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Phoenix coming unraveled. And Leonard makes another OMG play. And-one could cut deficit to one.
The freakish limbs of Kawhi Leonard. Gerald Green wraps him up on the break, and he still converts the layup, and 1.
Green's running floater off glass, which is like a combo of his three worst shots, ties his career-high with 28.
Danny Green going all Corey Brewer. Up to 28 in 3Q.
Suns haven't had a field goal in over three minutes. If not for foul shots, Spurs would be in front.
Parker suddenly looking pretty fantastic with 14 points in six minutes to start the third quarter.
Second-half Tony Parker needs to show up for the playoffs. Best he's looked since maybe Miami game.
He got called for the foul, but Leonard and Gerald Green above the rim was worth the price of admission. Looked like a lot of ball...
Could Danny Green go for 40 in an NBA game? He's up to 26 in 23 minutes with 19 to go...
Spurs have it down to 4, thanks to big 3Q from Parker and Danny Green. Spurs fans, hoping to clinch against the Lakers on last day, pout.
Spurs had the deficit, once 21, cut to six a second ago. Fast-paced Suns have it back to double-digits already.
Green on Green crime. Danny's got 23, Gerald has 20.
Danny's career-high is 28.
Danny Green's picked a night to go ape.
Its the NBA commissioner. http://t.co/Dmve8Ncrfd
Plus, if you could go into the final day with at least the *option* of resting certain guys, wouldn't you want it? Pop would.
Because you never know what's going to happen in an NBA game.
I'm saying, there's danger in line of thinking "hey, we've got the Lakers on the schedule, so this is already sewn up" that some fans have.
Suns lead Spurs with 62-49 at half. Phoenix tough to stop, on account of Eric Bledsoe can get any shot he wants at any time.
Danny Green has 19 points on 7 for 10. Everybody else has combined for 30 on 12 for 36.
Holy crap, Gerald Green.
Will be interesting to see how seriously Houston takes that came with Spurs next week. I.E., if Rockets already have No. 4 locked up.
Sure, the Spurs have that hole card of "we can beat the Lakers on the last night to sew up 1 seed." But you really want it to come to that?
Gerald Green converts the three-point play, Suns are up to 13 fastreak points, lead 53-39.
Belinelli throws it to Tucker, who throws it ahead to Gerald Green, who Belinelli slaps lightly en route to and-1 layup.
No surprise here, but Texas announces David Ash received his medical hardship and will be a junior in 2014.
Pop couldn't help himself. Suns get a TO to avoid jump ball, just had to go over and discuss it with the officials. Cordially, though.
Suns make extra pass, Brown gets a quality look from the corner, and Leonard still blocks it with one of his 11 1/2 inch mitts.
Spurs fans booing the officials tonight like this game means something.
Marcus has been the Fredo Morris Brother so far tonight.
Duncan giving Ayres an extensive tutorial as Jeff heads to the bench.
One thing Boris could do...was finger roll. (And devour ham.)
Spurs back w/in single digits, 41-32, after that sequence started by an Ayres block. Mills finished layup amid hand2hand combat w/Ish Smith.
Best effort of the night for the Spurs so far comes as Mills sprints across court to help Danny Green up after a foul.
Sometimes explaining this game is easy: Phoenix is shooting 70%. Spurs shooting 33. That's how come Suns up 13 despite seven 1Q turnovers.
Spurs come charging ... only trail by 13 heading to 2Q. Danny Green with eight points in final 1:16 of quarter.
Down 20 in 1Q. Yowzers.
Now the other one throws down an alley oop. Suns by 21, 35-14. Still 1:21 to play in the first quarter.
Spurs have won plenty of games with shorthanded lineup this season. Usually involves shooting better than 26%.
One of the Morris boys hits a 3, and the Suns are up 19.
Tim's jacket has five buttons on it. Never seen one with more than three. But then, I don't see a lot of 7-footers in dress clothes.
And "by any of this" I mean, Suns about to take 16-point lead less than 10 minutes into this one.
Tim Duncan sport coat is happening.
Spurs with no Duncan, thus negating biggest edge. No Manu. TP first game back. Everyone else played last night. Not surprised at any of this
This is a coach known to call timeouts after a bad defensive rotation.
