Rockets 109, Spurs 118: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Rockets 109, Spurs 118: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Rockets 109, Spurs 118: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Houston Rockets (7-18) play against the San Antonio Spurs (18-18) at AT&T Center

Game Time: 8:30 PM EST on Thursday December 8, 2022

Houston Rockets 109, San Antonio Spurs 118 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets insider: Defense disappears against Spurs houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-n… via @houstonchron – 1:42 AM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Also enjoyed this quote from Keldon on Charles Bassey (who had 10p/5r/3a/4b in 21 minutes):
“When we get good ball pressure, and we get them sped up and they go downhill, that’s when Charles is at his best. We just bring it right to him, and he just sends it right away.” – 1:22 AM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Baker Mayfield has as many wins in 2 days with the LA Rams as the Houston Texans have in 12 weeks. – 1:01 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Alperen Sengun turned into prime Blake Griffin 🤯
🎥 @NBATV pic.twitter.com/ZAHdSYCXkG12:55 AM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Rockets Head Coach Stephen Silas on the Spurs’ offense vs the Rockets’ defense tonight pic.twitter.com/AHlIDUPu5j12:23 AM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
always good to see familiar faces 🙌 pic.twitter.com/mTY9MQ1aM112:22 AM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Tre Jones on the Spurs ending the losing streak: pic.twitter.com/cvmqsy0RKw12:21 AM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Keldon Johnson on the Spurs bringing what they worked on in practice defensively to the game: pic.twitter.com/aXqphsNYuW12:19 AM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Pop on Zach Collins: “He plays sort of a nasty game. I enjoy that. We don’t have a whole lot of people who play like that. We have nice guys, but Zach gives us a little bit of nastiness out there, and you need some of that.” – 12:18 AM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
New 📺 on the Spurs ending their 11-game losing streak with a win over Houston: youtu.be/ypfQ8yZxIxs
– SA wins the 3PT line and set a season high in paint accuracy
– Keldon, Jones, and Bassey play really well
– SA’s offense and defense vs the Rockets – 12:10 AM
Josh Christopher @Jaygup23
Hey everybody ! December 8th. Today was my BIRTHDAY and I appreciate the love always ! I feel like money on my day , that’s why I ain’t miss last bday 😎🤣🦅🤪🤨 see u guys soon deleting this app again pic.twitter.com/mq7MBkvSlh11:53 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Shoutout to our Spurs Fam 🖤
Headed to Miami for some weekend hoops ✈️ pic.twitter.com/Tg2qrJ38QQ11:44 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Tre Jones, Keldon Johnson, and Charles Bassey tonight vs the Rockets pic.twitter.com/Z8n08lWp5Q11:43 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Tre Jones, Keldon, Johnson, and Charles Bassey tonight vs the Rockets pic.twitter.com/yiTTrBo6LV11:42 PM

