Tim Duncan will play in just his 5th Christmas game. Shows how much the Spurs were ignored for marquee TV time during much of his career.
"The Spurs are dead" narrative has to be the most pointless narrative in professional sports.
The Spurs aren't the Spurs yet. We also haven't seen the full Spurs in uniform. Until we do, take their performance with some grains of salt
People said the Spurs were dead in 2009. And 2010. And 2011. And 2012. And 2013. WHY HAVEN'T PEOPLE LEARNED THEIR LESSON YET?!
Lakers coach Byron Scott indicates he may rest Kobe for a game or two -Spurs style - to help him get his legs back. Has to sleep on it.
Broadcast says Austin leading Rio Grande 103-92 at the end of the 3rd. Boxscore has Spurs up 107-98
Also a recap of Payne’s game with the Austin Spurs
Spurs have already announced Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard out for game against Clippers on Monday.
Memphis knocks off the Warriors and Spurs, then gets trounced by Bulls and Cavs. The best of times, the worst of times.
Payne is at the table for the Spurs
New game, same injury report for Spurs: Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and Patty Mills out for Monday against Clippers.
In December, the Spurs' Big 3 has consisted of Tim Duncan (19.1 points), Danny Green (15.1 points) and Manu Ginobili (15.1 points).
Leonard (hand), Parker (hamstring), Mills (shoulder) ruled out against Clippers. Spurs is in the midst of a four-game losing streak.
The Spurs announce Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard, and Patty Mills will all be out tomorrow vs. Clippers.
Cool scene pregame in Sacramento: Carlos Boozer chatting with Spurs scout Trajan Langdon. The two pioneering Alaskan hoopers.
Also looks like the Spurs once more ran a lot of their 1-3-1 Defensive set. As Austin Daye recently told me, it's a set to use when..
Spurs must win at least 2 of next 5 games to avoid first losing December since 1996-97, which was also their last December w/o Tim Duncan.
16 different starting lineups in their first 28 games pretty much explains the Spurs' 17-11 start. Creating consistency & rhythm is tough
"They did exactly what was expected. After a long game they tried 2 junk up the game n they were successful doing it.'' -- Dirk on the Spurs
Loved DAL putting Rondo in center of Spurs zone last night. Hard to read much more into game given zone and weird lineups. Great Monta game
The Blazers look amazing right now. They just won a 3OT game against the Spurs last night and then beat up the Pelicans, 114-88, tonight.
In this West, "Meh, nothing matters at all in December" is as erroneous a response to Spurs' struggles as "OMG the sky is falling."
Sees Mavs beat Spurs in Rondo debut. Thinks impressive. Checks box score. Realizes Pop rested everyone. Wonders what Pop could do w/ Sixers.
Mavs finish game on 13-4 run, pull away from Spurs to win 99-93. Monta takes over, no surprise. He matches season hi with 38, 13 in 4th.
Fun fact: Babies born five days ago have never experienced a Spurs win in their lifetime.
The Spurs have had two losing streaks of 4+ games in the last four seasons. The Knicks have had three 4+ game losing streaks this season.