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

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

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

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The Brooklyn Nets (29-16) play against the San Antonio Spurs (29-29) at AT&T Center

Game Time: 8:30 PM EST on Friday January 21, 2022

Brooklyn Nets 117, San Antonio Spurs 102 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
James Harden’s triple double propels #Nets to road win over #Spurs. Steve Nash: “James was electric at times and brilliant obviously. The stat line is incredible. And Kyrie is an assassin at times too.” nypost.com/2022/01/21/jam… via @nypostsports2:14 AM
Matt Steinmetz @SteinmetzNBA
The reason Warriors were never the Rockets is because Stephen Curry ain’t James Harden. So why do you want him to be him??? – 2:04 AM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Dejounte Murray delivers a message a hope to the fans:
“It can’t storm forever. We’ve got a bunch of guys who have bought in and are willing to learn. The ball is going to turn over soon, and we will look back at these tough times and we’ll smile about it.” – 12:15 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Watch Harden throw it down over Poeltl, put together triple-double lifting Nets past Spurs nba.nbcsports.com/2022/01/21/wat…12:06 AM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
James Harden on his dunk over #Spurs center Jakob Poeltl: “I feel like I’m in rookie again. Nah, I just I feel good all game, and just aggressive and taking whatever the defense gave. I struggled last game and I wanted to get back and play better.” #Nets #NBA12:00 AM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Dejounte on the welcome home the fans and the franchise delivered to LA & Patty received:
“I was happy to see them get the love they deserve. They did a lot for this team, this organization, this community, so it’s only right they get the love they deserved.” – 11:54 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
James Harden on whether that 4th quarter was a breakthrough for Kyrie Irving: “For sure. For sure, it was a breakthrough. He’s capable of doing that, man, at any moment, at any point in the game. And that’s one of the reasons we need him every single game.” #nets #NBa #Spurs11:49 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
“Fo sho, it was a break through. He’s capable of doing that man at any moment, at any point of the game, and that’s one of the reasons why we need him every single game because he’s able to do that, especially everything thing that’s going on with our team.”
-James Harden – 11:48 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
“…And then James kinda yelled at me, it’s not a negative yell, but he yelled at me he’s like ‘Ky, get the f–n ball!”
-Kyrie Irving imitates James Harden’s version of on court leadership. pic.twitter.com/MO5XxbzXCA11:46 PM

Mike Finger @mikefinger
For years, LaMarcus would signal he was ready for an interview to end by looking over and asking, “Cool?” He didn’t do that tonight. I asked why not.
“I’m almost 40. I can’t be saying ‘cool’ anymore.” – 11:44 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Another game, another sharp elbow or two to the face of Derrick White.
“Derrick might have the most hits in the face in the league,” Poeltl said. “This guy is on the ground and getting hit in the face at all times.” – 11:41 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kyrie Irving said he has a hard time seeing teams keeping up with the Nets if they play the way they did in the fourth quarter. Doesn’t see teams being able to match them shot for shot like that. – 11:34 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Jakob said he congratulated LA on the success he’s having with the Nets:
“It is tough guarding him in that pick & roll with either James or Kyrie because you have to close out hard on him on that mid-range pop….He finds his spots in the paint as well, using his body well.” – 11:34 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
LaMarcus Aldridge was as big of a fan as the tribute video transition as the rest of us. Said when he first answered Patty Mills in that interview years ago he did it for humor before listing Duncan, Manu, Parker, etc. Was very happy to see the way they used it to Mills’ benefit. – 11:29 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Aaron Gordon shooting like he’s in Uncle Drew – 11:29 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Started the weekend with a bang pic.twitter.com/VK6BehuMCU11:29 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
The Joy of Cooking
@qatarairways pic.twitter.com/neOz5pXXQu11:28 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
LaMarcus Aldridge went over to Gregg Popovich pregame and Pop didn’t recognize him. “Pop it’s me,” LA said. ” – 11:26 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Pop: “The effort was great. I thought we did a lot of good things defensively, but those two guys (Harden and Irving) are future hall of famers, and they had their way.” – 11:26 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“I was happy to see them get the love that they deserve. They did a lot for this team, this organization, this community.” – Dejounte Murray on the introduction and applause for Patty Mills and LaMarcus Aldridge before the game. – 11:15 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Murray said with how many scoring options Brooklyn has on their roster, a bad shooting night inside and outside made it tough for San Antonio tonight. – 11:15 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
“I thought our mindset was there tonight…there was some adversity and we responded to it… We started getting some stops and putting together a run. A very solid performance tonight.”
