San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The San Antonio Spurs (8-14) play against the Phoenix Suns (4-4) at Footprint Center

Game Time: 9:00 PM EST on Monday December 6, 2021

San Antonio Spurs 104, Phoenix Suns 108 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Pick your meme.
Ah s***, here we go again.
Bart Simpson saying the line.
We all know what’s coming when the game is close in crunch time. Chris Paul dominated those moments again tonight: arizonasports.com/story/2926295/…1:16 AM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐭.
@Devin Booker surprised local nonprofit @lcdprograms tonight with new gear and a $100,000 donation. 🧡💜
📰 https://t.co/S0nicIaI9I pic.twitter.com/v7Tuy2l0ie1:08 AM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Devin Booker brightens ‘Light Camera Discover’ #Christmas with $100K grant as part of Starting 5 Initiative (w/video) #NBA75 #Suns https://t.co/M9KtGxs6oD via @azcentral pic.twitter.com/MpeGlwvc8K1:07 AM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
5 takeaways on #Suns close win over #Spurs after having franchise-record 18-game win streak snapped (w/videos) #NBA75 azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral1:01 AM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
The triple take: Suns 108, Spurs 104
1. CP3 is the crunch-time point gawd, but Dejounte Murray is becoming a worthy disciple.
2. With the offense stuck, Forbes was again the lid-lifter.
3. G League minutes have been paying off for Primo
expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a… via @expressnews – 12:49 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I think he prefers to call it a steal.”
Cam Johnson on Chris Paul’s block on Dejounte Murray that led to a Murray turnover in #Suns win over #Spurs.
When told what Johnson said, Paul replied, “I’ll take the win. Put it whatever you want to.”
Paul top five all-time in steals. pic.twitter.com/1G3wBfUSxv12:49 AM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
“I’m proud of the guys.”
– Coach Monty Williams
Hear from the team tonight! 👇 – 12:47 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“They forced the issue.”
Monty Williams on #Spurs coming back from 16 down to tie game before #Suns pulled out win. pic.twitter.com/8xf2M9NDOw12:44 AM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I probably got a finger on it.” Jae Crowder on forcing Dejounte Murray into a turnover in 4th quarter of #Suns win over #Spurs pic.twitter.com/2KZaYfzJwJ12:40 AM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“Was that off my turnover?”
Yeah.
“I shouldn’t have turned the ball over.”
“It’s all good.”
Jae Crowder and Chris Paul interacting before both talked about Paul’s steal/block on Dejounte Murray in transition that led to a Murray turnover with #Suns up 3 with 1:25 left. #Spurs pic.twitter.com/4zf2jDNx9a12:35 AM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
I asked Jae Crowder about putting on the floaties, using his floater more and if he’s always had that in his game.
Crowder: “I just gotta bring it out.”
Chris Paul: “Always had it?
Crowder: “Yeah I’ve always had it, C.”
Paul: “Cap.” pic.twitter.com/MwaOxKDJ8912:29 AM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“Always had it?”
“I’ve always had it, C.”
Chris Paul and Jae Crowder going back and forth when @Kellan Olson asked Crowder about having a floater in his game. #Suns12:12 AM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Chris Paul on his steal on Dejounte Murray: “Just watching a lot of basketball. That’s it.”
Jae Crowder added CP3 knew Murray would bring it over the top of his head on the Euro-step and made the right play because of it – 12:09 AM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Point God took over down the stretch. pic.twitter.com/30HgdoBvPZ12:06 AM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs have had 2 games this season where they’ve fallen behind by 15 points and battled back to send the game into crunch time in the last 5 mins.
Both times it was against Phoenix – 12:00 AM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Season-high 19 points for @Jae Crowder. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Iag4XUt15y11:57 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
A couple of double-doubles for these two tonight 📊
Jakob: 14 PTS | 11 REB | 2 AST
Dejounte: 17 PTS | 14 AST | 2 STL pic.twitter.com/Mw0KJAiyu311:55 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“I think the second unit did a really good job of bringing some energy and helping us come back.” – Josh Primo on the second unit cutting the Suns’ 16 point lead down – 11:51 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Josh Primo finished with 4 of the team 6 blocks tonight – 11:50 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Double-double for CP3!
