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Parker, Green + Marco: 9 3-pointers Dallas: 7 3-pointers
That 14's still taking some getting used to. Said 14, Danny Green, drills Bowen Memorial Corner 3 for 96-89 lead, 3:27 left.
Green for three, Spurs' lead safely gets pushed back to 7. Green has 13 points, 3:27 left in the game.
Spurs' turnover count up to 18, Dallas 9.
Belinelli lost Devin Harris twice after made Spurs baskets, twice resulting in Dallas 3-pointers. He is now on the bench.
Pop is about to murder Marco Belinelli I think.
Tim Duncan, stiill as efficient as ever. He's got 14 points and 12 boards.
Would love to know exactly how many times Tim Duncan has run down an NBA court.
Dirk gets called for his 4th foul guarding Diaw in the post, he wasn't too happy as one might expect.
Here lies Tim Duncan, who was a “pretty good player."
Pop wisdom: “Timmy’s a pretty good player. Timmy’s a pretty good rebounder. But he can’t get them all."
Fan in front of me yells "DJ QUAKE!" Really enjoys the music Mr. Quake provides us here at the arena.
Manu’s only rival is himself.
7:33 left in the 4Q, Spurs lead 89-81. SA has a 13-8 early lead in the 4th. SA with 5 players in double figures in season opener.
Marco with the quick fire three off a pass from Baris. Marco with 15 points now, SA by 8
Manu looks ok, back on the bench, and no assistance by trainers. Carry on with 8:04 left in the 4Q.
Ginobili's staying in the game ...
Manu's returning to the game.
Manu is on his feet, stretching out the leg, he's back in the huddle.
Ginobili's still on the bench. No locker room.
I assumed knee-to-quad or something, but I haven't seen a replay.
Sevening having Manu stretch out the right knee. Manu's in the team huddle now.
Manu is headed to the bench right now. Trainer looking at knee.
Joseph's pull-up J gives the Spurs their largest lead yet at 86-77, 9:00 left. Ginobili a bit gimpy after collision.
Looked like he took a shot to the knee, Will Sevening looking at him by scorers table
Manu Ginobili's hurt himself.
Manu is hurst, looks like his right leg.
Shield your eyes, but here's a great straight-on shot of the Spurs latest rings. http://t.co/kCPIPfL18f
Joseph layup allows Spurs to match their largest lead of the game - 6 points. 10:04 left in the 4Q.
Clarification, Parker with 20 points, Manu right behind him with 18. They both didn't play international ball this summer.
Pop, asked about ball movement. Midseason form response: “Where do I see it? I see it right on the floor."
Manu's feeling it, just nailed a step back three over Chandler, he's got 18 to match Parker.
At the end of the third, Anthony Davis is 3 blocks shy of a triple double with 22 points, 15 boards and 7 blocks. Insane...
All I want for Halloween is Manu’s step back move.
Spurs put up 31 in that last quarter, held the Mavs to 20. Manu and Parker scored 19 in the third, one less than Dallas as a team.
Ginobili has 4 FGs tonight, had 8 for the entire preseason.
3Q: Spurs 76, Mavs 73. Both teams shooting 48%, SA 13 turnovers, DAL 8. Parker 18 points, Manu 15 points.
Spurs lead 76-73 heading into 4Q, after trailing by 10 early in the the third.
End of third quarter: Spurs 76, Mavericks 73. Spurs Big Three: 45 points, 15 rebounds, 8 assists.
Spurs only wearing trophy patch for tonight, but NBA should let champions wear them throughout the season. A nice touch...
That was like the first 3-pointer Ginobili's made in about 9 1/2 weeks.
Manu Magic - Ginobili with the three at the shot clock, ge's got 11 points now.
I mean if Tony Parker is basically going to be Steve Kerr on that corner 3 ...
All-time list: 1. Wilt, 968 (in 1,045 games; wow); 2. Moses, 894; 3. Elvin Hayes, 890; 4. Kareem, 885; 5. Karl Malone, 814; 6. Duncan, 797.
