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Rick Barnes: "Why wouldn't we be confident? We have a chance to finish second in the best conference in the country."
Texas beats TCU 66-54, thereby setting Mack's evening tweet over/under at 120. It's gonna be close.
A fun new Erwin Center drinking game: trying to guess whether there will be more points scored or Mack tweets tonight.
LeBron is shooting 64 percent on 2-pointers this year. 64 percent.
Still can't stay mad at Ice for long. "I wouldn't say people were scared of me, but they knew I was coming to town. I wanted to drop 55."
Tryin to nap watch one of my favorite movies Savages!! Man I need to hit Laguna Beach when I get back to the
Who is more fundamentally sound than Duncan? James? Durant? Chris Paul? Also, they play organized, aggressive defense now.
And here is the part in every old-timer interview I hate; Gervin complaining today's players aren't fund. sound. Simmons egging him on.
Another example of NBA's poor management of its history: No footage exists of Gervin's outburst to win '78 scoring title on final day.
In Gervin-speak, you don't play teams, you run with them.
Gervin is the best. Summing up his 1-on-1 duels with Dr. J when they were with the Squires: "Doc operated. Then the Ice in me came out."
Jonathan Holmes, who injured his knee last month, won't play tonight against 0-15 TCU. Presumably just a precaution.
Texas QB coach Shawn Watson, on spring questions: "How can (Tyrone Swoopes) develop as a passer? That's what I'm interested to see."
Robinson, cont.: "I just say, 'You better get on this boat, man, because it's going places."
UT RB coach Tommie Robinson on recruiting: "I'm not going to sell a kid a wooden nickel. I'm not going to fool a kid into coming to Texas."
Texas plays at OSU on Nov. 15. UT's play-caller plans to be on the sidelines, which are notoriously narrow there. Should be fun.
Have Shaq's junior and senior playoffs on DVD. Fun to watch future NBA Top 10er going against 2A and 3A HS competition.
Wickline on Shawn Watson, who is older than 40: "It's good to work with a guy who doesn't have a giant ego."
Asked new Texas OC Joe Wickline if he ever called any plays at OSU: "We did it by committee there, also. How's that?"
"...to see (fan) support in present form and it continues to grow. If that erodes, potential of MLS coming to San Antonio leaves with it."
Chatting with Hartman about Garber comments from yesterday: "The only way MLS is going to consider coming here, ever, is if they continue.."
When I asked Ridley if he could be an NBA big man at 6-9, the first thing he did was mention Jared Sullinger. Found that interesting.
At any rate, Spurs are 1st in 3-point shooting, 3rd in restricted area, 4th in uncontested jump shots. Can't reasonably execute much better.
Between emphasis on ball movement, players figuring it out, probably more like Phil Jackson than it seems. Minus the incense and meditation.
Going through some of those other lines, how about this from the Admiral? 43 Pts on 21 shots, 12 Rebs, 10 Blks, 3 Asts, 4 Stls...
Kawhi joins Robinson, Duncan, Anderson and Robertson as only Spurs since 1985 to go for at least 18/3/3/3/3
Somehow missed Kawhi's line last night in the blinding glare of all those assists: 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 Stl, 3 Blk in just 26 Mins.
Never let people's negative thoughts about you hinder you from accomplishing what God put in your heart. Dare to dream and dare to live it.
That's hilarious. Spurs' first basket of the game was unassisted. Then assists on 39 of next 41 field goals. Holy Moses.
I think the four people who scored without being assisted should be forced to run extra laps at the next practice.
39 assists. 43 field goals. Do you know how hard that is to do?
For instance: "I think competitive character people don’t want to be manipulated constantly to do what one individual wants them to do."
Boris Diaw: "Tonight, he didn't need to be Tony because the ball was moving so much. We didn't need him to take over."
Pop, on Parker's night: "I thought he had a very, very average game. I don't think he did too much today."
In his second game back from 19-day layoff, Tony Parker was 3 of 11 with seven points and five assists.
Are slow starts concerning? Yes says Ginobili: "We know that we can't expect that to be a trend and win every game."
Spurs' 121 points was the most they've scored in regulation since Nov. 23 -- when they beat Cleveland 126-96.
Pop and others credited Mills with changing the energy early.
Patty Mills on Pop's early timeout: "It shouldn't take him to do that for us to get going. We know better."
Pop's response: "I called a pretty quick timeout and asked them to play a little better. That was really nice of them."
Pop less than thrilled with 13-point 1Q: "we looked like we were half-assed. ... Like they're just supposed to let us beat them."
Pop, on "good-to-great" ball movement: "Tonight was an A-plus in that regard."
Pop, on 39 assists/43 FG: That was pretty impressive. We've been doing that really well all year long, but that's a ridiculous ratio."
Another impressive facet of Spurs' dissection of Cavaliers: Cavs had been dynamite on D over past few weeks.
Try to leave politics out of this space, but Mayor Castro is laying some fine smack down.
The great Jim Beale Jr. Bids adieu to Ex-News by playing gig at The Cove (EAO photo) http://t.co/YSysZVemJs
Five* damn auto
One thing about that assist stat: Until 2011-12, active rosters were at 12. So it was literally impossible to have 13 players log an assist.
Un voyage dans le froid mais un retour plus agréable quand on gagne. On va se reposer pour un gros match jeudi! Insomniaques serez vous la?
According to Elias, Spurs tonight were first team in NBA history to have 13 players notch an assist.
Think I botched the Garber/MLS/Scorpions link in previous tweet, so allow me to repost...
Bill Land telling us that 39 assists/43 bucket ratio is seventh-best in NBA history.
Spurs franchise record for assists is 50, set against Denver (of course) in 1984.
Final from the Q. Spurs finish off 122-101 win over Cavaliers behind 24 points from Danny Green and season-high 39 total assists.
Spurs have scored 109 points since the first quarter.
39 on 42
38 on 41
37 assists on 40 buckets against just 11 turnovers.
26th and 27th straight assists. That's pretty amazing.
Season-high 35 overall.
Danny Green's 24 points matches his most since Game 3 of last season's NBA Finals.
That one was generous, but that's a 25th straight dime, Baynes to Green for the pull-up.
Instead, Baynes gets Spurs' season-high 35th assist, thanks to a hand-off to Danny Green.
Matt Bonner dishing to Aron Baynes for 17-footer would have been an awesome way for Spurs to get 35th assist. Alas, ball rimmed out.
Bananas. Bill Land just told us Spurs have assisted on their last 24 buckets.
Plus, lots of talented offensive players who can shoot.
Perhaps most impressive thing about those 34 assists is nobody has more than six. Seven with at least three. Just good team ball movement.
There's the Spurs' 34th assists, matching a season high. On 37 field goals. 6:26 left, Spurs up 108-82.
Spurs are outscoring Cavaliers by 56 in nearly 90 minutes this season.
The two guys sarcastically chanting "M-V-P" when Spencer Hawes is at the foul line are the best.
All 14 Spurs 3 have been assisted, 88 percent for the entire season.
Spurs' season high for assists is 34, set last week vs. Detroit. Up to 32 with 8 1/2 minutes to go.
Anthony Bennett has five fouls in nine minutes. The speed of the NBA is just too much for him right now.
31 assists. 34 field goals. Nine minutes to go.
BREAKING: Anthony Bennett just made a legit NBA move. And he finished.
Since going 1 of 7 from 3 in 1Q, Spurs have made 13 of last 19 from beyond arc.
Foreign Legion outscoring the starters 46-36.
Patty Mills has 16 points in 15 minutes. Bench guys who can do that are gold in the playoffs.