Thunder vs. Spurs: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Thunder vs. Spurs: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Thunder vs. Spurs: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Oklahoma City Thunder (14-30) play against the San Antonio Spurs (28-28) at AT&T Center

Game Time: 8:30 PM EST on Wednesday January 19, 2022

Oklahoma City Thunder 96, San Antonio Spurs 118 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Tough game, huh? At least Aaron Wiggins played well. thunderousintentions.com/2022/01/20/okc…2:04 AM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
what’s left to say about this guy? 🤷‍♂️
our pg is simply incredible… g’night Spurs Fam. hit that RT before catching some 💤s
#DejounteMurray | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/nQhIQgiPCE1:11 AM

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Wed
Ayo Dosunmu, 18 pts, 3 reb, 8 ast, 2 stl
Jalen Suggs, 14 pts, 9 reb, 5 ast, 2 stl
Evan Mobley, 18 pts, 5 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl, 2 blk
Josh Giddey, 9 pts, 11 reb, 8 ast
Aaron Wiggins, 18 pts, 8 reb, 1 stl, 1 blk – 12:55 AM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Thunder lose + Clippers lose + Spurs win + Pacers win Rockets win + Pistons win + Hawks win.
Bummer night on the court for OKC, but an incredible night for OKC in the Jabari, Chet, Paolo and Ivey sweepstakes. – 12:55 AM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
The best play of the night for the Oklahoma City Thunder was made by Aaron Gordon of the Denver Nuggets. – 12:47 AM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Eubanks was in his element vs. OKC:
“They’re scrappy. They have to do that, play scrappy, play physical. Coming in, our mantra was, ‘It’s going to be a bar fight, so we got to bring it.’ That’s what I’m known for, moving screens, getting guys open, just trying to be nuisance.” – 12:30 AM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Poeltl tied his season high with 4 blocks, but McDermott also pointed to the big man’s 4 assists:
“He is a very underrated passer. It’s great playing with an unselfish guy like that. What he does on the defensive end goes without saying. Just an incredible player overall.” – 12:26 AM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
With the team finally whole again and Dejounte Murray playing lights out, Doug McDermott believes Spurs can still “make a pretty good run” at the playoffs:
“DJ is playing incredible, and we all just thrive off of him. He does it on both ends of the floor every single night.” – 12:07 AM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
“They hit us. We never really hit back.”
Five takeaways from OKC’s blowout loss at San Antonio: oklahoman.com/story/sports/n…12:02 AM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Dejounte Murray on what he expects from the crowd Friday when Patty Mills returns to the AT&T Center:
“It better be loud. San Antonio better come out and show their appreciation for him. He was here a long time, he won here and he loves this city a lot, he loves the fans…” – 11:56 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
it takes everybody 🤟
Dejounte: 23p | 14a | 10r | 3s
Doug: 20p | 6 3pm | 2r
Devin: 19p | 8r | 2b | 2s
Jakob: 13p | 8r | 4a | 4b
Keldon: 13p
Derrick: 11p | 6a | 3r | 2b
Drew: 6p | 5r
Tre: 5p
Keita: 4p | 3r | 2a
Lonnie: 3p | 3r | 2a | 2s pic.twitter.com/HsAG9SAa9811:47 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Ty Jerome: “A lot of times we don’t come into postgame and say the other team really played harder than us. They did tonight.” – 11:39 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
OKC coach Mark Daigneault on Dejounte Murray’s improvement:
“Stylistically, he’s the same player. What he’s done, (from what I’ve heard out of here), is he’s a great worker and a great guy and easy to bet on from that standpoint.” – 11:33 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Pop on Drew Eubanks:
“He’s a pro. He’s ready. Whether he starts or doesn’t play or comes off the bench, he does a good job. It was a good night for him because of the physicality of OKC. He did fine work.” – 11:28 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Josh Giddey said he texted Andrew Bogut for advice on how to make it through the rigors of an NBA season.
