Dan McCarney

...they turned it into a marketing slogan: Bad Boy. Reap what you sow for a repugnant brand of basketball.

Dan McCarney

Really have a problem with Isiah Thomas complaining about labels put on his Pistons. Hell, they didn't just embrace it...

Mike Finger

Texas' Shawn Watson on the play-calling plans for Saturday's spring game: "It'll be really vanilla." So y'all come on out.

Dan McCarney

Keeping Parker in one piece a priority as playoffs begin #spurs #spursnation blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/20…

Dan McCarney

Sorry Spurs fans, but the best playoff game I ever saw live was Game 6 of last year's Finals. How 'bout you? #BestGameIEverSaw

Dan McCarney

Tim Duncan, budding All-Star/MVP, sitting on the rookie/free agent bus at training camp, ready to get a workout in.

Dan McCarney

Coaches came down to find him sitting on it, told him he could go back upstairs and get some sleep. This was like his 3rd or 4th season.

Dan McCarney

Still my favorite Duncan story...can't remember full details. But it was some sort of early bus at training camp for rookies/free agents.

Mike Finger

They're threatening to close my basketball gym for a month due to excessive cursing and fighting. Knew we shouldn't have let Tarantino play.

Dan McCarney

Spurs championship odds vary from good to great as playoffs begin #spurs #spursnation blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/20…

Dan McCarney

Dug the Billy Ocean/Huey Lewis/Lover Boy rotation at Bombay last night. It was like being at the AT&T Center all over again.

Dan McCarney

Have to wish my man Kaleb Canales, Mavs assistant, good luck. We've both come a long way from games at Martin High School in Laredo.

Dan McCarney

Duncan finishes among top jersey sales for first time since 2007 #spurs #spursnation blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/20…

Dan McCarney

Two betting sites, Bovada and MyTopSportsBooks, make the Heat 2/1 favorites. Spurs 3/1 in both cases.

Dan McCarney

Tim Duncan squeezes into the Top 15 on season jersey sales at No. 14. Spurs finish No. 9 among most popular team merchandise. Per NBA.

Dan McCarney

A tiny bit of futbol amongst the NBA avalanche...James accuses Calvano of intentional kick #scorpions blog.mysanantonio.com/scorpions/2014…

Tony Parker

En route pour les playoffs et Dallas ! Are you ready ? Go Spurs Go !!!

Mike Finger

At Texas, Charlie Strong has met some of the most powerful men in the world. But they can't complete a post route: expressnews.com/sports/columni…

Mike Monroe

.@Jeff McDonald explains why #Spurs locker room was a ghost town last night expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…

Dan McCarney

DeJuan Blair vs. the Spurs is about as interesting as the Bran story line in Game of Thrones, except there's no option to fast forward.

Dan McCarney

Series schedule, playoff history, season breakdown and click-bait slide show for Spurs/Mavs 1st round blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/20…

Boris Diaw

Les insomniaques, je sais que vous n'êtes toujours pas fatigués alors rendez vous pour les playoffs et encore de courte nuit. Merci à vous !

Dan McCarney

Pop looks like a beleaguered single dad in that picture.

Boris Diaw

Thanks fans for all your support during the regular season. It's playoffs time and we need you more than ever! See you Sunday #GoSpursGo

Dan McCarney

...Game 5, Wednesday April 30, TBD; Game 6, Friday April 2, TBD; Game 7, Sunday May 4, TBD.

Dan McCarney

Full 1st round sked for SA/Mavs: Game 1, noon Sunday; Game 2, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Game 3, 3:30 p.m. Saturday; Game 4, 8:30 p.m. Monday...

Dan McCarney

Latest edition of Opponents Praise Spurs, starring Swaggy P: They all buy into their system...from the last person on the bench to the 1st.

Dan McCarney

Leonard on 1st round opponent, as Memphis/Dallas hung in the balance: "Doesn't matter. Still have to win four games."

Jeff McDonald

Pop took no questions tonight .... http://t.co/GcgIFrvUaz

Jeff McDonald

Welcome to San Antonio for Easter, Mavericks.

Dan McCarney

Classic Pop. Missed it, but apparently walked out, said the Spurs had a great RS, now I'm going to watch Memphis/Dallas and left.

Dan McCarney

Pour some wine on the block for the weirdest stat in the NBA this season: The Spurs are now 33-1 when Tiago Splitter scores at least 7 pts.

Dan McCarney

Has anybody ever written down a set list for Memphis' in-game DJ? Would love to get my hands on one...

Dan McCarney

Nick Young makes Patty Mills seem restrained.

Dan McCarney

So, Memphis is up by six with 2 mins left in the 3rd...

Dan McCarney

The Bad Boys...never has any team elicited so much rage in my 25 or so years as an NBA fan as those guys. What swine...

Dan McCarney

I bailed out before tipoff. @Jeff McDonald now joins me to watch Memphis/Dallas back in the media room. (Shhh, don't tell anyone!)

Dan McCarney

How 'bout this lineup: James, Joseph, Daye, Ayres, Bonner.

Jeff McDonald

If Spurs are going to mount a fourth-quarter comeback, it will be with Damion James at small forward.

Dan McCarney

Gotta give Land and Elliott credit. They're announcing hard.

Mike Monroe

Count after 3 qtrs. in SA: #Lakers 86, #Spurs 75, 3-pointers: 47

Jeff McDonald

Lakers lead Spurs 86-75 heading to 4Q. Very important Tiago Splitter streak in serious jeopardy.

Dan McCarney

Wonder if Marco knows that he's been named the NBA's Best-Smelling Player by an anonymous Suns ballboy.

Dan McCarney

I put question marks down in my notes when I miss a play. Tonight's game is just one giant ?

Jeff McDonald

As of 8:34, Spurs are starting playoffs against Dallas.

