Mike Monroe

My Sunday #NBA column: Duncan not an All-Star? Pity the fool who thinks so expressnews.com/sports/columni… via @mySA

Mike Monroe

#Spurs notebook: Pop's influence felt with All-Star coaches; propaganda trashed expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a… via @mySA

Michael De Leon

Video: Kawhi Leonard’s full highlights vs. Bulls ift.tt/1z9UpM2 #spurs

Mike Monroe

Popovich's point puzzle a good problem to have writes @Jeff McDonald expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a… via @mySA

Paul Garcia

"Since it's the Knicks, we won't call traveling and they'll likely still lose." RT @Jorge Sierra: Not traveling. vine.co/v/OTazMYrOhKH

Paul Garcia

I'm at Tiger Stadium - @lsutigerstadium in Baton Rouge, LA swarmapp.com/c/aQpsolvJsPT

Mike Finger

You need higher goals. RT @MattM_KVUE: Good luck to all the #3M runners this morning. My only goal? Finish before @Mike Finger

Kyle Anderson

My sister and i hands down have the best dad in the world.

Jeff McDonald

Well that's not stalkery, RT @JimShoe08 Jeff! What's Norm ' s status for tonight? Isn't this a back to back for him?

Boris Diaw

Good luck @vika7 at the Australian Open for your next round !

Quixem Ramirez

Out of 351 teams, #TXST ranks 319th in adjusted scoring offense. Therein lies the problem, I think.

Mike Finger

At his role, absolutely. Not so much at making defenses respect the jumper. RT @NBSteel6: I think holland is fantastic.

Mike Finger

The result is a team that can be quite good when pushing the pace, but can look terrible when the game slows down. Like most years.

Mike Finger

Factors at play: 1. UT's non-Taylor guards aren't great. 2. UT's non-Holmes posts don't want ball. 3. Barnes isn't an X&O offensive wizard.

Mike Finger

Asked Barnes if it was his responsibility to make his offense work inside-out. He said he's trying. "Baffled" why players won't do it.

Mike Finger

How do you go so long without a post entry pass? Barnes: "Good question. I've been asking these guys the same thing."

Mike Finger

Holmes: "We're one of the biggest teams in the country. I don't think we take advantage of it like we should."

Mike Finger

Oh my God. RT @sccrutch1966: hope he does go. Hopefully we can use the scholarship for a good player

Mike Finger

I'm not saying he's not an immense talent. Just that the hype about his potential impact on this year's team might've been overblown.

Mike Finger

Turner averages vs. major-conference opponents: 8.8 pts, 6.6 rebs, 0.6 assists, 1.1 tos, 2.5 blocks, 34.1 FG%.

Mike Finger

With "Rock Chalk Jayhawk" echoing through rafters, Kansas beats Texas 75-62.

Mike Finger

Barnes substituting Felix for offense.

Mike Finger

Sounds like someone's never watched the NBA draft. RT @campwillben: there's no way he's one and done ... right?

Mike Finger

I'll be honest: If I knew nothing of his hype, I'd barely've noticed him all season. RT @DMcComasOB: Turner didn't help himself at all today

Paul Garcia

I'm at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL swarmapp.com/c/1f0Crdsf203

Mike Finger

Longhorns are giving away possessions. Jayhawks are not. Hard to win that way.

Mike Finger

Did Belichick really quote My Cousin Vinny or y'all messing around? Do the laws of physics not apply in his kitchen?

Mike Finger

This afternoon has been Exhibit A in the case for why Taylor is the Longhorns' most indispensable player. When he's good, they're good.

Mike Finger

Myles Turner still hasn't played like a star against a good team yet. Feels like Texas might need his long-awaited breakout in second half.

Boris Diaw

Please Follow my man @Ronny Turiaf with the Episode 2 of #RonnyBackpackStory: bit.ly/1ydgDpn ! Love traveling with that guy!

Mike Finger

Barnes' unprecedented zone streak is over. Longhorns back to man-to-man.