Tony Parker with his third corner three of the night off an insane Manu baseline pass. Parker has 18 points. SA 67-65 with 3:41 left in 3Q
Tony Parker is making 3-pointers this season. Pray for the rest of the league.
797th double-double of Duncan's career, sixth all time and 17 behind No. 5 Karl Malone.
Tim Duncan is two double-doubles away from 800. Toronto only has 629 wins in franchise history.
The Baynes is checking in for Duncan, who has 10 points, 12 rebounds, and 1 block.
Tim Duncan picked up his 798th regular season double-double. Second most since 1985.
Just saw Anthony Davis' name on Twitter, so I looked up his stats: 18 points, 12 boards, 4 blocks, 2 steals, 1 assist in 3Q.
Closest thing the Spurs will have to a home Halloween game and this place is full of zombies. Oh wait that's just Duncan and Dirk.
Spurs alligator blooding it, down 63-62 midway through the third quarter.
Kind of like how Duncan & Parker says he does when Manu's in the game and they're on the bench.
I also get to see Boris on the reg, so...
Pop never changes, just being animated toward Bonner or Beli on the bench though neither is in the game.
Always feel better that I can't drop those last 10 pounds smothering my long-buried abdominals whenever I see Ray Felton.
Techs do serve a purpose, though. Mavs start getting calls, now in the bonus for final 6:22 of 3Q.
one game, one double-double for 38-yr.-old Tim Duncan; SAS 62, DAL 59
These make-up calls are brought to you by Revlon.
Tim Duncan has to be a robot. What 37 year old human could deliver a pass, run to the post, get rebound, then score with an and-1 opp?
If the Mavs don't settle down, Belinelli's gonna get a career high just on technical foul shots alone.
Now Dirk draws the technical foul. Threw his arm up and it clipped Duncan's face, didn't like that refs called that an offensive foul.
Now Dirk tech'ed up.
Pounding the rock logo includes 22 round cuts, and five shards flying from the rock representing each of the titles.
Top: 76 round, 10 princes and the aforementioned baguette cut diamonds. Around edge are 42 round cut diamonds.
Details on Spurs rings: 14 carat white goal with 5.09 weight of diamonds. Including four baguette cut diamonds, probably for Boris.
Spurs have opened the second half with a 12-4 run out of the gates. Parker, Green and Beli all in double figures.
That move was filthy AND nasty. Filthsty. Spurs tie the game at 57 on Parker's hesitation up-and-under.
Tony Parker with a little shake and bake past Nelson, and Spurs have knotted things at 57 after trailing by 10.
Tony Parker just made Jameer Nelson go skating with a shadow, Jameer totally lost Tony. Game tied at 57. Parker 15 points.
Now Tyson Chandler tech'ed up. He's been in a glass case of emotion all night.
Oh basketball, how I missed thee.
Marco has a good shot, but passes off to Danny who had a great shot. Spurs now down 3, Green with 10 points too.
Literally everyone on both benches is yelling at referee Jason Phillips. What an awful job to have.
Danny Green drives in and pitches out to Marco for the quick three, Spurs down 6. Beli up to 10 points.
Spurs' offense struggled in 2Q: 3 assists on 8 makes, shot 42% with 3 turnovers.
Spurs turned the ball over nine times in the first half. Still quite far away from peak Spurs.
Half: Spurs 45, Mavs 53. SA shoots 47%, DAL 49%. SA 9 turnovers, DAL 5. DAL took 2Q 29-19. Ellis 13 pts, Parker 10 pts
Revamped Mavs lead newly ringed Spurs 53-45 at half.
Halftime: Mavericks 53, Spurs 45. Parker with 10 points, Duncan has 6 points, 7 rebounds.
Cory Joseph's first FG as Spurs' undisputed backup PG is a successful 3-pointer.
Manu postgame though, not something I've seen in a long time.
2:47 left before half, Mavs' lead has grown to 7. DAL holding lead in 2Q 23-14.