Andrew A. McNeill

Auto RT. RT @calebjsaenz: SET SAIL: The 2014-2015 San Antonio Spurs: youtu.be/Dbx4rCfjCBs?a

Dan McCarney

Green, speaking for everyone with even remote interest in the NBA, on int. fouling Jordan: "Hopefully we won't have to use that tactic."

Dan McCarney

Q: Are the playoffs fun for you? Kawhi Leonard, w/ Standing In Line At The DMV Face: "Yeah. It's the best time of the year."

Dan McCarney

Additional Pop gem, on obstacles presented by Clips: "Same as any team. They're in the NBA." (He was in a great mood, if you can't tell.)

Michael De Leon

PS’ 2015 Playoff Preview — Spurs’ Playoffs X-Factor: Aron Baynes ift.tt/1CULqLa #spurs

Dan McCarney

Pop signs off with media: "Anybody else with an incisive question I can help with? That's why I'm here. I love to help. I love you all."

Quixem Ramirez

Preach. RT @freedarko: Column I didn't get to write for today: The Spurs are the defending champs and we forget it.

Jeff McDonald

Per Manu, Splitter slightly limited in practice today. Hopes the Brazilian will be ready "in 48 hours, when we need him."

Quixem Ramirez

I looked through 46 games of Game 1s for that stat, FWIW. That’s how much time I have on my hands today. It’s sad.

Quixem Ramirez

… So it’s been awhile.

Quixem Ramirez

Fun follow up fact: The Spurs have won 11 consecutive Game 1s. Their last Game 1 loss was April 17, 2011.

Quixem Ramirez

Fun fact: The Spurs are 32-14 in Game 1s during the Tim Duncan era.

Jeff McDonald

Tiago Splitter (calf) practiced today but no update beyond that from Popovich.

Dan McCarney

Pop said Splitter practiced lightly today, would not address availability for Game 1. "If he plays, he plays."

Quixem Ramirez

“Every night is election night in the sports department.” #ISOJ spitting the truth.

Quixem Ramirez

A+ poop joke from the Houston Chronicle. RT @SchwartzChron: Um... http://t.co/CvNyFOtrJ6

Quixem Ramirez

Jamal Crawford saying the Spurs can win on Mars is perfect because they are probably aliens designed to play excellent basketball.

Quixem Ramirez

NBA PLAYOFFS IN T-MINUS 24 HOURS

Michael De Leon

PS’ 2015 Playoff Preview — Breaking down Spurs-Clippers season series ift.tt/1baq5GL #spurs

Quixem Ramirez

Journalism is dying, so why are you doing it? /copy /paste /repeat /shake head

Quixem Ramirez

Jim Moroney, CEO of Dallas Morning News, when he says he’s in the newspaper business. Them: "Oh. Are you okay?” Been there bro. #ISOJ

Mike Monroe

#Spurs special: Remembering when the Iceman cameth, with must-see video expressnews.com/150years/artic… via @mySA

Michael De Leon

PS’ 2015 Playoff Preview — Spurscast 360: Go West, Old Men ift.tt/1HA4ns3 #spurs

Mike Monroe

#Spurs notebook from @Jeff McDonald: Status of Splitter’s calf; Old Man Riverwalk rollin' expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a… via @mySA

Mike Monroe

Inspiration from the past: 6 seed #Spurs would like to emulate '95 Rockets path expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a… via @mySA

Michael De Leon

Stars select Dearica Hamby with sixth overall pick in WNBA Draft starshoops.net/2015/04/stars-… via @andersonstevem @sastarshoops

Michael De Leon

If you missed it @andersonstevem noted Hamby as one of his picks - Who will the Stars draft in 2015? starshoops.net/2015/04/who-wi…

Paul Garcia

About to record a mega playoff preview Spurscast with @DukeOfBexar, @JRG1023 and @THE_BOOMSTEIN. Will be available Friday morning.

Jeff McDonald

Last last retweet is one reason Doc is going to ride his starters in this series, then ride 'em some more.

