Guess it's up to Pop whether all of them play, and how much.
Maybe Rick Carlisle would let the Spurs borrow Richard Jefferson back. Just for tonight.
Kentucky wouldn't have let him past the baseline.
Texas guard Demarcus Holland, at FT line, drops ball, runs off court, sticks head in trash can next to Long Beach bench. I'll stop there.
Pop's first choice for a starting five tonight, except they're playing SNL: http://t.co/zuHVCFVzkv
This Redskins team never ceases to amaze me. They're 2-1 against the Cowboys/Eagles and 2-10 against all other teams.
Pop doesn't exactly sound upset-minded tonight in Dallas: "I'd say we're a little thin right now to pull that off."
Side effect of playing shorthanded: With only 10 players here, most Spurs able to spread out across two stalls in visitor's locker room.
Those who have asked: Green is active, but for now it appears he's coming off the bench. Probably to reduce workload.
Actual Spurs starters, via Pop: Joseph, Belinelli, Anderson, Diaw, Baynes.
At least one of the Spurs' starters out early to shoot at the AAC: http://t.co/Q5ZJ8yRAYP
FWIW, Mavs did get pounded at home earlier this year by an Indiana team down five starters. Cue Lloyd Christmas.
Not to mention the remaining Spurs have got to be gassed after the week that was.
But any edge the Spurs might gain there is offset by the fact that they are playing with five of their best players out.
Under different circumstances, facing DAL on Rondo's first night might be an edge for Spurs. Chance for Mavs to be a bit discombobulated.
It's only right http://t.co/kNTPlBMk92
Also relevant for tonight: Since 2011-12, Spurs are 2-3 w/o original Big Three and Kawhi Leonard in uniform.
Relevant for tonight: Spurs are 5-11 in Big Three era w/o all of Duncan, Parker, Manu in uniform. Have gone 5-4 over past nine such games.
Tim Duncan is averaging 36.3 minutes per game in December. Would be his most in a single month since December 2008.
Serious question: If Kentucky played only four guys at a time (but rotated to keep them fresh) for the entire second half, who would win?
I wouldn't necessarily call you crazy if you said the next time Texas plays Kentucky, the Wildcats will still be undefeated.
To be honest, was gonna make that "48 seconds of hell" joke about College Station, but I don't need the stress. Those people are nuts.
This was the danger of playing the old guys last night against Portland and not winning. Makes tonight's game a punt.
I am shocked (not shocked): No Duncan or Ginobili tonight in Dallas, per Spurs.
Given how hot he's been -- 25, 27 points in last two games, 13 total 3s -- prolly wants to ride that to the bitter end.
Was thinking Green might get the night off too. But he said he felt much better after last night's game than Wednesday.
Geez, the Spurs are double-digit underdogs tonight. That takes some getting used to.
Danny Green has played 94 minutes in the last 3 days, and he's listed to play again tonight. Will be interesting if Pop uses him.
Spurs: Duncan (rest), Ginobili (rest), Parker (hamstring), Leonard (hand) and of course Mills (shoulder) are all out tonight in Dallas.
Duncan (rest), Ginobili (rest), Leonard (hand), Parker (hamstring), Mills (shoulder) all out tonight against Dallas, per the Spurs.
Spurs announced Tim Duncan (rest), Manu Ginobili (rest), Tony Parker (hamstring), Kawhi Leonard (hand) & Patty Mills will all be out tonight