Dan McCarney

That's some fine trash from the Portland Popo.

Dan McCarney

My little niece in Portlandia doesn't want to hear any noise about bad calls. Ws are Ws. http://t.co/tK0cTWsdl4

Dan McCarney

Those are some prime Shaq numbers.

Mike Finger

They're old and it's past midnight and they're just guessing now.

Mike Finger

LaMahhhcus, dahhhling.

Dan McCarney

Spurs had 508 touches, 383 passes in their 133-102 victory over Denver on March 28. Today? 401, 290.

Dan McCarney

Really pulling for Harden v Leonard in 2nd round.

Dan McCarney

This Houston crowd is awesome. Who says Texas is a football state?

Buck Harvey

It's over? Beware of Dallas' Duncan expressnews.com/sports/columni…

Dan McCarney

Better eyebrows, Chuck or Tony Parker? Close, close call...

Jeff McDonald

Pop shows soft side with wishes for ailing Sager expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…

Dan McCarney

As Pop might say, pound that rock Craig.

Dan McCarney

More: "This interview and this letter will help my dad. This chemo treatment is hard at first. All this will give him momentum."

Dan McCarney

Said the younger Sager: "My dad thinks the world of (Popovich). He's one of my dad's favorite guys to be around and work with."

Jeff McDonald

From today: It wasn't exactly a Willis Reed moment, but Duncan's Game 1 comeback keys resurrection for Spurs expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…

Dan McCarney

Did my best to channel Craig Sager's spirit. But there can be only one. Get well soon. http://t.co/R2vsK90aG6

Dan McCarney

Sunday was 102nd playoff victory for Duncan/Parker/Ginobili. All-time record is 110 for Magic/Kareem/Cooper.

Dan McCarney

Spurs just good enough to win Game 1, 90-85 #spurs #spursnation blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/20…

Dan McCarney

Game 1 winners are 77.3 percent all-time going on to take the series, 85 percent if they have home court.

Boris Diaw

Merci aux fans francophones pour tous les messages. C'était à une heure raisonnable pour une fois! À bientôt et merci encore. #GoSpursGo

Tony Parker

« De grosses ressources morales » fb.me/6syIHGBVt

Boris Diaw

Fans, tough 1st game but 1st victory. Playoffs are always harder than regular season. Thanks for your support. See you soon. #GoSpursGo

Dan McCarney

Among the misses were a straight-away from 3 for Dirk, followed by his point-blank putback. Money shots you'd kill for, just didn't go.

Dan McCarney

Dallas promptly missed 12 of last 13 shots, scored 4 points over final 7:22 after taking largest lead at 81-71.

Dan McCarney

General consensus in Mavs locker room, We blew a big opportunity after holding Spurs to 90 pts, three 3s, 43 FG%.

Jeff McDonald

Tim Duncan, who turns 38 on the eve of Game 3, led all scorers with 27.

Jeff McDonald

To summarize: Dallas went up 10. Then didn't hit another field goal for nearly 7:45. Spurs 90, Mavs 85. Spurs up 1-0 in series.

Dan McCarney

Spurs lead 1-0 with 90-85 victory in Game 1. Duncan with 27, Parker with 21, Ginobili with 17, Leonard with 11/10.

Dan McCarney

Respect to TD, but Ginobili might be the MVP. Basically kept the bench from a total no-show with 17 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs are gonna win because Dallas missed its last 12 shots. What a weird, weird, weird, weird, weird game.

Dan McCarney

RE: the KAJ comparison, and Duncan is still playing defense and rebounding. Kareem was pretty much done with that at same point in career.

Mike Monroe

Brandon Wright FT ends 5:40 without a point for #Mavs.

Dan McCarney

Mavs scoreless on their last 10 possessions after taking their largest lead at 81-71.

Jeff McDonald

They got it right.

Dan McCarney

Regardless of what Mavs are or aren't doing, Spurs show plenty of guts with 14 straight to dig out of 10-point hole.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs' run up to 14-0, lead up to 85-81 with 2:45 left. Last Dallas bucket was Wright's and-1 with 7:45 to go.

Mike Monroe

#Mavs haven't scored for 5 minutes; #Spurs lead 85-81 after 2nd straight bucket by @Tony Parker .

Jeff McDonald

Sometimes teams make shots. Sometimes teams miss shots. We're all fools for overthinking this.

Jeff McDonald

That was just a flat uncontested putback layup for Dirk. Closest guy to him was Brandan Wright.

Mike Monroe

1st pts. of 2nd hafl by @Tony Parker give #Spurs 83-81 lead, 3:11 left vs. #Mavs.

Jeff McDonald

Dirk missed a bunny. On Easter.

Dan McCarney

Spurs dodging some major bullets here. Mavs just flat-out missing some great looks.

Dan McCarney

Tim Duncan is dropping 26 points in playoff games just five days from his 38th birthday. The modern day Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Mike Monroe

That was a 10-0 #Spurs run in 2:26 to tie game vs. #Mavs at 81; Duncan with 6 of the 10

Jeff McDonald

10-0 Spurs run, most of it by Duncan. We have a tie game. 81-81, 4:54 to go. Play "Whoomp There It Is!"

Dan McCarney

Spurs all the way back with 10 straight points. Game is tied with 4:54 playoffs. Welcome to San Antonio, NBA Playoffs.

Dan McCarney

Spurs punching back in a big way. Eight straight, including 6 from Duncan, after Mavs went up 10.