🔗: https://t.co/99Dmhz1ma0 | @HusqvarnaUSA pic.twitter.com/OFnJWEgUtf11:12 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Pop said there’s no date set for Zach Collins’ return from the G League. Collins said Monday that he would be back after tonight’s game, which he played rather well in. – 11:10 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
“It was better than my video, I’ll tell you that.”
James Harden on the Mills-Aldridge tribute video in San Antonio. – 11:09 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
Rodney McBuckets has made 5 of the #Pistons‘ 12 3-pointers tonight. – 11:09 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Jakob Poeltl didn’t take away anything from Brooklyn’s defense, but…
“I think it was one of those nights where we couldn’t find a shot. I think it was on us, missing shots.” – 11:08 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Spurs tribute-video game has always been elite. Made Dirk sob and he never even played for em. – 11:08 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs drop to 9-23 as underdogs. Just before tip-off, Brooklyn was favored by 1.
The Spurs are now 13-15 when the Main 3 of Murray, White, and Poeltl play in the same game together this season. – 11:08 PM
Mike Finger @mikefinger
James Harden, on the tribute SA gave Mills and Aldridge before the game:
“It was better than my video.” – 11:06 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
James Harden asked about the Mills/LA tribute video: “It was better than my video.” – 11:05 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
James Harden asked about his dunk on Poeltl: “Feel like a rookie again.” Adds his teammates don’t think he can dunk anymore. – 11:03 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
back at it on Sunday
#PorVida pic.twitter.com/Evj3FUB4DD11:02 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“I think it was one of those nights where we couldn’t find a shot. I think it was on us, missing shots.” – Jakob Poeltl on the Spurs struggling to score tonight. He said Brooklyn played good defense, but he thought they struggled more-so on their own not being able to make shots – 10:59 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash giving everyone some praise. Wanted to give Griffin some run after not playing him much earlier in the week and thought Sharpe was a little tired, but very pleased with the bigs. Adds Brown was huge, too. – 10:59 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“We missed 34 chippies in the paint. You’ve got to keep scoring against those guys. We shot 27% from three. The effort was great. Those two guys are future Hall of famers and they had their way.” – Coach Pop on the offense struggling, as well as Harden & Kyrie leading BKN – 10:55 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Spurs had some sloppy stretches, particularly down the stretch in the 3rd q (again), but the shooting killed them. Tough to win when you shoot like that. – 10:55 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Dejounte Murray joins David Robinson as the only players with consecutive triple-doubles in franchise history.
23/10/14 vs OKC
25/12/10 vs Nets tonight
He has 9 triple-doubles this season, the most in Spurs history. pic.twitter.com/bjhV39JPX410:53 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Patty Mills gave a final wave to the Spurs’ fans as he exited the court at AT&T Center. LaMarcus Aldridge and Mills both saw Derrick White and a few others postgame. – 10:52 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Nets win.
Bulls are out of East top spot for first time since Jan. 1. – 10:51 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
James Harden tonight:
37 PTS
10 REB
11 AST
13-24 FG
4-8 3P
It’s his 8th 30-point triple-double with the Nets, already by far the most in franchise history. The next player (Jason Kidd) has 3. pic.twitter.com/HSmggkVlm510:51 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs fall to the Nets by 15.