Tonight’s @FanDuel Stat Line of the Game pic.twitter.com/JNeAW3oG8l11:46 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Struggles for Spurs on offense @ Suns:
-50 paint pts
-50% acc in paint
-29% acc from mid-range
-5 fast break points (ties season low)
-15 turnovers – 11:45 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Monty Williams on that clutch Chris Paul steal: “I told Chris, those are plays not many people can make. Most guys would’ve fouled.” – 11:42 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
That defensive play CP made on DJ in transition was absurd. Murray had already brought the ball back over Paul’s head before CP reached back and up to poke it away. His momentum was carrying him in the total opposite direction. – 11:42 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs assisted on 78% of their made baskets tonight – new season high.
San Antonio has 7 games with 30+ assists now. – 11:41 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Who is hungry after that win?!
Download the Suns app to claim your 3 free Gorilla Bites and head to an @ATLWingsAZ in the next 24hrs!
📱 https://t.co/T8bUcCzb76 pic.twitter.com/aNLNqNq5Cv11:41 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
After Phoenix led in the paint for most of the night, San Antonio ended up with a tie in paint scoring.
In a close game, the NON-PAINT TWO becomes crucial. Phoenix won that area by 8 points. pic.twitter.com/57QzH42zD011:36 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Chris Paul tonight:
21 PTS
10 AST
9-18 FG
Not to mention a huge block on the much taller Dejounte Murray down the stretch. pic.twitter.com/PVXUOaAvqI11:34 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“He’s a Hall-of-Fame player. That’s what Hall-of-Fame players do, they take over.” – Coach Pop on Chris Paul in crunch time. – 11:34 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“I thought he was excellent. For such a young guy starting to learn the NBA.” – Coach Pop on Josh Primo’s play tonight – 11:32 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Battled to the final buzzer. Right back at it tomorrow in SA.
#PorVida pic.twitter.com/cLVRqPKEfR11:32 PM

Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
Don’t think the Spurs are really all that far away. – 11:29 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns 108, #Spurs 104 Final.
Paul 21. Crowder 19.
Suns have won both games against Spurs by four points each.
Murray 17 points, 14 rebounds, four turnovers. – 11:29 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Not that it’s unexpected, but the last five-ish minutes of this game have been all Chris Paul running high PnR and getting one-on-one matchups with Doug McDermott and Jakob Poeltl. Results have been what one might expect. – 11:28 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Suns end the Spurs’ 4-game winning streak with a close win.
Spurs fell behind by 16, but fought back.
The Spurs are now…
…8-14 overall
…4-8 on the road
…3-11 against the West
…0-2 against Phoenix – 11:27 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Suns beat the Spurs, 108-104.
They go to 20-4, and just like the Lakers tomorrow night, they’ll have three full days off before hosting the Celtics next on Friday. – 11:27 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Final: PHX 108, SAS 104
Paul: 21 Pts, 10 Ast, 9-18 FG
Crowder: 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 4-10 3P
Ayton: 14 Pts, 9 Reb, 4 Ast
Murray: 17 Pts, 14 Ast, 6 Reb – 11:27 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
WHAT A PASS. WHAT A FINISH. pic.twitter.com/CunXYI4OZM11:26 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Chris Paul (21 points) gives the Suns a 6 point lead with 17 seconds left.
Murray up to 17 points to lead San Antonio in scoring.
Doug McDermott with 9 of his 14 points from three, which helped SA get within 1 possession a few times – 11:22 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The year is 2045. 60-year-old Chris Paul just nailed a free throw line pull-up jumper to clinch a victory. – 11:22 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Chris Paul. The closer.
“M-V-P” chants.
3-point play.
#Suns up six with 17.1 seconds left. Has 21 on 9-of-18 shooting. – 11:21 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
POINT GOD
IS AN AWESOME GOD
MIDRANGE
FROM HEAVEN ABOVE – 11:20 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Derrick White can’t believe he left Cam Johnson’s bounce pass to Ayton get past him for a dunk.
#Suns up 3 as Murray answered. – 11:20 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Lol Chris Paul is just unbelievable. – 11:18 PM
Michael De Leon @mdeleon
Suns broadcaster right after Crowder basically grabs Murray around the waist – I don’t think he did much fouling there – 11:18 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Paul deflection on streaking Murray, ball goes off Murray out of bounds.
