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Duncan, at age 38, definitely has to get a an All-Star consideration: 15.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 0.9 steals, 2.3 blocks.
Tim Duncan is now neck in neck with Kawhi (12.3) & Parker (12.3) in shots per game at 12.0 FGA. Duncan's averaging 15.0 points.
The Spurs are 17-9 and the fact that people are freaking out is a testament to their greatness. They'll progress to the mean.
That game was insane to experience in person. But it wasn't "gut wrenching" or "agonizing" as Skip Bayless put it. It's a damn long season.
I was entertained, at least.
Anyone catch this entertainment after the game? (Check out the next two Retweets) ...
Not bad for a guy who has been cut a few times, played in Greece, in the D-League - to be in NBA history books & Finals history books.
So per Elias, Danny Green is the first player in NBA history to make 7 threes in a game & block 5 shots. Check last RT.
2) Tonight was the first time in Manu Ginobili's career he tallied at least 20 points, 8 assists and 8 rebounds in a single game.
Some notes from the Spurs: 1) Danny Green had a career high 5 blocks. He's averaging career best 1.38 steals & 1.31 blocks per game.
Merci aux insomniaques ou ceux qui se lèvent tôt pour les messages. Beau match...mais je n'aime toujours pas perdre. Bonne nuit ou journée
Sorry fans, late message. Thanks for the support and kind messages. Thrilling game again but I hate losing. Let's get ready for Friday.
Harden goin to work
And honestly, if standings are similar coming out of a brutal December, Spurs will feel fortunate. Still decent chance to get into top 3.
Spurs are five games behind 1st place GSW, 4 1/2 behind No. 2 Memphis, 2 1/2 behind Houston for third.
Still feel goofy looking at standings in Dec, but Spurs are 17-9 and in 7th place in West.
How much different does December look for the Spurs if three overtime games go their way? Or two out of three?
I can see fouling if a dribbler is starting to shake loose and scoot by you. But when it's Gasol dead to rights 28 feet from the hole? Nah.
Spurs get a day off tomorrow ... still wonder what the juice is going to be like for Portland-Dallas home-road b2b this weekend.
Minutes totals from Spurs' first triple-OT game since 1984: Green 52, Duncan 48, Manu 41, Belinelli 43, Diaw 39.
I normally don't mind Pop forgoing timeout there to push. But with everyone fatigued, maybe you do call time and try to set something up.
Ginobili on the final shot, which hit nothing but backboard: "It was a bad shot. I'm disappointed in the decision I made."
Manu said goal on final possession of third OT was "to attack. But I had no legs to get to the rim."
It was proud Pop tonight after Spurs' triple-OT loss: "I thought they squeezed every bit of blood out of the rock that they could."
Coach Joerger on tonight's game: "They made some mistakes, we made some mistakes, and both teams just kept going at it.”
Pop on what expected on last possession: “To try to get a bucket. I don’t know what else to tell you. What else would I want for Christmas.”
Duncan - 48 mins. Green - 52 mins. Ginobili - 41 mins. Diaw - 39 mins. Belinelli - 43 mins. Just no good options there.
As we suspected, Ginobili said he was just too worn out to do much else on that last shot. Was supposed to attack rim, but settled for the 3
Prolly already been shared, but that was the Spurs' first triple OT game since March 1984, beat Atlanta 135-132.
Green: "It's going to take a while for us to recover from this, but we've bounced back from tougher situations."
Green: "We fought hard. Just sucks we came up short. We had a couple of mistakes we didn't need at the end."
Danny Green said when he took that fall, he started cramping, but after stretching it out, he was able to continue.
Manu on the Spurs bouncing back after going down early: "We played more aggressively, we moved the ball. We got back in the game."
Said it was only bumps and bruises, but Green was in obvious pain after game. Left thigh, right lower leg both wrapped, walking gingerly.
