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Spurs: Parker, Green, Leonard, Duncan, Splitter. Suns: Bledsoe, Knight, Tucker, Morris, Len.
OK, tip in about 50 minutes. We now return to our regularly scheduled programming...
Marco Belinelli goes full Diggler on GQ cover, Buford honored with lifetime achievement award at Sloan. Pretty wide-ranging Spurs day...
All hands on deck tonight for Spurs, per Pop. Same starters as last night, including Splitter.
Pop: "We won what?!?" (Wry chuckle) ... "The world is amazing."
In fact, Pop seemed unaware of the very existence of the Sloan Conference, at which his GM was just given a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Pop, as you might expect, had no idea the Spurs were named "Analytics Organization of the Year" at the Sloan Conference.
After losing at Kansas, Texas' margin for error is gone. Need to win twice next week, then probably at least once in KC to get NCAA bid.
Things will get better for Jonathan Holmes. Someday.
All of those reporters at the Phog are eating Dilly Bars right now, I just know it.
I hate the intro to "It Was Written" lol but then he drops that fire flame on us with "The Message".
People say we always overrate Texas early in the season. Maybe. But there's no question this team is capable of playing at a Top 20 level.
Pretty good half for Russ Taylor.
Buford once described the Spurs to me as the proverbial blind squirrel finding occasional nut. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Sad about missing my first Texas visit to Allen Fieldhouse since 2008, by the way. Favorite place to watch college hoops.
The dress is white and gold /ducks
I shouldn't have to say this, but it's Twitter, so I actually do, but the Duncan thing was a joke...
Tim Duncan will pose, fully clothed, for an upcoming issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly.
SW gate agent just announced "Albuquerque is closed today." Now Bugs Bunny has no clue where to make a left turn.
You'd think by now I'd understand how time zones work.
Just been informed tipoff is at 7 p.m. Phoenix time tonight ... sleep in, fellas.
Things I don't like: not only back-to-back, but flying eastward, lose an hour plus an early tip (6 p.m. Phoenix time). Bad combo.
Things I like about Spurs' chances tonight: They seemed to figure some things out in 4Q vs. Sac; Parker started to look confident ...
Splitter on bouncing back from slump: "Sometimes it's a head thing. It's something in your head, and you've got to take it out and wash it."
Had to sit through all that mind-numbing dress nonsense over the past 24 hours and no Ginobili reverse layup GIF.
Splitter on his season to date: "I'm not playing my best. I know that. But I'm fighting through."
Parker on Splitter: "When Tiago looks like he did tonight, really engaged with a lot of energy, it makes a big difference."
Splitter only made 2 of 8 shots, but he had nine rebounds and three blocks. Played a big role.
Splitter was initially moved to the starting five to defend Cousins. Pop left him there even with Cousins sidelined.
Duncan said Parker has been "really hard on himself" the past couple days.
Duncan on Parker's 4Q: "It was huge for us and huge for him. Hopefully that builds the confidence he needs and we need him to have."
Parker on the shooting slump/maybe getting out of it: "It starts with your head."
Parker said he had a heart-to-heart with Popovich on Thursday, in which Pop reiterated confidence in him.
So nobody Vined Ginobili's reverse? C'mon, Twitter...
After starting 1 for 5, Parker finishes 7 of 16 for 19 points. Can't understate how huge fourth quarter was for him.
Merci les insomniaques pour cette courte nuit. Pas loin de 7h du matin pour vous ! Victoire importante mais repos pour le match à Phoenix!
Thanks! We wanted it so bad after this tough period. Let's get some rest and in the plane to Phoenix for a tough back to back. Good night
The Spurs' bench scored 45 points as well. SA heads to Phoenix for a back-to-back to finish the road trip.
Did I mention DeMarcus Cousins didn't play tonight?
Parker scored 17 of his 19 in the second half, while Manu Ginobili scored 11 of his 16 in those last two quarters too.
Tony Parker's scoring by quarter: 1Q: 2 points, 1/2 FG 2Q: 0 points, 0/3 FG 3Q: 6 points, 2/4 FG 4Q: 11 points, 4/7 FG
Spurs now 3-5 on the rodeo trip, finish up tmw night against Phoenix.
Final: Spurs 107, Sacramento 96. Tony Parker scores 11 of 19 in the 4th quarter. Kawhi Leonard with 17/7/5/1/2. 4-game losing streak over.
The Spurs end their 4-game losing streak & improve to 35-23 with a 107-96 victory over the Kings. Tony Parker leads the team with 19 points
After three straight expulsions from school.
He's been a good, solid B.
Disappeared off the face of the earth after 21/13/0 masterclass against Clips. So going to limit any judgement strictly to tonight.
Tony Parker has scored 17 of his team-high 19 points in the second half.
Parker up to 19 after FTs. Needed 16 shots to get there, but after last few outings, he'll take it any way he can get it.
It was over a week ago on a Thursday Parker scored 21 points & dished 13 assists vs. the Clippers. He's got 19 and 4 tonight.
Guess somebody tripped over a cable in Sacramento?
Tony Parker has 17 points tonight. He just nailed a three. Spurs take 13 poin lead, 2 mins left.
Parker with the 3. He's got 17 and...suddenly my TV goes black.
That's eight TOs for Master Gay, by the way.
Speaking of the Kings Kingsing...how 'bout Rudy Gay dribbling ball off his feet on key fourth quarter possession?
Parker T'd up complaining about non-call on drive. Not the best time, but you can certainly understand his frustration.
Parker gets called for the T. Thought he should have been fouled when he drove. SA leads by 9, free Kings FT.
That last rebound by Manu...he might have nights where he's out of control and/or shooting poorly, but you can never question the effort.
4:07 left in the 4th and the Spurs have a 10 point lead. SA taking an 18-10 scoring edge in the 4th.
Ginobili drills the 3, Spurs up 10. Might finally be it, but with this team lately you just never know.
And now Manu's heating up. He's got 14 points, who are these guys?
Oh hey, a few layups go in and now Parker's jumper just went in. He's got 14, Spurs by 7.
Parker now with 12 points, as he just made yet another layup. Something's kicked in this quarter for him.
The Spurs' bench is now outscoring the Kings' bench 40-17. Manu with 11 points, Diaw with 7, Beli/Baynes 8 each.
And now Manu embellishes contact to induce an offensive foul -- AKA, flopping. Pulling out all the stops tonight!
You know who else we've been missing this year: Land Walrus mode Boris Diaw.
It's like someone just gave Parker a shot of Espresso. He's looked much more aggressive in this 4th, looks quicker too on his dribble.