Giddey played 28 games in the NBL last season. – 11:24 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Schools are canceled tomorrow, I went to the store earlier and shelves were empty, people are all huddled up indoors… San Antonio, I know there’s some PTSD from last year and frankly I can’t blame anyone for that. But have people actually looked at the forecast? – 11:23 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs have held 2 of their last 3 opponents below 100 points with Derrick and Dejounte back on the court together. – 11:19 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs mainted keeping it difficult for the Thunder to score in the paint for the game.
Yes OKC scored 58 paint points, but they only made 46% of their paint shots.
Poeltl 4 blocks
White 2 blocks
Vassell 2 blocks – 11:17 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Drew Eubanks said he had one thought when he caught Dejounte Murray’s between-the-legs dart: “Don’t mess this up…I think I did a decent job.” – 11:16 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs held the Thunder below 30 points in every quarter tonight.
They hadn’t done that to an opponent since December 20 against the Clippers.
That was also one the last few games when the team was healthy and everyone was available. – 11:13 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Pop mentioned this postgame, the Spurs finished with 32 assists tonight.
They assisted on 68% of their made shots.
Murray led the team with 14 assists, part of his triple double (23-10-14) – 11:10 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Drew Eubanks, on the between-the-legs pass from Dejounte Murray that hit him for a dunk:
“I guess we’re the Showtime Spurs now.” – 11:09 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“I saw him throw it between his legs and I thought don’t mess this up (finishing the dunk).” – Drew Eubanks on the one handed between the legs pass by Dejounte Murray that Drew finished with a dunk. – 11:09 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs scored 45 points from three tonight.
McDermott, Vassell, and Keldon had 39 of those 45 points from three.
SA made 63% of their shots in the paint. Murray had 14 paint points, Poeltl 12 paint points. – 11:07 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Pop said Darius Songaila is also in protocols along with Becky Hammon and Mitch Johnson, so the Spurs are down three assistants. – 11:01 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“We’re excited to welcome him to the family,” said Doug McDermott of Juancho Hernangomez joining the team soon. – 11:01 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“It’s huge. I feel when we have that starting five out there, we can play some really good basketball. We’ve beat some really good teams.” – Doug McDermott on the Spurs getting their full rotation back tonight against the Thunder. – 10:59 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Some other Spurs updates:
8-6 as favorites
9-1 when leading by 20 points
13-14 when Murray, White, and Poeltl play in the same game – 10:57 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Missing back end FTs vs Clippers can be good for you. We saw it in OKC, we saw it in San Antonio. And now Davon Reed got a putback after a Jokic miss. Lue was not pleased at all – 10:57 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“It’s always good to be healthy because you’ve got familiar faces. It’s good to have everybody. It makes the game easy.” – Dejounte Murray on getting all the rotation players back tonight against OKC – 10:53 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Dejounte Murray tonight:
23 PTS
10 REB
14 AST
3 STL
He’s averaging 24/8/9 on 49% shooting in January. pic.twitter.com/tgwLcYLktk10:52 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“It’s good to have that compliment of players. They were good on both ends.” – Coach Pop on the Spurs having everyone back in the rotation tonight – 10:51 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Final: Spurs 118, Thunder 96
The Thunder is 1-8 in the new year – 10:50 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
SPURS WIN!!! 👏🎉 #PorVida pic.twitter.com/ZNLwW1qkiY10:49 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs blow out the Thunder by 22.
The Spurs improve to…
…17-28 overall
…9-13 at home
…10-17 against the West – 10:48 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs are now 11-1 when holding an opponent below 100 points. – 10:47 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Dejounte Murray was terrific tonight: 23 points, 14 assists, 10 rebounds – 10:32 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Leading by 34 right now, this is the second largest lead of the season for the Spurs.
