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The Jason Richardson Game
Spurs outscored Sacramento 14-4 in final 5:16 of quarter to push lead into double digits.
Spurs opponents (Suns, Kings) shooting 30.4 percent over the past six quarters. That's OK.
Half: Spurs 54, Kings 38. Leonard 19 points (8/9 FG). SA shoots 53%, SAC 32%. SAC 20-12 edge in paint. Both teams 23 combined TOs.
Spurs lead 54-38 after dominating close to 2Q. Leonard with 19, which (I believe) is the highest-scoring half of his career.
Rudy gets t'eed up, and is still allowed a couple more F-Bombs w/o incurring a second. Joey would have had him deported.
Give Kawhi Leonard 19 first half points. Leonard shooting 8/9 from field, 2/3 from three.
The Spurs currently have their largest lead of the night - 12 points.
Tim Duncan: Down, set, go! Manu catches the Hail Mary on the other end of the court for the and-1 opp.
This game's kind of turned into rugby, Spurs have extended lead to 45-36 with 3:14 left in first half.
Spurs have their largest lead at 9 points. Kings shooting just 36 points. Leonard continues to dominate with 16 points in 17 minutes.
Whatever Spurs were supposed to be running on turnover that led to Gay breakout dunk, Duncan didn't do it.
Pop asking Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili to remove their heads from a place nobody's head should ever be.
16 points on 7/8 shooting with 3 boards for Kawhi Leonard now in 15 minutes.
Kawhi's doing that thing where he is by far the best player, on either team, on both ends.
Leonard has 14 points on 7 shots, with 2 steals and 1 block.
That last bounce pass by Kawhi tho...
Monster sequence for Leonard. Stuffs Gay jumper -- which is REALLY hard to do -- grabs offensive board at other end, goes up for the dunk.
He heard whatever Jason Thompson said though
Only way Boogie didn't get T'd up there is because James Capers wasn't listening to what he sauid
Cousins commits his third foul on the offensive end. Sits with 7 points on 3-for-8 shooting.
Spurs on an 11-2 run, back up by 6 midway through 2nd Q.
Tony Parker made a jump shot. That is all.
With that last Thompson dunk off a roll, the Kings are now outscoring the Spurs 16-4 in the paint thus far.
I would flat turn down any invitation to participate in an in-game contest thingy. I couldn't handle the humiliation.
1Q: Spurs 26, Kings 27. Kawhi 11 points (5/5 FG). SA shot 50%, SAC 40%. Both teams with 11 combined turnovers. SAC 12-4 in paint.
Kings have 10 second-chance points in the first quarter, which is a lot and is the difference.
After nice little start, Spurs trail 27-26 heading to 2Q.
The Kings are now winning, 21-20, after Williams' 3.
Baynes vs. Cousins = somebody 'bout to die
After their 11-2 start, the Spurs have been outscored 16-7 by the Kings. Game knotted at 18. SA shooting 53%, SAC 42%.
That 11-2 lead? Gone. Sacramento on 16-7 run with a FT to come when play resumes. Manu, Boris in energetic discussion on way to bench.
Splitter rejoined starting lineup in Sacramento in order to defend Cousins (who ultimately didn't play). We're seeing why tonight.
Parker subbed out with 4 pts on 2 for 5. Being aggressive but still obviously lacking a bunch of stuff: Confidence, first step, touch.
Tim threw an alley-oop to Green. It went as you'd expect.
Spurs are shooting 5/8 to start with 11 points, Kings are 1/8 in their first 8 possessions. 1/5 shooting, 3 turnovers for SAC.
Kawhi came in averaging 19.5 points in his last 2 games, well he has 7 early in the first quarter. SA leads 11-2.
The long arm of Tim Duncan.
Great start for Kawhi Leonard, drills the 3 to give him 7 in the first 3 minutes of action.
Before tip, Will Sevening wrapping Duncan's left forearm heavy in athletic tape. Not sure why.
Spurs: Parker, Green, Leonard, Duncan, Splitter. Kings: McCallum, McLemore, Gay, Thompson, Cousins.
Been a while...leonard/pepperoni
Looks like Boogie will indeed play tonight. Kings to start McCallum, McLemore, Gay, Thompson & Cousins.
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Only two active NBA coaches have won 1,000 games. Both of them are in the AT&T Center tonight.
Same starters tonight for Spurs for third game in a row. Pop seeking lineup/rotation consistency over final month and a half.
Unfortunately, did not get to ask him about the latest trailer for Avengers 2. Will try Tim after the game...
Also cited injuries, lack of lineup consistency, but that was an issue in each of the past two seasons as well, and they overcame.
Pop on why ball movement has lacked: "Pressing, doing things on their own a little bit, wanting it too much, instead of trusting teammates."
Even a championship Game 7?!? "Count me out. Life is too short."
Pop, on spacing out schedule at the cost of playing into July: "I will not come to work in July. If there's a game in July, count me out."
Pop, if he prefers FIBA to go back to amateur play: "I wish we didn't have cell phones and 3-point shots, but that's not going to happen."
Pop says same starters tonight vs. The Kings. Parker, Green, Kawhi, Duncan and Splitter.
The Spurs begin their March schedule tonight. 15 games in 31 days, 9 vs. playoff level teams, 2 back-to-back sets.
Obligatory the AT&T Center still smells like the Rodeo tweet.
Nothing scarier than a dude collapsing on a soccer pitch.
Johnny Drama is the funniest character in any show I've ever watched lol
My reaction to automated game stories has to be like Frank Sobotka's when he saw video of the robot dock workers.
25 years. Wow.
The East: Where you can clinch a playoff seed by March 3rd. http://t.co/8cXlGeJJvk
The transition give-and-go between Faried and Ty Lawson was something nice.
I’ve never felt farther away from the court during a game than I do right now watching the Denver broadcast on Altitude.
How many tweets would it take to fit the entire Bucks starting lineup? Three?
Was going to be a pretty rough b2b for Kings, travel-wise. Getting up 40+ at MSG tonight helps a bit. Face Spurs tomorrow.
Listening to Vince Carter join the broadcast booth in Memphis right now and it’s pretty clear how his post-playing career will unfold.
The Kings just had Jason Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins bring the ball up off a DREB. In related news, they’re playing the Knicks.
The Cavs are 18-5 since LeBron returned and they are up 18 on Boston in the 2Q, where LeBron already has 17 PTS.
Since taking 2 weeks off to rest & recover, LeBron James has averaged 27.6 PTS (49% FG), 6.7 AST, 6.5 REB & 1.9 STLs.
I can't believe that a college program giving ticket priority to its biggest donors is national news.