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

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

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

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The San Antonio Spurs (18-30) play against the Houston Rockets (34-34) at Toyota Center

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Tuesday January 25, 2022

San Antonio Spurs 134, Houston Rockets 104 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

David Hardisty @clutchfans
The Nets, who owe the Rockets their first-round pick this year, are currently #24 in the Draft, but the Bucks, Cavs and Sixers are all a game or less back of them. Brooklyn’s next three games are Denver (without Kyrie at home), at Golden State, at Phoenix. – 1:14 AM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
The Spurs entered the NBA record book tonight, according to the Rockets PR staff.
The Spurs were 6 of 6 at the free throw line, marking the 4th time this season they have recorded 6 or fewer FTAs. That ties the NBA single season record set by Toronto in 2001-02. – 12:25 AM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Three-point shooting leaders in the NBA (>50 3PAs):
1. Zeke Nnaji – 50.9% (29/57)
2. Joe Harris – 46.6% (41/88)
3. P.J. Tucker – 46.2% (56/122)
4. Ayo Dosunmu – 45.1% (37/82)
5. Eric Gordon – 44.5% (94/211) – 12:12 AM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
No triple-dub for Murray, but, oh, what a game with 19 points & 10 assists:
“It’s kind of like a video game for him right now,” McDermott said. “He can pick and choose when he needs to score, when he needs to get other guys going, and he’s got a great feel for all of it.” – 11:53 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Just like nobody should have turned on Cade Cunningham early, and no one should have turned on Jalen Suggs early, I would implore everyone to not overreact to a poor shooting stretch here from Jalen Green. Rookies go through struggles. Shit happens. – 11:50 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs won 82-58 in the paint.
“They like to get up and down, so you have to get back in transition against them,” McDermott said. “You can get some quick stops and run back at them, so that’s what we did. That was the emphasis in shootaround, so we executed that very well.” – 11:45 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
In his best outing of the three games he’s appeared in since missing seven while in protocols, backup point guard Tre Jones finished with 14 points points on 6 of 8 and four assists in 25 minutes.
“I think he has got his energy back, he’s got his quickness,” Popovich said. – 11:25 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs hit a season-best 57.4 percent of their shots from the floor (58 of 101), eclipsing the 56 percent they shot against Detroit on Dec. 26.
They also had 38 assists, which was one shy of matching the season-best 39 they had against the Pistons in that same game. – 11:16 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
McDermott said he surprised himself a bit with his first half slam:
“It’s been awhile since I had one of those. It felt good. Fresh legs. I was in a hotel (in Detroit) for a while as you know (in COVID quarantine). It’s nice to be recovered. I had a good one. Perfect timing.” – 11:13 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Squad got buckets tonight. Season-high 58 FG’s ‼️
Dejounte: 19p | 10a | 5r | 3s
Jakob: 18p | 9r | 3a | 2b
Keldon: 16p | 4r | 2s
Doug: 15p | 4r | 2a
Tre: 14p | 4a | 2r
Drew: 13p | 9r | 2a
Devin: 12p | 6a | 4r
Thad: 12p | 3r
Jock: 6p | 2a
Derrick: 5p | 6a | 2r
Lonnie: 4p | 3a | 2r pic.twitter.com/CTw4kYOty110:56 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Jalen Green went back to the Toyota Center floor to get up more shots after the game. He was 3 of 16. He went 3 of 24 in the previous two games. – 10:49 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Chart: Spurs largest leads in games this season.
They’ve led by double digits in 4 of the last 6 games with most of their core rotation players returning from H&S protocols. pic.twitter.com/rpfOkjcDJz10:48 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
After sitting in the 13th spot out West for the last couple of days, the Spurs have moved back up to 12th.
3 games behind Portland in the standings for the 10th spot in the play-in game.
41% of the season left to be played – 10:44 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“He times everything perfectly on defense. The game is slowing down for him.” – Doug McDermott on Jakob Poeltl. – 10:43 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Doug McDermott said he surprised himself a bit with the throw down dunk tonight. He said he hadn’t done that in a while, but he feels like he has fresh legs right now after sitting out recently due to H&S protocols. – 10:41 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs were 2-8 going into Thanksgiving when the Main Three of Murray, White, and Poeltl played in a game together.
Since then, they’re 12-8 when the Main Three play in a game together. – 10:39 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Stephen Silas on Alperen Sengun’s minutes tonight: “He played almost 9 minutes in the first half and he was playing behind Christian Wood who was playing well at that point. Christian played his minutes in the third quarter and then Al-P played the rest.” pic.twitter.com/xn5KDKzl4C10:38 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Poeltl on McDermott’s big first half dunk, which caused the bench to erupt.
“It was nice. I had front row seats for it.” – 10:35 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs have now had a 37, 38, and 39 assist game this season.
37 vs Clippers
38 vs Rockets tonight