Their largest lead was 39 against Detroit – 10:30 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Thad Young making his 2022 debut. – 10:28 PM
RJ Marquez @KSATRJ
Dejounte Murray should be an NBA All-Star this season. That is all. #Spurs #PorVida pic.twitter.com/gWL2BVzuQ210:28 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
ok, the dunk was nice but the dime was NASTY! 😵
what. a. play. 🙌
#DejounteMurray | #NBAAllStar | #SCTop10 pic.twitter.com/3TON8fbKSX10:27 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Tre Jones just entered the game, his first since Jan. 5 at Boston. He cleared protocols this afternoon after missing seven games. – 10:26 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
4th 30 point lead of the season for the Spurs – 10:25 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
3Q: Spurs by 28
SA takes the 3Q 37-27
Spurs are winning the 3PT line 45-18 pic.twitter.com/NN1sjcGqN610:21 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Dejounte Murray has another triple double. It is the third quarter. – 10:19 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
23 points for Dejounte Murray
Spurs by 28 – 10:18 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
I’ll take a 20 piece spicy McBucket, please!! 🔥🪣
he has 4 of his 6 threes in the 3rd and 20 PTS total
@Doug McDermott | #PorVida pic.twitter.com/R39WK9tMxo10:18 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
21 point night for Dejounte Murray
14 paint points
4 points from mid-range
3 points from outside
Spurs by 24 – 10:16 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
McDermott update: 20 points, with 18 from 3PT
Spurs by 25, their new largest lead of the night.
Spurs are up 42-15 from the 3PT line.
This is the 7th 25 point lead of the season for the Spurs – 10:04 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Final: #Hornets 111, Celtics 102
That’s wins in 6 of their last 7 games
Terry Rozier 28 pts, 10 ast, 4 rebs
Miles Bridges 22 pts, 7 rebs
Kelly Oubre 18 pts, 3 rebs
LaMelo 15 pts, 10 rebs, 10 ast, 8 turnovers
Up next: vs. Oklahoma City on Friday – 10:04 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
17 points for Doug McDermott, with 15 points from 3PT.
The Spurs are winning the 3PT line 36-15 – 10:02 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
your friendly in-game reminder to keep voting #DejounteMurray for #NBAAllStar ‼️✨
RT, RT, RT!!! 🙏
13 PTS, 10 AST, 6 REB, 2 STL early in the 3rd 🤯 pic.twitter.com/aLIsjbqtmA10:02 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
6 Spurs players have scored in double figures and it’s early in the 3Q.
Vassell 14 points (9 from 3PT)
McDermott 14 pts (12 from 3PT)
Murray 13 pts (8 in the paint)
White 11 pts (scored from everywhere)
Keldon 10 pts (6 from 3PT)
Poeltl 10 pts (all in paint) – 10:00 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs enter 8-1 when leading by 20 points in a game. – 9:54 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
in control going into the 2️⃣nd half
#PorVida pic.twitter.com/1VQ1zElMYk9:53 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
NO DOUBT! 😎
DJ pulled up from deep 🎯
#DejounteMurray | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/KyT5Az3yrK9:48 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
A cool little 22 point-8 rebound-4 assist first half for Luka.
He’s 8 of 15 from the field — double the FGs from Monday vs. OKC in 2 fewer attempts. – 9:47 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Big Body has the soft touch, too! 😯 pic.twitter.com/34zRShYuYp9:44 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Spurs shot well inside and outside during that first half.
SA defensively protecting the rim well.
Tough for OKC to score in the paint in that first half pic.twitter.com/fQETKxAo2k9:42 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
OKC down by 18 at the half…
…the perfect recipe for a Thunder win. – 9:40 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Half: Spurs by 18
SA takes the 2Q 37-29
Spurs are winning the 3PT line 27-12 pic.twitter.com/Jkw0NM8XRu9:39 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Halftime: Spurs 69, Thunder 51
– SGA, Giddey and Dort are a combined 8-of-28
– Aaron Wiggins: team-high 11 pts
– Devin Vassell: 14 pts, 5 reb to lead Spurs – 9:38 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
this middy way better than mid
@Josh Giddey | #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/tBc5cl6TkB9:32 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
WOW. Final: Nets hold on against the Wizards 119-118. Kuzma and Dinwiddie both had looks at the buzzer. Irving with 30, Harden with 18, Aldridge with a season-high 27. Brooklyn survives by the hair on their chinny, chin, chin. On to San Antonio. – 9:30 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Spurs turning so much defense to offense tonight, which is when they are at their best – 9:30 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Spurs by 18 right now.