Crowd goes crazy.
Johnson hits 3 on other end.
Crowd goes crazier.
#Suns up six with 1:10 left. Timeout #Spurs. – 11:17 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
OH MY CP WHAT A BLOCK! – 11:17 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Chris Paul. What a defensive play. In transition too. That dude is unreal when he wants to rip the ball from you – 11:17 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Suns have been putting the Spurs in some nightmare defensive situations with these high CP3 PnRs – 11:16 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Late whistle comes in, and then Jae Crowder gets whistled for a technical for his reaction to it. Spurs down 3 after hitting 2 of 3 FTs with 1:42 left to play – 11:16 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Jae Crowder didn’t like that foul called on him.
The ref didn’t like Crowder’s reaction.
Technical foul. #Suns11:15 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Crowder defense on Murray forces turnover. #Suns up one with 3:42 left. – 11:10 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
12 of the Spurs’ 22 games have gone into crunch time.
San Antonio enters 3-8 inn crunch time. – 11:09 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Crowder 3.
McDermott 3.
Still tie game. #Suns #Spurs11:08 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
All things considered, I’d probably still rather have Chris Paul on my team in a tie game in the fourth quarter. But Dejounte Murray has played his way into becoming a viable option as well. – 11:06 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
McDermott 3. Tie game.
#Spurs on 16-5 run after trailing by 11.
Timeout #Suns with 6:08 left. – 11:06 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Spurs have closed the gap in paint scoring, with PHX now winning that area by just 2
SA expands their 3PT line lead to 6 points – 11:06 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs have erased the Suns’ 16 point lead.
Game reset at 88 all
6:08 left… – 11:05 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Tie game with 6:08 to go. Spurs currently on a 24-9 run – 11:05 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Yep, Spurs are going to play this down to the wire now. McDermott’s wide-open 3-pointer knots the score at 88 with 6:08 remaining. … They just keep coming, man. – 11:05 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Mikal Bridges has just a small tape job on that right pinky finger he dislocated Friday at Golden State.
Doesn’t seem to be bothering him much as he’s grabbed at it every once in a while
Has just 6 on 6 FGAs. #Suns only up five. – 11:03 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
That #GoSpursGo fight!
Squad is battling back early in the fourth 👏 pic.twitter.com/59cHJAVVpG11:01 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Bryn Forbes off the bench with 13 points.
Josh Primo has 4 BLOCKS and 2 steals in 15 mins – 10:59 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Spurs cut lead to six on 5-0 spurt.
Timeout #Suns with 9:35 left in game. – 10:59 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Spurs cut the Suns’ lead down to 6 with a 7-0 run and Monty needs a timeout. This team misses Devin Booker on both ends tonight – 10:58 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
McGee just punched a higher floor than Eubanks for the lob finish
13 and 7 for the #Suns backup big. #Suns up 11 early in fourth. – 10:58 PM
Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
Let’s see what these Spurs talking about in 4Q. – 10:56 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Josh Primo, already at a season-high 13 minutes, is on the floor to start the fourth. – 10:54 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns led by as many as 16, but take a nine-point lead into 4th.
Jae Crowder 16. (3-of-7 from 3), six rebounds. – 10:54 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Suns held the Spurs to 37 points in the middle quarters after San Antonio scored 33 in the first quarter – 10:53 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Spurs haven’t played so hot since the first quarter, but they are within single digits heading into the fourth, 79-70. I’m not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. – 10:52 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
End of 3Q: PHX 79, SAS 70
Crowder: 16 Pts, 6 Reb, 6-11 FG
Paul: 11 Pts, 8 Ast
Ayton: 10 Pts, 7 Reb
Poeltl: 12 Pts, 8 Reb
Spurs close 3-Q on 6-0 run – 10:52 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
That Tre Jones layup had ZERO chance against DA lmao – 10:39 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Little limp from Deandre Ayton. Grabbing at his right knee and trying to get it loose. – 10:37 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs have trailed by 15 points in 7 of their 22 games this season.
SA hasn’t won a game when down by 15. – 10:37 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Striking from beyond. 👌 pic.twitter.com/uOehUvZjxe10:36 PM

Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Spurs just all discombobulated – 10:36 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Landry Shamet with the Devin Booker long 2 with a toe on the line. What a heartfelt tribute to the Suns’ injured star – 10:35 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Down 11, this is the largest deficit the Spurs have faced since their last loss, which came against the Hawks on 11/24 – 10:32 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs have trailed by double digits in 14 of their 22 games this season.
