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I suppose start to 2Q could have gone worse for Spurs, but only if James Harden returned a missed FG for a touchdown.
TO and Popovich has entire team around him on court ... I think he's asking for some nasty
Rockets 52, Spurs 32. 4:39 left in 2Q.
OK, now Rox are 7-13 on 3s; lead 52-32
Rox can their umpteenth open 3 of the half, now lead by 18.
Rox now shooting same from foul line and 3-line, 6-12
So that pretty much ruled Dwight Howard out last summer, even before Tiago and Manu re-upped.
Apropos of nothing, Spurs have a team policy about decorative sleeves and such. Can't wear them unless you actually need them.
Teams that rely heavily on 3-ball are ripe to giving up comebacks. Wonder how much gas Spurs have after long trip home from Orlando.
Rockets are going to score. It's what they do. Spurs aren't helping selves with missed FTs, missed layups, turnovers, etc.
9-2 Rockets run to start 2nd qtr. brings time out from Pop, who doesn't need one of those assst. coach huddles to know what he wants to say
Don't see this often, but Spurs' bench getting worked over by Rockets'. Belinelli really only Spurs reserve playing well so far.
Houston is one of the few teams that can keep up with San Antonio's depth.
That's 1st missed FT by Spurs in last 20 attempts ...and a pair of misses by Splitter.
The Foreign Legion is so fun to watch. Smart, skilled, unselfish.
Something called Rat Ranch is playing music after this game. I think that's Andy Dwyer's band, no?
Rox shooting 50% from 3-point range, 44% overall and 50% from foul line. Spurs defending free throws quite well.
Spurs trail 30-24 after 1Q. So far, Rox offense winning the battle vs. Spurs' D in the "something's gotta give" game.
Marco's so hot he almost hit from halfcourt; hit inside of the rim and out. Just hurt his 3-point pct tho...
Judge Reinhold with an early candidate for Worst Layup of the Year.
Manu giveth, Manu taketh...
Spurs really pushing this Texas Showdown thing. Now the Coyote's prancing around in fringed buckskin.
Chris Rock is a famous comedian from the 1990s, for all you kids out there.
Aaron Brooks. Still Chris Rock's mini-me after all these years.
Spurs with the line change. New shift.
2nd PF on Duncan and he has to depart; no Hack A Howard there, just a foul trying to defend
Chocolate Shoulders draws Duncan's second foul.
The Boris Diaw Comeback Tour continues. Races down court, blocks transition dunk attempt. Rockets scored anyway, but still...
I give Harden full credit, because there is a definite skill at drawing fouls. But some of the calls he gets...
Manu and Parker both arguing adamantly that Harden was not in the act of shooting there.
Howard crushed Leonard there on that pick. Shook his head back a little bit.
The freakish hands of Kawhi Leonard. Great double team.
That Duncan jumper will be there much of the night. He starts 2 for 2.
Belinelli with the near-insta check-in. Not even two minutes in and he's already at the scorer's table.
Why no Splitter? Because Terrence Jones ain't a traditional big man. Don't want a 7-footer chasing him around the arc.
Probably couldn't have two more contrasting NBA physiques than Boris "Haunches of Fury" Diaw and Chocolate Shoulders.
So, yes, Boris Diaw starting in place of Tiago Splitter.
Interesting: Bobo Diaw listed as the starter on the pregame lineup.
Rockets: Beverley, Harden, Parsons, Jones, Howard. Spurs: Parker, Green, Leonard, Diaw, Duncan.
Not insignificant contingent of Rockets fans here tonight.
It's a good thing that 'Bama kicker isn't an oak tree.
Steve Patterson: "Yes, Coach Saban we'd still love to have you in Austin next year, but please leave your special teams guy in Tuscaloosa."
Spurs v Rockets 830pm eastern...tune in
Spurs just poured out of the locker room to check out the finish to Auburn/Alabama.
In 45 years of watching sports that's the greatest thing Ive ever seen.
Can't believe Texas wants this guy.
Parker missed the Orlando game with mild ankle sprain.
Everyone else available vs. Rockets as well, Pop says.
Tony Parker will play tonight vs. Houston
Spurs have allowed opponent over 100 points once in 16 games this season. Will be tested tonight by Houston's top-ranked scoring machine.
Steele vs. Johnson Saturday 7pm. Bobcat Stadium San Marcos
Barnes also says he wants his guys to play more like the Spurs than like the Knicks. Good scouting.
Rick Barnes on his players: "They're teaching me some character. I want to kill 'em watching them play."
Steele 48 Edinburg North 14 Final
Johnson 42 Alexander 21 3rd
Alamo Heights 28 Corpus Christi Calallen 7. 3rd
Johnson 48 Laredo Alexander 14 3rd q
Steele 48. Edinburg North 14. 4th
Scrappy Longhorns come back, hold on for 72-69 victory over UT-Arlington.
If it was me, I would have pouted.
Pretty much what the Spurs demand: Don't pout, keep working, and be ready when your chance comes, as it inevitably will over 82 game RS.
With 13, Joseph barely missed his career-high of 15, and notched just the fifth double-digit scoring game of his career.
Cory was officially inducted into the Foreign Legion tonight.
UTA is a school that plays basketball and isn't especially good at it but is beating Texas 57-49 with 10:35 left.
LOL, Cory was dismissed from his postgame interview but he wouldn't leave.
Pretty solid little performance from CoJo after riding the pine all season: 11 points, 4 assts, 0 TOs in 22 minutes.
Aron AND Nando, with five minutes left. That's some fine swag, Pop.
Tim Duncan had an alley-oop (sorta) dunk from halfcourt, and Tiago Splitter gets the AT&T Connection of the Game. An outrage.
12-0 run for Los Spurs.
Now if we can just get an oop for Bonner, and my head will explode.
LOL, two lob dunks in one game for the Spurs. Had just one in 82 last year.
Jeff Ayres to replace Tim Duncan after this TO; Duncan has 19 pts., 9 RB, 2 assists, 1 block; SAS 73, ORL 68, 4:25 left in 3rd
Preach P.J. Would love international basket interference rules, or lack thereof, in the NBA.
OK, we're calling it a dunk.
Are we scoring Tim's alley-oop a dunk? Didn't look to me like he finished it down to the rim on the replay. Need some input.
Tim Duncan has 17 pts, 7 RB and has made 8 of 10 shots, including a lob dunk; SAS 63, ORL 45 at halftime in Orlando.
The basketball gods are paying Tim back for his miserable start all in one night.
Off the dribble Bonner is my favorite kind of Bonner.
A very quick T on Duncan after a foul call on TD ... 3rd tech. of season for him
17-0 run for Los Spurs.
Or that none of his teammates can jump.
Belinelli threw a half-court lob to Bonner in the last few games. Guess he didn't get the memo that this simply isn't done in San Antonio.
So close. Spurs almost matched their alley-oop total from last year on one play.