Dan McCarney

Stevie -- "I'm wearing all black, so I can express my rage" Kenny -- "I don't like it. Find a way to change yourself from me."

Dan McCarney

Spurs having a blackout on Sunday. If I didn't run a family Twitter feed, I'd post the clip of Kenny Powers and Stevie J at April's cookout.

Jeff McDonald

MEANWHILE COULD WE START THE SECOND HALF IN MEMPHIS OK THANKS

Jeff McDonald

Spurs are about as locked in as those Kardashian girls growing up. And I'm assuming they had super permissive parents.

Jeff McDonald

Boris Diaw is shooting 39% in April, and is 0-of-4 tonight.

Dan McCarney

That's about the weirdest stat I can ever remember, and it deserves to stand for an entire season.

Dan McCarney

So there actually is something at stake tonight. Spurs are 33-0 when Splitter scores at least 7. He's got 12, but Spurs trail by 3.

Mike Monroe

Nothing at stake for #Spurs vs. #Lakers, but 6-0 LAL run to open 2nd half brings TO from Pop and @Manu Ginobili to check in

Jeff McDonald

As of 8:17, we're headed to a first-round series with Grizzlies. Mavs lead that game by 2 at half.

Dan McCarney

Tony Parker probably done for the night, and I'm so intensely jealous.

Mike Monroe

.@Cory Joseph starts second half at point for #Spurs; could be that @Tony Parker is done for the night vs. #Lakers.

Dan McCarney

Dallas up 53-51 at the half in Memphis.

Dan McCarney

If only I could have laid off the post-game Whataburger...

Dan McCarney

Spurs weren't the only ones who had a great regular season. Didn't have a single cookie from the AT&T Center hospitality room.

Dan McCarney

Grizzlies holds a slim 43-41 lead over Dallas late in the 1st half in Memphis.

Jeff McDonald

It's awesome first half was so fast here in SA ... but we still have to wait out MEM-DAL before there's a story to be written.

Mike Monroe

#Spurs, #Lakers on pace for 70 3s ... step it up just a bit and they can best season high of 71 by OKC, DAL

Mike Monroe

Appropriately, 1st half in SA ends on missdd 3-pointer; #Spurs, #Lakers have combined for 35, tied at 51

Jeff McDonald

As of 7:58, Spurs' first-round opponent is Dallas.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs and Lakers tied at 51 heading to halftime and I couldn't be more excited.

Jeff McDonald

Maybe I should give minute-by-minute update on Spurs' 1-round opponent. As of 7:57, it's Memphis.

Dan McCarney

Dallas slips ahead in Memphis midway through 2nd quarter.

Jeff McDonald

A lot riding on Grizzlies-Mavs. Either Courtyard Memphis or Marriott Dallas is going to lose my business based on the outcome.

Jeff McDonald

Splitter's up to 8. Spurs haven't lost this season when he has at least seven. But this is a different kind of night ...

Dan McCarney

Kendall Marshall's beard game is strong.

Jeff McDonald

Would like to think officiating crew of Jason Phillips, David Jones and Steven Anderson for not calling fouls unless someone is maimed.

Jeff McDonald

If that below is indeed the record ... just off pace. Have attempted 30 combined, still four minutes left 2Q.

Jeff McDonald

Hey NBA stat geeks ... any idea what the record is for most combined 3-pointers attempted in a game? Spurs-LAL firing at will.

Dan McCarney

Spurs on a 9-0 run, cutting L.A.'s lead down to oh who cares?

Dan McCarney

"Posting and toasting" -- need to figure out how to adopt this into my literary arsenal.

Dan McCarney

Patty with 7 points, 7 shots in 8 minutes.

Mike Monroe

If it's 3-point bombing night, why not Bonner? 2-team count up to 28 with 7 min. left, 1st half

Dan McCarney

Splitter just shot a semi-finger roll. Pulling out all the stops tonight.

Dan McCarney

Grizzlies lead Mavericks 29-24 after one.

Dan McCarney

Not a lot of extra passes being made tonight at the AT&T.

Dan McCarney

Grizzlies up 28-18 over Dallas as the 1st quarter winds down in Memphis. Have won 14 straight home games.

Mike Monroe

After 1 qtr. in SA #Lakers up 33-23; teams combine to take 21 3-pointers, Spurs 3-13, Lakers 4-8

Jeff McDonald

Lakers lead Spurs 33-23 after 1Q in which teams combine for 21 3-pt tries. James Naismith resurrected himself, just so he could hang himself

Jeff McDonald

If the Spurs cared about winning this game (and they don't), I'd suggest not getting into a pick-up-game with team full of pick-up gamers.

Jeff McDonald

This almost reminds me of the last game of Little League when everybody gets to play out of position and the fat kid plays shortstop.

Dan McCarney

Need more proof that this game means nothing? Tiago Splitter just took a 3-pointer.

Jeff McDonald

Splitter takes a corner 3 with 16 seconds on the shot clock and I don't even know what to say.

Dan McCarney

Grizzlies already up 10 in the early going.

Mike Monroe

#Spurs and #Lakers have jacked up 14 3p-pointers in 1st 5:40 at ATT Center ... extrapolation: 113 for the game?

Jeff McDonald

Even in a game that absolutely does not matter, Pop will call timeout to complain about poor transition defense.

Jeff McDonald

Danny Green's already squeezed off a Nick Young-esque eight shots.

Mike Monroe

#Spurs using thier 30th differnet starting lineup of season vs. #Lakers : Parker, Green, Splitter, Leonard, Green.

Jeff McDonald

It's early, but Lakers and Spurs both playing like they want to save Mike D'Antoni's job.

Jeff McDonald

Whatever you set the over/under on Nick Young shots tonight, I take the over.