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Seeing a lot of folks tell me Klay Thompson will likely get the West POTW, which is likely true, but others can be nominated. Like Kawhi
Good chance Kawhi Leonard gets a West Player of the Week nomination today. Averaged 16.8 PPG, 11.8 REB, 2.0 AST, & 1.8 STL. SA went 3-1
"So, Pop, what's your take on Deflategate?" http://t.co/B5LEU8PEKU
"So, Pop, would you rather have a dragon or be a dragon?" http://t.co/5YuU58izJh
Through 12 January games, the Spurs are now 9-3. With win over Bucks (.500 or above), the Spurs are 4-2 against those "good" teams in Jan.
Meanwhile we're a little over halfway through the season and those dudes from Oklahoma City are still sitting in 10th place in the West.
The Mavs fell to 6th tonight, Clippers moved up to 5th. Spurs (7th) are now 1.5 back on DAL, 3 games ahead of PHX (8th) out west.
That Kawhi Leonard guy is a pretty good basketball player. Info via the Spurs. http://t.co/1PcevRhk7l
Coach Pop on Cory Joseph's play vs. The Bucks: http://t.co/G8TaRg0jNe
Limitless caption opportunities with this photo http://t.co/stpQ9zBmvl
I guess if you put enough "8 wins in 10 games" stretches together, you probably move up.
Spurs did pick up a game on 6th-place Dallas tonight. Now two back in the loss column. Making up ground in the West is a slog.
Spurs are 8-2 in past 10. Only Atlanta (10-0) and GSW (9-1) have been better in that time. And yet ... Spurs still in seventh.
Un peu plus tôt ce soir pour les insomniaques. Comment allez vous d'ailleurs ? Une bonne victoire. Continuons comme cela. Bonne nuit
Can't imagine a lot of teams have given up a 20-2 run in a game they wound up winning.
Pop said Leonard tweaked an ankle in the first quarter, had to go back to the locker room to get re-taped.
Leonard with 19/19, 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 block; Duncan with 20/11, 3 blocks in 101-95 victory over Milwaukee. Spurs overcome 12-point def.
Not pretty but Spurs are going to grind out a W here to improve to 2-0 on their 6-game homestand.
Bayless played well, for the most part, but two makeable floaters late that missed will probably doom Milwaukee.
Also 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 block.
Bayless misses another floater, Leonard rebounds and is fouled. That's 17/14 for him.
Kawhi Leonard: 17 points, 13 boards, three steals.
Tim Duncan: 20 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks (cough and five turnovers cough).
Parker swishes both. Spurs up four, 20.1 ticks left. Bucks' possession coming out of the timeout.
Bayless had makeable floater for the tie but left it short. Duncan rebound, Parker fouled, makes both, Spurs by 4 w/ 20.1 seconds left.
Reset: Spurs up 97-95, shooting foul shots with 20.1 seconds left. Parker at the line.
TO/transition dunk for Middleton makes it a 2-point game...
More optical daggers from Pop at Leonard after Middleton hits 3 in his face.
I feel so...unsatisfied.
That would have been magnificent, too. Like a condor unfurling it's entire wingspan.
Ha, oh yeah. And forearm. Not even close to a clean block.
Looked like Boris got some hand on that block there to me.
Manu makes both FTs, Spurs have their largest lead at 93-84.
Giannis, you have just been Ginobilid.
Pretty good 2nd half for Kawhi: 11 points, 3 for 4, w/ 7 rebounds.
Pop flailing and gesticulating on the sideline like it's June.
Just a jump-shooting team tho...
Feels like Spurs have found a bit of a groove but still can't quite put the Bucks down for good. Eight-point lead shaved to 4 w/ 6-2 run.
In 22 minutes, Boris Diaw has 14 points on 7/10 shooting tonight. SA outscoring MIL early 9-4. SA 3/3 in paint in 4th, 1/1 from 3PT.
Boris quietly having a solid game with 12 points on 6 for 8. Much-needed on night the Spurs have had to scratch for everything.
