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"Be careful what you get good at." -- Rust Cohle
Ask Matt Bonner about his parenting trials and tribulations. Always a hot topic in pregame.
Still thrilled with selling out Toyota for 1-1 draw with FC Dallas. "The intent was to send a message. The fans spoke loud and clear."
Cornfield says Scorpions haven't received official (read: MLS) feedback after Saturday's match, and wasn't expecting him.
40 degrees in March isn't really that bad. But for San Antonio, it might as well be Hoth.
Love how the Epcot twitter account referred to this apparent Jameer Nelson impostor as a "gentleman." I'd have gone with "scoundrel."
I really want to delete that, but it feels gutless.
Totally arbitrary stats: Spurs 33-3 when scoring at least 102 points; 33-1 when leading into the fourth quarter; 35-9 when Leonard plays.
Told it was his shoulder injury vs. Clips that started Spurs' run of bad luck, Tiago Splitter laughed and said, "Oh, so it was my bad?"
Players talked before game. Couldn't remember last time everyone was healthy. It was Jan. 4 vs. Clippers.
Not that Gregg Popovich cares or anything.
Spurs went 16-8 during two-month injury tsunami, dropping just one further game behind OKC to sit 1 1/2 games off the pace.
Dirk on tonight: "I felt like we were kind of close, but then we weren't really close. That's the kind of game it was."
Dirk was asked if he wants to duck Spurs in playoffs. "The way our record is against winning teams, I don't think we want to see anybody."
Tony Parker (22 points, 7 assists, one turnover) says the 19 days off did him good: "I felt good, I felt fresh. I felt like I had my legs."
Ginobili on Parker: "I usually come back slow, limited minutes, can't make a shot. And he was sharp."
Ginobili on resilience during injuries: "It's remarkable we managed to stay in the second spot with a good record. I'm proud of this team."
Pop on being in range of first in the Western Conference: "It doesn't matter. Never has. Just play and be at your best come playoff time."
Pas de message des insomniaques. Soit notre match était ennuyant, soit vous regardez les Oscars. Dans tous les cas, bonne nuit à vous!
Pop on multiple bodies thrown at Dirk: "Nobody stops him, but at least giving him a different makes me feel better, like I'm trying."
Tangible confidence/relief in Spurs locker room with Parker's return.
Ginobili scored all of his 15 points in the second half to go with seven assists, four rebounds.
Final from AT&T Center. Spurs complete 112-106 win over Dallas, sweeping three-game homestand. Next up: At Cleveland.
Those are also Diaw's only two double-doubles since joining the Spurs in 2012.
Rick Carlisle is calling all of the timeouts.
Boris Diaw (13 points, 10 rebounds) has his second double-double of the season.
Indeed, DJ Quake. Let us groove tonight. Even though it's Sunday.
I think Spurs-Dallas would be a fun first-round series that would end in about five games.
Parker's layup gives him 22 points, Spurs lead 106-99 with 45.2 seconds left.
Just do not care what anyone says: Whoomp There It Is still does it for me.
Insanely smart basketball play by Kawhi Leonard NOT to take that 3 ... pass it out, run clock.
Except they're only down five now.
Mavs doing just enough to keep this interesting ...
Dallas has scored on eight straight possessions, 14 of 16 in 4th quarter, still can't make a dent in deficit.
Prolly just lining up some takeout.
For some reason all these people dancing on the floor right now are dressed like the Hamburglar.
RC Buford is on the phone. But calm down, because the trade deadline has already passed.
Cross another item off the bucket list. Just saw Dirk miss a FT.
Fans starting to leave with Spurs up 10, 3:18 left. That is all.
Green with another PUBIT. Says Pop is semi-OK with him taking those shots. Might not be for much longer though.
Fact that Dirk didn't get T'd up there tells me Ron Garretson doesn't speak German.
No TOs yet in the fourth quarter, I don't think.
Tiago Splitter saw that pass to Duncan develop before he even had the ball to pass. Such a high-IQ player.
Hard foul from Wright, just flipped it over his shoulder blindly as he was shoved under backboard, off glass and down. And 1.
The circus layup Duncan just made...
No grand observation, but Leonard is SOO much better when he just shoots instead of gathering himself/thinking. Third 3 is smooth as can be.
Seems to be some argument as to whether Tony Parker should be allowed to check in here. He is, much to Carlisle's vocal chagrin.
Spurs are 15-0 when Splitter is in double figures. Last layup gives him 11 points. Let's just pack it in now fellas and go home.
Leonard on the Dirkster now.
Spurs will be in penalty for final 9:24. Good thing we started at 6!
This make-up call is sponsored by Maybelline.
Either Devin Harris is super clumsy, or he has an inner ear infection. All I'm saying.
The Legion finally getting into it. Ginobili, Mills and Belinelli have all hit 3s in the last five possessions.
Dirk just got another one of those pillow-soft bounces; got Boris off his feet and sank the 18-footer, and 1.
Pop has thrown either Tiago Splitter or Boris Diaw at Dirk all night. This time, Diaw fouls Dirk and-1 style.
Some dude just missed a half court shot by THAT much; woulda won a car. Instead he gets to carry that regret to his grave.
Only loss in that situation came when they squandered a one-point third-quarter lead against Portland.
Spurs lead 78-70 heading to 4Q. They are a league-best 32-1 when leading after three quarters.
Whatever call "thumb" is for Dallas -- Carlisle kept screaming it -- worked out for a Devin Harris 3.
Ginobili has no conscience. Hadn't made a bucket all night. Drills 3s on back-to-back possessions. Spurs on 10-2 run, up 78-67.
Back-to-back Manu 3s -- his first FGs of the night -- and Spurs have largest lead, 78-67, with 1:12 left in the third.
Watching Dirk run is kind of painful.
Green with the PUBIT
Lovely no-look bounce pass from Parker to Splitter for the reverse layup. Spurs up 59-53, 8:12 in 2nd Q.
Diaw the only one defending Foreign Legion's honor (8 pts, 5 rebs) Otherwise Ginobili (0), Mills (0) and Belinelli (2) virtually invisible.
Vince Carter has 15 points at half, on 11 shots.
After a half it felt like Spurs dominated for large swaths, they lead 48-47. Not a stellar final 3 1/2 minutes.
Now a Dallas team that couldn't hit a layup in the first 22 minutes is banking in 3-pointers. OK then.
Carter with his third 3 in six possessions, Mavericks within two at 46-44.
Vince Carter has basically kept Dallas from capsizing. Kind of amazing how Mr. Air Canada has revamped his game in old age.