The Spurs are now…
…17-29 overall
…9-14 at home
…7-12 against the East pic.twitter.com/jdOqFKxvlO10:50 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Final: Nets beat the Spurs 117-102. This is how it’s supposed to look. Brooklyn beats a non-playoff team without too much of a scare. Kyrie Irving and James Harden were brilliant, LaMarcus Aldridge and Patty Mills gave you the feels and Bruce Brown shined. On to Minnesota. – 10:49 PM
Jamal Collier @JamalCollier
Bucks are 4-6 in their last 10 games, but their four wins…
-Nets
-Warriors
-Grizzlies
-Bulls – 10:48 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs enter 1-17 when trailing by 15 points in a game.
Phoenix’s largest lead the other day was also 15. – 10:47 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Juancho Hernangomez makes his 1st appearance as a Spur. – 10:46 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Bucks 94, Bulls 90
With Nets victory, Bulls drop out of Eastern Conference lead for first time since Jan. 1
DeRozan 35 pts, 17-18 FTs
Vucevic 19 pts, 11 rebs
Giannis 30 pts, 12 rebs
Middleton 16 pts, 11 rebs, 6 assists
Both teams shot below 40% – 10:45 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
James loving the midrange tonight
@James Harden x #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/MwLCLR7VfX10:39 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Harden has his triple-double…and the foul. – 10:39 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Kyrie going bonkers here in the 4th pic.twitter.com/Bqp2xxkDTZ10:39 PM

Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Kyrie loooooooves the AT&T Center man – 10:37 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
24 points now for Kyrie Irving.
He helps the Nets build a 14 point lead.
This is looking like the Phoenix 4th quarter again – 10:36 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Kyrie Irving is part time incredible – 10:36 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kyrie Irving and James Harden have been brilliant tonight. – 10:35 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
21 point night for Dejounte Murray.
8 points from the FT line
6 points from mid-range
4 paint points
3 points from outside
He also has 11 rebounds and 10 assists
Nets by 9 – 10:34 PM
NBA Kicks @NBAKicks
🐉 @Ja Morant broke out the “Year of the Dragon” Nike KD IV in Denver! #NBAKicks pic.twitter.com/UkTudSsUDM10:33 PM

Jay Allen @PDXjay
Jusuf Nurkic (@Jusuf Nurkic) had 29 points, 17 rebounds, and 6 assists tonight in the win over the Celtics. He’s the first @Portland Trail Blazers player to post those numbers since since Bill Walton (34-18-6) on 2/21/78 at San Antonio. #RipCity10:27 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Bruce Brown has been terrific tonight even though he’s only played 15 minutes. He’s guarded White well, ran the floor well and has a pair of blocks. – 10:27 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs enter 2-26 when trailing by 10 points in a game.
If they don’t close this scoring gap, this could end up like the Phoenix 4th quarter the other night. – 10:26 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
San Antonio’s Dejounte Murray has his ninth triple-double of the season. Only Nikola Jokic has more. – 10:22 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Bruce Brown gave the #nets quick hands, good D on White and a pair of blocks to end that third quarter on a surge. – 10:19 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
3Q: Nets by 5
BKN takes the 3Q 29-23
Spurs winning 3PT line 24-15
Nets winning paint 40-28 pic.twitter.com/F5KfVWSEoq10:18 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
End of the third quarter: Nets lead the Spurs 79-74. Brooklyn has turned into Dunk City. Bruce Brown with a poster to beat the buzzer 40 seconds after Aldridge added one of his own. Harden put on a clinic that quarter and is on the verge of another triple-double. – 10:17 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets ride an unusually-bouncy third quarter to a 79-74 lead over the #Spurs entering the fourth. – 10:17 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
If Derrick White was a Major Leaguer, he’d lean into brushback pitches. – 10:14 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Derrick White checks back into the game after taking an elbow to the face from Harden in mid-air earlier. – 10:11 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
This would replace at Brooklyn as best win of the season! – 10:10 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Tyler Cook may not be well-known, but before joining #Bulls, he played in 45 games for Cavs, Nuggets, Nets & Pistons. – 10:09 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Springy Harden is the best Harden. – 10:08 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Jusuf Nurkic tonight:
29 PTS
17 REB
6 AST
9-16 FG
It’s his 6th 25/15/5 game, twice as much as the next Blazer in the last 40 seasons (LaMarcus Aldridge). pic.twitter.com/0qtXd9psrL10:07 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
7.5/10 on the Harden “poster”
10/10 on the and-one layup – 10:06 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
With a 23-point loss at Charlotte and a 22-point loss at San Antonio, it’s the first time the Thunder has lost back-to-back games by double digits since Dec. 10 and 12.
