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That is the definition of a coverage sack. Jake Waters had more time to throw that than some of us spent in traffic this morning.
Geoff Swaim says third-and-long don't mean bleep.
Why are they not reviewing that?
This time it's a Quandre Diggs break-up and a big Jordan Hicks hit that force KSU to kick a FG. UT defense is OK in its own red zone.
Oklahoma State after those first two drives: "OK, OK, we believe you."
Steve Edmond, Malcom Brown and Jason Hall all come up big as Texas holds at the goal line. KSU settles for 19-yard FG, leads 3-0.
Jason Hall takes the field for the first time and limps as he does it.
Perkins is the best offensive lineman Texas had left. This team can't catch a break.
Texas' day opens with what would be a costly, costly injury to Kent Perkins.
El classico before some college football
Daje Johnson (hamstring) did not make the trip to Manhattan. Mike Finger (godforsaken traffic) is jealous.
Mercifully, preseason is over. 2-5, bundles of turnovers, un Spurs-y basketball.
I miss you Paul Kim!! Thinking about u all night tonight but im not hurting anymore. All good thoughts
Haven't talked to one player who thinks Spurs will simply hit a switch come Tuesday. Will probably look a little ragged for first few weeks.
The good news: Spurs' 16 turnovers were a preseason low. Bad: Still contributed to 23 Houston points in what was a one-possession game late.
DGreen said Spurs got message from Pop's TO binge: "We're trying to get better and we're trying to do it faster. We don't have any time left
Pop burned all five of his remaining timeouts in 3Q. Why? "Take care of some mistakes now. It will save me some film later."
If you're freaking out over preseason, calm down. But ... until Spurs get Leonard and then Splitter back, it's going to be dicey.
More Duncan, taking the long view: "We'll show up for the first game and we'll figure it out, and we'll have 81 after that."
Duncan, meanwhile, kind of shrugged that off. "We haven't played well, but it's preseason. We'll hopefully chalk it up to that."
Pop on Spurs' just-completed preseason: "We look very poor. We look like we're not very interested."
At 2-5, the Spurs post worst preseason record since going 2-7 in 2005-06. That, too, came on heels of a championship season.
Pop's assessment of Spurs' preseason: "Poor ... We don't look very interested."
Isaiah Canaan is my new favorite player. There will be no OT. Let's move on to the games that count.
I fear all this spirited Spurs rally has accomplished is to put overtime on the table. Nobody wants that.
Pop also coaching refs. Tells Zach Zarba: "That's a travel. The signal's like this." And shows him.
Pop used all his timeouts in the third quarter so Spurs having to give fouls in order to make substitutions. Belinelli coming in for Parker.
Spurs within 84-80 after pair of Parker free throws.
Duncan's probably done: 11 points, 10 reb, 4 of 12 in 25 minutes. Parker and Ginobili staying in.
Spurs' regulars have deficit cut to 81-74, playing mostly against Houston deep bench guys. 5:55 to go.
Duncan and Parker on the floor to start the fourth
That's five Popovich timeouts here in the third quarter. Good thing we tipped off half an hour early.
For those of you still counting, Ginobili is 2 of 10 tonight. Makes him 8 of 40 for the preseason.
Yep, Pop's using all his timeouts tonight.
Pop called a timeout there and was pretty animated. Preseason's almost over, I think.
Belinelli screwed up something on defense. Pop pulled him two minutes in and chewed him out all the way to his seat.
"You were here when we clinched!" he says, referring to the Royals. "You must be good luck!" Guess he doesn't know which program I cover.
The Spurs assisted on all but one of their first-half baskets. Unfortunately, that's 10 assists on only 11 field goals.
There are few honors quite as sad as being recognized as a regular by the barkeep at an airport Marriott.
Spurs not defending poorly, but manage zero field goals over final 6:29 of first half. Trail 49-32 at break.
Dwight Howard is out, James Harden is 2 for 9 and the Spurs are down by 13.
Ginobili still can't throw it in the ocean, but he's getting where he wants to go on the court so far. Good sign.
Spurs trail 24-19 after 1Q, mostly because of (stop me if you've heard this one) turnovers. They've got 7, for 11 Rockets' points.
Starting to wonder if NBA officials simply think Matt Bonner's name is actually "Loose Ball Foul."
Last pretend game underway!
Spurs: Parker, Belinelli, Green, Duncan, Bonner. Rockets: Beverley, Harden, Ariza, Jones, Tarik Black.
Edwin was a player the Spurs reportedly worked out over the summer.
If I'm not mistaken, this game is on NBA TV. Spurs fans might actually get to watch one of these pretend games.
So the Spurs signed a couple D-League types at the tail end of preseason. Assuming the point is to grab their D-League rights for Austin.
Both players are forwards, likely just preseason deals.
The Spurs announced the team has signed Fuquan Edwin and Robert Vaden.
What did Nash mean to Canadian hoops? Joseph: "He's epic. He's the godfather. He was an inspiration to a lot of people, myself included."
Cory Joseph spent time over the summer training with Steve Nash in Canada. Said Nash looked "amazing" in those workouts.
As an aside, how would different would D'Antoni's career be viewed if Suns had broken through vs. Spurs one of those years?
Pop's not blowing smoke when he said some of those epic Spurs-Suns battles in the '00s could have gone the other way.
More Pop on Nash: "He's got that little baby face, but he was a heck of a competitor. He won the right way and lost the right way."
Pop on Nash: Worked himself into being a great player. He didn't start out that way. Ended up being one of the best guards we've ever seen.
Asked Pop to reflect on Steve Nash's career. He talked uninterrupted for nearly two full minutes. Spurs as org have ultimate respect for him
The thing is, two of the three guys out (Splitter/Leonard) are sort of the linchpin of the Spurs' defensive operation.
The U won big tonight because my brother Paul Kim loved the U!! Probaly kickin' it with his fav player Shaun Taylor right now.
Guy playing Ramones covers on acoustic guitar in a corner of the Potbelly in Houston. Hasn't made a dime, but seems to be having fun.
Nothing official, but Pop seems resigned to starting season Tuesday without Leonard and Splitter available.
Bad news is that they might have overachieved. Good news is that all those overachievers are back.
Manu being Manu by kicking the ball in from half court. Bruce Bowen being Bruce Bowen by trying to block it.