Mike Finger

We're now at 90 consecutive minutes of Texas' zone. And Kansas is starting to find some openings in it.

Mike Finger

Arena was rocking, and then came the meteorological turd in the punch bowl. RT @craigfloyd: It's @Mike Finger favorite time of the game

Mike Finger

Gotta say, this is the best Drum atmosphere since Durant.

Mike Finger

It looked to me like @CedGolden didn't enjoy the Whiskey Shivers' bluegrass rendition of the national anthem.

Mike Finger

Charlie Strong being greeted at the Erwin Center like he's been up to something the past month or so.

Paul Garcia

No Spurs Were Named As Starters For 2015 NBA All-Star Game bit.ly/1CCG1ve writes @winstonharris34

Mike Finger

Just picked up my yearly supply of scotch tape and sponges. Some of y'all know. #3M

Mike Finger

Bash him for the #hardbutton. Bash him for some late-season flame-outs. But at least be intellectually honest, people.

Mike Finger

Bashing Barnes has become so fashionable that people refuse to give him credit for what he's done well.

Mike Finger

Oh, please. Barnes' teams always have defended. RT @texdanr: Shock to find a coach that didn't know a Zone was effective? What took so long?

Michael De Leon

No Spurs Were Named As Starters For 2015 NBA All-Star Game ift.tt/1ycXpQt #spurs

Mike Finger

T.J. Ford never dreamed his old coach would change defenses. But these days, Rick Barnes and UT are loving the zone. expressnews.com/sports/columni…

Mike Monroe

Tho happy with W, #Spurs @Manu Ginobili sums up playing Mamba-less #Lakers: 'It sucks' expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a… via @mySA

Jeff McDonald

In this notebook, @Dan McCarney looks at local kid made good Jordan Clarkson and his first NBA start expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a… via @mySA

Jeff McDonald

From last night: Spurs kick Kobe-less Lakers while they are down expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a… via @mySA

Paul Garcia

I'm at Harrah's Hotel in New Orleans, LA swarmapp.com/c/6jSARwJE2VW

Jeff McDonald

Spurs kick Kobe-less Lakers when they're down expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a… via @mySA

Michael De Leon

Spurs Rally from Chicago Nightmare, Handle Lakers 99-85. ift.tt/1B23lxS #spurs

Boris Diaw

Bonsoir les insomniaques. Nous nous devions de gagner ce match et de retrouver le rythme. Tout le monde a pu jouer, tant mieux ! Bon samedi!

Boris Diaw

Fans, it's always great to play at home. Thanks again for the support tonight and happy everybody could share minutes. Have a good evening!

Paul Garcia

Through 11 January games, the Spurs are 8-3. SA finished their January back-to-back set tonight with a 4-2 B2B January record.

Paul Garcia

Follow @DukeOfBexar for postgame coverage and the postgame report.

Paul Garcia

The Spurs improve to 28-17 with a 99-85 victory over the Lakers. Kawhi Leonard finishes with 15 points, 14 boards, 3 assists & 2 steals.

Jeff McDonald

Final from ATT Center: Spurs 99, Lakers 85.

Jeff McDonald

Splitter has had another forgettable game on offense, but he's chipped in big on the boards, with 11 rebounds.

Jeff McDonald

A night after waxing Spurs, Bulls go into Dallas and take down the Mavericks. They're suddenly playing well again.

Jeff McDonald

Danny Green jumper puts Spurs up by 17, since JaMychal Green (no relation) to scorer's table.

Paul Garcia

Kawhi Leonard in 32 minutes so far: 15 points, 14 boards, 2 dimes, 2 steals. Mills with 6 points in 10 mins. SA by 15.

Jeff McDonald

Kawhi Leonard has 15 points and 14 rebounds. Guy continues to be a boarding machine.

Dan McCarney

Leonard 15/14/2, 2 steals after that fadeaway

Dan McCarney

Another 3 for Mills. Spurs by 18.

Dan McCarney

"Window World Window of Opportunity" does not exactly roll off the tongue, does it?

