Paul Garcia

Before the game, Coach Bud talked about how it was nice to start preseason this year with a foundation from last season.

Dan McCarney

Getting to the point where Popovich might actually get pissed over a preseason game.

Dan McCarney

Hawks have pounded them by 29 in that span.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs were outscored 42-26 in the 3Q. Played some funky lineups, sure, but my Lord.

Paul Garcia

3Q: Preseason Spurs 74, Hawks 95. ATL pours in 42 points in the 3Q. ATL shot 67% in the third quarter.

Dan McCarney

Spurs gave up 42 points in the third quarter after 36 in the second.

Paul Garcia

Last season, Hawks ranked 1st in Field Goals assisted on at 67%. Tonight leading 95-74, Hawks have assisted on 24 of 32 makes.

Dan McCarney

End of 3: Atlanta 95, Spurs 74. Parker with 17 points to lead the Spurs, but Jeff Teague has 21 in 23 minutes. Spurs with 18 turnovers.

Dan McCarney

And they're calling loose ball fouls up in this building in a 22-point pretend game.

Dan McCarney

Damn, lead is now 22 points for the Hawks. Spurs up to 18 turnovers. Going to mail in my wrapup in their honor.

Dan McCarney

Bonner in the open court and damn everything he pulled it back out.

Paul Garcia

2:30 left until the fourth quarter and the Hawks are outscoring the Spurs 37-22 in the third quarter. SA down 90-70 #Preseason

Jeff McDonald

Atlanta has scored on 16 of 18 second-half possessions and leads by 20.

Jeff McDonald

Yes it's preseason and nothing matters, but wouldn't you like to see the Spurs look Spurs-y for a sustained stretch before Dallas shows up?

Jeff McDonald

If this were not preseason and the Spurs actually cared about winning they might want to locate Kyle Korver on the perimeter sometime soon.

Dan McCarney

Hot take: Korver can shoot. Hits his 6th 3 in 10 attempts, Hawks up 81-68.

Paul Garcia

Spurs with a lot of player movement, allows Manu to dash straight to the rim for the open made layup.

Dan McCarney

Wow, BAYNES just obliterated poor Paul Millsap trying to block his shot. Nothing malicious, but Paul needed a few secs to gather himself.

Paul Garcia

Kyle Korver's shooting form = magnificent

Dan McCarney

Spurs now trailing 76-64 after Korver's corner 3.

Jeff McDonald

We've now entered the "there's a whistle on every single possession" portion of the program.

Dan McCarney

Dave on the big screen = Spurs fans going crazy. A tradition like no other.

Paul Garcia

Jumbotron shows Patty Mills on the screen, fans go nuts. But of course, they go even crazier for David Robinson.

Paul Garcia

Both teams with 16 points so far in 3Q, Hawks lead by 5. Parker and Teague battling, Parker with 17 points, Teague 18.

Mike Monroe

Corey Robinson's Dad in the house at ATT Center again ... hey, so is Corey!

Paul Garcia

Spurs get the loose ball, Parker finds Anderson in the corner, and Kyle makes his first three of the game.

Paul Garcia

Matt Bonner checks in, seconds later he drains a three. #RedMamba

Dan McCarney

Speaking of which, Atlanta is now up 64-54, 8:31 left in the third quarter.

Paul Garcia

Boris tried to pin Teague's layup to the basket, but refs called it goaltending. Good hustle there by Boris.

Paul Garcia

Boris doin' Baris things there. Just smoothly posted Millsap for the fadeaway shot from 14 feet.

Dan McCarney

BAYNES in for Duncan to start the second half.

Jeff McDonald

Kyle Anderson makes his first appearance to start the second half.

Paul Garcia

Baynes and Diaw out there as the big men, Duncan's night likely done.

Paul Garcia

Kyle Anderson starting the second half, will play SF. He didn't play at all in first half so Beli could get some miles.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs -- 14 turnovers leading to 22 Atlanta points; Hawks -- 6 turnovers for 6 SA points.

Paul Garcia

Spurs with 7 turnovers in the second quarter for 15 ATL points. Hawks with 10 assists on 14 makes in 2Q. Teams flipped script in 2Q.