OKC has lost nine of its last 10, but it’s been mostly competitive before this trip. – 10:05 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
If you didn’t just see James Harden punch one over Jakob Poeltl … wow. You will soon. – 10:05 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Need a replay of that Harden baptism. – 10:04 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
White leaves the court holding his nose. He took an inadvertent elbow from James Harden on that drive. #Nets #Spurs10:03 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Harden is grabbing his elbow, that’s how hard he connected with D White’s nose. – 10:02 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Derrick White is down on the floor after he took a shot from Harden. – 10:02 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
D White with the no-look assist to Jakob. Fancy dimes lately from the Spurs backcourt. – 10:01 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Keldon Johnson joins Dejounte Murray (13 pts) as the 2nd Spur in double figures scoring.
Keldon’s 12 points:
6 points from outside
4 points in the paint
2 points from the FT line
Spurs are up by 9 from the 3PT line. Nets +10 in the paint.
Nets by 2 overall – 9:58 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Shooting stats at the half between the Spurs and Nets.
Both teams are guarding the paint well against each other.
Both are struggling from three, but on fire from mid-range pic.twitter.com/ZPbUPd3Tke9:45 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
💥 Double-Double MACHINE.
Get half-off @yourlocaldomino tomorrow with code HORNETS! pic.twitter.com/uQKQXDhvnl9:45 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁
#AllFly | @Lowes pic.twitter.com/xeMWQg4J709:43 PM

Mike Finger @mikefinger
In Brooklyn-San Antonio matchup, one team definitely is getting more of a boost from its point guard than the other is. – 9:39 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
keeping it close at the break pic.twitter.com/3oYDVjZ6ew9:38 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Halftime: Spurs lead the Nets 51-50. Brooklyn has gotten good minutes from Aldridge and Griffin so far to help Irving and Harden score. Spurs don’t go away and have answered every run. Nets once again with some non-shooter heavy lineups that make it tough to score. – 9:37 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Just like our defense, we’re all LOCKED IN 🔒
@Waste_Pro_USA | #AllFly pic.twitter.com/4zxryB6irH9:37 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Half: Spurs by 1
BKN takes the 2Q 26-25
Spurs +6 from the 3PT line pic.twitter.com/kmGTjfO6G99:36 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Terry: 24 PTS, 9 AST, 5 REB
Miles: 22 PTS, 13 REB
PJ: 20 PTS, 6 REB
Gordon: 16 PTS, 7 REB, 4 AST
LaMelo: 10 PTS, 9 REB, 8 AST
Hornets: W
#AllFly | @drpepper pic.twitter.com/LDTHGE1OsP9:35 PM

Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
Dejounte Murray is such a problem. – 9:33 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Langford! What a game for him.
12 points now. His regular season career-high is 16 points. Had 17 in a playoff game against the Nets last year. – 9:33 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Lakers needed that one. LBJ was great. Tremendous second half energy from Stanley Johnson. ‘Melo caught fire. Now comes the most brutal stretch of the season: Miami, Brooklyn, Philly, Charlotte, Atlanta. Sunday-Sunday. – 9:32 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Tonight’s @HusqvarnaUSA Player of the Game is @Miles Bridges!
#NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/a46vdzcp6f9:29 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
LMA making his presence felt
@LaMarcus Aldridge x #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/XW3GysEowJ9:21 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
just call him Lonnie SKY-Walker 😎 pic.twitter.com/8tlGmFBYYX9:21 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
HORNETS WIN!
HORNETS WIN!
HORNETS WIN!
HORNETS WIN!
HORNETS WIN!
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/MCc5hzFAeT9:18 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
LaMarcus Aldridge now leads the Nets in scoring with 8 points.
4 paint points
4 points from mid-range
Nets back up by 2 – 9:13 PM
Mike Finger @mikefinger
Stop me if you’ve heard this before but LaMarcus Aldridge’s midrange game might be working against the Spurs’ best interests. – 9:12 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
1Q: Spurs by 2
Murray 9 pts | Irving 7 pts
McDermott, Vassell 5 pts each
6 of Murray’s 9 points from mid-range
4 of Kyrie’s 7 points from mid-range – 9:08 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
After the #Spurs missed a dozen of their first 15 shots, the #Nets have seen them hit seven-of-10 since. Brooklyn trails 26-24 after one. – 9:07 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
WATCH YA HEAD! 🤯✈️
@Miles Bridges | #NBAAllStar | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/QaO4DiHEbH9:07 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
End of the first quarter: Spurs lead the Nets 26-24. Nets offense started hot, but San Antonio countered. Spurs’ defense buckled down, too. Kyrie Irving has seven points. – 9:07 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
DJ is in his bag early tonight 💼 pic.twitter.com/slOcHXestz9:04 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Lonnie Walker in for the Spurs. Tonight’s giveaway is a poster of him. Bruce Brown was told of it pregame and jokingly said he wanted one. They played together at Miami. Spurs security overheard and went and got one for him. Was pretty funny. – 9:03 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
T3️⃣3️⃣3️⃣RY‼️ 👌
@Terry Rozier | #NBAAllStar | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/8lqlm1RSdC9:01 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
nothing but the bottom of the net 👌
@Doug McDermott pic.twitter.com/55fofpggFv9:00 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
#SpursFamily forever 🤍🖤
Welcome back to San Antonio, @LaMarcus Aldridge and @Patrick Mills! pic.twitter.com/a25v6EfgTu8:59 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Great hustle KO 💪
@Kelly Oubre | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/KURGzn6I4c8:55 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre’ Bembry and Cam Thomas all set to check in after this timeout. – 8:54 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Harden turns down open 3, turns ball over trying to thread needle to Sharpe, Spurs score in transition. Harden needs to convert at a higher percentage on spot-up 3s. – 8:53 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets off to a hot start, lead the Spurs 14-5 with 8:30 left in the first quarter. Irving is already cooking. Hit a DEEP 3 from like Austin. – 8:50 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Nets with the early 9 point lead.
Brooklyn winning every scoring area on the floor except the FT line.
