Paul Garcia

1Q: Preseason Spurs 25, Hawks 17. SA moving the ball, 8 assists on 10 made baskets. All five starters scored in 1Q

Dan McCarney

Spurs up 25-17 through one quarter despite 7 TOs. Duncan with 4/7, Parker has 6 points and Boris Diaw with 5.

Jeff McDonald

Ginobili's preseason hasn't been great, but it'd look about 10 percent better if he were able to run pick and rolls with Tiago Splitter.

Paul Garcia

Austin Daye has benefited twice from Manu drawing in the defense, as Manu kicks out to him for two 3-pointers.

Paul Garcia

Cory Joseph, who sat all of Monday's game due to getting extended time vs. Heat, checks in for Parker.

Paul Garcia

Thabo takes Danny Green 1-on-1 and draws a foul with a spinning move. The ultimate #Preseason hashtag deserved there.

Jeff McDonald

Also Thabo Sefolosha in a Hawks uniform is just weird.

Paul Garcia

Solid play by Kent Bazemore. Bazmore used a pick, drove in, drew 2 defenders, then passed to Millsap for the dunk.

Jeff McDonald

Oh yeah, forgot Elton Brand was a thing

Paul Garcia

Spurs lead 17-13 over the Hawks with 3:24 left in 1Q. SA with 5 assists on 7 makes. As Danny said Monday, ball movement is getting in form

Jeff McDonald

Spurs lead 17-10 at first wave of subs. Probably the best the starters have looked this preseason, though still four turnovers.

Paul Garcia

Tony drives in, kicks to Marco, who kicks to Boris, who kicks back to Parker for the driving layup. So much passing in one play. SA 15-10

Dan McCarney

Duncan with 4 points, 7 rebounds in the first 7 minutes. Save some for the regular season, young fella.

Paul Garcia

Tony drives in, feeds Marco, who feeds Danny, who feeds Boris, who feeds Parker for the made 20-footer. So much passing on last play.

Jeff McDonald

Rebounding-wise, it helps Duncan is the tallest dude on the floor and Atlanta has missed 9 of 12 shots

Jeff McDonald

Four points, seven rebounds in the first five minutes for Old Man Duncan.

Dan McCarney

I just wish I had one good closeup picture of Leonard's crusty eye for all these blog updates.

Dan McCarney

Highlight of the game already achieved: Forced to wait in courtside tunnel while Boris arranged his extracurricular activities w/ friends.

Paul Garcia

Spurs open the game with a lot of ball movement. 7-0 run, 2 assists on 3 makes.

Paul Garcia

Duncan, Beli, Parker, Danny Green, and Diaw starting for Spurs vs. Hawks tonight

Jeff McDonald

Spurs: Parker, Green, Belinelli, Diaw, Duncan. Hawks: Teague, Korver, Carroll, Millsap, Horford.

Jeff McDonald

What Pop hopes to gain from starting Belinelli: "I just want him to get in shape. I want him to work off the pasta he ate all summer."

Paul Garcia

Coach Bud with a lot of praise for the hard work, determination, and growth Kawhi Leonard has made in his early career. Will be up tomorrow

Paul Garcia

Jeff Teague says playing the Spurs feels like an "open practice" because each team runs similar sets & anticipates what each other will do.

Danny Green

Probably the best painting I've ever seen and best thing in my house currently...s/o to @garibaldiartsinstagram.com/p/ueTonHy6w5/

Jeff McDonald

Pop, on Kawhi Leonard's eye infection: "It persists. His eyes are still red, one of them's half closed. It looks ugly."

Jeff McDonald

Based on gut feeling, feels like Leonard's availability for opener is in legitimate jeopardy.

Jeff McDonald

Kawhi Leonard has been working out some, but Spurs still trying to keep him isolated from rest of team. Won't be at ATT Center tonight.

Jeff McDonald

Pop says he'll start Marco Belinelli at SF tonight. It's the only lineup change he's sure of.

Paul Garcia

On Kawhi, Pop says he's working out in isolation. They just have to keep him away from team for contagious purposes of eye issue.

Dan McCarney

Pop on Leonard: "It persists. His eyes are still red; one is half-closed. It looks ugly." He has been working out individually, however.