Kelly Iko @KellyIko
Jalen Green on Houston’s high amount of road games to start the season: It’s hard, frustrating. – 11:22 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
In 21 mins off the bench, Charles Bassey scored 10 points on just 3 shots (4 FTs), collected 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, and he had a team high 4 blocks – 11:17 PM
Tom Petrini @RealTomPetrini
“It was definitely challenging at times, mentally. You’ve got to stay positive, continue to push forward every single day and continue to watch film, get better. We knew that if we were able to keep control we can control we’ll be able to get out of the slump.”
-Tre Jones – 11:15 PM
Tom Petrini @RealTomPetrini
Pop on Tre Jones: “He is a competitive young man. He plays to win on every down, he’s just very special in that regard. He’ll do whatever it takes to win and sticks his nose in, takes no prisoners.” – 11:04 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
FINAL STATS 📊
KJ: 32p | 7r
Tre: 26p | 5a | 3r
Doug: 12p | 3r | 2a
JRich: 12p | 2r | 2a
Romeo: 11p | 5a | 4r
CBassey: 10p | 5r | 4b | 3a
Zach: 10p | 5r | 3a
Malaki: 5p | 3r
Roby: 5r | 2a pic.twitter.com/UYAVq5sP8J11:01 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
🚨 Career high alert 🚨
Jabari Smith Jr. put up 23 PTS against the Spurs tonight!
@CreditKarma | #MoneyMoveoftheGame pic.twitter.com/d5JxJ52fCg11:00 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Good night shooting the ball for San Antonio in the win against Houston pic.twitter.com/E5HGmQPOj610:59 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs made 70% of their paint attempts tonight.
Rockets’ defense ranks 28th – 10:57 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs improve to 4-1 when leading by 20 in a game this season and 7-4 when winning or tying the 3PT line. – 10:55 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
#Rockets get roughed up by the team that ranks 30th in defense (and 30th in offense) and had lost 11 in a row. Talking about it now with @RooshWilliamsplayback.tv/rocketswatch10:52 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Career high 26 points for Tre Jones – 10:51 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Big W in front of the home crowd! 👏🎉
#PorVida pic.twitter.com/gN8arZi06110:49 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs end the 11-game losing streak with a 9-point win over the Rockets.
The Spurs improve to…
…7-18 overall
…4-10 at home
…3-16 vs the West pic.twitter.com/WvEOS9A9lH10:49 PM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
The Houston Rockets came up short in San Antonio against the Spurs but Alperen Sengun had a productive night.
16 poonts
11 rebounds
2 assists
8-17 FG
in 28’30” minutes
Sengun made the dunk of the year but the refs didn’t count it (they called offensive foul). #Rockets10:49 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Big factor in the win was the return of McDermott and Richardson from ankle injuries. They each scored 12 off the bench. – 10:47 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
SPURS WIN! SPURS WIN! SPURS WIN!
#PorVida pic.twitter.com/rfBe9lFXoe10:47 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Keldon Johnson tonight:
32 PTS
7 REB
14-21 FG
Only Tony Parker and Tim Duncan have more 30-point games by a Spur before turning 24. pic.twitter.com/YKOqZEf2d810:46 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs snap their 11-game losing streak – the second longest in franchise history – with a 118-109 win over Houston.
Seven Spurs scored in double figures with Keldon Johnson (32) and Tre Jones (career-high 25) leading the way. – 10:46 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Spurs with 5 or more 30/5 games before turning 24:
Tim Duncan
Keldon Johnson
That’s it. pic.twitter.com/v2Qc4g6Oo510:43 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
30-point night for Keldon Johnson pic.twitter.com/rjBPVbInpN10:40 PM

Austin Kent @AustinKent
The Sengun poster is bonkers. (Hope Collins okay🤞)
Throw it the pile with this called-off Ant Edwards dunk from last season. pic.twitter.com/NdMYfFmtuE10:39 PM
Darren Wolfson @DWolfsonKSTP
Heck of a week for the Jones brothers of Apple Valley. Tre with a career-high 24 points tonight with Spurs up big late vs. Houston. Older brother Tyus had 28 points and 10 assists to lead Memphis to a win Monday over Miami. pic.twitter.com/iXE4pso7ca10:37 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets clearing the bench with 4:30 left, down 20. Boban Marjanovic, TyTy Washington Jr., Josh Christopher checking in with Martin and Eason. – 10:33 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Rockets this season:
— Bottom 5 record
— Bottom 5 DRTG
— Bottom 5 NETRTG
— Bottom 5 FG%
— Bottom 5 in TOV
Wemby time? pic.twitter.com/gZllrDYJHX10:33 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
29 point night for Keldon Johnson pic.twitter.com/Uwl27sKZxz10:32 PM

Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Still 4:30 remaining but I think the Spurs might win this game y’all – 10:32 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs have led by 20 points in 20% of their games this season.
SA enters 3-1 when leading by 20 – 10:30 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets down 20 to a Spurs team playing without three starters and on an 11-game losing streak. – 10:28 PM
Dan Favale @danfavale
tari eason update: still ridiculously ridiculous pic.twitter.com/tfbCUIOEOy10:26 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs have led by 15 in 24% of their games this season.
SA enters 4-1 when leading by 15 – 10:19 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets open the fourth quarter with Jabari Smith Jr. at center. He hits a 3 on one end, but Spurs go at him on consecutive possessions on the other. – 10:18 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs scored 39 in 3Q, most for a Rockets foe in the third this season.
Spurs connected on 8 of 14 from deep in 3Q, with Keldon and McDermott hitting 2 each. – 10:17 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
3Q: Spurs by 13
SA takes the 3Q 39-23. Best offensive and defensive quarter of the game so far.
Keldon 25 pts
Tre 24 pts
SA +12 from 3PT line pic.twitter.com/wMW0TOH3RZ10:16 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
End 3 | SAS 90, HOU 77
#GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/g8w6h8pb2S10:15 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
End of the 3rd
Rockets: 77
Spurs: 90
@Kroger | #Rockets pic.twitter.com/GJ6rYqCVGv10:15 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs lead 90-77 entering final frame. They are 5-3 this season when leading after the 4Q, including 2-2 at home. – 10:15 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Spurs 90, Rockets 77 after 3. Spurs with 39 points in the quarter, the most for a Rockets opponent in a third quarter this season. Spurs this season shooting 33.8 % on 3s and average 11.6 3s per game. They were 8 of 14 on 3s in the third quarter. – 10:15 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Tre Jones’ driving layup with 14 seconds left in 3Q gives him a career-high 24 points. – 10:13 PM
NBA on ESPN @ESPNNBA
SENGUN, OMG 😱
This was ruled an offensive foul, but it was nasty. pic.twitter.com/8VnK94rwMm10:11 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs lead by 14 after back-to-back 3s by McDermott, who is playing his first game after missing two straight with an ankle injury. – 10:11 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Spurs have led by double digits in 44% of their games this season.
SA enters 6-4 when leading by 10 – 10:11 PM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Alperen Sengun made the dunk of the year and the ref called an offensive foul. No respect to the game at all. #Rockets
pic.twitter.com/290YeWMpr610:08 PM

Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Still not accustomed to seeing the Spurs play with a center who spaces vertically. – 10:07 PM
Chris Vernon @ChrisVernonShow
OMG SENGUN. Zach Collins was a good man. 🪦pic.twitter.com/SgzdRd3Diq10:06 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIko
The Spurs have lost 11 straight games. You could not tell tonight. Just outplaying the Rockets in all phases right now. – 10:05 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Sengun clearly cleared Collins’ arms out of the way as he went up for that dunk, but YEEEESH – 10:03 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
This is a legit “Why do the officials hate Alperen Sengun?” moment. That gets called maybe once in every 1,000 chances – 10:02 PM
Bruno Fernando @BrunoFernandoMV
Ayoooooo🤧🤧 – 10:01 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Zach hit his head hard on the court absorbing the charge by Sengun. Another tough break by a player who has been plagued by injuries.
After replay the call stands against Sengun. – 10:01 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIko
It’s probably an offensive foul, but some plays should stand just cause. This is one of those plays. I still can’t believe Sengun pulled that off. – 9:59 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Trainer Will Sevening out on the court to take a look at Collins, who hit his head on the court on the fall after absorbing that driving slam by Sengun.
Zach got up on his own power to make his way to the bench.
Pop is challenging the foul against Collins. – 9:58 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Russell Westbrook probably enjoyed that Sengun poster of Zach Collins more than anyone on the planet – 9:58 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
KELDON JOHNSON FOR THREEEE 🏹 pic.twitter.com/0rixxFxiRB9:57 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Sengun with a monster slam taken off the board with an offensive foul. Silas challenging the call but he did extend his left arm a bit. Collins shaken up on the play. – 9:57 PM
Donovan Mitchell @spidadmitchell
Naaa Sengun just went crazy 😱 – 9:57 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIko
Rockets in the middle of one of those really bad defensive lapses. Need to get a handle on this game or Spurs momentum will stretch this lead. – 9:55 PM
Tom Petrini @RealTomPetrini
Keldon Johnson’s career-high is 34.
He’s currently at 25 with 8 minutes left in the third quarter. – 9:54 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs take the lead 68-65 with 8:08 left in 3Q after 4 consecutive 3s from Tre, Keldon, Malaki and Keldon.
Jones is 2 of 3 from deep tonight. He’s one shy of matching his career high for made 3s. – 9:54 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
IT’S RAINING THREES IN HERE!!! ☔️ – 9:52 PM
Tom Petrini @RealTomPetrini
Watching Sengun cook knowing the Spurs reached for Josh Primo instead pic.twitter.com/5Tacyfz3hU9:48 PM

