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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.
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.
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.
How do you go so long without a post entry pass? Barnes: "Good question. I've been asking these guys the same thing."
Holmes: "We're one of the biggest teams in the country. I don't think we take advantage of it like we should."
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.
Turner averages vs. major-conference opponents: 8.8 pts, 6.6 rebs, 0.6 assists, 1.1 tos, 2.5 blocks, 34.1 FG%.
With "Rock Chalk Jayhawk" echoing through rafters, Kansas beats Texas 75-62.
Barnes substituting Felix for offense.
Longhorns are giving away possessions. Jayhawks are not. Hard to win that way.
Did Belichick really quote My Cousin Vinny or y'all messing around? Do the laws of physics not apply in his kitchen?
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.
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.
Barnes' unprecedented zone streak is over. Longhorns back to man-to-man.
We're now at 90 consecutive minutes of Texas' zone. And Kansas is starting to find some openings in it.
Gotta say, this is the best Drum atmosphere since Durant.
Charlie Strong being greeted at the Erwin Center like he's been up to something the past month or so.
Bashing Barnes has become so fashionable that people refuse to give him credit for what he's done well.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Final from ATT Center: Spurs 99, Lakers 85.
Splitter has had another forgettable game on offense, but he's chipped in big on the boards, with 11 rebounds.
A night after waxing Spurs, Bulls go into Dallas and take down the Mavericks. They're suddenly playing well again.
Danny Green jumper puts Spurs up by 17, since JaMychal Green (no relation) to scorer's table.
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.
Kawhi Leonard has 15 points and 14 rebounds. Guy continues to be a boarding machine.
Leonard 15/14/2, 2 steals after that fadeaway
Another 3 for Mills. Spurs by 18.
"Window World Window of Opportunity" does not exactly roll off the tongue, does it?
Of course Patty Mills would make an in-bounds steal and then drain a three after the steal. SA by 17.
The name is Thrills. Patrick Thrills.
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.
Spurs played a pretty blech 3Q, but still lead 76-61 heading to 4Q.
Patty Mills to the table, thus sinking my theory
Tim Duncan's got a little blood on his right leg. Will Sevening patching him up so we can continue play.
No minutes so far for Patty Mills, who I can only assume is getting a rest day.
Kawhi + Duncan + Parker + Manu + Baynes outscored the Lakers 44-38 in the 1st half. SA leads 56-38 at half.
Spurs lead 56-38 at halftime. Starting to think maybe the Lakers aren't gonna make the playoffs.
Even Manu couldn't help but smile at that one.
Hometown kid Jordan Clarkson, making 1st career start, has been the Lakers' best player so far.
Parker's got 10, Duncan's got 10 and Spurs lead 45-24 with two foul shots coming for Danny Green.
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
Did they change it to a 4-second shot clock and I wasn't looking?
One interesting thing: Cory Joseph, not Patty Mills, was Spurs' first PG off the bench.
28-12 after Joseph's triple...
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.
Points: Lakers 8, Kawhi 7. Spurs lead early 21-8.
A note on Nick Young's 29-point game here earlier this season: Kawhi Leonard was inactive for that game.
Ha, I just noticed the # on that thing. I have no photoshop skills so ignore the 1...
Nick Young is in the game for about .04 seconds before Leonard picks his pocket and sashays for a dunk.
This matchup of Kawhi Leonard posting up Ryan Kelly is something the Spurs can work with.
Lakers' problem on offense for the first 3 1/2 minutes? Clearly not enough shots for Clarkson, who has all four of their points.
9-0 Spurs less than 3 mins in. This one's gonna be ugly.
Lakers start 0 for 2 on even hitting the rim.
Last starter introduced for Lakers: Jordan Clarkson. First starter introduced for Spurs (as always): Tim Duncan.
The Cavs have 75 points......in the first half.
Kobe who? The Lakers are clearly ready for tonight's game against the Spurs: http://t.co/ZYeK8j8KHA
Spurs: Parker, Green, Leonard, Duncan, Bonner. Lakers: Clarkson, Ellington, Kelly, Hill, Sacre.
Manu Ginobili sums up reaction to Kobe injury news in two words: "It sucks."
Gregg Popovich, the Elliott Ness of the NBA. He cannot be bought. Not even with specially-themed breakfast cereal.
Of course, would name no names. Full disclosure: Still have my James Harden beard grooming kit from a few years back.