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That's some fine trash from the Portland Popo.
My little niece in Portlandia doesn't want to hear any noise about bad calls. Ws are Ws. http://t.co/tK0cTWsdl4
Those are some prime Shaq numbers.
They're old and it's past midnight and they're just guessing now.
Spurs had 508 touches, 383 passes in their 133-102 victory over Denver on March 28. Today? 401, 290.
Really pulling for Harden v Leonard in 2nd round.
This Houston crowd is awesome. Who says Texas is a football state?
Better eyebrows, Chuck or Tony Parker? Close, close call...
As Pop might say, pound that rock Craig.
More: "This interview and this letter will help my dad. This chemo treatment is hard at first. All this will give him momentum."
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."
Did my best to channel Craig Sager's spirit. But there can be only one. Get well soon. http://t.co/R2vsK90aG6
Sunday was 102nd playoff victory for Duncan/Parker/Ginobili. All-time record is 110 for Magic/Kareem/Cooper.
Game 1 winners are 77.3 percent all-time going on to take the series, 85 percent if they have home court.
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.
Dallas promptly missed 12 of last 13 shots, scored 4 points over final 7:22 after taking largest lead at 81-71.
General consensus in Mavs locker room, We blew a big opportunity after holding Spurs to 90 pts, three 3s, 43 FG%.
Tim Duncan, who turns 38 on the eve of Game 3, led all scorers with 27.
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.
Spurs lead 1-0 with 90-85 victory in Game 1. Duncan with 27, Parker with 21, Ginobili with 17, Leonard with 11/10.
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.
Spurs are gonna win because Dallas missed its last 12 shots. What a weird, weird, weird, weird, weird game.
RE: the KAJ comparison, and Duncan is still playing defense and rebounding. Kareem was pretty much done with that at same point in career.
Mavs scoreless on their last 10 possessions after taking their largest lead at 81-71.
They got it right.
Regardless of what Mavs are or aren't doing, Spurs show plenty of guts with 14 straight to dig out of 10-point hole.
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.
Sometimes teams make shots. Sometimes teams miss shots. We're all fools for overthinking this.
That was just a flat uncontested putback layup for Dirk. Closest guy to him was Brandan Wright.
Dirk missed a bunny. On Easter.
Spurs dodging some major bullets here. Mavs just flat-out missing some great looks.
Tim Duncan is dropping 26 points in playoff games just five days from his 38th birthday. The modern day Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
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!"
Spurs all the way back with 10 straight points. Game is tied with 4:54 playoffs. Welcome to San Antonio, NBA Playoffs.
Spurs punching back in a big way. Eight straight, including 6 from Duncan, after Mavs went up 10.
Spurs lucked out there: Mavs get a wide-open 3 from Dirk out of the TO, and he missed.
What a masterful job so far by Rick Carlisle, btw. Not that you'd expect anything less.
Dallas 81, Spurs 71. 7:45 to go. Getting a little antsy in here.
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.
Duncan checks in, promptly scores. What else, goal-tending on a scoop shot from from below the rim.
How many times you see a guy CATCH a ball for a goaltend?
Mavs have their biggest lead, 73-67, with 9:26 to go.
In a battle of anti-vertical, Nowitzki blocks Diaw at the basket.
Mills finally on the board with a pull-up J.
Belinelli and Mills still scoreless, combined 0 for 7.
Duncan up and ambulatory at this quarter break. Assuming he'll be back soon.
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.
This is the defensive struggle we all expected.
Going into 4Q, we're tied at 65. Just as all of us idiots predicted.
Danny Green with excellent D on another former UNC guy, Vince Carter.
Tim Duncan was in locker room. Now back on bench. Still in uniform.
Spurs' Foreign Legion basically down to one guy from Argentina right now.
Duncan heading to locker room
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.
Devin Harris Redux continues. Two quick buckets, he's up to 17 and the Mavs lead by 4.
Would not appear serious.
And now Tim Duncan's limping off the floor ... looks like he took a knee to the quad.
Having a quick chat with Sevening, stays on the bench.
Tim Duncan limping badly on left leg
Duncan limping off the court.
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.
Ellis picked Leonard's pocket squeaky clean on the post-up. Takes it the distance, dishes to Marion for the layup. Mavs by 3.
Parker, Green, Leonard, Duncan and Splitter to start the 2nd.
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.
Still up just one, though.
Noon tip not helping, but Mavericks doing a nice job inducing those individual isolation plays to prevent the ball movement feeding frenzy.
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.
Tony Parker has 17 points. Dallas' starting five has combined for 18. And the Spurs are losing at half.
Dallas leads Spurs 44-43 at half. Devin Harris the MVP of the series after two quarters.
Can't imagine that was the designed play, Ginobili pulling up from top of the key off a screen, but it worked.
For all Dallas' good work, still trail 43-42 after Ginobili's pull-up 3.
Only five Spurs have scored. Only six assists on 18 buckets.1-8 from 3. None of this is Spurs-like. Especially against Dallas.
The Leonard Effect: Overplay to run Marion off the 3-point line, still regroup to contest runner.
Parker keeping the Spurs afloat, up to 17 points and they trail by two.