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You might not like Ayres, but Popovich does: "Any coach would like to have him. He tries hard to do anything you ask. He's a class act."
Danny Green: "As long as we're moving the ball, we're heading in the right direction."
Mike Malone, asked if he felt bad for Popovich dealing with so many preseason injuries: "I feel awful for him and his five championships."
Boogie doesn't approve losing to SA 3rd string: "We have to beat them. Second unit and guys trying to make the team. We have to be better."
Final box: Cousins got the triple double. 32 pts, 11 rebounds, 10 turnovers.
Coach Pop on Jeff Ayres: "Jeff's always upbeat whether he plays 18 minutes or zero. He's a class act."
Pop once again in back-to-back games on Kyle Anderson: "He's a really smart player."
Pop on Baynes, Ayres vs. Cousins: "I thought Aron and Jeff played really smart in the second half."
Kyle Anderson finished with 14 points, 5 boards, 3 steals, and 1 block.
Just realized: Joseph didn't even play after big performance the other night.
Final: Spurs 106, Sacramento 99. Rallied from 16-point deficit. 18 turnovers, but only 6 in 2nd half. Ayres, 15 pts; J Green/Anderson, 14.
Spurs finish off come-from-behind 106-99 win over Kings. Six players in double figures, led by Jeff Ayres' 15.
Despite being down 16 points at one time, the Preseason Spurs make a comeback to defeat the Kings 106-99. Ayres 15 points, Anderson 14.
Spurs on verge of finishing this one off, up 106-99, 10.3 seconds left. Anderson, Ayres, Belinelli, J. Green and Daye all with at least 12.
Spurs are up 104-99 on Sacramento, 35.9 seconds away from 1st preseason win over an NBA squad.
Epic line for Cousins: 32 pts, 11 rebs, 4 asst, 2 stl, 1 blk, 9 TO, 5 pf (all offensive)
When you have four offensive fouls, sure go ahead and run over Jeff Ayres with the game on the line, Boogie
Boogie called for his 5th offensive foul of the night.
Now Ayres with the pass to Beli, who cut to the rim for the layup and foul. Spurs 102-99
Gay beats Anderson under the rim, Kyle forced to foul. Spurs lead 100-99 with 1:18 left.
Cousins dunks, 32 in 34, 12 for 14 shooting.
Closing lineup: Cotton, Belinelli, Ayres, Daye, Anderson.
Boogie inside, and that's 30 in 33.
Hits and the Spurs lead 100-93...
Kyle Anderson folks. Held his own in the post vs. Boogie, then ripped Collison. Then, makes the and-1 layup in transition. Rook has 14 point
Slo-Mo strips Anderson, takes 20 seconds to dribble downcourt, converts the layup, and 1.
Now Ayres and Cotton get involved in give-and-go action, with Ayres threading a pass b/w 2 defenders for Cotton layup. SA 97-93
Bryce Cotton with the hiiiiiiigh-arcing floater in traffic while Pop chews out timekeeper for resetting clock, Spurs lead 97-93/2:57 left.
Spurs lead 97-93 with 2:57 to play, btw
Pop getting angry at the shot clock guy during a preseason game is the best.
Jeff Ayres with the made 14 foot hook shot. I don't know how it went in, but it did. Sours lead 95-93 with 3:18 left.
Ayres hits the goofy extended jump hook, now has team-high 15 and the Spurs lead 95-93.
Boogie Cousins just knocked down Jeff Ayres but went to line ... Pop to ref Eli Roe: 'Don't tell me that was a flop'
Apropos of nothing: Pop rhymes with flop.
Cousins gets away with a charge, draws two FTs on Jeff Ayres. Pop, in heated discussion with official: "Don't tell me that's a flop."
Tony Parker didn't want to come out of a tight game with 4:45 to go. He was overruled.
Good defense right there by Anderson. Gay used a screen, but Kyle got around and was effective in contesting the shot.
Pop should put Duncan in right now. It would be hilarious.
5:27 left in 4Q, Sacto leads Spurs 92-91. Cousins with 27/10, Daye and Parker with 13 apiece to pace the locals. Only 4 TOs in 2nd!!!
Once again, not a bad little game for a pretend one. Kings lead 92-91 with 5:27 to go.