Dan McCarney

Halftime: Atlanta 53, Spurs 48. Outscored 36-23 in the second quarter. Parker has 10 to lead the Spurs, but on 9 shots.

Mike Monroe

#Hawks Kyle Korver closes out 1st half in San Antonio with long 3-ball; ATL 53, SAS 48

Paul Garcia

Kyle Korver makes the contested three to end the half. Preseason Hawks 53, Spurs 48. SA shooting 50%. Parker 10 points, Teague 14 points.

Jeff McDonald

Korver three at the buzzer, and Hawk lead 53-48 at intermission.

Dan McCarney

Ginobili now 5 for 29 in the preseason. Rusty barbecue, indeed.

Dan McCarney

Spurs now up to TO No. 14. And trailing the Hawks by two, 48-46...

Paul Garcia

Spurs with 14th turnover of the game by inbounding the ball. Daye threw it too far ahead of Parker, Parker wasn't happy with the pass.

Dan McCarney

Team them up and you have the barbarian Avengers RT @Jeff McDonald Baynes vs Antic vs Pekovic would be like the Anchorman fight

Jeff McDonald

Baynes vs Antic vs Pekovic would be like the Anchorman fight

Dan McCarney

Pop trolling us all, puts Baynes in now that Antic is back on the bench.

Dan McCarney

And then two trips later we get a gruesomely lazy pass from Parker into traffic for TO No. 11.

Dan McCarney

Just had one of our first slick four-passes-in-three-seconds sequences of the preseason. Ginobili bricked the 3, but still, nice stuff.

Jeff McDonald

Karl Lane with a nice save of an errant pass for Atlanta. He's the referee.

Dan McCarney

I cannot see the tattoos covering Antic's arms but I imagine they are images of unspeakable carnage.

Dan McCarney

David Robinson was thoroughly amused by the Coyote clubbing softballs into the crowd.

Dan McCarney

Give Antic a spiked club and Baynes a big ol broadsword and let them go at it. First one to remove a limb wins.

Dan McCarney

Pero Antic is even more terrifying in person, and even MORE terrifying still with a plastic face guard.

Dan McCarney

Austin Daye leads all Spurs with 8 points. #pretendgames

Mike Monroe

Lots of traveling calls being made in pre-season; soon enough they will all be ignored #RegularSeason

Paul Garcia

Austin Daye's shooting is on par tonight, just made his third three of the night. Last one was a release without hesitation.

Paul Garcia

Pop was serious about using tonight's game for Marco's conditioning. Beli played 9 mins in 1Q, ready to check back in soon.

Dan McCarney

Nice extra pass by Joseph on the last play of the quarter, whipping rock to Green in the corner for a wide-open 3. Textbook Spurs ball.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs lead 25-17 after 1Q. It's the first time they've won the first quarter since coming back from Europe.

Paul Garcia

1Q: Preseason Spurs 25, Hawks 17. SA moving the ball, 8 assists on 10 made baskets. All five starters scored in 1Q

Dan McCarney

Spurs up 25-17 through one quarter despite 7 TOs. Duncan with 4/7, Parker has 6 points and Boris Diaw with 5.

Jeff McDonald

Ginobili's preseason hasn't been great, but it'd look about 10 percent better if he were able to run pick and rolls with Tiago Splitter.

Paul Garcia

Austin Daye has benefited twice from Manu drawing in the defense, as Manu kicks out to him for two 3-pointers.

Paul Garcia

Cory Joseph, who sat all of Monday's game due to getting extended time vs. Heat, checks in for Parker.

Paul Garcia

Thabo takes Danny Green 1-on-1 and draws a foul with a spinning move. The ultimate #Preseason hashtag deserved there.

Jeff McDonald

Also Thabo Sefolosha in a Hawks uniform is just weird.

Paul Garcia

Solid play by Kent Bazemore. Bazmore used a pick, drove in, drew 2 defenders, then passed to Millsap for the dunk.