Michael De Leon

The Clippers are clearly trying to sandbag the Spurs ift.tt/1GR4i3S #spurs

Paul Garcia

Sick video here-> RT @Andrew A. McNeill: ESPN’s “Birdmen: The Unexpected Atlanta Hawks” playoff trailer is rad. youtu.be/dizt108fRww

Jeff McDonald

In honesty, yesterday was probably a bigger "turd in punch bowl" moment for Clips than Spurs. Don't deserve champs in first round.

Jeff McDonald

... history is also less relevant here. This is a 6th seed that was a M Gasol banked 3 from being 2. They're good enough to win it all.

Jeff McDonald

Re the 6th seed: It's disingenuous to ignore fact that winning 3 or 4 playoff series on the road is harder than winning at home, but ...

Boris Diaw

Thanks everybody for the 🎂 messages. My preferred present?! Another ring! #GoSpursGo

Dan McCarney

Of course BAYNES loves Texas BBQ

Aron Baynes

Late lunch at @KentBlacksBBQ cheers for the tour #burntends #brisket #beefribs http://t.co/YSsLtwB7MV

Dan McCarney

Weight of history bears down on defending champs as playoffs begin #spurs blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/20…

Dan McCarney

Again, this is the last (and biggest) piece to the MLS puzzle: Can he bring in investors with the cash to bankroll a move?

Dan McCarney

...would be shocked if the subject of a potential ownership stake didn't come up. Which, obviously, would be huge for Hartman.

Dan McCarney

Shouldn't jump to conclusions, but given that Parker has already purchased a basketball team back home in France and has money to invest...

Dan McCarney

Said Hartman, "Wanted to know about our plans and where we're going."

Dan McCarney

Hartman was tight-lipped on meeting with Parker today but said they met for about two hours, including tour of Toyota Field.

Andrew A. McNeill

ESPN’s "Birdmen: The Unexpected Atlanta Hawks” playoff trailer is rad. youtu.be/dizt108fRww

Dan McCarney

SA Convention/Sports Facilities chief Michael Sawaya says turf install for Wed's match at Dome was entirely organized/executed by US Soccer

Mike Finger

Gives Strong six extra hours to pick a QB. RT @BDavisAAS: Kickoff time set for opener. Texas will face Notre Dame at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 5.

Jeff McDonald

Also, Southwest like, "OMG, we're not good."

Jeff McDonald

It's sort of funny hilarious my flight delay has completely outlasted the Twitter Q&A. People like, "Nah, we're good."

Mike Finger

By the way, Vance Bedford was asked today about a safety who's shown "flashes." This was his answer: http://t.co/4zEGyXYfmN

Jeff McDonald

Like everyone else in the league, have no clue what to make of LAC. Could totally imagine them winning 3 games by 15+, losing series.

Mike Finger

Driving past the line at Franklin and walking right up to the window at Micklethwait remains one of Austin's underrated pleasures.

Jeff McDonald

I guess since I got a couple hours, if you people want to ask me questions I have no answers to, I'd be glad to pretend to oblige.

Jeff McDonald

I mean, far be it from me to complain about an extra three hours in New Orleans. But, you know, it's an airport.

Jeff McDonald

What you really want, between the end of regular season and the start of a road playoff series, is a massive flight delay. So this is fun.

Paul Garcia

From the NBA: Celtics' Stevens and Clippers' Rivers Named NBA Coaches of the Month for April.

Michael De Leon

The Spurs Have A Message For Playoff Contenders ift.tt/1czR5A7 #spurs

Dan McCarney

Russell Westbrook is like the ultimate wrestling heel, except he's a real person.

Jeff McDonald

Also: Leonard becomes the first Spurs player to lead the league in steals since Alvin Robertson in 1987.

Jeff McDonald

From our man @AirlessJordan: Leonard's 2.31 steals/game this season, most for Spurs since Robinson's 2.32 in 1991-92.

Jeff McDonald

And D-Rob was born in Key West ... which barely counts as the U.S. Before him, there was Dominique Wilkins -- born in Paris.

Jeff McDonald

How's this for arcania? At 16.5 ppg, Kawhi Leonard is Spurs' first leading scorer born in continental U.S. since David Robinson in 97-98.

Becky Hammon

In honor of the @wnba draft #tbt to my 2000 Fleer Ultra rookie card instagram.com/p/1i1CivnBo9/

Michael De Leon

Danny Green’s Offseason Expectations for the New York Knicks ift.tt/1OI2zPE #spurs

Mike Finger

Vance Bedford with high praise for DT Poona Ford. Says he has a lot of Malcom Brown in him.

