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1Q: Spurs 29, Wolves 26. Parker 13 points, Diaw 9. Mow Williams 9 points, 3 assists. SA 16 points in paint, but 6 turnovers.
Parker (13), Diaw (nine) combined for 22 of the Spurs' 29 first-quarter points, lead the savage Timberwolves by three.
Spurs lead Wolves 29-26 after 1Q.
Mo Williams hurting the Spurs with 9 points, 2 assists. Never seen this before.
Parker's shot chart so far. I see a trend. http://t.co/iL0hqMTd1Z
Parker, with 13 points, is on pace for his highest-scoring game ever at the Target Center. Which is saying something.
Parker killing it. 13 on 6 for 9, getting to the rim at will.
Mo Williams is 3/4 shooting with 7 points. Parker, Diaw with 18 of Spurs' 22 points. 14 points in paint for SA.
Belinelli with a RB bucket on his first possession back from injury (strained groin) ... SAS 22, MIN 18, 3:38 left in 1st in Minny
Pop: "Eh ... it's in English, so he won't read it."
Pop made another "no defense" crack about Belinelli before the game tonight. I told Pop he's going to give Belinelli a complex.
Marco scored on his first offensive possession. Manu missed a layup, Beli cleaned the miss. SA 22-18
First Spurs bucket with no French fingerprints. Spurs up 22-18 late in the first quarter.
Belinelli's first bucket in weeks comes on, of all things, an offensive putback.
Belinelli gets his first basket on a put-back. Because that's what Belinelli do.
Marco Belinelli checks in for the first time since Nov. 4.
20 of 20.
Boris makes the Spurs' first 3-point shot of the night off a drive from Parker. SA shooting 50% from three.
Diaw and Parker have accounted for all 17 of the Spurs points -- 15 as scorers, plus Diaw's assist to Leonard.
Spurs offense looks good here early. Tony Parker being allowed to go anywhere he darn well pleases helps.
Question: What do you think happened on the Spurs' first three point attmept? A) They missed it. B) They made it. Answer: A
Boris pulls rebound, leads break, dishes to Parker for the layup. Oui.
10 of the Spurs' first 12 points have come in the paint. Minny is really going to miss Pek tonight.
It's Les Bleus 12, Wolves 8 here early. Spurs lead by four (also have a Kawhi bucket).
Spurs up 12-8 early on Wolves. Tony Parker with a quick 6 points. SA 1 assist on 6 makes, Parker has advantage driving though.
Timeout in Minneapolis, Spurs up 12-8 early in the 1st.
Don't think the Wolves have the hosses to pull this off, but I'd definitely be playing Mo Williams in my fantasy league, if I had one.
Last poss was a good example why advantage would be nice in basketball. Touch foul erases Parker pass for Duncan layup, TO when play reset.
Spurs warmups looking especially silvery tonight.
Apropos of nothing, first NBA game I ever attended was at Target Center, Christian Laettner's rookie debut. God I hated Christian Laettner.
"Why is everyone Greek?"....."My mom made it, opa!"..."Toga, toga, toga."
Spurs have lost four of their last five at the Target Center. The one win in there, I seem to recall Danny Green going nuts from 3.
Minnesota's new starting lineup, preparing for tipoff: http://t.co/7BJBL25I3b
Spurs: Parker, Green, Leonard, Duncan, Diaw. Wolves: Mo Williams, Brewer, Wiggins, Muhammad, Dieng.
Wolves are missing four would-be starters tonight against the Spurs: Rubio, Pekovic, Martin, Thad Young.
Muhammad believes Anderson can compensate for being "Slo-Mo" in the NBA, same as he did at UCLA: "He's smart. He's got the smartest IQ."
Muhammad on Slo-Mo: "That's probably my favorite player ever to play with."
Minny's Shabazz Muhammad is admittedly biased but he thinks the Spurs "got a steal" taking Kyle Anderson in the draft.
Boris Diaw, fresh off a 39-minute stint in Cleveland, will earn his second straight start at "center" tonight for the Spurs.
Baylor fans, next week: "Mississippi State never scheduled a thunderstorm!"
Via that aforetweeted link, Spurs have the No. 1 adjusted D rating in the NBA.
From Spurs: Marco Belinelli listed as probable now. Matt Bonner, Patty Mills, & Tiago Splitter all out vs. Wolves
So no Kevin Martin tonight for Wolves against Spurs.
Podcasts I listen to weekly: The Lowe Post, BS Report, Spurscast, and NBA Lockdown.
Vance Bedford, should A&M play Texas? "That's a political question I'm not able to speak on at this time. ... I take the fifth."
There's definitely a caste system on those team flights. Nobody cares if Bonner gets Bill Land or Bill Schoening sick.
Pop says Spurs actually made Bonner fly to Minny in the lavatory, but I think he's kidding. That would have been against FAA regulations.
Poor Matt Bonner. They made him ride in the back of the plane on the way to Minnesota so he wouldn't infect other players.
Belinelli probable to play tonight per Pop, but limited minutes. Bonner still fighting stomach bug and remains out.
A fracture wouldn't necessarily be a disaster. Healing process is simpler. Sometimes a sprained wrist can linger longer.
Isaiah Taylor had X-rays on his left wrist at NYC hospital last night. Is there a fracture? UT doesn't want to say yet. Needs more tests.
Isaiah Taylor (left wrist injury) won't play tonight against Cal.
Spurs are an 8-point favorite tonight vs. Wolves. Minny scores 102.2 PP/100 (ranked 21st), but give up 110.1 PP/100 (29th) each game.
Texas issues statement at 12:30 ET saying, "At this time, Isaiah Taylor is still being evaluated." I hope they're not watching him sleep.
The best sentence in the English language: "Cookies will be distributed in the press box.” It’s not even close.
If the Bobcats win this game, this will be their first victory in program history without rolls in the press box. This is unprecedented.
Meanwhile, Kansas State is dealing a significant (but not fatal!) blow to Texas' Big 12 football championship hopes.
Taylor was the biggest reason why Texas made such a leap last year, and he's still the key to making it work. UT needs his wrist to be OK.
I was totally going to start Latavius Murray in my fantasy league, assuming I had heard of him.
You should see the 300 recruits rated higher than Isaiah Taylor a couple of years ago.