This is their largest lead since December 26. – 9:28 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
🌊 coast ✌️ coast 🌊
@Devin Vassell has the hot hand with a game-high 13 PTS and 3 triples! pic.twitter.com/CridrFTGYA9:28 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs have led by 16 points in both of their games against the Thunder this season. – 9:28 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Will Sevening working on Eubanks’ nose after he absorbed a Josh Giddey elbow reminded me of the late, great Joe Souza, the legendary San Antonio boxing cutman who died in 2011 after a bout with prostate cancer. Sevening has had plenty of practice this season patching up D White. – 9:24 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs enter 13-3 when leading by 15 points in a game.
13 points for Devin Vassell now – 9:19 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
El Cuatro with a SWAT at the end of the 1st 😳
if only there was one more sec on the clock 😱
@Lonnie Walker | #PorVida pic.twitter.com/fFY26hhOZs9:18 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
11 points in the first half for Devin Vassell
9 points from three
2 points in the paint
Spurs by 12 – 9:16 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Tre Mann has seven points (3-of-3) in six minutes off the bench. – 9:14 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
#DejounteMurray taking everything in sight! 😤
that fake behind the back pass tho too 👀
#NBAAllStar | #PorVida pic.twitter.com/d4iUE4oxpi9:09 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Darius Bazley didn’t like the no call at the end of the quarter. pic.twitter.com/xe6Fmp739D9:08 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
1Q: Spurs by 10
SA holds OKC to 22 in the 1Q
Murray 6 pts | Wiggins 8 pts
Vassell 5 pts
McDermott 5 pts
Spurs are up by 8 in the paint – 9:07 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs enter 14-7 when leading by double digits.
The Thunder are 1 of the 7 teams who have made the comeback in the past. – 9:06 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Lonnie Walker just ruined Darius Bazley. Yikes. – 9:05 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
easy bucket for the best driver in the league
@Shai Gilgeous-Alexander | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/3pTBGTKQGl9:05 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Drew Eubanks in before Jock Landale tonight, for those keeping track of these things – 9:03 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Aaron Wiggins is there when you need him, always on time. Without his great first frame, this game might be lost. – 9:02 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
ball movement setting on expert 💯 pic.twitter.com/BoQ02rBJUJ9:01 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Dejounte Murray is much-improved as a 3-point shooter but I would still advise against fouling him out there. – 8:56 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Entering tonight, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is shooting 61-percent at the rim. He has hit that mark two other times (20-21, 18-19). He will likely attempt the most rim shots of his career topping his 2019-20 number of 353 (when he shot a career-low 59%), He is at 205 this year. – 8:56 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs have pushed their lead to 8.
SA winning the 3PT line by 6 points.
Every Spurs starter has scored already – 8:52 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Enter the Spurs Digital Arena pres. by @socios for a chance at some 💵!!
➡️ https://t.co/D8LT2VHnEH pic.twitter.com/TngXAyGog68:45 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
OKC: SGA, Giddey, Dort, Wiggins, JRE
Spurs: Murray, White, McDermott, Johnson, Poeltl – 8:38 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Not like Thunder-Spurs games of old pic.twitter.com/CHOpA1WGVK8:35 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Starting in San Antonio ⚡️
Presented by @EnergyTransfer pic.twitter.com/u3tEjE7Ezk8:31 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
ready for some midweek hoops 🤙
#ULTRADrip | #PorVida pic.twitter.com/xmWlAhPRB68:31 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
The Thunder only has 10 players available tonight in San Antonio. And it’s not a COVID situation. Kenrich Williams is the only player in health and safety protocols. – 8:26 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
“We really just have to focus on who we do have in the locker room.”
