Mike Monroe

Refs also missed obvious foul on Kawhi Leonard on that last rebound #Makeup

Quixem Ramirez

84-83, Cleveland leads. Basketball things are definitely happening

Dan McCarney

Varejao is your leading scorer with 21 points. Did almost all of it with hustle and intelligent movement off the ball.

Mike Monroe

I think Ed Malloy is one of NBA's best young refs; I also think his charge call on Duncan for ordinary layin was, um, perplexing

Dan McCarney

Timeout Cavs, leading 84-83 with 3:44 left. Their ball when play resumes.

Dan McCarney

Just iso, iso, iso for the Spurs. And this is their starting lineup, with Diaw.

Dan McCarney

Varejao just beat Duncan down the court. Straight out-hustled him.

Dan McCarney

Classic Karl Malone move there. Still not sure how else you shoot a layup.

Dan McCarney

Spurs in the bonus from here on out, 6:34 left...

Jeff McDonald

We're veering into "the Spurs are shooting worse from the foul line than the Cavs are from 3" territory. Not there yet, but close.

Dan McCarney

Just when it seemed as if the Spurs found an offensive groove, it appears to have disappeared. Six points in eight trips to start 4th.

Dan McCarney

Spurs winning this game with Parker, Ginobili shooting 4 for 11, 4 points apiece.

Dan McCarney

8:48 left, Spurs lead Cleveland 77-75. Two FTs for Duncan when play resumes.

Mike Monroe

Tim Duncan made 1st 3 shots, has since missed 10 of last 13 vs. #Cavs

Dan McCarney

Daye drills kick-out 3. Eat it, McCarney.

Dan McCarney

Poor kid's NBA career is evaporating before our eyes.

Dan McCarney

Austin Daye iso just happened. Pop slowly shakes his head.

Mike Monroe

#Spurs 4-13 on 3s, 6-11 on FTs but somehow head to 4th with 72-69 lead on #Cavs #DefensiveExecution

Jeff McDonald

Spurs lead Cleveland 72-69 heading to 4Q. Boris Diaw triple-double watch is on: 17 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds so far.

Dan McCarney

Amazing how much better your offense looks when the ball goes in the basket. Spurs up 72-67 with 23 points in 14 trips.

Dan McCarney

Spurs with 18 points on their last 11 possessions, tied up with the Cavs at 65s.

Jeff McDonald

Nip and tuck game. Spurs probably want to make more than half their free throws. Just saying.

Dan McCarney

Diaw and James reprising the great Wilkins-Bird duel from yesteryear.

Jeff McDonald

Now neither offense can be stopped. Go figure.

Mike Monroe

OMG, Aron Baynes out on LeBron might have been worst mismatch in NBA history

Dan McCarney

Diaw playing with garlic butter in his veins tonight. Hits the runner off glass, now has 15/6/7/3/1.

Dan McCarney

Great execution there, but Parker can't hit the corner 3. Spurs now 3 for 11 to continue their woes from long range.

Dan McCarney

Basically, Bobo is doing everything.

Dan McCarney

Diaw update: 11 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals, 1 block, 1 blown def. assignment to force Popovich timeout 19 seconds into half.

Mike Finger

And I mean that about both sides. Fights about who needs whom less and who's more afraid of whom are dumb and boring.

Dan McCarney

O has been erratic, but Spurs playing pretty damn good D against explosive Cavs: 53 points on 42.6 pct midway through 3rd quarter.

Jeff McDonald

What's amazing is that Cleveland has the No. 2 rated offense in the NBA and features a starting shooting guard who can't, you know, shoot.

Dan McCarney

Team has won 5 championships in last 15 years ==> @TortiousTroll Frankly I'm depressed and ashamed

Mike Finger

It's impossible to put A&M and Texas in the same tweet and not get inundated with stupid. You're better off opining on marriage equality.

Dan McCarney

Love those moments when Pop starts venting to the bench, and they just have to sit there and nod their heads in agreement.

Dan McCarney

Pop -- "They think it's a playoff game, these people. And we're letting them get away with it."

Mike Monroe

Watching #Spurs telecasts on FSSW one might wonder if entire audience is made up of those injured in auto accidents #AmbulanceChasers

Dan McCarney

Pop calls timeout 19 seconds into the second half to blister Diaw for gambling on steal.

Mike Monroe

One play, one #Cavs basket, one angry time out from Popovich #SerbianCurses

Jeff McDonald

Pop calls timeout 15 seconds into the third quarter, so you know that didn't go well.

Dan McCarney

Harden's shirt giving me an acid flashback.

Dan McCarney

But that stretch counts, so 44 points in 48 possessions against fairly poor Cleveland D is no bueno.

Mike Finger

On a separate topic, asked Shipley if he might set a record for fair catches. He said, "Half the season, we didn't even have a return on."

Dan McCarney

Low point total for Spurs, but 17 ast/19 FG is sign of health. Other than stretch of 10 poss with 2 pts to start 2nd, haven't been terrible.

Mike Finger

Texas WR Jaxon Shipley: "Anybody on this team would love a chance to play A&M."

Mike Monroe

8-0 run for #Spurs to cut #Cavs halftime lead to 47-44; Duncan 13, Verejao 12; Spurs have 8 steals

Jeff McDonald

Nice response from Spurs to finish half on 8-0 run. Still down 47-44. Holding a great offense in check but cannot for the life of them score

Dan McCarney

Spurs close first half on 8-0 run after Kyrie Irving's rampage. Cleveland leads 47-44. Boris Diaw doing it all with 11 p, 5 r, 5 a, 3 s.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs are super lucky Boris Diaw showed up for this game.