SA enters 1-12 when trailing by 10 – 10:32 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
noted scorer off the bounce Jae Crowder is feasting. He just made his first 3 attempts on 2s. Up to 12 points. Suns’ lead now at 9. – 10:27 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Jae Crowder’s has 9 of the Suns’ first 12 points to start the second half. Suns finding some offensive flow finally here in the 3rd – 10:27 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
The Spurs’ last field goal came at the 5:05 mark of the second quarter. It seems like this happens a lot. – 10:25 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Shooting numbers at the half between the Spurs and Suns pic.twitter.com/gjq4jtqveu10:14 PM

Ryan McDonough @McDNBA
There are only 3 elite NBA teams
1) Golden State
2) Phoenix
3) Memphis without Ja Morant – 10:13 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Keldon Johnson accused Jae Crowder of flopping earlier.
I think Crowder made a mental note of it:
pic.twitter.com/YjZOgK45M610:11 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns 51 #Spurs 48 Half.
PHX: Ayton and McGee 10 each. Team: 2-of-11 from 3, 32 paint points.
SAS: Poeltl 10 and 6. K. Johnson 7. Team: 6-of-20 on 3s (Started 5-of-8). 24 paint points.
Biggest lead: Spurs 11. Suns 4.
Devin Booker (hamstring) OUT. – 10:10 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Half: Suns by 3
PHX takes the 2Q 25-15
San Antonio winning the 3PT line by 12, though they went cold in the 2Q
PHX winning paint by 8 (good option when both teams are struggling on jumpers) pic.twitter.com/ZiUbCxsNV210:09 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
A battle at the break. Second half coming up on @BallySportsSA!
#PorVida pic.twitter.com/zHLmBg38GS10:08 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Halftime: PHX 51, SAS 48
Ayton: 10 Pts, 5-9 FG
McGee: 10 Pts, 6 Reb
Paul: 8 Pts, 6 Ast
Poeltl: 10 Pts, 6 Reb, 5-5 FG – 10:07 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Suns have erased the Spurs’ 11 point lead from earlier.
Suns by 2 now. PHX winning the paint by 8 – 10:04 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Spurs were 5-of-8 from 3.
Now they’re 6-of-20.
That’s how an 11-point lead can disappear as #Suns take 51-48 lead with 31.3 seconds left in the half after Cam Johnson 3-point play – 10:03 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Block.
Bump.
Stare.
Jae Crowder rejection of Keldon Johnson layup. #Suns down five. – 10:00 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
🗣 annnndd onnnnneeeee
@Derrick White takes it coast-to-coast for the tough finish! 🌊 pic.twitter.com/KgBC3cwbv710:00 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton gets a little wrap on arm after refs spotted blood.
#Suns down 47-42 with 2:49 left in first half. – 9:59 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
I am assuming Primo is getting a ton of first half minutes here because the Spurs are short-handed in backcourt guards + there’s another game tomorrow. He’s doing a lot of good things. – 9:55 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Fight through traffic jams. pic.twitter.com/RLKiFkmEN19:53 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
The Chris Paul to Deandre Ayton pocket pass was there early, but the Spurs have been all over it since with the help defense. Smart team – 9:52 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Primo’s made three puts the Spurs up 18-3 from the 3PT line.
SA holding the lead by 5, losing every area of the floor except the 3PT line – 9:48 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
The three D’s of basketball
drive ➡️ dish ➡️ dunk pic.twitter.com/UFUDSwhJEJ9:44 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
🚨 JAKOB BUZZER BEATER 🚨 pic.twitter.com/CmwA0dPQxE9:43 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Cam Johnson and JaVale McGee leading #Suns comeback.
Johnson steal and layup in traffic cuts #Spurs lead down to one, 35-34.
Timeout #Spurs with 9:39 left in half. – 9:41 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
McGee now with 10 and 5 as he finishes lob pass from Payne with dunk.
Before game, #Spurs coach Gregg Popovich once again thanked Devin Booker and McGee for playing Team USA in winning Olympic gold in Tokyo.
