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After we watch Devin Harris and Tony Parker go back-and-forth in this Spurs-Mavs series, let's go watch the brand new Borat movie.
Tony Parker and Devin Harris dueling in a Spurs-Mavs playoff series. Did I bump my head and wake up in 2006?
Parker: 13 points, 6 for 8. Everyone else: 17 points, 8 for 26.
Well, that isn't what the Spurs typically expect or get from their bench. Just took a big-time upper cut from Mavs. Or Harris, specifically.
Devin Harris apparently found a flux capacitor?
Ginobili uncorks San Antonio's 1st 3 on the 7th attempt.
Early tip, good Dallas game plan, whatever -- ball isn't popping or going in the hole for Spurs: 34.5 pct shooting, 4 asst on 10 makes.
And we're tied. That de-escalated quickly.
Summing up game so far for Spurs offensively: Belinelli makes beautiful move to rim, leaves it short, Splitter whistled for interference.
Six straight to start the 2nd for Dallas, Spurs lead down to 21-18.
One thing going for Mavs, I guess: They've kept it close enough that if they ever do find the broad side of the barn, still be OK shape.
Dirk, Calderon, Harris a combined 2 of 14.
Final 15 sec. 1st qtr. Duncan blows layup and Dev. Harris knocks in a 3 ... not the way Popovich like to finish a quarter; SAS 21, DAL 12
Mavs, meanwhile, need Devin Harris' first FG in five tries to go hit double-digits in the first quarter.
Spurs lead 21-12 after 1Q. Scored 18 points in paint, had no turnovers. Will win every game doing that.
Tim Duncan leaves a reverse layup short, which is what happens on the verge of your 38th birthday.
Duplicating hundreds of past Spurs practices, Duncan posts up DeJuan Blair with ease.
Marco just had a deflection on defense. That is all.
Spurs up 17-7. If they finally ever hit a jumper, they might really be on to something.
Wondering if Pop would go to his bench early even in playoffs? Four reserves + Duncan in the first quarter.
Splitter exits after Dirk starts 1 of 4. German dude will be Boris Diaw's problem now.
Attacking specific post-ups, like they have with Duncan and Leonard, isn't really Spurs style. Last P/R with Ginobili, Duncan more like it.
For all the mismatches they're getting, Spurs are looking super rusty on offense.
When Dirk goes 1 of 2, that still counts as Ball Don't Lie.
5 minutes in ... I've seen Parker iso'ed on Dalembert and Duncan and Kawhi both posting Ellis. How Mavs have gotten six stops beyond me.
Leonard puts back his own miss, Spurs up 9-2 with 6:51 left in 1Q.
Mavs start 1 of 8. Spurs are 3 of 9 and are scorching.
Matchups so bad for Mavs, Duncan posting up Monta Ellis seems like only the second-worst outcome for them.
Is there anyone in Dallas who can defend Tony Parker? I mean now that DeMarcus Ware's gone.
The Leonard Effect: Great contest forces Ellis to bail out of jumper with a bad pass. Parker speeds the other way for a layup, and 1.
Parker forcing switches at will via the P/R. Snakes inside for a layup on Spurs third poss after two kickouts.
Spurs have gotten Parker iso'ed on Dalembert each of their first three possessions. Seems like they can make some hay there.
Wonder what Pop thinks of dubstep...
Guessing Pop will still be cutting Jr. no slack.
Spurs and Mavs fans both hear a guy named "Crawford" is officiating a playoff game and ask in a panicked sweat, "Which one?"
And your officials: Joe Crawford, Bennie Adams, Bill Spooner
No surprises here ... Spurs: Parker, Green, Leonard, Duncan, Splitter. Mavs: Calderon, Ellis, Marion, Dirk, Dalembert
Definitely a late-arriving crowd at the AT&T on Easter morning.
Happy Easter everyone
Spurs v Mavs 1pm eastern...TNT tune in
Traffic stops in the ATT Center hallway as we wait for Joey Crawford to make his way to the court.
Pop said he couldn't have wine last night because of the early noon start today. You could say he's a mite grumpy.
Even after all these years, Pop says he still gets nervous before start of playoffs. "If you're not nervous, you're dead."
Pop still gets nervous after all these years. "If you don't," he said, "you're dead."
Nothing says playoffs in San Antonio than a dude, quite possibly drunk, hanging out of stretch hummer yelling go Spurs go.
Proverbial "calm before the storm" http://t.co/108GJY2c9m
The "blackout" T-shirt http://t.co/RdqzlfYvqx
It's that time of year again, ladies and gents http://t.co/omvYbg4wpE
First game... It s time !
An extra $5 million might be enticing to any Spanish big men that hit the open market this summer.
Pretty good news for Spurs with projected increase in salary cap. Extra $5 million will come in handy to retain Mills, Diaw.
Confident Thunder fan. Already chewing on a big-ass stogie less than three minutes into the first playoff game.
Very end of practice today, Pop and Brett Brown were on far end of court running through plays. Would love to have been a fly on the wall.
Special guest at today's Spurs practice: Youngster Sam Brown. He was accompanied by his father Brett, who apparently used to work here.
Spurs haven't lost a first-round game since 2011 vs. Memphis. Dallas better than UTA, LAL teams Spurs swept in 12, 13 ... but not by much.
Parker says bounce-back from Finals loss shows character: "At the same time, it doesn't mean anything if you don't win the whole thing."
Tony Parker, on Spurs' concerns w/Mavs: "Dallas can score. We know that. We can score too, but we have to stop them."
Two hands, Darren. Two hands.
big 'ol onions
Belinelli did have amusing Game 6 quote. Didn't play, obviously, but said it was so tough to watch even he got upset during film in camp.
The crazy thing is Edmond was hurt and didn't even play against Baylor last year. He said he watched with David Ash at Jordan Hicks' house.
Almost wish they would just abolish the block/charge rule. Block a shot.
He might be the last push he needs to be able to shoot death rays out of his eyes.
If Pop was testy today, can't wait to see him after answering Game 6 questions for four rounds. (If they get that far, of course.)
Edmond: "Batlor gets a win and act like they haven't won before. They won it, so what? They still suck to me."
Edmond: "Y'all think it's funny but I'm serious. They have some good players. ... But I don't understand how we lost to Baylor."
Texas LB Steve Edmond, unprovoked, said he's still bitter Texas lost to Baylor: "I really don't like Baylor. I think they're trash."
Strong has been given opportunity after opportunity to say he needs better talent and has never bit once. Compliments Mack every time.
Texas played nothing but 4-3 defense today but Strong insists UT will be multiple. "We didn't want to show what we have."
Strong on Texas' QB situation: "We don't need a great player. We just need someone to take control of it."
Swoopes, who started terribly, hits Shipley with one of the best deep balls a Texas QB has thrown in years. 44-yard TD.
People in Nebraska and Louisville said Shawn Watson was boring but he just went for it on fourth and goal so take that.
Granted, the passing game would look much better with a healthy Ash. But UT's starting offense can't run on its backup defense.
Defensive line might be the only answer I'd accept.
What is Texas' team strength?
Finally, some success for UT starters. Shiro Davis pressures Onyegbule into bad throw that Mykkele Thompson picks and returns for a TD.
It's absurd to make any meaningful judgments based on a spring game, but the first 8 minutes of this have been atrocious.