Paul Garcia

Of course Patty Mills would make an in-bounds steal and then drain a three after the steal. SA by 17.

Dan McCarney

The name is Thrills. Patrick Thrills.

Paul Garcia

The Lakers outscored the Spurs 23-20 in the 3Q. SA went cold shooting 6/23 in the quarter, but the Spurs still lead by 15.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs played a pretty blech 3Q, but still lead 76-61 heading to 4Q.

Jeff McDonald

Patty Mills to the table, thus sinking my theory

Jeff McDonald

Tim Duncan's got a little blood on his right leg. Will Sevening patching him up so we can continue play.

Jeff McDonald

No minutes so far for Patty Mills, who I can only assume is getting a rest day.

Paul Garcia

Kawhi + Duncan + Parker + Manu + Baynes outscored the Lakers 44-38 in the 1st half. SA leads 56-38 at half.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs lead 56-38 at halftime. Starting to think maybe the Lakers aren't gonna make the playoffs.

Jeff McDonald

Even Manu couldn't help but smile at that one.

Jeff McDonald

Hometown kid Jordan Clarkson, making 1st career start, has been the Lakers' best player so far.

Jeff McDonald

Parker's got 10, Duncan's got 10 and Spurs lead 45-24 with two foul shots coming for Danny Green.

Paul Garcia

The Spurs lead by 18. A few minutes ago Baynes ran a pick & pop with Manu, then popped out to three and took the shot. Baynes missed the 3PT

Jeff McDonald

Did they change it to a 4-second shot clock and I wasn't looking?

Jeff McDonald

One interesting thing: Cory Joseph, not Patty Mills, was Spurs' first PG off the bench.

Dan McCarney

28-12 after Joseph's triple...

Dan McCarney

Pop Jr. MT @Rusty Simmons Kerr didn't congratulate Curry for AS berth: "I'm becoming the old coach who doesn't care about anybody."

Jeff McDonald

Spurs leading 21-8 out of the gate, but I gotta admit the D-Fenders are putting up more of a fight than I thought.

Paul Garcia

Points: Lakers 8, Kawhi 7. Spurs lead early 21-8.

Jeff McDonald

A note on Nick Young's 29-point game here earlier this season: Kawhi Leonard was inactive for that game.

Dan McCarney

Ha, I just noticed the # on that thing. I have no photoshop skills so ignore the 1...

Jeff McDonald

Nick Young is in the game for about .04 seconds before Leonard picks his pocket and sashays for a dunk.

Jeff McDonald

This matchup of Kawhi Leonard posting up Ryan Kelly is something the Spurs can work with.

Jeff McDonald

Lakers' problem on offense for the first 3 1/2 minutes? Clearly not enough shots for Clarkson, who has all four of their points.

Dan McCarney

9-0 Spurs less than 3 mins in. This one's gonna be ugly.

Jeff McDonald

Lakers start 0 for 2 on even hitting the rim.

Jeff McDonald

That is a name of a player on the team, yes. RT @timmyduncanfan Tiago?

Paul Garcia

Haha. Actually in Houston, headed for NOLA tonight. Mobile, Alabama tomorrow. RT @MichaelErlerSBN: @Paul Garcia get over here, lazy.

Jeff McDonald

Last starter introduced for Lakers: Jordan Clarkson. First starter introduced for Spurs (as always): Tim Duncan.

Paul Garcia

The Cavs have 75 points......in the first half.

Jeff McDonald

Kobe who? The Lakers are clearly ready for tonight's game against the Spurs: http://t.co/ZYeK8j8KHA

Jeff McDonald

Spurs: Parker, Green, Leonard, Duncan, Bonner. Lakers: Clarkson, Ellington, Kelly, Hill, Sacre.

Jeff McDonald

Manu Ginobili sums up reaction to Kobe injury news in two words: "It sucks."

Dan McCarney

Gregg Popovich, the Elliott Ness of the NBA. He cannot be bought. Not even with specially-themed breakfast cereal.

Dan McCarney

Of course, would name no names. Full disclosure: Still have my James Harden beard grooming kit from a few years back.