Probably not enjoying what McGee is doing to his Spurs tonight. #Suns9:40 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Through one in The Valley!
📺: @BallySportsSA pic.twitter.com/viUlweJF1h9:37 PM

Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Best floater game in Spurs history: Tony Parker or Jakob Poeltl? – 9:37 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
1Q: Spurs by 7
Jakob 8 pts | McGee, Ayton 8 pts each
Murray 6 pts
Spurs winning 3PT line 15-0 – 9:36 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
McGee just smiled after giving up runner from Poeltl at horn.
#Suns down 33-26 in 1st quarter.
Monty Williams big on not allowing 30-point quarters.
His team just gave up one after having 2 days between Friday’s loss at Golden State.
Trust me.
Words are being said on bench. – 9:36 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Going to work early 🔥
6 PTS, 6 AST and 3 REB in 12 mins of action! pic.twitter.com/vNeBAjioTA9:35 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Mikal flying in for reverse. pic.twitter.com/4LSCU9zLH69:34 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
End of 1Q: SAS 33, PHX 26
Ayton: 8 Pts, 4-5 FG
McGee: 8 Pts, 4 Reb
Bridges: 4 Pts, 2-2 FG
Murray: 6 Pts, 6 Ast – 9:34 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
I think I understand the Bobby Portis thing now that I’ve seen how quickly this crowd has latched onto McGee – 9:34 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
JaVale McGee supplying some much-needed energy right now. Great tip-in off that miss for the 3-point play – 9:33 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
The Spurs have played a very good first quarter. They can’t keep JaVale McGee off the offensive glass, and this is a problem. – 9:33 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
McGee looks like he’s going to be a problem on the glass for #Spurs.
Has two rebounds in his first minute of play. #Suns down seven. – 9:29 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Cam Johnson with the drive and dish to JaVale McGee for the dunk.
#Wrinkle.
#Suns down nine. – 9:28 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Lonnie Walker 3. #Suns down 11.
#Spurs 5-of-8 from 3.
#Suns 0-for-3 from 3.
Mikal Bridges 4. Ayton 8. – 9:27 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
DJ & Jak’s two-man game is 🤌 pic.twitter.com/Ng62XVvaOf9:27 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs are winning the 3PT line 15-0
Murray 2 makes
Derrick 1 make
Lonnie 1 make
Bryn 1 make
Spurs by 11 overall – 9:27 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Suns’ defense is there at times but a stretch in which they are not making the Spurs “feel them” as they say. Phoenix down 11 nine minutes in. – 9:26 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
13th double digit lead for the Spurs in 22 games.
SA enters 8-4 when leading by 10.
The Spurs have led by double digits 5 games in a row – 9:25 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Spurs are shooting 12-for-19 from the floor, including 5-for-8 from 3. Getting whatever they want offensively, up 29-18 – 9:25 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Off & running in PHX!
Spurs up midway through the first. pic.twitter.com/UrffJ9RMR29:20 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Spurs leading by 4 early.
Derrick with 5 points
Spurs winning the 3PT line 6-0. Derrick & Dejounte each with a 3PT make.
Ayton with 8 of the Suns’ 10 paint points – 9:18 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Good start for DA, who already has 8 points on 4-4 FG. Suns just not getting very many stops early on, down 16-12 – 9:17 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I have a #Christmas present for everybody.”
Devin Booker surprised @lcdprograms with more than just new equipment.
#Suns All-Star gave $100K to program as part of his Starting 5 Initiative. pic.twitter.com/GBVxVubZMo9:14 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Landry Shamet just tried to end the Spurs. Dayum – 9:13 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
GAME TIME!
📺 @BallySportsSA
📻 @1200WOAI, @kxtn1350 AM & 107.5 FM HD 2 pic.twitter.com/a8zS6Wyod19:11 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
We’ve got some 💵 waiting for you in the Spurs Digital Arena pres. by @SociosHoops!
Enter now for your chance to win, chat with other fans and more fun during tonight’s game ⤵️ – 9:08 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Devin Booker held a press conference to take some hard-hitting questions from kids with Lights Camera Discover, a nonprofit that runs workshops for underserved youth to learn filmmaking and more.