Kyrie with 7 points already. – 8:49 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Nets just on a different level than the Spurs. Wrap it up early and take the night off. – 8:49 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Great look by James Harden. That Sharpe dunk has #Nets up 14-5 on the #Spurs just 3:30 in. – 8:48 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Still Cruisin’ 🏁😏
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/Bq3Begdw3A8:47 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kyrie Irving is the greatest road act in NBA history lmao – 8:47 PM
Mike Finger @mikefinger
Meanwhile, Kyrie might stay here in Texas and run for office. – 8:47 PM
Tom Dowd @TomDowd22
Tell me again how the Spurs ended up wearing the Flint Tropics uniforms? It’s all so confusing. – 8:46 PM
Mike Finger @mikefinger
Dating back to Japan, and counting earlier this month in Brooklyn, Patty Mills and Gregg Popovich now have had approximately six emotional post-Spurs hugs. Which might be why Pop jokingly waved him away tonight. – 8:45 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
only fitting that this game occurred on #NationalHuggingDay 🖤
#SpursFamily | #PorVida pic.twitter.com/L7A55I2mrV8:45 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Patty Mills goes down the #Spurs bench hugging former teammates. Gregg Popovich jokingly refuses to hug his ex-player, before finally giving in. #Nets8:44 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Patty Mills just went down the Spurs bench prior to tipoff. Pop refused to hug him. Eventually, he relented. – 8:43 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
LA just walked over to the Spurs bench to hug Dejounte, Pop and others. Now Patty is doing the same. – 8:43 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Spurs welcome Patty Mills and LaMarcus Aldridge back to San Antonio. #nets pic.twitter.com/JZUBBAhOaY8:43 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Here’s Mills and Aldridge’s reactions: pic.twitter.com/9y25q3saU48:40 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
And, just like that, it’s time to get down to business….fans shower Irving and Harden with boos during player introductions. – 8:39 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Pretty moving video tribute pregame here in San Antonio for the return of Brooklyn’s LaMarcus Aldridge and Patty Mills … pic.twitter.com/8avmoESxxa8:39 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Spurs just did one of the best tribute videos I’ve ever seen for LaMarcus Aldridge and Patty Mills. Tweeting shortly. – 8:38 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Patty and LA acknowledge the crowd as it delivers a standing ovation. – 8:38 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
All eyes glued on the Jumbotron for the video tributes to LA and Patty. – 8:38 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Shifting gears in the right direction 🏁📸
#AllFly | @23XIRacing pic.twitter.com/DmZStpQPQR8:31 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
It’s going down in the DA, Fiesta style 🎉 Join the Spurs Digital Arena pres. by @socios for a chance to win The Big 3️⃣ Prize Pack! pic.twitter.com/EJ7TvZfc7k8:30 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Greetings from San Antonio. Nets-Spurs tip shortly. It’s colder here than it should be. Homecoming for Patty Mills, LaMarcus Aldridge and 359305 team personnel associated with this place. Nets looking to make it two in a row. – 8:24 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
The Beard has fans everywhere
@socios pic.twitter.com/C00elkBZ9e8:10 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Strong First Half! 🏁
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/o23bMFWWP88:06 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Harden, Irving, Mills, Edwards and Sharpe will start for Brooklyn. Edwards and Sharpe are starting their 6th straight game together, the most consecutive starts for a pair of #Nets rookies since Ryan Anderson and Brook Lopez (19 straight in 2008-09). – 8:05 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
T-RO‼️ 👌
#NBAAllStar | @Terry Rozier | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/3crk5591kb8:02 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets starters in San Antonio: Harden, Irving, Mills, Edwards and Sharpe.
Edwards and Sharpe will start their sixth straight game together, marking the most consecutive starts for a pair of Nets rookies since Ryan Anderson and Brook Lopez (19 straight – 2008-09). – 8:01 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Nets are starting James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Patty Mills, Day’Ron Sharpe and Kessler Edwards tonight against the Spurs. – 8:01 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Sticking with the same 5️⃣ pic.twitter.com/uA9WqPMHz48:00 PM
Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR
INJURY UPDATE: @Charlotte Hornets forward Jalen McDaniels left tonight’s game in the 2Q with a left ankle sprain and is doubtful to return #AllFly7:59 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
In 2018, Drew Eubanks was shaking in his sneakers at the prospect of joining a team with such stars as Aldridge and DeRozan.
But instead of finding “snobby pro athletes,” Eubanks found two down-to-earth guys and a big-man mentor in Aldridge.
expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…7:51 PM
Sarah Kustok @sarahkustok
The @Brooklyn Nets visit the @San Antonio Spurs ..
Coverage starts at 8p ET join us on @YESNetwork ! #NETSonYES pic.twitter.com/jWba7GYX1r7:45 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
a cup of coffee for a couple of old friends ☕️🤝
#CoffeeGang | #SpursFamily pic.twitter.com/asp3veDM9o7:45 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
End 1Q: Hornets 37, Thunder 20
OKC’s lackluster defense in San Antonio has traveled to Charlotte. The Hornets are shooting 65%. – 7:35 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
We’ve got a few familiar faces in the building tonight!