In a rare midseason deal, the Spurs bid farewell to Bryn Forbes, said hello to Juan Hernangomez and in the process continued to stockpile future draft picks.
expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a… via @expressnews – 8:03 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Mike Muscala led the Thunder with 20 points the last time these teams met. pic.twitter.com/XYtnzce01s7:47 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Shooting stats for Bryn Forbes with the Spurs this season:
#Nuggets pic.twitter.com/86UjVPWkxD7:37 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
With the Austin Spurs playing on the road tonight, Zach Collins is back at the AT&T Center. He said Monday he “believes” the plan is for him to play one more game in G League on Friday, but Pop said tonight there’s no timetable for how long he’ll be with Austin. pic.twitter.com/5geO5MtKcO7:36 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Gotta watch your 🍿 around @SpursCoyote! 😂
@RicosProducts | #NationalPopcornDay pic.twitter.com/ipN1GNE2ix7:30 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault says “our organization really likes him, and he really likes us from all indications, and that really means a lot for Sam [Presti] I know that much.” Mark Daigneault on Kenrich Williams trade talks, adds they’ll always do what’s best for the team. – 7:26 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Mark Daigneault on Kenrich Williams’ name being in trade rumors: “All I know is our organization really likes him, and he really likes us … That has a lot of weight with Sam.” – 7:26 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault on Kenrich Williams saying you miss “the niche he has carved out in the locker room…a high integrity guy. There isn’t a bone in his body that isn’t exactly who he is.” – 7:20 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Daigneault said Vit Krejci’s return from an ankle injury is “not right around the corner.”
Daigneault said they’re hoping for end of the month or All-Star break. – 7:19 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault on Vit Krejci ankle injury “it’s not right around the corner.” Said “end of the month, all star break, that would be nice.” He isn’t with the team right now due to covid, the idea being limiting their traveling party. – 7:18 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault announces the starters
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Lu Dort
Josh Giddey
Aaron Wiggins
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl – 7:17 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Thunder starters at Spurs:
– SGA
– Giddey
– Dort
– Wiggins
– Robinson-Earl – 7:17 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
“It’s a COVID symptom,” Mark Daigneault said of Josh Giddey’s hot streak. – 7:14 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Juancho Hernangomez is out tonight (not with team) for whoever asked yesterday if he’ll be available tonight. – 7:11 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Pop said Mitch Johnson has joined Becky Hammon in health & safety protocols and won’t be available for tonight’s game.
Johnson was in charge of scouting the Thunder ahead of this one, so there’s a little added wrinkle. Gonna be a small coaching contingent on the sideline. – 7:05 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Full Spurs rotation back for the first time since before Christmas pic.twitter.com/VDcC31Wz3i7:02 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Pop said there is no timetable for Zach Collins to return from Austin.
“There is never a timetable for that,” Pop said. “It depends how long it takes for him to get his rhythm, how healthy he feels, how confident he feels, how well he plays, all those sorts of things.” – 7:01 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Mitch Johnson has joined fellow Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon in the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols, Pop said.
Pop also said another assistant, Matt Nielsen, recently returned from protocols.
“It’s hit everybody, I guess,” Pop said. – 6:59 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Along with Becky Hammon (H&S protocols), Spurs assistant coach Mitch Johnson is also out tonight per Coach Pop. – 6:53 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Coach Pop says despite Forbes being moved, the plan is to keep Josh Primo in Austin to get more experience there. – 6:52 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Some midweek hoops at home!
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Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
New: Per source, the Celtics acquired Bol Bol and P.J. Dozier using their remaining Kemba Walker trade exception and created a new, $6.9 million exception by trading Juancho Hernangomez. bostonglobe.com/2022/01/19/spo…6:44 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Zach LaVine and Lonzo Ball both will stay back in Chicago to receive treatment during Bulls’ upcoming road trip, per Billy Donovan
Stops in Milwaukee (Friday), Orlando (Sunday) and OKC (Monday) before looping back home – 6:34 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Zach LaVine and Lonzo Ball will not travel with the team for their upcoming three-game road trip to Milwaukee, Orlando and Oklahoma City. – 6:33 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Donovan says the plan is for LaVine and Lonzo to not travel on the upcoming trip to Mil, Orl & OKC. #Bulls6:33 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Coach Donovan says Ball and LaVine will not be making the upcoming three game road trip to Milwaukee, Orlando and Okc. – 6:33 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
#Thunder injury report tonight:
Vit Krejci (Ankle) OUT
Derrick Favors (back) OUT
Kenrich Williams (Health and Safety) OUT
Theo Maledon (GL) OUT
Aleksej Pokusevski (GL) OUT
Isaiah Roby (GL) OUT
Paul Watson (GL) OUT – 6:28 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Collins is out due to “return to competition reconditioning.”