He surprised them with new equipment and a $100,000 check as his latest Starting 5. pic.twitter.com/3DGTKoA0JD9:07 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Devin Booker surprises “Lights Camera Discover” with $100K as part of his Starting 5 initiative. #Suns @lcdprograms pic.twitter.com/aoAohytIcm9:01 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Devin Booker surprised Lights Camera Discover, a year-round nonprofit teaching students filmmaking, photography, animation and more, with new equipment. He also presented them with a $100,000 check as his final selection for the “Devin Booker Starting Five” pic.twitter.com/6ft9tLgsFE8:57 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
First 5️⃣ on the floor!
#PorVida pic.twitter.com/Nre3DvHfDK8:55 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Getting ready for go time. pic.twitter.com/2iPxF8bUQB8:55 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Spurs: Murray, White, Johnson, McDermott, Poeltl
Suns: Paul, Shamet, Bridges, Crowder, Ayton – 8:45 PM
Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
Even if you didn’t get in on $9 Monday at
@WagerTalk
, I’m in the giving mood for the holidays and hooking up my favorite total for the masses. The Suns and Spurs hook up in Phoenix and I’m looking to see defense rule the night. From the #NBA Tip-Off Show: #ValleyProud #PorVida pic.twitter.com/ML2lse6KGX8:31 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Starters vs Spurs
#ValleyProud pic.twitter.com/r26ssRCKSn8:30 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
It’s been a historic road trip for the squad 👀
Looking to make it three straight tonight for the first time in NBA history! #PorVida pic.twitter.com/sPamjj9SMc8:26 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Oh hey Thad how’s it going man pic.twitter.com/WN3Q9zJLsS8:20 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Tonight’s @BannerHealth Health Update: pic.twitter.com/fQZUSuukkg8:20 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“This is true. He told the truth.”
#Spurs coach Gregg Popovich confirming Monty Williams story on how he’d curse him out in practice and then invite him to dinner. #Suns pic.twitter.com/ZX692begxN8:14 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Jae has a bit more clarity on the bigger picture than a lot of guys.”
Monty Williams on Jae Crowder and what he brings to #Suns. pic.twitter.com/2X62aVWfvs8:11 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“She’s a good lady. A really good coach.” Monty Williams on Sandy Brondello as Mercury have parted ways with her after a trip to 2021 #WNBA Finals. #Suns pic.twitter.com/gbpfQWSFOK8:07 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
🔥👟
#YouDoYou | @PlayAtGila pic.twitter.com/PG5iorPwj68:06 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
We out here! Spurs Basketball coming 🔜
@MichelobULTRA | #ULTRADrip pic.twitter.com/RT6SlkrlOv8:01 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Suns Coach Monty Williams on the Spurs making the game go to crunch time last time the two teams faced each other. Williams also discusses why it’s difficult on offense against the Spurs’ defense pic.twitter.com/iwXTwS8HJD8:00 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I should’ve been jailed.”
#Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on how he coached Tony Parker in talking about coaching Dejounte Murray.
Popovich said Murray asked to stay on him. He said Parker was more like “get off me.” – 8:00 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“We’ve got our starting lineup back. Jakob Poeltl is our base. Having Derrick White become Derrick White again.” – Coach Pop on what’s helped the Spurs find success lately.
Pop notes how Poeltl had to miss time and how Derrick has dealt with injuries in past. – 7:45 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
All-Defensive teams to start the year:
First Team
G – Alex Caruso
G – Mikal Bridges (idc idc idc)
F – Draymond Green
F – Giannis
C – Rudy Gobert
Second Team
G – Matisse Thybulle
G – Chris Paul
F – Paul George
F – Evan Mobley
C – Nikola Jokić
Let’s argue. – 7:34 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
The doors are open Suns fans!
@Opendoor | #ValleyProud pic.twitter.com/fnxeS07Ku37:30 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“They are disruptive.” – Coach Monty Williams says of the Spurs’ defense.
Coach Williams says the Spurs have a lot of athletes where they’re able to switch, play zone, and throw all sorts of different defensive looks at an offense. – 7:29 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Update on Devin Booker?
“No sir.”
What’s he been doing?
“Just in rehab right now.”