Manu said he wanted to attack on his last shot, but, "I had no legs to get to the rim. I'm disappointed in that shot that I took."
What's the difference between Renner and Carlos Mencia? There's no punchline. I'm just curious.
"Big shots made, big shots missed." - Tim Duncan on the loss in 3OT.
The last triple-overtime game for San Antonio (Per SAS): Spurs last 3OT regular season game: 3/20/1984 135-132 win vs ATL
Pop on his team fighting back after being down 17 in 3Q: "I was real proud of them, they showed a lot of fortitude."
Pop: "We shot free throws poorly."
Pop on Manu's last shot: "Everybody tries to win the game and it just didn't fall for him."
Have to give props to the Grizzlies. Reached in the tank there after going down to the wire last night vs. Warriors.
Welp, that was wild.
Yeah, I probably should go to more games this season.
Spurs fall in triple-overtime 117-116 to the Grizzlies. SA is now 17-9 on the season, 0-3 in overtime. Green 25 points, Duncan 23-16-5.
Memphis wins 117-116.
Ginobili with the 3, and nothing but glass. Grizzlies win 117-116.
Spurs get stop...
Green, of course, with the 3 after Duncan blows the layup. One-point game.
Danny Green makes his 7th three of the game. He's got 25 points. SA down 1.
Zbo gives the Grizzlies a 4 point lead. 1 minute left.
Z-Bo drills 15 footer. Memphis by 4, less than a minute left.
Ginobili turns it over
Duncan strips Gasol...
Danny reaching, gets called for foul. Might be a bit fatigued in his 52nd minute.
That's what happens when you play 51 minutes. You start to reach for fouls.
Feels like a massive possession here, even with 2 minutes to go.
1:58 left in 3OT, Spurs trail Grizzlies 115-113. Duncan 23 points, 16 bords, 5 dimes. Green 22 points, Manu 21 points, 7 assists. Diaw 17
Memphis up 115-113, with possession, 1:58 left.
Oh yeah, the Spurs were down by 23 at one point, too. That seems like about a month ago.
Zbo breaks the tie, Grizz 115-113. 2:23 left.
Duncan up to 45 minutes. Green...51.
IIRC, Spurs have never played a quadruple OT game in their history.
Officially only 11 lead changes. Feels like twice that many.
113 all after the Zbo bucket. Good pass by Gasol.
I can't even really think straight about all the ridiculous shit that has happened in this game tonight.
Dead possession, so Pop brings back Manu and Tiago.
Tiago Splitter re-enters the game.
Duncan's gonna turn 40 before this game ends.
Duncan feels it, gets triple OT started with a make. He's got 23 points
Spurs' starting lineup Friday: Cojo, Anderson, Daye, Ayres, Baynes. - Kidding, not really.
Duncan has played 43 minutes, Manu 38, Danny Green 47. Incredible.
I think Tim Duncan made up for his missed free throws.
As Shaq once said all those years ago, one lucky shot deserves another. Only in this cases, it's like five lucky shots.
Duncan's desperation heave over Gasol from 16 feet off glass, rattles around...and down. OT No. 3.
Duncan to Gasol: "We're even."
TIM DUNCAN FORCES TRIPLE-OVERTIME. SPURS AND GRIZZLIES KNOTTED AT 111.
Oh. My. Goodness.
Un. Freaking. Real.
Spurs didn't get the look they wanted. Diaw calls another timeout. 2.6 seconds left.
Grizzlies lead 111-109, 2.6 seconds left.
Excuse me, 111-109. They're checking the shot...
2.6 seconds left, Lee makes the clutch corner three. Grizz 110-109. AT&T Center's hearts just sank.
Absolute ball buster. Grizzlies up 110-109, 2.6 seconds left.
This game, man.
Duncan misses once, twice at rim, and Lee hits from 3 at the other end.
Ginobili dribbling clock down...
I picked a fun night to actually tune in for a Spurs game, eh?