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Pacers have outscored Spurs 16-4 over last 3:47 of 2nd qtr., now lead 42-41 with Paul George at line for an and-one FT; 2:37 left in 1st 1/2
Parker's layup breaks 18-4 run for Pacers.
Meanwhile, that 13-point lead is all gone.
And just like that Indy is in front on George's PUJIT 3.
Spoke too soon with the praise. Spurs have just two points on last nine possessions.
Pop says screw this not scoring stuff. Puts in Bonner.
Pop did a great Macaulay Culkin, circa Home Alone impression after that last turnover.
8-2 run for the Pacers cuts it to 37-30, 5:26 left in the second quarter.
Can't decide whether the Spurs have been more impressive on offense or defense. Solid all-around performance so far.
Mahinmi flirting with more fouls than minutes.
Another foul for Ian. That's three in four minutes.
Manu going all in with some of these 3s.
Manu playing with so much energy right now.
Can't even compare the quality of shots the two teams are getting.
Pop was more worried about losing stamina during hiatus. So we'll see how goes that come 4Q.
Guess we can put to rest idea that Spurs might be rusty after five days w/o a game. Looked synced-in at both ends in 1Q.
Spurs score 28 points, shoot 54.5% in 1Q against NBA's top defense. Not bad.
Spurs with 28 points on 22 possessions in first quarter. Pacers typically allow around 91 per 100.
No LeBron treatment for George. Being aggressively trapped and hedged every time he touches the ball.
Pacers, obviously, are a load defensively. Spurs playing with tons of energy at that end as well.
Great to be back at the AT&T Center, the place where WiFi went to die.
Remember this? http://t.co/LJKvXjp6F4
Now Manu's just showing off for his old buddy Luis.
Lance Stephenson popped Parker in the face. Pop to Bill Kennedy: "You look at the rebound at halftime and tell me that was inadvertant."
Tim just became 21st player in NBA history to score 24,000 points.
Reminder: Both these teams took eventual champion Miami to Game 7 last season.
The amount of shot contesting going on is fairly ridiculous.
And Duncan comes right back for perimeter jumper
Paul George's shoes >>>
Nice cheer for George Hill. Can't wait to see what kind of treatment Blair gets.
Nice little ovation for SA expatriate George Hill upon introduction.
Pacers: G Hill, Stephenson, George, West, Hibbert. Spurs: Parker, Green, Leonard, Duncan, Splitter.
The reason the question was "do you want to come back" instead of "will you be back" is because he theoretically knows the former.
For being with a team that generally dresses down, Will Sevening doesn't get enough credit for his threads. Best dresses trainer in the NBA?
I wouldn't take Mack's decision not to answer the question as proof he's gone. He honestly might want to meet with Patterson, Powers first.
Glad to be back at the AT&T Center, where nothing appears to be smoking except the teamsters in the parking lot.
Holy wow. Jeff McDonald's voice is still ragged out from Wednesday night.
Spurs v Pacers 830pm eastern...tune in
Mack's response: "I'm not talking about that tonight. I'm in the same position I've been in the other 15 times I've been asked."
I asked Mack if he wants to come back next year. He declined to answer.
Case McCoy was right. Baylor should not have been a two touchdown favorite. Should have been three.
Tiago Splitter (calf) will play tonight vs. Indiana. Will be limited, per Pop.
Texas is headed to the BWW Bowl (if OU doesn't make BCS) or the Alamo (if OU makes BCS). And I'm headed to an interesting postgame newser.
Baylor Bears, Big 12 champs.
Tiago Splitter will play and start, but under a watchful eye.
Texas has more faith in its return team than its offense, and it might be right.
Better to be lucky than good?
Run it twice.
So the little gunner with the neon shoes at today's shtrnd was PJ Carlesimo's 11-year-old son. Kid can shoot; made four straight corners 3s.
That 47-yard Baylor TD march moved Texas' bowl plans a little farther from Glendale and a little closer to Tempe.
Danger zone for the Longhorns. Not sure they can come back from a 14-point hole.
Splitter listed as questionable on game notes. Will find out in about an hour from Pop. For what it's worth, looked good at shootaround.
Another bad throw great catch!!
Baylor converts 3rd-and-long three times on a 14-play TD drive to start the second half. Bears lead 10-3.
Rooting for Baylor cause of all the money I send there, but proud of Malcolm Brown.
UT says Joe Bergeron is out for the game with a foot injury. Could see more Overstreet.
There IS cheering in the press box. Baylor honors retiring Statesman scribes Randy Riggs and Mark Rosner. We'll miss those old coots.
Wonder if Art Briles will eat a worm at halftime? Wonder even more and how many will get that.
Remember how the first half ended against Oklahoma State? Not sure we'll see any out routes here.
Texas settles for a 42-yard Fera field goal. Petty-vs.-McCoy is a rout, but this game is tied.
Third-and-7. Think two runs would work here?
Case McCoy just completed his first pass beyond the line of scrimmage.
There's been a horribly botched fake punt and a horribly botched fumble recovery and neither mattered because the offenses stink.
UCF is thinking, "We finally get into the BCS and we don't even get to play somebody good?"
These missed opportunities may haunt Baylor later.
McCoy is 2-for-12 for 24 yards, and neither completion went past the line of scrimmage.
Wind is strong toward the middle of the field, but at that end, the flags on the goalposts aren't moving. That was just a miss. Still 3-0.
And Major didn't approach it that way. Not sure why he thinks deep Case throws will work, but there you go.
Have to approach this call like you have two plays to get it.
Crazy Big 12 title decided because of MIssed call that they didn't review. OU smart to snap it before they could. That was a pick. Game over
The wind is always in Case's face.
You sir, are no Ryan Erxleben.
Case McCoy misses an open Mike Davis, and then Anthony Fera's 44-yard FG attempt is blocked by Shawn Oakman. Still 3-0, Baylor.
Shades of last season, when Briles settled for field goals against Texas. Baylor leads 3-0.
After saying all week he wouldn't mention OU-OSU to his team, you think Mack didn't say something before kickoff?
What if Texas wins the Big 12? Do you think Mack Brown realizes they still want him gone?
Baylor Texas Winner wins the big 12 and goes to BCS.
Oklahoma 33 Oklahoma State 24 final
Wow OU 27 OSU 24. 19 seconds left
Funny scene at Floyd Casey. Game about to kick off, while UT staffers and BU staffers are both rooting for the same thing.
Floyd Casey Stadium about to host its first Big 12 championship game.
There is not a better man than David Baliff. Reason to root for the Rice owls In their conference USA championship game versus Marshall.
For clarification, Pacers rank No. 1 against corner 3s, fourth overall. Spurs rank No. 3 defending restricted area, 11th on total 3s.
Philosophy is guard the rim and the 3-point line as tightly as possible. Pacers have no peers there, ranking No. 1 in both areas.
Cont'd: But we have the same principles and the same ideas. Names and calls might be different, but...the philosophy is the same.
Jeff Ayres comparing Spurs, Pacers D: Biggest difference is we don't have a guy that's 7-3. You can't draw an X that big to make up for it.
Trevor Knight hurt, out for second-half
Scout's take on Nets in SI preview: "Kidd being rookie HC won't matter. With Frank beside him, everything will be taken care of." Oops!
Texas and Baylor fans all rooting for San Antonio's Trevor Knight. Reagan QB starting at QB for OU.
Herbstreit defends/ picks buckeyes. Shocker!