Pop could not care less about this game. 19-3 Suns run, no timeout.
Daye is Kevin Durant's clone, minus the athleticism and shooting touch.
The Suns are running with impunity. Already with 6 fastbreak points, up 15-9.
Danny Green turns it over on behind-the-back pass, leading to Plumlee alley-oop. Marco Belinelli immediately to the table.
3-pointer and postup fadeaway for Leonard so far.
Even Gerald Green's missed layups are spectacular.
Channing Frye has neon orange and silver KDs. Absolutely fantastic.
Gerald Green Manus the opening tip.
Didn't want to see anything, didn't want to hear anything. Just start the game already...
Never noticed this before, but Pop spent the whole pregame cacophony thing bent over plugging his ears on the bench. Because, of course.
No Tim. No Manu. Adam Silver in the house. We could have some fun with that.
Silver was in town today sitting in on quarterly meeting of Spurs' ownership group. Making the rounds, basically.
Oh hi, Commissioner Silver.
Forgot to tweet this earlier, but Adam Silver's in the house tonight.
Daye Tripper? Gah!!!!
Let the horrible puns commence. Entertain me.
Brace yourselves...Austin Daye is listed as a starter on the pregame monitor.
Suns: Bledsoe, Green, Tucker, Frye, Plumlee. Spurs: Parker, Green, Leonard, DAYE!, Splitter.
Spurs v Suns 830pm eastern...tune in
More from orthopedist: In athletes who have Jones fractures fixed with a screw, "they almost always heal and quite rapidly."
Late to the tweet button, but Goran Dragic (ankle) indeed out for Phoenix tonight. Hornacek hopes to have him tomorrow in Dallas.
And now, some hope for UT: Talked to an orthopedist who did Jones fracture surgery on a college DB. Kid was back playing in 5 weeks.
More on Jones fractures: In most cases they're treated with a cast. Ash will have surgery. One possible reason for that is to speed recovery
Pop says he's heard nothing to indicate a problem with Duncan's knee, a day after the scare in Dallas.
Pop says decision to sit Duncan and Ginobili against Phoenix "pretty much" made before team took floor in Dallas.
Matt Bonner will not play due to food poisoning. WHAT KIND OF SANDWICH DID HE EAT?!?
Just to be clear, Duncan and Ginobili are resting. Neither are on the official injury list.
Tony Parker (back) will play tonight vs PHX. Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili will not.
Tony Parker will play tonight vs. the Suns, Duncan and Ginobili out per Spurs PR.
Whatever kismet QB debt Texas owed after seven years of Vince Young and Colt McCoy has just about been paid in full.
"For several reasons, a Jones fracture often does not heal," Wikipedia says of Jones fractures. Oh.
The Wikipedia entry (I know, I know) for "Jones fracture," which David Ash has, is not exactly encouraging.
If you were setting odds on who will make the most QB starts for UT in 2014, who's your favorite? Ash, Swoopes, Heard, Wittek all 3-to-1?
Texas says QB David Ash has a broken left foot and will miss the rest of the spring. He's expected to be back for preseason practice.
Jeez. I don't even have Dirk on one of my All-NBA teams, either. I'm going to have to rethink this. Forward is freaking tough.
You know second round and WCF are going to be a battle royale. In a perfect world, want 1st-round matchup that requires least heavy lifting.
I think we might see a skeleton crew tonight, but it will have nothing to do with trying to target the Mavs. A rest night from jump street.
I'm generally against trying to jigger the first-round matchup. Has a tendency to backfire. Approach games like you would, let chips fall
A Spurs win tonight would sew up No. 1 seed, but would also increase possibility of facing PHX in the first round. Discuss.
When I finalize my ballot, I'll post my votes to the blog. I don't think they'll be all that controversial. Except Austin Daye for MVP.
I've occasionally used my COY vote to go to the coach of the "Hey, that team didn't totally suck as bad as we thought" team. Not this year.
Or rather, that any players had a year good enough to supplant the guys I've for now got ahead of them on the ballot.
I mean, Spurs might set franchise record for wins ... and I can't mount a convincing argument any of their players had all-NBA year.
Filling out preliminary All-NBA ballot ... If Spurs have NBA's top record & zero All-NBA teamers, doesn't that kinda have to make Pop COY?