Tom Petrini @RealTomPetrini
We’ve got an entertaining basketball game on our hands! Keldon and Tre are cooking, and its 54-51 Rockets after the first half.
Live blog with highlights in here, second half coming up on @KENS5
https://t.co/oOAjlgDTTo pic.twitter.com/MbqTGSd0939:39 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
𝗝𝗚 𝗔𝗧 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗕𝗨𝗭𝗭𝗘𝗥 🚨
@Jalen Green | #Rockets pic.twitter.com/6UfHqeYJq29:38 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Keldon Johnson, breaking out to the tune of 19 points on 9 of 11. His season high is 33 (Chicago, Oct. 28) and his career best is 34 (Minnesota, March 14, 2022).
Tre Jones has 17 on 7 of 9. His season and career high is 23 (LAL, Nov. 26). – 9:38 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs trail, 54-51, at the break. They are 0-15, including 0-8 at home, this season when trailing at halftime. – 9:34 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
1Q: Rockets by 3
SA takes the 2Q 27-25
Keldon 19 pts
Jones 17 pts pic.twitter.com/ZCjTrQ0i8r9:34 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Keeping it close at the half!
#GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/uHuJ1wocMx9:32 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
That Jalen Green 3 was sick – 9:31 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Jalen Green good – 9:31 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets 54, Spurs 51 at half, pending review of Green’s buzzer beater. Smith, Porter, Sengun and Green all in double figures. Tre Jones with 17. This game is, uh, close. Let’s go with that. – 9:31 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIko
JALEN GREEN AT THE BUZZER. – 9:30 PM
Tom Petrini @RealTomPetrini
Keldon Johnson hits a three to make it 9-9 from the floor to start pic.twitter.com/cgcHWEdh9q9:29 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Keldon and Tre are attacking the Rockets’ defense inside with 24 of the team 36 paint points pic.twitter.com/1xpxPLV3ib9:25 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets have missed three dunks in this quarter. It’s like the dunk contest in Cleveland again. – 9:22 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Jabari Smith Jr. with the cherry pick of all cherry picks. He stayed down after he thought he was fouled on a dunk attempt. Had time to bake a pie with the cherries before his dunk on the next possession. – 9:22 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Splash Gordon from waaayy back 💦 pic.twitter.com/fQUJq4liN69:21 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Sengun picks up a tough second foul. If he gets a third, this could be a game in which the Rockets use the lineup with Jabari Smith Jr. at center. Might even if Sengun needs a few minutes. – 9:20 PM
Tom Petrini @RealTomPetrini
Charles Bassey always has a few exclamation point plays per game pic.twitter.com/ikzlL7Fl6t9:19 PM
Tom Petrini @RealTomPetrini
Tre Jones doing some things tonight (easier when nobody is guarding you but hey) pic.twitter.com/EPCmbyw92Y9:15 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
gotta see that Sengun shake ‘n bake again pic.twitter.com/uKHrgLzMOa9:13 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
All aboard the Tre Jones Express 🚂
@Tre Jones pic.twitter.com/OB88PX9MQZ9:11 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Tre Jones with 10 points on 5 of 6 from the floor. His season and career high is 23 (vs. LAL, Nov. 26). – 9:08 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Three possessions, three turnovers for the Rockets in the second quarter after getting through the first with just one. The Nix/Gordon backcourt isn’t great – 9:08 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
12 minutes done ✅
Rockets: 29
Spurs: 24
@Kroger | #Rockets pic.twitter.com/49Ee4o00we9:07 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Terry Porter is the Spurs’ alumnus of the game. After joining the crowd in applauding Porter, Pop walked over to embrace him before he left the court. – 9:05 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Terry Porter introduced to the crowd as part of the Spurs season-long 50th anniversary celebration. Gets a hug from Pop on the way off the floor. – 9:05 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs down 29-24 after 1Q. They are 1-15, including 0-8 at home, in games this season when they’ve trailed entering the 2Q. – 9:04 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets 29, Spurs 24 after 1. Rockets close quarter on 8-0 run. Sengun with 8p, 2a, 5r. As usual, second-chance points key for Rockets, outscoring Spurs, 7-2, off offensive boards. – 9:03 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
The Mustang is in his bag early 💼 pic.twitter.com/rvltx2ZrKW8:55 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Sengun with eight points, three rebounds and two assists in the first eight plus minutes. This about when Fernando has been checking in, but he’s out with an illness. Silas holding off on having Garuba sub in so far. – 8:54 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Sengun getting the first bucket 👏
@toyota pic.twitter.com/QPgfQDNAxJ8:53 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets have been the NBA’s best offensive rebounding team this season. They really should be better on the defensive boards. – 8:52 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIko
