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Now another block by JaMychal.
JaMychal with the block off the backboard. Spurs' fresh-get-us-out-of-this-mess lineup on an 8-0 run. SA down 17.
JaMychal had to be told where to sit for that timeout. The rookie learning curve is steep.
The Mills - Cojo duo is in, things could get interesting. SA cuts CHI lead down to 19.
Just wait til the Spurs get Marco Belinelli back tho
Sweet coat Dunleavy
Waiting for Pop to put Cojo in so he can dunk on Serge Ibaka.
When it rains it pours. San Antonio is down 24.
And 24 now as Rose rattles in a 3
The Spurs never really got punked like this even when they were shorthanded. Bright side: They'll be fresh for tomorrow.
Bulls are feeling it in this quarter: 4/5 paint, 1/1 mid-range, 1/3 Three, 4/4 FT. Were up 19
My bad -- 19
Spurs down 17 and about to get buried here for good if they can't generate any offense...
17-6 third quarter edge for the Bulls. SA down 17.
I thought Derrick Rose was all tentative and out of sync this season. Twitter lied to me.
Derrick Rose's hesitation dribbles...not fair.
Bulls getting explosive, aggressive MVP Rose tonight
Kawhi ain't taking less...
Back to the game. The Bulls are off to a 7-0 run in the 3Q, Chicago has their largest lead of the night at 13.
Spurs down 13 early in the 3rd, on the verge of getting in trouble in Chicago with their offense in the toilet (35.9 FG%)
I can't even describe how perfect the arc on Pau Gasol's mid-range jumper looks. Just a pure-clean shot.
As of right now at 8:18 PM CST, just 4 games separate the 2-7 seeds out West. Plus OKC & PHX rolling right now.
Last year, Portland got a full 82 games from four of their starters and only Aldridge missed 13 games. Stinks they've lost 2 starters now.
Lillard's already really good, but he's going to have to go to another level, while Batum has to turn up his performances too now.
Last night the Suns built a 25 point lead over Portland without Aldridge, but POR did battle back - lost in the end though.
Sucks to see great players go down, but those are the type of breaks the Spurs need to creep up the standings.
"Charlie's just not a good name." - The awesomeness that is Chuck.
Leonard: 16 on 5 for 9. Everybody else: 24 on 9 for 27.
First half shots. Paint: Spurs 8/11, Bulls 9/13 Mid-Range: SA 3/7, CHI 4/8 Three: SA 3/8, CHI 4/12. Bench: SA 8 points, CHI 7 points.
Outside of Kawhi, every other Spur shot 2/11 combined in the 2Q. Ouch. SA shooting 39% at half, CHI 44%.
An inartistic 1st half in Chicago because defense
Bulls being Bullsy, keeping Spurs from being Spursy. Chicago leads 46-40 at half.
Half: Spurs 40, Bulls 46. CHI takes 2Q 25-18. Kawhi Leonard scored 14 of the Spurs' 18 points in the 2Q. Kawhi 16 points, Rose 15.
Tiago finds Kawhi for the dunk, Kawhi has 16 points in 18 minutes. Kawhi 14 of SA 18 points in 2Q.
Vintage Splitter rim protection there. Strong, straight-up contest. They add up...
14 points for Kawhi. He has 12 of the Spurs' 16 points in the second quarter.
Kawhi has 12 points in 16 minutes so far. 10 of his 12 have come in the 2Q.
The Mills-Manu combo are back on the floor.
Kawhi Leonard just assigned to check D. Rose ... verrry interesting
Just have zero desire to see that movie.
Leonard shoots 60 percent at rim, a few pct points better than league average. Feels worse with all the bunnies he seems to miss.
I don't know what you people were talking about. The Bulls look pretty good to me.
Derrick Rose has 13 points in 11 mins. The Bulls are outscoring the Spurs 16-5 in the 2Q, SA down 10. CHI 2/3 in paint, 3/5 from 3PT in 2Q.
However great Manu's pass was, Tim's there was equivalently awful.
why are you yelling at me grant hill?
The Bulls are on a 9-2 run to kick off the 2Q. CHI 1/1 in paint in 2Q, 2/2 from 3PT. SA offense struggling minus Patty/Manu.
Solid defense by Mirotic. Got stuck guarding Parker 1-on-1 and never let Tony get by him.
That's a meme waiting to happen...
Aron Baynes just blocked Derrick Rose at the rim ... no, really
1Q Shot Selection. Paint: Spurs 4/5, Bulls 4/6 Mid-Range: SA 1/4, CHI 2/4 3PT: SA 2/3, CHI 1/6
As someone who got turned on to basketball by prime Magic Johnson, I fully endorse Manu Ginobili.
1Q: Spurs 22, Bulls 21. SA shoots 41%, CHI 39%. Mills 6 points, Gasol/Rose 6 points each. SA 6/6 FT, CHI 6/8 FT.
Behind-the-back bounce pass to the cutting Mills for high-arcing layup.
And then Manu and Patty go and do that...
Put that on Manu's career highlight reel. Holy crap...
The Patty-Manu-Boris trio has checked in. Unpredictability is about to ensue.
6 points in 6 minutes for Derrick Rose. The Bulls are 3/4 in the paint in the 1Q so far.
Pau just yelled twice in one possession.
Two guys known for driving (Parker/Rose) kick off the game with a three-point attempt each.
...but Duncan should have a solid chance to go.
Leonard 11th among West frontcourt, only other Spur to finish among main candidates. Probably missed to many games to go...
Duncan misses out on starting nod for All-Star Game, finishes fourth behind Anthony Davis, Marc Gasol and Blake Griffin.
My apologies for the silliness today. This is why I'll never be named one of the Top 30 Twitterers Between Mopac and 360.
Perhaps my favorite thing about Kobe is that he's given himself at least two nicknames. That we know of, at least.
Teams doing really well in last 10 games: ATL (10-0), GSW (9-1), SA, PHX, CHA (8-2), WAS, DET, DAL, LAC, OKC (7-3)
Reports out of LA say torn rotator cuff for Kobe Bryant, whose Lakers slated to play tomorrow night in SA.
After that last tweet, I'm going to knock on wood just to be safe. /knocks on wood /knocks on wood again
Sad to see Kobe's career come to this -- two significant injuries. Makes you appreciate Tim Duncan's greatness in his 17th season.
About to ask Barnes how our valiant boys are looking this week. For more, tune into LHN, a spectacular network I've never once made fun of.
Like people who know me always say, "That Finger's just a huge homer for UT and ESPN." Yessir.