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Duncan update: 29 points in 33 minutes, 11 for 19. Also 9 rebounds, 1 block. Officially in awe.
I thought it was kind of questionable to play Tim Duncan at all tonight. I, as always, am an idiot.
Manu doesn't turn it over, err, hits floater to give Spurs a 103-97 lead in OT.
Manu floater from 16 out. Spurs kick off OT with 6-0 run. SA 103-97, 2:38 left.
People who bitch about Pop's rest program need to be watching this. Duncan up to 29 pts two days after grinding through 48 mins at 38.
Duncan again, now uses the turnaround. SA by 4.
Duncan with 27 in 31 on 10 for 18.
Duncan kicks off ovetime with the fading jumper. SA 99-97. In 11 December games, the Spurs are in their 4th overtime.
Duncan is nearing a double-double with 25 points and eight rebounds. One more (at least) overtime period to get there.
20-20 hindsight ... Am I the only one that would have tried Duncan again there? Probably gets something off at least.
This is the 4th overtime of the season in just 27 games. December is nuts for San Antonio with these injuries.
No sir, says Dame Lillard. Blocked Danny's 3. Overtime it is, for the third straight home game and fourth time in the past 10.
Danny Green gets blocked at the buzzer. The Spurs are headed to overtime tied at 97 with Blazers. Green/Duncan 25 points each.
2-1 Green gets a wide-open look
Green blocked by Leonard and we've got another overtime and I officially resign.
Spurs staring down the barrel of OT in their third straight home game.
Lillard gets to the rim. Tied game at 97 with 1.4 seconds left. Spurs ball. Dame has 27 points, Duncan/Green 25 each.
Lillard with the acrobatic layup to tie the game at 97s with 1.4 seconds left.
Lillard ties it with a layup. Spurs get last bats with 1.4 seconds to go. Spurs looking to avoid fourth OT game this month.
Way. Too. Easy.
That would have been equivalent of KJ on Olajuwon.
Forgot the ridiculous tip-in before that, too.
Since halftime of the Grizzlies game, Danny Green has scored 50 points.
RC should just give him an extension now.
Danny Green with 13 3s in the past two games. Four lead changes in the last six trips, Spurs up 97-95 with 6 secs left.
I wonder if Damian Lillard has ever made a huge shot in a situation like this before?
Danny Green Contract Year...
Lillard tries to go top shelf. Misses. Leads to Green 3 on other end. Spurs lead 97-95 with 5.7 to go. Portland ball.
My brain would have exploded if Lillard had finished that.
Danny Green came to play. Spurs get the rebound, Manu finds Green in corner for three. Spurs 97-95, 5.7 seconds left.
Danny Green has made tremendous strides offensively. I used to shutter when he touched the ball. Not anymore.
Duncan misses the jumper, Green finishes it though. SA by 1, 1 minute left.
Lillard gets them both, SA down 1.
Stuck in the air, terrible pass, Portland the other way and Lillard draws two FTs.
They really miss Tony Parker down the stretch of some of these games.
Manu with the turnover, Lillard gets fouled in the open court. 1:21 left, SA by 1.
25 for Duncan in 28 minutes.
Tim Duncan, baptizing foes since 1997.
Duncan's 7/7 from the line, Spurs lead 92-89 with 2:20 left
Pop was desperately trying to slow up that possession. Manu ignores him, fires to Green, leading to Duncan dunk and-1.
Manu grabs the board, finds Danny on the outlet, Danny darts the pass to Duncan for the dunk and-1 opp.
Dorell Wright is mortal.
Dorell Wright with three fourth-quarter 3s, and maybe the only reason Spurs haven't pulled away. Tied at 89, 3:22 to go.
DUNCAN FACE http://t.co/8SSKwQS0S0
3:22 and neither team can create seperation. Spurs and Blazers tied at 89. Duncan with 22 points, 7 boards, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block.
Portland with all of the alligator blood tonight. Another rally, and the Blazers have tied 'er up at 89s with possession, 3:41 to go.
Prolly want to D up on Dorrell Wright at some point.
22 now for Duncan to go with 7/2/2/1, 8 for 13 shooting. Not bad.
6/6 is Duncan from the free throw line after going 5/15 the other night. Spurs by 5.
Tim Duncan is working hard to bring this one home. Whether it happens or not, he's fighting.
That's 18 seasons of experience distilled into one moment of exquisite court awareness from Tim Duncan. Gorgeous stuff.
Duncan draws defense's attention as he drives toward the rim, Duncan finds the cutting Cojo. SA by 3
Considering the triple OT effect of the other night ... Spurs showing some guts tonight. Still need to finish.
5:52 left in the 4Q, Spurs lead 85-84. Blazers with the 15-11 scoring edge. Splitter's got 14 points, 5 boards and 2 dimes in 24 mins.
Hasn't been the best-played game, but it's tight: 85-84, Spurs w/ less than 6 mins left.
As Anderson went to the bench, he grabbed a seat inbetween Messina, Udoka, and Boylen. All 3 coaches spoke to him breifly.
Unfair, LaMarcus Aldridge. Patently unfair.
And it's squandered. Tied up at 82s, 7 mins left.
Spurs really didn't need Dorell Wright to rise from proverbial grave tonight.
Spurs have already blown 11- and 7-point leads. Now in process of squandering 8-point advantage.
Anderon - Splitter PnR, Splitter missed the hook, but then got the board anf made the further attempt.
Spurs had a couple chances there to put some distance between selves and Blazers. Haven't done it.
Pop rubs his beard with two hands as Wright nails the open three. It's a 3 point game.
BAYNES has been good in his stead, but there's just no duplicating Splitter's D and pick-and-rolls like that. Great catch, attack to draw FT
Manu + Splitter vs. Kaman. Get ready for Pick-and-roll-apalooza.
Pop elects to keep Anderson out there at the wing over Daye. 8:49 left in 4Q, SA by 4.
Cancel that, they made Austin Daye go back to the bench and put on his warm-ups.
Tim's 20 points in just 23 minutes tonight. New nickname suggestion: The Bottomless Well of Greatness.
Mass sub coming in for Spurs: Manu, Daye, Marco, Splitter, Bonner
Anderson's making some hustle plays out there. Spurs lead 78-72 with 9:40 left in the fourth. Matthews with 12 points.
I vote for not ballin'
Kyle Anderson steal, then finished the layup for the and-1 opp. SA by 7.
Danny Green has 20 points and 5 3-pointers tonight. But zero blocks. Slacker.
Ruling stands. Spurs up five heading to final frame. Going to have to dig deep.
Green/Splitter/Duncan with 20 of Spurs' 28 points in 3Q. Aldridge had 14 of Portland's 25 in the 3Q.
Spurs lead 74-69 heading to 4Q, thanks to Green buzzer-beating 3s. Officials reviewing to make sure everything copacetic.
End of third quarter: Spurs 74, Blazers 69. Duncan with 18 points, 6 rebounds. Green has team-high 20 points.
3Q: Danny Green (20 points) nails the three at the buzzer. SA leads 74-69 after three. SA took 3Q 28-25.
Green with his fifth 3 on a tough contested shot to beat the buzzer. Spurs up 74-69 heading into the 4th.
Spurs' two leading scorers tonight: The 38-year-old dude and the dude that played 51 minutes the other night.