39 vs Pistons – 10:32 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“It was nice. I had a front row seats for it.” – Jakob Poeltl on Doug McDermott’s throw down dunk. – 10:28 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Stephen Silas does not want to play Christian Wood and Alperen Sengun on the floor together. “I don’t feel comfortable playing those two together.” He said “the numbers and the eye test” tell him that hasn’t been a great pairing. – 10:28 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Stephen Silas says he’s not comfortable playing Christian Wood and Alperen Sengun together. He says the numbers and the eye test aren’t good with the 2 playing together – 10:27 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“I think we were disappointed with the result against Philadelphia,” said Jakob Poeltl of the Spurs being focused tonight and wanting to get a win. – 10:27 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs didn’t visit the free throw line in the second half and still won by 30.
They had their 3rd game of the season shooting 100% from the FT line. – 10:25 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Alperen Sengun was slammin’ all around in the second quarter with back-to-back dunks! 🔥
@CreditKarma | #MoneyMoveoftheGame pic.twitter.com/aAvf4JkaNZ10:24 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs scored a new season high 82 points in the paint.
They demolished their previous season high by 10 points.
The Spurs made 68% of their paint shots.
Poeltl, Murray, Keldon, Jones, Eubanks, Young all had double digits scoring in the paint. – 10:23 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“He’s definitely setting the tone,” said Coach Pop of Dejounte Murray’s leadership and play on the court. – 10:21 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“That was a good response to a loss where we started out poorly. Tonight we started off aggressively and played a full 48.” – Coach Pop on the Spurs bouncing back with a strong start tonight compared to the Philly game. – 10:20 PM
Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
The Rockets gave up 82 points in the paint tonight to the Spurs. – 10:20 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs remain undefeated (8-0) when leading by 25 points in a game this season.
They also improved to 9-6 as favorites. – 10:18 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
New #Rockets at #TXSN – Rockets’ Stephen Silas appreciates ‘message’ from Spurs’ Gregg Popovich ift.tt/3tWeEy110:18 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Spurs 134, Rockets 104. Spurs with 38 assists, 82 (!) points in the paint, both the most for a Rockets opponent this season. – 10:15 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs blow out the Rockets by 30.
The Spurs improve to…
…18-30 overall
…9-15 on the road
…11-17 against the West pic.twitter.com/mmVK0AFNvq10:15 PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Rockets blown out by the Spurs, 134-104. Spurs had 82 points in the paint. – 10:15 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
The Rockets have looked completely uninterested in playing defense all night. These are the games that would frustrate the hell out of me if I were a Rockets fan. Forget win/loss, just awful effort, energy, seemingly no game plan. Just disinterested. – 10:11 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Jalen Green is now 3-32 from three-point range in his last six games. – 10:10 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
The Rockets have no rim protection, but they get almost no help defense at the rim either. Defenders near the paint will watch a guy drive all the way to the basket for two because they don’t want to leave their man. – 10:04 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Blessing your TL with another angle of that @Doug McDermott slam 👀 pic.twitter.com/V16jrKB45e10:03 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Pop going to make sure he does not have any time outs laying around when he heads for the bus. Rockets have reduced a 33-point lead to 28 with 5:51 left. – 10:02 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
“Nobody likes this,” a fan in section 124 yelled after Jalen Green failed to shoot before the shot clock expired – 9:52 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
THE DIME. THE DUNK. YOU LOVE TO SEE IT 🔥
@Derrick White | @Lonnie Walker pic.twitter.com/KDsvv5Rqjw9:51 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
3Q: Spurs by 31
SA takes the 3Q 39-23
Spurs still dominating the paint, with 61% of their points from there.
4 players have double digit paint points pic.twitter.com/zijEwK9Fx49:49 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs breezing by Rockets. It’s 105-74 entering the 4Q.
Spurs have 33 assists. Their season high is 39 (Dec. 26 against Pistons). – 9:49 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Spurs 105, Rockets 74 after 3. Spurs up to 33 assists against, running their offense with the Rockets approximating assistant coaches in pregame warmups. – 9:48 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
One more to go.
Rockets: 74
Spurs: 105
@kroger | #Rockets pic.twitter.com/GeLaZvGWh49:48 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Spurs by 31 after 3 quarters. It doesn’t feel that close – 9:47 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
5th 30 point lead of the season for the Spurs.
They’ve led by 30 points in 2 of the last 4 games. – 9:47 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Dejounte Murray with 10 assists tonight. His carer high is 15. – 9:45 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Dejounte Murray could eclipse his career high of 15 assists tonight, depending on how much Pop wants to play him in the 4Q. He’s got 10 to go along with his 19 points. – 9:44 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Spurs have 10 fast break points but that does not take into account the many possessions the Rockets turned it over or missed shots, did not get back and gave up easy buckets that needed a pass or two so they were not technically fast break points. – 9:43 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
the poster you didn’t know you needed 🖼 pic.twitter.com/47tpeBWiOB9:43 PM

Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
Rockets look lifeless tonight. Nothing like the recent road trip. – 9:42 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Spurs build their lead up to 26.
Keldon and Murray have joined Jakob with double digit paint points.
Poeltl 18 of 18 points in the paint
Murray 10 of 19 points in paint
Keldon 10 of 6 points in paint – 9:39 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Texas Tate going to work in the paint. 😤 pic.twitter.com/D52fykYHxK9:38 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Spurs are up 26, would anyone be opposed to just skipping the 4th quarter? – 9:37 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs enter 7-0 when leading by 25 points in a game. – 9:37 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
Spurs apparently have only 10 fast break points tonight. Feels like 100. – 9:37 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs continue to dominate the paint, with 60% of their points from there.
Poeltl alone has 18 paint points.
Spurs by 23 overall pic.twitter.com/AaHbUNzHdV9:33 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
DJ really gets in his bag on a nightly basis 💼
@Dejounte Murray | #PorVida pic.twitter.com/isb8JcFqHH9:33 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Spurs lead balloons to 23. This has been a rough night after a good 5-game road trip, especially after the Rockets practiced the last 2 days and had shootaround this morning – 9:32 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs enter 9-1 when leading by 20 points.
They’ve led by 20 in 2 of their last 4 games. – 9:32 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After missing games against the Rockets and Jazz, Klay Thompson will return to the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Mavericks. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/01/25/inj…9:30 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
someone might need to check the rim after KJ’s done tonight 😳 pic.twitter.com/cRnjWn6DAb9:30 PM