Jeff McDonald

Oh yeah, forgot Elton Brand was a thing

Paul Garcia

Spurs lead 17-13 over the Hawks with 3:24 left in 1Q. SA with 5 assists on 7 makes. As Danny said Monday, ball movement is getting in form

Jeff McDonald

Spurs lead 17-10 at first wave of subs. Probably the best the starters have looked this preseason, though still four turnovers.

Paul Garcia

Tony drives in, kicks to Marco, who kicks to Boris, who kicks back to Parker for the driving layup. So much passing in one play. SA 15-10

Dan McCarney

Duncan with 4 points, 7 rebounds in the first 7 minutes. Save some for the regular season, young fella.

Paul Garcia

Tony drives in, feeds Marco, who feeds Danny, who feeds Boris, who feeds Parker for the made 20-footer. So much passing on last play.

Jeff McDonald

Rebounding-wise, it helps Duncan is the tallest dude on the floor and Atlanta has missed 9 of 12 shots

Jeff McDonald

Four points, seven rebounds in the first five minutes for Old Man Duncan.

Dan McCarney

I just wish I had one good closeup picture of Leonard's crusty eye for all these blog updates.

Dan McCarney

Highlight of the game already achieved: Forced to wait in courtside tunnel while Boris arranged his extracurricular activities w/ friends.

Paul Garcia

Spurs open the game with a lot of ball movement. 7-0 run, 2 assists on 3 makes.

Paul Garcia

Duncan, Beli, Parker, Danny Green, and Diaw starting for Spurs vs. Hawks tonight

Jeff McDonald

Spurs: Parker, Green, Belinelli, Diaw, Duncan. Hawks: Teague, Korver, Carroll, Millsap, Horford.

Jeff McDonald

What Pop hopes to gain from starting Belinelli: "I just want him to get in shape. I want him to work off the pasta he ate all summer."

Paul Garcia

Coach Bud with a lot of praise for the hard work, determination, and growth Kawhi Leonard has made in his early career. Will be up tomorrow

Paul Garcia

Jeff Teague says playing the Spurs feels like an "open practice" because each team runs similar sets & anticipates what each other will do.

Danny Green

Probably the best painting I've ever seen and best thing in my house currently...s/o to @garibaldiartsinstagram.com/p/ueTonHy6w5/

Jeff McDonald

Pop, on Kawhi Leonard's eye infection: "It persists. His eyes are still red, one of them's half closed. It looks ugly."

Jeff McDonald

Based on gut feeling, feels like Leonard's availability for opener is in legitimate jeopardy.

Jeff McDonald

Kawhi Leonard has been working out some, but Spurs still trying to keep him isolated from rest of team. Won't be at ATT Center tonight.

Jeff McDonald

Pop says he'll start Marco Belinelli at SF tonight. It's the only lineup change he's sure of.

Paul Garcia

On Kawhi, Pop says he's working out in isolation. They just have to keep him away from team for contagious purposes of eye issue.

Dan McCarney

Pop on Leonard: "It persists. His eyes are still red; one is half-closed. It looks ugly." He has been working out individually, however.

Paul Garcia

Pop said he hadn't thought about who might sit tonight for rest purposes, but did say Kawhi & Tiago are still out.

Dan McCarney

Nothing new with Leonard or Splitter; both continue to be out. Everyone else will dress tonight, Popovich said he has no idea who will play.

Paul Garcia

Pop starting to Marco Belinelli tonight for more conditioning: "I just want him to work off all the pasta he had over the summer," Joked Pop

Jeff McDonald

Looking ahead: Just realized the Spurs play two games in the first eight days of the regular season. So that's odd.

Paul Garcia

NBA GMs pick Spurs to repeat in annual survey bit.ly/1tgfiAb via @JeffGarciaPS

Paul Garcia

In four preseason games, Kyle Anderson is averaging 11.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.

Mike Finger

I don't think it was intentional. But they got their clicks, boy. RT @MLCotcher Also that people will be intentionally vague to get a click.

Mike Finger

Today's another reminder there's no shortage of people on the Internet eager to believe Texas is trying to get away with something.

Mike Finger

But the overall payment (cost of attendance + licensing) should be in the $10K range for most schools. That's all Patterson was saying.