Quixem Ramirez

Van Gundy on the Spurs offense: "Even when they miss, they are beautiful to watch."

Jeff McDonald

You just lusted after garbage. Much like anyone who has ever married a Kardashian. twitter.com/danmccarneySAE…

Jeff McDonald

One observation from courtside: I swear, CP3 and Blake already seem winded. But maybe it's just me.

Dan McCarney

If the Spurs do decline here post Duncan, thing I might miss most of all is playoff mariachi. Divine.

Quixem Ramirez

It’s a six point game. It feels like it should be 16.

Jeff McDonald

Clippers have done a good job weathering that opening storm. Feels like they're getting outplayed, but only down 35-29.

Dan McCarney

Griffin feeds Jordan (assist No. 4) to cut SA's lead to 35-29, 5:45 left in the 2nd Q.

Paul Garcia

After CP3 hit the 1-on-1 three on Beli, Pop signals for Green to check in. SA leads 35-29 with 5:45 until half.

Dan McCarney

Belinelli on Paul. Seems an opportune time for CP3 to drill a 3 in his face.

Mike Monroe

1st #Spurs free throws of game coming at 6:35 mark of 2nd quarter ... Diaw makes both

Jeff McDonald

Spurs get their first FTs in Game 3 and about same spot Clippers got theirs in Game 2: Midway through 2Q. #RoadMonty?

Dan McCarney

All of the magic tricks except the finish on that twisting, jiggling drive to the basket.

Paul Garcia

Boris Diaw just turned the floor into ice and DeAndre Jordan didn't bring any skates.

Paul Garcia

Kawhi is getting ready to check in with the Spurs leading by 9.

Paul Garcia

Duncan, Parker, Diaw to check in. Crawford awarded in the act of shooting, will have 3 free throws.

Quixem Ramirez

The Spurs are whipping the ball around everywhere, getting wide open looks and just missing. Clippers just hanging on for dear life.

Jeff McDonald

Unlike almost everybody else on earth, Bonner's not as good from the corners as he is from the wings.

Mike Monroe

Wow, Matt Bonner has missed two unguarded corner 3s

Dan McCarney

Spurs in Yakety Sax mode these last few possessions. Fortunately for them, Clippers not taking advantage.

Quixem Ramirez

The Clippers have 6-7 reliable players. The Spurs have 9-10. That has become glaringly obvious through three games.

Paul Garcia

Tiago was unable to move the large baby Glen Davis.

Quixem Ramirez

I’ll allow it. RT @TexSR_Chase: The screaming noise R2D2 makes is what you hear from opponents when they play the Spurs

Paul Garcia

Ime and Tim Duncan running that last timeout circle at the end before the players headed back to the court.

Dan McCarney

Fans really bringing it tonight at the AT&T. Respect.

Mike Monroe

Matt Bonner manned up on DeAndre Jordan drive and forced a miss to start break for #Spurs and 3-pointer from @Patrick Mills; 31-19 SAS lead

Paul Garcia

Like the numbers project, the Spurs' outside shots were bound to fall at home and it's showing early.

Dan McCarney

Vintage Patrick Thrills PUTIT gives Spurs a 31-19 lead, drawing a timeout from the Clippers w/ 10:33 left in the 2nd Q.

Jeff McDonald

Doc is PISSED at the no call on Big Baby drive. Went all the way out at the top of the key at this stoppage to plead his case.

Paul Garcia

Now Patrick drills the PUJIT - Doc timeout. Spurs take a 12 point lead once more. SA shooting 57%, 5/10 from 3PT.

Quixem Ramirez

SPURS MACHINE ACTIVATED BEEP BOOP BOOP BEEP.

Paul Garcia

Matt Bonner gets an open three - drills it. @MichaelErlerSBN called it when Bonner checked in.

Quixem Ramirez

Matt Bonner vs. Hedo Turkoglu is must watch television. Cannot take my eyes off the matchup.

Jeff McDonald

Manu and Marco did not play much together during the regular season. Out of sync there.

Dan McCarney

Vapor trails as Bonner lumbers up court...

Paul Garcia

He's in uniform but Pop's bringing Bonner and Splitter in to start 2Q. twitter.com/avelarde2/stat…

Jeff McDonald

Retweeting, now that Bonner's in the game with his bitchin' tights twitter.com/danmccarneySAE…

Quixem Ramirez

What RT @totalfubarbrooo: *puts my legs up by my head and farts* yaasssssss

Paul Garcia

I thought it was rude that when Austin Rivers checked in, Boris Diaw played full court defense on him to deny him the ball.

Jeff McDonald

Ask TP how many times in his life he's heard: "Not my tempo." twitter.com/danmccarneySAE…

Paul Garcia

Spurs' defense held Clippers to 33% shooting with 4 turnovers. Blake 0 points, Paul 2 points, Redick 7 points.

Mike Monroe

Only four free throws in the first quarter by both teams, except that all four were taken by #Clippers ... #NoHacking

Paul Garcia

1Q: Spurs 25, Clippers 16. SA shoots 52$, Kawhi 10 points on 4/5 shooting. SA just 1 TO with 6 ast on 11 FGM.

Dan McCarney

End of 1, Spurs up 25-16. Leonard with 10 points, Green 5. Spurs have 6 assists on 11 buckets, shooting 52.4 pct. Clips, 33.3 pct.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs up 25-16 after 1Q. Fairly locked in on both ends so far.

Quixem Ramirez

End of first quarter: Spurs 25, Clippers 16. Kawhi has 10 points.

Dan McCarney

Also, Bonner finally saw "Whiplash," loved it. Said it did not give him Popovich flashbacks.

Paul Garcia

Also, first minutes for Jones.