David Hardisty @clutchfans
This transition defense is just terrible. Jalen is covering the ballhandler so why Christian Wood is hanging around the three-point line anticipating the ballhandler is unclear. pic.twitter.com/UdG44ENn4B9:29 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Wood spinning to the basket for 2! 🌪 pic.twitter.com/Q8700HPIIU9:27 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Kevin Porter Jr is up to 11 points, 5 rebounds, 9 assists and 1 turnover on 4-of-7 shooting – 9:27 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Make that NINE straight games with at least 2 blocks for JAK🚫B! pic.twitter.com/n4pX8WU1oe9:26 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Joel Embiid has scored at least 40 points in 3 of his last 4 games. The lone exception is his 38-point effort against San Antonio on Sunday. – 9:16 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Halftime in Houston!
Jakob: 14 PTS | 6 REB | 2 AST | 2 BLK
Dejounte: 11 PTS | 4 REB | 4 AST | 2 STL
Doug: 10 PTS pic.twitter.com/Fk1bbbnv269:11 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs shot 55.1 percent from the floor (27 of 49).
Murray and Vassell each with 4 assists. DJ also has 11 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals. – 9:11 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs lead 66-51 at break after a strong performance from Poeltl, who benefited from guards finding him quick and often down low.
In his plus-18 first half, Jakob delivered 14 pts on 7 of 10 with 6 boards, 2 assists, 2 blocks.
Spurs have assists on 21 of their 27 field goals. – 9:09 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs shot 55% in the first half.
Efficient from everywhere on the floor. pic.twitter.com/B8BKTgnu0Y9:08 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
At the half.
🚀 KPJ with 11PTS 7AST
🚀 Al P has 8PTS off the bench pic.twitter.com/lXQzX1FUAu9:07 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Spurs 66, Rockets 51 at half. Spurs hit 55.1 percent, 40 percent on 3s. Rockets 5 of 16 from deep and have made just 40.4 % of their shots but issues mostly on the other end. – 9:06 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Half: Spurs by 15.
Spurs score 66 in the first half, just living in the paint with 55% of their points there.
Poeltl has 14 paint points by himself pic.twitter.com/McSra11psJ9:06 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Back-to-back triples for D3VIN!
👌 @Devin Vassell 👌 pic.twitter.com/BwFvbDwJhU9:05 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Jae’Sean Tate has ripped the ball away from Keldon Johnson and Jakob Poetl tonight. Those two plays are essentially the only highlights of the Rockets first half defense. Spurs lead 66-51 – 9:04 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Man, the Rockets are going to be watching some video of the Spurs offense at halftime. They have not come close to rotating to help on, well anything. – 9:04 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
The Rockets defense has been a mess – 9:02 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
OH MY GOODNESS DOUG 😱
#PorVida pic.twitter.com/TFE5SDrgxF8:49 PM

Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Who is the Rockets’ best player? – 8:48 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Another Texas sized slam for Al P! 💥 pic.twitter.com/HPjSWFUxM28:48 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Stephen Silas mentioned pre-game how much better Spurs are with Doug McDermott in the lineup. He’s got 10 points on 4 of 6, including 2 of 3 from deep. – 8:47 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
So strange that Alperen Sengun would get whistled for a technical for taunting after a dunk literally 10 seconds after Doug McDermott had just done that to him (no whistle) pic.twitter.com/vwZQkRx5nu8:45 PM

Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Doug McDermott dunks on Alperen Sengun.
Sengun responds with a dunk of his own. pic.twitter.com/qbzLUfxmYH8:45 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs enter 14-3 when leading by 15 points in a game.
They’ve led by double digits in 4 of their last 6 games. – 8:43 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
14-0 run to close the first quarter!
#PorVida pic.twitter.com/TlSQyV04yx8:40 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
End of 1.
Rockets: 23
Spurs: 34
@kroger | #Rockets pic.twitter.com/P14HjEZqE58:39 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
After the Philly loss, Pop stressed the need for Spurs to get off to a better start. They did just that tonight, taking a 34-23 advantage into the 2Q.
Murray has 7 pts, 4 reb, 2 assists and 1 steal as he seeks to move into a tie with Dave Robinson formost career triple-doubles. – 8:39 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
1Q: Spurs by 11
SA holds HOU to 23.
Murray, White 7 pts each | Porter Jr. 6 pts
Poeltl 6 pts | Green 5 pts
Spurs are winning the paint 18-12. 53% of SA’s points have been scored in the paint. – 8:38 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Spurs 34, Rockets 23 after 1. Spurs on 21-4 run sine Rockets took their largest lead. Sixth-consecutive home game Rockets have trailed heading into second quarter and allowed at least 34 points in opening quarter. – 8:38 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs enter 15-7 when leading by double digits. – 8:37 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
Rockets completely fell apart over the final 4 minutes, Spurs go on a 21-4 run and lead 34-23 after one. – 8:37 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Rockets started quick and then cratered when Silas went to the bench. Spurs lead 34-23 after 1. Really good quarter from Kevin Porter Jr – 8:37 PM
Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
Spurs end the first quarter on a 21-4 run. Rockets trail 34-23 after 1. – 8:36 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Gotta love some defense to offense 👏
#PorVida pic.twitter.com/i0i0rxgGdL8:32 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
KPJ shook ’em out of his boots! 😵‍💫 pic.twitter.com/rJY39xIC4X8:31 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Garrison Mathews and KJ Martin are first off the Rockets bench tonight – 8:26 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets with seven field goals in almost seven minutes. KPJ with the bucket or assist on five of them. Rockets up 17-13 early. – 8:24 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
That last Jae’Sean Tate steal was a Debo moment. Literally just snatched the ball away from Keldon Johnson. – 8:23 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
EG hit ’em with the Texas 2 step! 😵‍💫 pic.twitter.com/LSkZNcsCja8:21 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Didn’t take long for Big Body to hurt the rim 🔨😤 pic.twitter.com/9WrUwNMsMN8:19 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
New #Rockets at #TXSN – Rockets’ coaches keep social distancing — even from each other ift.tt/33VMb0q8:18 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
New #Rockets at #TXSN – Rockets rookie Usman Garuba out indefinitely with wrist injury ift.tt/3Aziw9a8:18 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Underway in Houston!
Enter the Spurs Digital Arena pres. by @socios NOW ⤵️📲 – 8:15 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Jalen Green opens the game with a 3 from the right corner after an 0-for-11 in SF on Friday – 8:12 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
#Rockets starting 5 for Rodeo night! 🤠 pic.twitter.com/xSH90pu9N58:10 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Spurs Basketball coming up next!
📺 @BallySportsSA pic.twitter.com/gANmmV7IgQ8:08 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
LET’S GOOOOO 👏
#PorVida pic.twitter.com/YTD3GVfnLA7:47 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Rodeo X Rockets
Presented by @reliantenergy pic.twitter.com/2sJw0FZz2G7:45 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
We teamed up with @RODEOHOUSTON to celebrate their 90th anniversary tonight at Toyota Center! 🐎 pic.twitter.com/MuWfCAxoTM7:37 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Starters:
Spurs: Murray, White, Johnson, McDermott, Poeltl.
Rockets: Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr., Eric Gordon, Jae’Sean Tate, Christian Wood. – 7:36 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets starters: Tate, Gordon, Wood, Green, Porter Jr.
Spurs: Johnson, McDermott, Poeltl, White, Murray. – 7:35 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
fresh cut with a fresh fit 🔥
#UTLRADrip | #PorVida pic.twitter.com/hZhLKleImS7:34 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets rookie Usman Garuba out indefinitely with wrist injury houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-n… via @houstonchron – 7:25 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets’ coaches keep social distancing — even from each other houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-n… via @houstonchron – 7:25 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets’ Stephen Silas appreciates ‘message’ from Spurs’ Gregg Popovich houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-n… via @houstonchron – 7:25 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
New #Rockets at #TXSN – NBA revamps Rising Stars event for All-Star weekend ift.tt/3443mNc7:18 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Got a Texas Showdown coming up!
🆚 @Houston Rockets
⏰ 7PM CT
📍 Toyota Center