#Suns All-Star will miss 3rd straight name with left hamstring strain. pic.twitter.com/JVRzEaUZVs7:26 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“When I think of the Spurs culture, the first thing that comes to mind is selfless.” – Suns Coach Monty Williams – 7:25 PM
Jim Lefko @jimlefko
Supply chain issues force San Antonio chocolate maker to get creative as small businesses in the area struggle to obtain much-needed basics. news4sanantonio.com/news/local/sup…7:05 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
🚨 We are LIVE on GIPHY 🚨
Show us your favorite reaction in our replies » https://t.co/0pNolpmhAQ pic.twitter.com/nDh2dP9qAx6:41 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Going for five straight tonight!
🆚 @Phoenix Suns
⏰ 8pm CT
📍 Footprint Center
📺 @BallySportsSA
🎲 https://t.co/9tnP05yFRW
📻 @1200WOAI, @kxtn1350 AM & 107.5 FM HD 2 pic.twitter.com/sHYUF0kvvh5:46 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns next three:
Today vs. #Spurs (w/o Devin Booker: hamstring).
Friday vs. #Celtics.
Monday at #Clippers.
Toughest: Spurs. Won 4 straight, beat Warriors. 5-1 since Suns loss.
Easiest: Clippers. Rematch of WCF Suns won in 6.
Prediction: 2-1.
Agree? https://t.co/FhxB0esNiX pic.twitter.com/ZY5i8C6CYO5:30 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
“I just tell him to stay confident and be Lonnie Walker. You’re really good at basketball, but you’ve got to believe that.”
For Spurs’ Walker, coming off his best game of the season, the search for consistency could be mind over matter. expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a… via @expressnews – 5:23 PM
Andrew Bogut @RogueBoguesPod
Basketball Pod Episode 45 – @andrewbogut ‘s team of the WEEK is the @Phoenix Suns.
What was your #TOTW ?
Listen to the full episode here 👇
https://t.co/u0OwdyEs2S
#LetsGetRogue #RogueBogues #NBA #Phoenix #TOTW pic.twitter.com/iGeE6cAb7j5:09 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Tua climbing up NFL leaderboard: Where he ranks above many of his peers and where he’s poised to enter Dolphins record book. And audition for Deiter; Parker; other Fins morsels: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…4:43 PM
Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
So excited to announce my first book event for Blood in the Garden: Will be sitting down to discuss it with @Zach Lowe himself at The Strand bookstore in NYC on Jan. 19th. Can get tickets for the event here eventbrite.com/e/chris-herrin…4:30 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“When guys are dealing with that, I don’t want to put pressure on guys. The main thing is their health and safety and their families.”
Monty Williams as #Suns lead assistant Kevin Young has missed last three games under #NBA health and safety protocols. https://t.co/3GJBVorooa pic.twitter.com/W5ZaTsGXIR4:15 PM

Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Talked to Todd Ramasar — agent for Pascal Siakam, Josh Primo, Kevon Looney, & others — about what the job is like, how NIL has changed college recruiting for agents, how he approaches the draft and free agency, when he feels he’s being lied to most, & more theathletic.com/2995847/2021/1…4:13 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#NBA Top 5 Power Rankings 👀:
1. #Suns 19-4 (Next game today vs. #Spurs)
2. #Warriors 19-4 (Next game today vs. #Magic)
3. #Bulls 16-8 (Next game today vs. #Nuggets)
4. #Nets 16-7 (Next game Tuesday vs. #Mavs)
5. #Bucks 15-9 (Next game today vs. #Cavs)
https://t.co/xZZh3DfoTb pic.twitter.com/UHwk4OO5E44:11 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Jae’Sean stuffed the stat sheet last week! 🚀
📈 Against OKC 15PTS 6REB 8AST
📈 Versus OKC 32PTS 10REB 7AST 5BLK
📈 Against ORL 15PTS 7REB 4AST
📈 Versus NOP 11PTS 5REB 7AST pic.twitter.com/CZ69LhursA4:01 PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
Donovan Mitchell is the western conference player of the week. #Rockets Jae’Sean Tate & Christian Wood were among the nominees, also Nikola Jokić (DEN), Dejounte Murray (SAS). – 3:35 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Need some new Suns swag? Pickup tonight’s IOG and don’t forget to checkout with @PayPal!
👕 https://t.co/MhL3bemga0 pic.twitter.com/WAMDxf7GMy3:31 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Last stop on the road trip!
Phoenix 📍 pic.twitter.com/TZhJmZgLcG3:11 PM

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