John Henson came down hard in that collision with Green. He hobbles off. Kenyon Martin hobbles on.
Bucks shot 4 for 19 in the third.
Kawhi scored 8 of the Spurs' 22 points in the third. SA with 14-2 edge in the paint in 3Q. Kawhi 12-11 so far.
Bucks had 12 points and eight turnovers in the third quarter.
The Spurs outscored the Bucks 22-12 in 3Q to take 69-67 lead into 4th. SA defense held MIL to 4/19 shooting in 3Q w/ 8 TOs.
Not sure how the Spurs have a 69-67 lead heading to 4Q, but 20 Milwaukee turnovers through three is probably a good place to start.
Leonard has been active this quarter, up to 12 points and 11 rebounds now. Eight points during this 18-5 run.
67-65, my bad.
Splitter's putback puts the Spurs back in front 66-65. 14-3 run here for the home team.
There's the lead, Splitter with a putback of Leonard miss.
Tied it at least. 65-65 late, 3Q.
SA is outscoring MIL 17-10 in this 3Q. SA defense holding Bucks to 3/9 shooting so far in 3Q. SA down 65-64.
Nope. Missed the first.
Ginobili draws FTs with a chance to give Spurs their first lead since midway through the 1st quarter. Trailing 65-64...
Manu to the line, chance to give the Spurs their first lead since that 20-2 Bucks run in the first quarter.
Leonard apparently blew a defensive cover there on Dudley's 3. Pop giving him an earful and then the patented stink eye.
10 points for Boris Diaw in 14 minutes, Kawhi's got 10 points too. Spurs are only down 1.
8-0 run for Los Spurs, back within 3.
Leonard's first field goal since the first quarter: A baseline drive a dunk.
Top Shelf Kawhi
Duncan's now working with 16 points, 7 boards, 2 assists and 2 blocks in 16 minutes so far.
If one hasn't noticed, Tim Duncan is playing a fine all-around game, save for five turnovers. If only he had help.
Those pesky defending NBA champions won't go away. Close within 62-55 on Duncan's reverse layup, set up by Duncan's block of Brandon Knight.
Fantastic D on one end, Duncan converts reverse layup form Diaw on the other to bring Spurs within 7. Timeout Bucks.
Three Bucks starters are in double figures already: Middleton 14 points, Ilyasova 11, Pachulia 10. SA is 2/14 from three.
There was a Spurs possession: Nice ball movement moves Bucks side to side, Parker drops it off to Diaw inside. Far and few between, though.
2 for 13 on 3s, 13 assists to 10 turnovers.
Timeout Spurs early in 3rd quarter, trailing 59-49. Shooting 35.3 pct. Everyone not named Tim Duncan is a combined 12 for 42.
Somebody, please, explain to me the point of an NBA head coach requiring his rookies to push baby dolls around in a stroller?
BREAKING: Tony Parker scored a basket.
Spurs' comeback bid starts 0-for-5 with a turnover to start the third quarter.
4 for 31 if you include Bonner.
3 for 26 if you include Green, as McDonald notes. Ouch.
3 for 20
Parker, Ginobili, Leonard now 3 for 19 combined.
Say this much, Bucks are moving the ball.
Pop and Kenyon Martin share a hug in between second and third quarters.
Parker, Green, Leonard, Ginobili = 3 for 24 in the first half. Pretty much a recipe for offensive disaster.
We should have expected Spurs to maybe struggle a bit on offense. Bucks defense is legit. Spurs' inability to guard Bucks is surprising.
Spurs trail 55-47 at half. Were it not for 12 Bucks turnovers and a healthy FT edge, deficit would be worse.
To be fair, Duncan is playing fairly well: 14 on 6 for 8 with 7 rebs.
It's understandable the Spurs are having trouble slowing the Bucks. I mean, they have the 23rd best offense in the whole NBA.
Spurs shooting 9 for 10 on FTs, only have 6 fouls. These are about the only positives I can find so far.