Dan McCarney

Spurs lucked out there: Mavs get a wide-open 3 from Dirk out of the TO, and he missed.

Mike Monroe

#Spurs Coyote trying to inspire crowd while wearing pink bunny suit

Mike Monroe

#Spurs PG @Tony Parker has yet to score in 2nd half vs. #Mavs who lead 81-75 with 6:46 left at ATT Center

Jeff McDonald

What a masterful job so far by Rick Carlisle, btw. Not that you'd expect anything less.

Mike Monroe

back to bck turnovers for @Manu Ginobili and he takes a seat ... Belinelli in

Jeff McDonald

Dallas 81, Spurs 71. 7:45 to go. Getting a little antsy in here.

Dan McCarney

Must feel like climbing up a gigantic sand dune for the Spurs. Just can't gain any traction. Now down by their largest deficit at 10.

Dan McCarney

Duncan checks in, promptly scores. What else, goal-tending on a scoop shot from from below the rim.

Mike Monroe

Duncan back and #Spurs go right to him for bucket

Jeff McDonald

How many times you see a guy CATCH a ball for a goaltend?

Mike Monroe

Duncan is testing his knee and has warmups off ... may be about to return for #Spurs.

Jeff McDonald

Mavs have their biggest lead, 73-67, with 9:26 to go.

Dan McCarney

In a battle of anti-vertical, Nowitzki blocks Diaw at the basket.

Dan McCarney

Mills finally on the board with a pull-up J.

Dan McCarney

Belinelli and Mills still scoreless, combined 0 for 7.

Jeff McDonald

Duncan up and ambulatory at this quarter break. Assuming he'll be back soon.

Jeff McDonald

If you had told me Dallas would have 65 points through 3Q, I'd have told you I was covering the fourth from Mi Tierra. Ball game.

Jeff McDonald

This is the defensive struggle we all expected.

Mike Monroe

Tied at 65 going to 4th quarter of #Spurs and #Mavs ... Duncan back on #Spurs bench; will he play in 4th?

Jeff McDonald

Going into 4Q, we're tied at 65. Just as all of us idiots predicted.

Jeff McDonald

Danny Green with excellent D on another former UNC guy, Vince Carter.

Jeff McDonald

Tim Duncan was in locker room. Now back on bench. Still in uniform.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs' Foreign Legion basically down to one guy from Argentina right now.

Mike Monroe

Duncan heading to locker room

Jeff McDonald

Nobody seems all that concerned with Duncan on the bench ... but he did not get up to greet teammates at last timeout, rare for him.

Mike Monroe

Duncan remaining on bench after banging knees ... scary times for #Spurs.

Dan McCarney

Devin Harris Redux continues. Two quick buckets, he's up to 17 and the Mavs lead by 4.

Dan McCarney

Would not appear serious.

Jeff McDonald

And now Tim Duncan's limping off the floor ... looks like he took a knee to the quad.

Dan McCarney

Having a quick chat with Sevening, stays on the bench.

Mike Monroe

Tim Duncan limping badly on left leg

Dan McCarney

Duncan limping off the court.

Dan McCarney

Tried to play pink/blue sport coat off as Sager tribute. But @CedGolden got me: "How does that explain everything else you wear?" Touche.

Mike Monroe

.@Manu Ginobili for @Danny Green after this TO at ATT Center

Dan McCarney

Still a long way to go, today and in series. But now's about the time I'm starting to feel stupid for not giving Carlisle team more credit.

Dan McCarney

Ellis picked Leonard's pocket squeaky clean on the post-up. Takes it the distance, dishes to Marion for the layup. Mavs by 3.

Dan McCarney

Parker, Green, Leonard, Duncan and Splitter to start the 2nd.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs will probably shoot it better in 2nd half, but can't deny Mavs' switch-a-thon on defense has taken Spurs out of what they like to do.

Mike Monroe

1st half of #Spurs-#Mavs took less than an hour because only 13 fouls called, only 7 FT shot

Dan McCarney

Still up just one, though.

Dan McCarney

Noon tip not helping, but Mavericks doing a nice job inducing those individual isolation plays to prevent the ball movement feeding frenzy.

Dan McCarney

Only five Spurs scored in 1st half. Spurs have had multiple games this year where eight or nine would get on the board in the 1st Q alone.

Mike Monroe

.@Manu Ginobili is 2-2 on 3-pointers; rest of #Spurs are 0-8 from range

Jeff McDonald

Tony Parker has 17 points. Dallas' starting five has combined for 18. And the Spurs are losing at half.

Jeff McDonald

Dallas leads Spurs 44-43 at half. Devin Harris the MVP of the series after two quarters.

Mike Monroe

Popovich can't be happy about #Spurs giving up 32 pts. to #Mavs in 2nd quarter; At halftime it's DAL 44, SAS 43

Dan McCarney

Can't imagine that was the designed play, Ginobili pulling up from top of the key off a screen, but it worked.

Dan McCarney

For all Dallas' good work, still trail 43-42 after Ginobili's pull-up 3.

Jeff McDonald

Only five Spurs have scored. Only six assists on 18 buckets.1-8 from 3. None of this is Spurs-like. Especially against Dallas.

Dan McCarney

The Leonard Effect: Overplay to run Marion off the 3-point line, still regroup to contest runner.

Dan McCarney

Parker keeping the Spurs afloat, up to 17 points and they trail by two.