Paul Garcia

Pop said he hadn't thought about who might sit tonight for rest purposes, but did say Kawhi & Tiago are still out.

Dan McCarney

Nothing new with Leonard or Splitter; both continue to be out. Everyone else will dress tonight, Popovich said he has no idea who will play.

Paul Garcia

Pop starting to Marco Belinelli tonight for more conditioning: "I just want him to work off all the pasta he had over the summer," Joked Pop

Jeff McDonald

Looking ahead: Just realized the Spurs play two games in the first eight days of the regular season. So that's odd.

Paul Garcia

NBA GMs pick Spurs to repeat in annual survey bit.ly/1tgfiAb via @JeffGarciaPS

Paul Garcia

In four preseason games, Kyle Anderson is averaging 11.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.

Mike Finger

I don't think it was intentional. But they got their clicks, boy. RT @MLCotcher Also that people will be intentionally vague to get a click.

Mike Finger

Today's another reminder there's no shortage of people on the Internet eager to believe Texas is trying to get away with something.

Mike Finger

But the overall payment (cost of attendance + licensing) should be in the $10K range for most schools. That's all Patterson was saying.

Quixem Ramirez

It took two months but I think I've gotten a handle of this sports editor gig.

Mike Finger

Yes. Players in Berkeley probably will get a little more than those in Stillwater. RT @mchclark: won't the COA part be different per school?

Mike Finger

The point of this is, if O'Bannon ruling holds, EVERY MAJOR PROGRAM will be paying $10K/student. It's not a Texas story.

Mike Finger

Yes. RT @DanWolken: Patterson was misconstrued. $5k cost of attendance, $5k in licensing trust per O’Bannon will be everyone’s prescription

Mike Finger

Problem is the lede of the offending story omits a key fact. RT @BlatantHomerism: panic! did people really think this was imminent?

Mike Finger

UT has no plans to pay stipends now. People need to settle down.

Mike Finger

Regarding the out-of-control Steve Patterson story: He said UT would pay $10K stipends ONLY IF the NCAA loses all of its court appeals.

Michael De Leon

NBA GMs pick Spurs to repeat in annual survey ift.tt/1woYO82 #spurs

Dan McCarney

So having Looper on in the background while working and expecting to understand anything was a bad choice.

Quixem Ramirez

ICYMI: I explain why Tyler Jones has a shot at redemption vs. Louisiana-Monroe: star.txstate.edu/node/2637 #TXST

Boris Diaw

Game day. Sorry I have no tickets today but it will happen again ! Hope to see a lot of fans at the arena tonight ! #GoSpursGo

Quixem Ramirez

I'm very proud of today's sports section. Daps to @laurennh93 for the dope design. http://t.co/9LiPzsfd5l

Jeff McDonald

I'll say it ... Deuce Bigalow: European Gigoglo ruins the legacy of the entire "Deuce" franchise.

Michael De Leon

Video: CBS Sports sits with Becky Hammon ift.tt/1uFPpq3 #spurs

Jeff McDonald

Coming in Sunday's E-N: http://t.co/dO7T6dfkGt

Quixem Ramirez

Heading to Monroe, Louisiana to cover #TXST football this weekend. Any fun places to visit?

Dan McCarney

Well there you go... @chuck_blount I don't know, I'm only 3-3 through 6 on #2K15.

Dan McCarney

Where does this rank on Peter King Scale 1-10? @Dan McCarney Best coach. Best leader. Quality role players. Pretty good team, these Spurs

Dan McCarney

Spurs overwhelming favorites to repeat in annual NBA GM survey #spurs blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/20…

Mike Finger

Bedford on safeties: "I'd like to get to a situation where a receiver knows if he catches the ball between the hashes, he might not get up."

Jeff McDonald

I thought it was pretty awesome Kawhi Leonard was named NBA's 2nd best perimeter defender. Spurs fans like, "Who's first? That's BS."

Dan McCarney

Best coach. Best leader. A legion of quality role players. A pretty good team, these Spurs.

Dan McCarney

Another nugget from the GM survey: Spurs had four players receive "best role player" votes -- Diaw, Ginobili, Leonard, Green.