Spurs run zipper action and result is Parker driving in and pitching out to Austin Daye open in the corner for three. SA down 92-91.
Aron Baynes just stole the ball from Ramon Sessions. That is all..
Daye puts it back and the Spurs are back in front. AT&T Center vaguely excited.
Anderson has 11 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assists in 21 minutes. Not quite as good as the other night, but IQ is apparent yet again.
Anderson is getting really comfortable out there, starting to use the pick and roll now to get things going too as the ball handler.
Anderson picks Sessions' pocket, starts break that ends with his two-hand dunk. Spurs back within 1. Fighting hard in this pretend game.
Wow number 2. Anderson just picked the ball out of Sesions' pocket, then got the dunk on the other end. Kid has 11 points.
Hey, Spurs are winning.
Austin Daye is not built to defend Carl Landry on the block but give him credit for trying.
Wow, interesting play by Anderson. Got the rebound, called for isolation, posted and scored. He's got 9 points.
And, how could I overlook, 4 personal fouls. He's doing it all tonight at the AT&T...
The Boogie: 27 points (10-12), 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 7 turnovers, 1 block in 31 minutes.
3Q: Preseason Spurs 77, Kings 78. SA shooting 44%, SAC 52%. SA outscored SAC 28-18. Boogie 27 points, Ayres 7 of his 11 points in 3Q
Strong run for the Spurs to cut what had been a 16-point Kings lead down to 1, 78-77, entering the 4th quarter. BUCKLE UP!!!
Kyle Anderson as Boris Diaw: Drives into traffic with those long strides, draws D, spoon feeds Baynes underneath for the layup.
Spurs are within 78-77 heading to 4Q. Trailed by as many as 16.
Slo-Mo there. Just drove into the paint with a hesitation move, drew two defenders, and fed Baynes under the rim for a layup.
Hey, Manu scored. On a goal tend.
Manu finally gets on the board. Because some dude goal-tended him.
Despite playing short-handed and being all sorts of horrific for spurts, Spurs trail only 75-70 in 3Q.
And now Anderson shoots a three from the corner and is fouled by Rudy Gay. Gay wasn't too happy about the ref calling the foul.
Ginobili admits he's still out-of-whack basketball wise. Still ... 0 for 9 is yikes
Good sequence set up by Anderson there. Drove in, found Bryce at the three, who kicked it to Daye in the corner for three.
Oof. Cousins up to 26 points on 10 for 11 in 25 minutes.
DeMarcus Cousins is having one of those games in NBA 2K15 where you know you're going to score over 25 points before the game starts.
Always reassuring, what with Ebola and ISIS and all the madness, to look over and see Dave Robinson munching his popcorn in the second row.
DeMarcus Cousins has four fouls and all of them are at the offensive end and he is not a fan of that.
Jeff Ayres gets to the line, he's got 7 points in the quarter, 11 in the game.
JaMychal Green just did to Rudy Gay what that woman just did to her date on the Kiss Me cam.
JaMychal Green gets an applause from the AT&T Center after swatting Rudy Gay's shot to the 4th row.
Speaking of which, isn't Mr. Fantastic about the most egotistical superhero name ever?
Parker throws ball into 5th row, then stares Marco Belinelli down because he can't elongate his body like Mr. Fantastic. TO No. 14.
Jeff Ayres gets the great hustle clap from Pop as he hustled to get a steal off a pass and Boogie got called for the offensive foul.
Dude just got Dikembe Mutombo-into-the-10th-row blocked on the Kiss Cam. And he got her a courtside seat, too.
And we have our second exasperated Popovich TO after Spurs beaten downcourt for transition layup. Kings lead 64-54, 10:26 3Q.
Spurs are running JaMychal at the three though, first time tonight. He has to guard Rudy Gay. Good test for JaMychal in next minutes
And there's Green, scores with a tip-in. He has 12 points.
JaMychal Green gets the second half start. Led the team in scoring in first half with 10 points in just 7 minutes of play.
If Hammer released a new album today, it would be called "Please Hammer Don't Default on That Loan."
Cousins also has 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 block and 4 turnovers. Heading for epic stat line.
You know Hammer is gangster, because he refuses to completely spell out 2 Legit 2 Quit.