He played with Austin on Monday but did not make its trip to Edinburg for tonight’s game.
Collins said Monday he believes the plan is for him to play one more game with Austin on Friday before returning to Spurs. – 6:27 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Tre Jones has cleared protocols and is available to play tonight, according to Spurs updated injury report.
The report also shows that newly acquired F Juancho Hernangomez it out because he’s not yet with the team after being traded from Boston. – 6:24 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
For the first time this season, there isn’t an injury or illness listed on the Spurs’ injury report.
Tre Jones is available; Zach Collins is still in Austin for return to competition reconditioning; Cacok and Primo are on assignment; Hernangomez is not yet with team. – 6:23 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Tre Jones has exited H&S protocols and is available tonight per team. – 6:19 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Tre Jones apparently has cleared protocols after missing seven games. His last game was Jan. 5 at Boston. pic.twitter.com/OOYbP3fpI96:03 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said he loved Juancho Hernangomez’s approach to being a good teammate even while out of the rotation. Udoka said he has seen quite a bit of Bol Bol dating back to the big man’s time at Oregon. Said the Cs can get a good look at Bol before holding his rights this summer. – 5:51 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
OFFICIAL: We’ve acquired forward Juancho Hernangómez and a 2028 second round pick in a three-team trade.
More ➡️ https://t.co/g0DQfGhmel pic.twitter.com/nT2L9GgLi25:20 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Now the Boston-Denver-San Antonio trade is complete:
Bryn Forbes is the first rostered player the Spurs have traded away in-season since Nando De Colo in 2014. – 5:11 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Official Trade: Spurs acquire Juan Hernangomez and 2028 protected second round pick from Denver
Bryn Forbes traded to Denver.
Hernangomez will wear number 41 – 5:09 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
The three-team trade between the Nuggets, Celtics and Spurs is now official. In addition to acquiring Juancho Hernangomez and a second-round pick from the Nuggets, San Antonio also acquired cash considerations from both Denver and Boston. – 5:04 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
💬 Major injuries around the league
💬 Frank Vogel on the hot seat
💬 The trade between the Spurs, Celtics, and Nuggets
‘Group Chat’ with @Justin Verrier, @Rob Mahoney, and @BigWos: open.spotify.com/episode/7rzpl8…5:03 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
ORCHARD ROSTER MOVE: We’ve acquired guard Bryn Forbes in a three-team trade with San Antonio and Boston.
🔗 https://t.co/fLNbhd5wXj
#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/bGqXFtV2gZ5:00 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
After a battle in Dallas, the Thunder’s prolonged four-game road trip continues in the Lone Star state with a matchup in San Antonio.
@OUHealth Game Day Report
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Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Derrick Favors (lower back soreness) is out tonight against the Spurs. Kenrich Williams is still in health and safety protocols. Vit Krejci (right ankle sprain) remains out.
Maledon, Roby, Pokusevski and Watson are on G League assignment. – 3:49 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 2007, the @San Antonio Spurs Robert Horry had four blocks in a win over the Hornets, reaching 1,000 for his career.
Horry became the second player in NBA history to reach career totals of 1,000 steals, 1,000 blocks, and 500 3P made. There are now eight such players. pic.twitter.com/D8vgvIBEjX3:01 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Jock Landale on the common threads running through Australians in the NBA:
“We bring a little camaraderie and putting the team before ourselves…Us Aussies bring a degree of toughness to it. We have a very specific style that runs through all of us.” – 3:00 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Jock Landale on fellow Aussie and @NBL-ex Josh Giddey:
“He’s a good fellow, comes from a great family…The work speaks for itself. The guy is having a great year. Really good kid, quiet, humble. He’s got a bright future ahead of him.” – 2:56 PM

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