Let’s hear you, San Antonio 🗣 pic.twitter.com/R0FlTO8Ige7:31 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Pop on LA:
“LA did all the community things Patty did….He just did it quietly. He worked and gave to a lot of schools in town, and it was never in the press, nobody every knew about it. But we knew about it here. He was a great teammate with everybody, a heck of a player.” – 7:31 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Pop on Patty: “He’s unselfish, loving, giving, to all people no matter where they live in the world. He’s always positive, a consummate pro in preparing for his job, gives everything he has in every practice and every game, supports everybody on the team and in the organization.” – 7:25 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
MELO ➡️ MASON 💥
#AllFly | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/pqEcGE5f9h7:23 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Asked Steve Nash about the Paul Millsap report. Don’t want to misquote him, but he suggested it was a difficult situation between his role, the emerging rookies and the veterans at his position. Story soon for @NYDNSports7:08 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Steve Nash on Patty & LA’s homecoming at the AT&T Center: “I want them to enjoy it and have a special experience without it distracting from the game.” – 7:07 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash says he wasn’t until recently that Paul Millsap asked for a change of scenery. Adds Millsap has been great for the team and understands it was tough for him to take a more limited role than he was expecting. – 7:06 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash doesn’t fully close the door on Nic Claxton playing on Sunday in Minnesota. – 7:03 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash says DeAndre’ Bembry is available for tonight’s game against the Spurs. – 7:03 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Friday Night Hoops ❄️
📍 – BUZZ CITY
🆚 – @Oklahoma City Thunder
⏰ – 7PM EST
📺 – @HornetsOnBally
📻 – @WFNZ 610 AM/102.5 FM
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/02VZ1LPNlc7:00 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Check out the ULTRA Club at tonight’s game for the Spurs x ULTRA can launch and a chance to win some #ULTRADrip 🔥 pic.twitter.com/NxVaAUA1CT6:56 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Gregg Popovich also telling us how happy he is LaMarcus Aldridge is healthy. Said Aldridge gave them multiple scares over the years with his heart and is happy to see he’s doing so well. Pop called Aldridge in April when he retired to make sure he was OK. – 6:55 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
BEHIND THE SCENES: @NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and @NASCAR President @stevephelps are at the Hive for tonight’s game! 🏁
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/JUzTgyuRwT6:53 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Gregg Popovich says as tough as it was parting ways with Patty Mills and LaMarcus Aldridge, he’s happy they went where they did. Thinks its good the young Spurs don’t have those guys to count on and have to close games on their own and it’s good LA and Mills are chasing a ring. – 6:51 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“This has been a win-win for everybody because our guys have continued to grow.” – Coach Pop on Patty Mills and LaMarcus Aldridge moving on to a contender, which gives the Spurs young players a chance to be the leaders on the team. – 6:51 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“He’s unselfish and loving, giving, to all people, no matter where they live in the world. He gives everything he has in every practice, every game. The community here (San Antonio) felt that here for 10 years.” – Coach Pop on Patty Mills – 6:48 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁
#AllFly | @CrumblCookies pic.twitter.com/dpJVIDua4Z6:46 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Friday night Fiesta!
🆚 @Brooklyn Nets
⏰ 7:30PM CT
📍 @attcenter
🎟 https://t.co/yogzRvnHpO
📺 @BallySportsSA
📻 @1200WOAI, @kxtn1350 AM & 107.5 FM HD 2 pic.twitter.com/tBpDlt4ZED6:18 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
as expected DeAndre Bembry (back spasms) is available but Nic Claxton (left hamstring tightness) is out. #nets #Spurs6:13 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
DeAndre Bembry is available tonight against the Spurs. Nic Claxton remains out with hamstring tightness. #Nets6:13 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
“After what I put in, I guess I felt like I deserved to have an open mind.”