Sengun has never been the sturdiest screener but he’s doing a much better job as of late. Underrated aspect of attacking defenses, creating the right angle for the ball handler and allowing him to read and react. – 8:52 PM
Tom Petrini @RealTomPetrini
Defense very much optional to start Spurs Rockets – 8:50 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs, fueled by Keldon’s 3-of-3 start, have hit 8 of 10 from the field. – 8:48 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIko
Jalen Green’s improved handle makes his operating of PnR that much better. Sweet dime to Sengun. – 8:47 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Very aggressive Keldon Johnson to start this game. Playing angrily. – 8:46 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Jalen Green blocked a Branham shot. First shot the Spurs missed in the first 3 1/2 minutes. – 8:45 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets had been down double digits before getting their second field goal in each of the past four games (12-2, 13-2, 15-2, 10-0). After an alley-oop slam for Green, that streak ends. Rockets lead 6-4. – 8:42 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
No time to siesta, it’s time to Fiesta 💃
Join the Spurs Digital Arena tonight for a chance to win a Fiesta Prize Pack ➡️ https://t.co/4SvVeGRZMT pic.twitter.com/xNDu3yH7Fb8:40 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
“He was very aggressive. He was bumping and holding and as penetration came, he was getting to his verticality and just playing”
Alperen Sengun fouled out Monday, but he managed to play close to 12 minutes with 5 fouls showing the progress he’s made: audacy.com/sportsradio610…8:32 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Introductions of the former Spurs with the Rockets, Boban Marjanovic and John Lucas. Cheers (loud ones for Boban) for both. – 8:31 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets starters: Gordon, Smith Jr., Sengun, Green, Porter Jr.
Spurs: Langford, Johnson, Collins, Branham, Jones. – 8:25 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Pop trotting out a starting lineup of Tre Jones, Malaki Branham, Keldon Johnson, Romeo Langford and Zach Collins. – 8:23 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Spurs assistant Candice Dupree awoke to three words both unexpected and long-awaited: “Brittney’s coming home.”
Dupree is thrilled her friend and former WNBA teammate is on her way back to family in the U.S., and angry it took so long.
expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a… via @expressnews – 8:23 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
A hustling reaction piece by @Jeff McDonald, who caught up with #Spurs assistant coach Candice Dupree before tonight’s game for her thoughts on the release of her friend and former WNBA teammate Brittney Griner from a Russian jail.
expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…8:21 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Starting in San Antonio!
@ReliantEnergy | #Rockets pic.twitter.com/ipSZIjm9dD8:08 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Kevin Porter Jr. cleared to play for the Rockets vs. Spurs. Josh Christopher, Bruno Fernando are out. – 7:53 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
We’ve got a Texas Showdown tonight 🤠 Call your Shot for a chance at 2 Plaza Tickets to a Spurs game!
🔗 https://t.co/29RFzpD8v5 pic.twitter.com/bsTNOTXcit7:42 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Turning somewhat serious, Pop said of Sean Elliott’s work on the Spurs TV broadcasts:
“You know, Sean is having a hell of a time. We all love him. I don’t know what the hell he is talking about, but nobody better to be doing that job.” – 7:12 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Pop attributes Spurs’ struggles to their injuries.
“We have to have all our bodies. It’s tough on these guys. The way the team is right now, and having to compete at this level, if three or four or five of them are out, it’s really a difficult task for them.” – 7:05 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Pop said Blake Wesley (MCL sprain) is getting close to returning and likely will have a stint with the Austin Spurs in the G League before playing again for the big club. – 7:02 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Bruno Fernando is out with an illness for the Rockets vs. Spurs. Kevin Porter Jr. and Josh Christopher are game-time decisions. – 7:02 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIko
Fernando is OUT. KPJ and Josh Christopher are game-time decisions, per Silas. – 7:02 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Pop said Langford (back) and Richardson (ankle) are available after being listed as probable on the injury report.
“I think Doug is also,” Pop said, referring to McDermott, who was also listed as probable after missing the last 2 games with an ankle sprain. – 6:54 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
A note from shootaround this morning: Malaki Branham said Blake Wesley has added “four or five pounds of muscle” since hitting the shelf with the MCL tear.
“He’s looking good when he’s been on the court, so I can’t wait until he gets back.” – 6:53 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
OOTD 😎
#ULTRADrip | #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/Ie2nzBFhcI6:53 PM