Dan McCarney

Boris with another great feed, that's 11/5/5/3 in the 1st half.

Dan McCarney

What is the statue of limitations on LeBron Homecoming commercials? All-Star break?

Dan McCarney

Joseph stops the bleeding, stripping Irving and feeding Leonard for fastbreak layup. Spurs still trail 47-40.

Dan McCarney

Oof. Now three straight for Irving, including two 3s. All high difficulty. Just drilled them.

Dan McCarney

And here comes Irving with back-to-back Js, Cleveland has its largest lead at 44-36.

Dan McCarney

That's also what happens when you have 3 key rotation players out, and Bonner.

Dan McCarney

Cleveland is 25th in def. efficiency, BTW.

Dan McCarney

Spurs getting zip from their bench tonight. BAYNES with 4, Joseph with 2, and that's it. Ginobili scoreless in 12 minutes.

Dan McCarney

LeBron. So smooth. So powerful. Three-point play of drive from the arc puts Cleveland up 39-34.

Dan McCarney

Sexy line for Diaw so far: 7 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals in 14 minutes.

Jeff McDonald

The Spurs' second field goal of the quarter came on a possession in which Kawhi Leonard fell down and had to impersonate Curly Neal.

Jeff McDonald

Cleveland is basically horrible at playing defense and the Spurs have one field goal in the last 4 1/2 minutes.

Dan McCarney

Tweet you never expected: Anderson Varejao is lighting up the Spurs, 10 points on 5 for 6.

Mike Monroe

Too 2:45 for #Spurs to get 1st pts. of 2nd period; it stopped an 11-0 #Cavs run #BadBenchPlay

Dan McCarney

8-0 run for Cleveland to start the 2nd, 11 straight stretching back to 1st.

Jeff McDonald

0 for 6 start from 3 for the Spurs. Which seems to be happening a lot lately on the road.

Dan McCarney

Marco isn't a great player, but the drop-off between him and Austin Daye is fairly substantial.

Dan McCarney

I did not see a foul there.

Mike Monroe

#Spurs up 23-20 after 1 in CLE but they're gonna hear from Popovich about giving up wide open 3 to Harris on #Cavs final possession

Jeff McDonald

Spurs lead 23-20 after 1Q. They're 0 for 3 from 3-point range. Cavs are 4 of 7. Big reason it's that close.

Dan McCarney

"They gon' be fine" is Mark Jackson's assessment of the Spurs offense. OK then.

Dan McCarney

He's at least my favorite Frenchman. (Sorry Tony)

Dan McCarney

That's Bobo's third assist, to BAYNES for the dunk. 4 pts, 3 rbs, 3 assists, 2 steals for everyone's favorite Frenchman.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs' bigs pick apart Cavs with high-low passing. Helping to salvage what has been a poor-ish shooting start.

Dan McCarney

All the Bad Manu on that posesssion.

Dan McCarney

Duncan with 10 shots in the first 10 minutes. And somewhere Kobe Bryant nods his head approvingly.

Dan McCarney

Duncan hits 11 points, and that's after missing a coupla bunnies.

Jeff McDonald

Either that, or K-Love and Kyrie can pretend to sharpen Hulk's mustache.

Jeff McDonald

Halftime entertainment: Hulk Hogan attempts to bat off Corey Kluber, then they wrestle.

Jeff McDonald

AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber is also in the house tonight.

Dan McCarney

Full-court outlet to James for layup = insta-timeout from Popovich.

Mike Monroe

First #Spurs FG by someone not named Duncan ... off pass from Duncan

Mike Monroe

Tim Duncan on pace for about 80 points vs. #Cavs ... 9 in first 4 min.

Dan McCarney

GREAT hands by Duncan to maintain possession there, complete the layup while being fouled. Converts the three-point play, Spurs lead 7-5

Mike Monroe

Took 1:15 for someone to score for either #Spurs or #Cavs

Mike Monroe

You don't think :Popovich starting @Boris Diaw vs. #Cavs has LeBron thinking about 2014 Finals ... do you?

Jeff McDonald

Hulk Hogan in the house tonight. He's got the second-best mustache in the building -- behind Bill Schoening of course.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs: Parker, Green, Leonard, Duncan, Diaw. Cavs: Irving, Marion, James, Love, Varejao.

Jeff McDonald

Boris Diaw starting tonight with Matt Bonner ill.

Dan McCarney

ESPN talking head asks, how important is this game for the Spurs in November. Pop chucks clipboard at him from across the court.

Jeff McDonald

Matt Bonner was a late addition to the Spurs' injury report. He is out with a stomach virus.

Jeff McDonald

Pop, like Manu, says Spurs missing Splitter more on offense than defense. Splitter's pick-and-rolling creates spacing and people movement.

Dan McCarney

H'man: "I would not read anything into that. I still feel our discussions are...positive. We're still moving forward. Nothing has changed."

Dan McCarney

Finally spoke to Hartman about batch of cities presenting to MLS tmw. Feels pretty strongly that SA/Scorpions are still on the radar.

Jeff McDonald

No Marco Belinelli tonight in Cleveland. Still out with the groin strain.

Paul Garcia

Spurs announce Marco Belinelli, Tiago Splitter, and Patty Mills are all out tonight with injuries. Matt Bonner is out too w/ stomach virus.

Dan McCarney

Belinelli scratched for tonight, as well as Bonner with a stomach bug. Splitter and Mills also out.

Michael De Leon

Spurs’ Popovich on Cavs’ James returning to Cleveland ift.tt/1uxNQNC #spurs