For Patty Mills, the decision to leave the Spurs last summer was heart-rending. How a hug from Pop in Tokyo helped Mills open a new chapter: expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a… via @expressnews – 6:02 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️
#ULTRADrip | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/gGaBAU8WGN5:59 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Keldon’s been keeping prestigious company through his first 125 games as a Spur 👏
#GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/3TrRm9do4q5:45 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
No injuries to report vs OKC! 🙌
#AllFly | @NovantHealth pic.twitter.com/c8ldh9qvhy5:43 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Knicks vs Heat has been added to ESPN on Jan. 26.
It replaces Grizzlies vs Spurs. – 5:28 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
The Spurs’ home game against Memphis on Jan. 26will no longer be televised by ESPN, the NBA announced.
Tipoff changes from 8:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – 5:02 PM
Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
Perk Calls Out KD & Harden + Can The Lakers Turn Their Season Around? | Bob Ryan and Jeff Goodman Podcast w/ @Gary Tanguay twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…5:00 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
A little flashback to the last time Brooklyn was in town 👀
#DejounteMurray | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/wx336ewOoH4:48 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat-Knicks on Wednesday added to ESPN national schedule, in place of Grizzlies-Spurs. Game remains at 7:30 p.m. at FTX Arena. – 4:42 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
ESPN is picking up Knicks-Heat on January 26, dropping Grizzlies-Spurs. The network is also picking up Lakers-Hornets and dropping Celtics-Hawks on January 28. – 4:35 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs on Jan. 26 will no longer be televised nationally on ESPN. That game is being replaced by New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat. Grizzlies lose one of their seven nationally televised games. – 4:34 PM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
Upcoming national television schedule changes involving the Knicks, Heat, Grizzlies, Spurs, Lakers, Hornets, Celtics and Hawks: pic.twitter.com/cvIuYkGA9q4:34 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
OFFICIAL: Our game vs the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, Jan. 28, will start at 7:30 p.m. Additionally, the game will now be nationally televised on ESPN.
🔗: https://t.co/HQ1CiAloAR pic.twitter.com/ldEZolgAmN4:33 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
New @FrontOfficeShow is up! @Trevor_Lane and I are back from a day off and we talk Dary Morey’s comments on Simmons trades, the Pacers winning without their stars, Russ, Lonzo’s injury, Boogie, Millsap and more. Subscribe below and help us get to 15K!
youtu.be/6CxR8evV_OA4:29 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
The funniest possible ending to the Westbrook saga would be him signing with Brooklyn after a buyout and only playing their home games. – 4:15 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
These are the right guys for the job… No 🧢. Literally 😂
Keep voting! 🗳⭐️
#NBAAllStar | #AllFly pic.twitter.com/OaCUoS42LC3:51 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
We’re excited to announce our new partnership with @VivaAerobus, our first Mexico based partner! Welcome to the Spurs Familia!! 🤝
To celebrate, everyone on this morning’s flight to Monterrey, MX received a Spurs jersey! 🎉
#PorVida pic.twitter.com/mqniNBWDGp3:45 PM

Jabari Young @JabariJYoung
And #Spurs continue to build out their marketing partnerships/revenue internationally.
Team agreed to a sponsorship deal with Mexican-based airline @VivaAerobus and revealed a Spurs-branded Airbus A320 plane.
#Sports #Business #NBA pic.twitter.com/Hp0BciXS2F3:23 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Most seasons with 200+ threes in NBA history:
9 – Stephen Curry
8 – Nobody
7 – Klay Thompson, Damian Lillard
6 – James Harden
5 – Ray Allen
#StephenCurry || #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/qJDOVdPZri3:10 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 2005, the @San Antonio Spurs Manu Ginobili scored a career-high 48 points in a 128-123 win over the Suns.
Ginobili also contributed five rebounds and six assists, shooting 16-22 from the field (5-7 on 3P) and 11-12 from the FT line. pic.twitter.com/4zH3saWpqG3:01 PM

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