Jeff McDonald

Home teams have combined for zero FTAs in the first quarter of the past two games of this series.

Quixem Ramirez

BREAKING: Kawhi Leonard missed a shot.

Dan McCarney

Teasing Bonner before the game about his tights. "It's for my calf." Ginobili chimes in: "And for speed."

Jeff McDonald

I'm not sure, but I don't think First Quarter Hedo is a great sign for L.A.

Paul Garcia

Early minutes for Hedo.

Jeff McDonald

Kawhi Leonard picks up DPOY trophy before game, then makes first 4 shots and 2 3s for 10 points in 10 minutes. Spurs 25-13.

Dan McCarney

Man is a war - like animal http://t.co/MePpGeVNHe

Mike Monroe

Kawhi Leonard is 2-2 on 3s and #Spurs are 3-7 from range in 1st quarter vs. #Clippers, who are 1-5 and trail 25-13

Paul Garcia

the Spurs have 6 assists on 11 makes, shooting 58%. Ball zipping and moving all over the place, exploiting mismatches early.

Quixem Ramirez

Kawhi has 10 points in the first quarter. He has not missed a shot. Ho-hum.

Jeff McDonald

Post-up mismatches galore. Clips have to double. Spurs just killing them off that.

Paul Garcia

Duncan finds Kawhi open for three. The Spurs have their largest lead of the game - 12 points. Kawhi 10 points, Diaw/Parker/Green 13 pts.

Dan McCarney

DPOY Kawhi Leonard is also your leading scorer with 10 points after knocking down spot-up 3 from Duncan's kickout. Spurs up 25-13.

Jeff McDonald

*Apparently* Redick is one of the best first-quarter scorers/possession in the league. Part of why Kawhi starts on him.

Paul Garcia

Manu, Patrick to check in soon.

Paul Garcia

Perfect timing by Diaw. Posted Redick, waited until Kawhi's defender got off enough, then hit Kawhi for the open three.

Paul Garcia

Diaw checks in for Tiago.

Paul Garcia

Since their 11-2 surge, the Spurs' following possessions have gone like this: Miss Miss Turnover Duncan make Timeout

Dan McCarney

Timeout, 5:57 left in 1st, Spurs up 13-8. Home is good for what ails their offense; shooting 55 percent w/ 1 TO.

Paul Garcia

Green goes back door on JJ, solid pass from Tiago. SA 11-2 lead.

Jeff McDonald

If I wanted to get all hot-takey with it: It's going to be really hard for Clips to beat the Spurs team that plays in the AT&T Center.

Paul Garcia

9-2 run for Spurs, as Kawhi drills the mid-range with seperation from Blake. Also, 2 LAC TOs.

Jeff McDonald

Best I can tell, Parker has opening assignment on CP. Early possessions started so quick, Spurs were picking up whoever.

Paul Garcia

Tony Parker looking to get to the basket on 2/3 first drives.

Dan McCarney

Speaking to player development coach Chad Forcier before the game about Kawhi's DPOY, like a proud papa. "How cool is that for that kid?"

Mike Monroe

#Spurs open with @Danny Green defending CP3 and then knocking down his 1st triple

Paul Garcia

Green draws the Paul assignment early.

Paul Garcia

Playoff Basketball at the AT&T Center...

Jeff McDonald

Last playoff game I covered in this building ended in confetti.

Jeff McDonald

Same starters for both teams. You know the drill.

Paul Garcia

New home playoff videos are always cool. They have a new clip of Kyle Anderson making a layup.

Paul Garcia

DeAndre Jordan's working on his free throws. He missed two in a row. Sigh

Paul Garcia

Kawhi Leonard is being present with the Defensive Player of the Year award. Tim Duncan presents it to him. Fans are loud.

Paul Garcia

The Spurs are in their lay-up line drill. Most players take the lay-up, but Boris Diaw chooses the 16-foot floater.

Paul Garcia

To note though, Baynes just showed up on the court. He didn't come out when the rest of the team came out.

Paul Garcia

No clear status on Aron Baynes, but he's warming up and is on the active roster for tonight.

Paul Garcia

Same starters for both squads: Parker, Green, Kawhi, Duncan, Splitter for Spurs. Paul, Redick, Barnes, Blake, DJ for LAC.

Michael De Leon

Pregame Spurscast: Spurs vs. Clippers (Game 3) ift.tt/1DIBrrO #spurs

Paul Garcia

Baynes is out here warming up, though Pop said it's unlikely he'll play tonight. vine.co/v/eWWibgU6L7m

Jeff McDonald

Baynes warming up on the court now. Actually appears to be moving around OK.

Jeff McDonald

Doc on Kawhi: "It's like Deion Sanders ... you're looking around the backfield trying to find where the hell he is."

Jeff McDonald

Doc says Pop has done a good job moving Leonard around on defense.

Dan McCarney

What Pop has learned about playoff basketball: "It's a long, long, long process." "It's always better to make your 3s than to miss them."

Dan McCarney

Don't feel bad, Michael Smith. He doesn't talk strategy with us locals either.

Dan McCarney

Clippers color guy asks why Pop has put Leonard on Redick. "I'm probably not going to talk strategy with you, since you're a Clipper."

Jeff McDonald

Technically, Spurs called him doubtful at shootaround. Usually means the same as out of course. twitter.com/danmccarneySAE…

Dan McCarney

We got a definitive "no" on Baynes today at shootaround. Apparently there's a chance he might, but probably won't, play.

Dan McCarney

Some nights we are gum on the bottom of Pop's shoe. Tonight, after session ends, "Is that it? I got nothing to do until the game."

Paul Garcia

Pop on Baynes’ status to play: “I don’t really know to be honest. I’m guessing no.”