RJ Marquez @KSATRJ
Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich comments on Brittney Griner’s release from a Russian jail. #KSATsports #NBA pic.twitter.com/eD90IQ4xBH6:52 PM

Tom Petrini @RealTomPetrini
Spurs injury report longer than a CVS receipt for this one against the Rockets pic.twitter.com/bboaDynbhc6:35 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs have downgraded Vassell (left knee soreness) from doubtful to out for tonight vs. Houston. It’s basically an injury management move to help heal an injury that forced him to miss a few games earlier this season. – 6:00 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Spurs (long) injury report:
OUT
– Devin Vassell (knee soreness)
– Jakob Poeltl (knee bruise)
– Jeremy Sochan (quad contusion)
– KBD (mid-foot sprain)
– Blake Wesley (MCL sprain)
PROBABLE
– Doug McDermott (ankle sprain)
– Josh Richardson (ankle sprain)
– Romeo Langford (back) – 5:51 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
“When you look at that trio, when you talk about team, they epitomize that.” 🏀🤝
Don’t miss our Big 3 Week conclusion with Manu’s episode of The Ring of the Rowel, out tomorrow on Spurs YouTube channel! 🎞 https://t.co/flSqRFiAT7
#Spurs50 | #PorVida pic.twitter.com/TYjlqP2ozM5:49 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Langford, McDermott, and Richardson are still probable – 5:48 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Per Spurs, Devin Vassell is out tonight – 5:48 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Which Texas team will be the first to score 50 PTS?
@DraftKings | #Rockets5:46 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
You heard him, Spurs Fam 💯
Join us tonight as we honor #Spurs50 alum @terryporter30 and cheer on the squad against the Rockets!
Tickets here🎟: https://t.co/sETZZldv5l pic.twitter.com/iICNN99aDG4:40 PM

Jeff Stotts @InStreetClothes
Re: Obi Toppin: Toppin is the second player to suffer a non-displaced fracture of the fibular head this season after San Antonio’s Zach Collins sustained the injury in early November. Collins missed 10 games (21 days). – 4:31 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Quick trip to San Antonio for some Thursday night hoops! 👏
⏰ 7:30 PM Tip-Off
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Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Alperen Sengun was whistled for 5.2 fouls per 36 minutes last season. That number is down to 4.7 this season, so I asked Stephen Silas what he sees as a reason for the decline pic.twitter.com/u3ROxRQBVw4:16 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
“He was very aggressive. He was bumping and holding and as penetration came, he was getting to his verticality and just playing”
Alperen Sengun fouled out Monday, but he managed to play close to 12 minutes with 5 fouls showing the progress he’s made audacy.com/sportsradio610…4:13 PM
LJ Ellis @spurstalkdotcom
The Spurs will try to snap their 11-game losing streak against the Rockets. Here’s a preview including a Spurs injury update and projected Spurs starters: spurstalk.com/spurs-rockets-…3:32 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
The Rockets are favored for the first time all season tonight in San Antonio. I took a closer look at the matchup for @gallerysports gallerysports.com/preview-rocket…3:13 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
The #Rockets, @MemorialHermann and the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center teamed up to host our annual Blood Drive!
Thank you to everyone who donated 🤘 pic.twitter.com/B03ogzJMHg3:13 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
ICYMI: I took a look at the progress being made by the Rockets 2021 draft class gallerysports.com/evaluating-the…3:10 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
On the latest episode of the H-Town Hoops Podcast, @brandonkscott discussed whether or not the Rockets are playing better or are they just winning games and looked at Tari Eason’s hot stretch
Audacy: audacy.com/sportsradio610…
Spotify: open.spotify.com/episode/2yXsZj…3:10 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
We’ve got your Saturday plans covered 💯
Come hangout with your Spurs fam & cheer on the team as they take on the Miami Heat. Party starts at 4PM with great giveaways happening all game long! pic.twitter.com/HK717gpuhY3:06 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
We’ve got your Saturday plans covered 💯
Come hangout with your Spurs fam & cheer on the team as they take on the Miami Heat. Party starts at 4PM with great giveaways happening all game long! pic.twitter.com/QKvmrXoXP13:04 PM

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