Quixem Ramirez

Matt Bonner was snubbed from the most athletic category. youtube.com/watch?v=gwcNEX…

Mike Monroe

Popovich reliving some of his early playing days with visiting Air Force All-Star team at #Spurs shootaround

Michael De Leon

Video: Latest trailer for ‘Champions Revealed: 2014 San Antonio Spurs’ puts Manu Ginobili in focus ift.tt/1yYuUvA #spurs

Mike Monroe

coach Popovich has taken over the press room at #Spurs practice complex to speak to visiting USAF players

Jeff McDonald

Matt Bonner back at shootaround this morning. Missed Monday's game due to death in the family.

Jeff McDonald

More GM survey results: Tim Duncan voted the NBA's best leader. Boris Diaw tied with Kenneth Faried as NBA's top role player.

Jeff McDonald

Pop voted the best coach in the league, drawing 92.9%, up from 75.9% last season.

Tony Parker

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Jeff McDonald

Annual GM survey is out. Only one player in the league voted a better perimeter defender than Kawhi Leonard. That'd be LeBron James.

Dan McCarney

That was regarding lottery reform...

Quixem Ramirez

Lunch with Coach Fran: star.txstate.edu/node/2637 #TXST http://t.co/K21ApZnu5Z

Quixem Ramirez

NBA GM's have spoken. Gregg Popovich is good at his job: nba.com/news/features/… http://t.co/zrrsRZxU5o

Mike Monroe

Nitpicking NBA GM survey: Give vote totals, not pcts.; so some GMs don't answer all (or any) ?s; so what? show raw data #Transparency

Dan McCarney

Credit to @John Schuhmann for compiling all that info. Always a great read.

Dan McCarney

Other misc. -- Duncan voted best leader, Diaw voted best role player. He'll drink to that... http://t.co/keCbJz6IrU

Dan McCarney

And, continuing their streak, the Spurs had nobody receive votes in "most athletic player" category. : (

Dan McCarney

In other words, people think he's pretty good at his job.

Dan McCarney

Popovich also voted best people manager, best at in-game adjustments, No. 1 offensive coach, No. 2 defense.

Dan McCarney

Parker voted third-best PG in NBA, Duncan fourth-best C with votes at PF. Leonard second-best perimeter defender. Pop best coach at 93 pct.

Mike Monroe

NBA GMs speak: #Spurs 96.4 pct. to win SW Div., 55.6 pct. to win Western Conf., 46.2 pct. to win NBA title

Dan McCarney

NBA.com's annual GM survey is out. Spurs overwhelming faves to repeat at 46 pct. Cleveland next at 15. nba.com/news/features/…

Mike Monroe

For undrafted #Spurs rookies road is both long and winding writes @Jeff McDonald expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…

Mike Monroe

#Spurs notebook: Leonard's pain is Anderson's gain expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…

Dan McCarney

Tough crowd in that poll for Argentina's greatest athletes. Alfredo Di Stefano couldn't even make the top eight.

Jeff McDonald

Though they've played well at times, Bryce Cotton and JaMychal Green face impossible task of making Spurs expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…

Paul Garcia

Report: BC Zepter Vienna parts ways with Ryan Richards… again ift.tt/1rbODjC writes @JeffGarciaPS

Dan McCarney

Marvel debuting the Age of Ultron trailer next Tuesday, smack in the middle of the Spurs season opener. 50/50 I call in sick...

Dan McCarney

No Bonner, though, so mandatory markdown. At any rate, you'll want to set your DVR for 8 p.m. Central if you call yourself a Spurs fan.

Dan McCarney

Finally getting a look at excerpts from Spurs special NBA TV will air next Mon. Four-way chat with Pop/Parker/Duncan/Manu; engrossing stuff.

Michael De Leon

Report: BC Zepter Vienna parts ways with Ryan Richards… again ift.tt/1rbODjC #spurs

Quixem Ramirez

Tim Duncan's #NBARank the last four seasons: 2014: 21 2013: 16 2012: 27 2011: 19 HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?!?!?

Mike Finger

That might've been the goal. RT @AutulloAAS: Geoff Swaim will likely never speak to the Texas media again.

Mike Finger

Texas TE Geoff Swaim on the Longhorns' 3-4 record: "That doesn't mean sh*t. I'm sorry, but that doesn't mean sh*t."

Jeff McDonald

Though playing well in spurts, Spurs camp invitees Cotton, Green face some tough math ahead expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…