Mike Finger

Watson says UT won't have co-starting QBs: "They're not competing to share time. They're competing to be the starter."

Manu Ginobili

We were very close but couldn't get the 2nd seed and division championship. We finished 6th and play the Clippers on Sunday. #GoSpursGo

Mike Finger

Watson says there are no plans to name a starting QB now, or any time soon, apparently.

Mike Finger

Texas play-caller(?) Shawn Watson on Jerrod Heard: "The single most important thing to happen to this football team is his improvement."

Manu Ginobili

Muy cerca pero el Nro2 no pudo ser. Terminamos 6 y vamos con los Clippers de visitante. Arranca el domingo. #vamolospibes.

Michael De Leon

The NBA Summer League is making its triumphant return to Salt Lake City with the Spurs joining in ift.tt/1DM34Vf #spurs

Jeff McDonald

So according to @BovadaLV, Spurs still have the second-best odds of winning a title out of the West. Behind Warriors, natch

Dan McCarney

...that only two of 67 NBA champions have had a non-top three seed: 1969 Celtics (4) and 1995 Rockets (6).

Dan McCarney

Portland was No. 6 in the West in 1986 at 40-42. Before that, Utah at 41-41. And before that, Phoenix at 41-41.

Dan McCarney

So Spurs are going to be consensus faves, it feels like. Wonder if Doc is going to beat that into the ground. No, he would never do that.

Dan McCarney

Maybe my favorite Kawhi play ever, at Chris Paul's expense. nbatitlechase.com/blog/wp-conten…

Jeff McDonald

ICYMI, After a rough night in the Big Easy, Spurs add a degree of difficulty to their title defense expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a… via @mySA

Michael De Leon

Video: Spurs special forces episode II ift.tt/1CP3wOH #spurs

Mike Monroe

#Spurs notebook from @Jeff McDonald: Mixed emotions; Spuran Spuran; Green's non-game expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a… via @mySA

Mike Monroe

#Spurs as 6th seed? 'Another journey' says Duncan in @JMcDonald-SAEN gamer expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a… via @mySA

Dan McCarney

So this is interesting: Spurs lose, drop to 6th, championship odds actually jumped a few pct points in Hollinger playoff simulator.

Jeff McDonald

24 hours ago consensus was: Doesn't matter, GSW only team capable of beating the Spurs in a series. You guys chickening out now?

Jeff McDonald

Oh gawd-doggit coulda had a series in Toronto twitter.com/_Verts/status/…

Jeff McDonald

I'll bet DeAndre Jordan is somewhere practicing his foul shots. Like right now.

Jeff McDonald

Even during their past few Finals runs, the Spurs lost occasional playoff games at home. Will be lethal this year.

Jeff McDonald

Real trouble with no HCA: Margin for error is nil. Screw up a home game and you're probably toast.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs tied for 5th-best record in the NBA and are a No. 6 seed. In some ways, it's just a number.

Jeff McDonald

1) Those Rox traded for a Hall of Famer at midseason; 2) Those Rox won 47 games; Spurs won 55. A 6 seed like no other.

Jeff McDonald

You're about to hear '95 Rockets mentioned A LOT in coming days. Two points ...

Jeff McDonald

Notebook: Some Spurs take solace in sending Pelicans' Williams to playoffs expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a… via @mySA

Jeff McDonald

After tough night in the Big Easy, Spurs' title defense to come with high degree of difficulty expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a… via @mySA

Jeff McDonald

Two quick thoughts on Clips matchup: Kawhi should have a field day in this series; Spurs need Splitter big-time.

Michael De Leon

Spurs fall to Pelicans, will open playoffs Sunday in Los Angeles vs. Clippers ift.tt/1DKeTeB #spurs

Dan McCarney

Did not witness this but I guess Mexico coach Miguel Herrera threw huge fit in Dome hallway over state of field. And I use that word loosely

Dan McCarney

So Spurs had one of better finishing runs in NBA history, and they made up exactly 1 game in standings. The West... basketball-reference.com/play-index/tgl…