📺 @BallySportsSA
📻 @1200WOAI, @kxtn1350 AM & 107.5 FM HD 2 pic.twitter.com/kBukS3nkv17:01 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
🅿️uffer jacket kind of night
@MichelobULTRA | #ULTRADrip pic.twitter.com/yPPVLLolYe6:55 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
How different is the NBA cap landscape for the summer of 2022 looking vs the last few years? I project just three teams to have cap space in July (pre-trade deadline projections):
1. DET $30.7M
2. ORL $25.2M
3. SAS $20.1M
Full pre-deadline projections coming soon for @spotrac! – 6:53 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Asked by a Houston reporter if becoming the all-time winningest regular season coach in NBA history will be meaningful to him, Pop said:
“It’s really not something I think about. It only comes up when someone like yourself brings it up, but it’s not meaningful to me.” – 6:46 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
The Spurs are without assistant coaches Becky Hammon, Mitch Johnson & Darius Songaila, who are all in Health and Safety Protocols. Stephen Silas said he hasn’t had a full in-person staff meeting in months to prevent the possibility of a staff-wide outbreak – 6:46 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Stephen Silas says Usman Garuba’s injured left wrist is “pretty bad”. He did not have further details, but added surgery is a possibility – 6:33 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Usman Garuba’s wrist injury is “pretty bad” Stephen Silas said. He did not have details. Surgery possible. – 6:26 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Stephen Silas said Daishen Nix is a “super, super confident” player. “One of the things we wanted him to do was to get in better shape and he’s done that.” He’s impressed with how much he’s improved as a 19-year old. – 6:25 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“It seems like normalcy is coming around.” – Coach Stephen Silas on most teams getting rotations together after H&S impacted teams.
“They’re pretty much whole now.” – Silas on Spurs. He said with Keldon and Doug back, Spurs are a different team compared to when HOU played them – 6:19 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Tell me Harden wasn’t out clubin’ night between road games in San Antonio and Minnesota!! Thirteen points on 5-13 in an 11-point, defenseless (136-125) loss. I did not watch so I’m guessing his man was Edwards, who notched 25 in same amount if time. – 6:16 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Naturally, Harden would love to rejoin his Houston enabler, as well as get out of New York where the competition for adulation outside strip clubs is far too fierce… – 5:55 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Keita Bates-Diop entered health and safety protocols the Spurs announced earlier through the latest injury report.
Bates-Diop is the 12th player on the roster to have entered H&S protocols at one time this season. – 5:44 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Friday is Derrick White Bobblehead Night at the AT&T Center. Spurs Give’s 50/50 Rafffle will be donating 25 % of the money raised that night to Morgan’s Wonderland, which White supports through his work with Special Olympics.
For more on the raffle, go to spursgive.org/5050-raffle/5:28 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
With the aid of Will Sevening, the #Spurs‘ Derrick White keeps getting up after getting knocked down.
“I make sure he earns his paycheck every game,” joked White, whose mug has been patched up countless times by the club’s longtime athletic trainer.
expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…5:07 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Houston, we have a Rodeo Night! 🤠
⏰ 7:00 PM Tip-Off
📺 @ATTSportsNetSW
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🐎 @ReliantEnergy pic.twitter.com/LshihNf4Mx4:00 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
F Kaeta Bates-Diop is the latest member of the team to enter the NBA’s COVID-19 protocols, the Spurs announced in downgrading him from available to out for tonight’s game at Houston.
Assistant coaches Becky Hammon, Mitch Johnson & Darius Songaila are also in protocols. – 3:53 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Spurs forward Keita-Bates Diop added to the injury list. He is out of tonight’s game against the Rockets while in health and safety protocols. – 3:50 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Keita Bates-Diop has entered Health and Safety protocols, per team. – 3:49 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
New #Rockets at #TXSN – Eight is enough? Rockets seek to end home losing streak ift.tt/33TcQLn3:18 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
ready for hoops in Houston tonight 🏀 pic.twitter.com/1xfKAMhxEW3:18 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Want to win an autographed jersey or a trip to a Rockets away game? Tune into the Rockets game on @ATTSportsNetSW tonight to see how you could win! pic.twitter.com/i4lMzrjlEw3:00 PM

NBA Math @NBA_Math
Through games on Jan. 24, here’s how all members of the San Antonio Spurs have fared on both ends of the floor during the 2021-22 NBA season, per TPA. pic.twitter.com/OaPQpMiI6h2:50 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 1973, the @Milwaukee Bucks Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored 48 points in a loss to the Rockets, setting an NBA single-game record for most points scored in a game without a FT attempt.
Abdul-Jabbar’s mark was surpassed by Jamal Murray on Feb. 19, 2021 (50 points). pic.twitter.com/ZHwOeQUdZw2:01 PM

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