Trail Blazin' - On Sunday, the Spurs beat the visiting Portland Trail Blazers 95-78, pushing their winning streak to five games. The Spurs currently sit atop the NBA standings with a 20-3 record. Portland’s 78-point output was the lowest point total the Spurs have held an opposing team to, this season.
Duncan's grandeur. - Sunday marked Tim Duncan’s 1,000th regular season game. The 34-year-old, future Hall of Famer, remarked after the game: “I would rather not be told that. I’ve played for a long time and I’m getting really old. I wish I’d only played 10 (games) and still have 1,000 more in front of me.”
Meaningless observation to appear well-read. - Already nine times this season, Tim Duncan has scored in single-digits. Last season, Tim Duncan scored in single-digits only eight times, that included the playoffs.
The greatest power forward (thinker), ever. - The fourth quarters of the young 2010-2011 NBA season afford Tim Duncan the opportunity to work on his stand up material. Possibly even a memoir titled, Fourth Quarter: Thoughts from the Bench. A stocking-stuffer must-have. “I think his [Coach Popovich] philosophy this year isn’t to play me in the fourth quarter at all, whether we are winning, or what,” Duncan said. “I think he thinks the team is better without me out there. I just try to disprove him at such point.”
You're voting for the wrong G. Hill, America. - Grant Hill might be on the 2011 NBA All-Star ballot, but George Hill wants your write-in vote. Or he’s counting on earning coaches’ votes with a reserve selection. Hill took home top scorer honors in Sunday’s defeat of the Blazers. Over the last three games, Hill is 9-12 from three-point land. VOTE.
DeJuan Blair remembers what it’s like to be a college student in December. - Here.
A Spurs compliment. This is not a typo. - Kobe Bryant on playing the San Antonio Spurs: "It's not mean," he said. "It's not nasty. Even when they're playing you, they're nice guys. Even when Tim knocks you on the floor, he'll help you up. He'll continue to kick your butt, but
they play the game. They don't play that mean.
Boston, they'll push you to the floor." Read more here.
Spurs’ upcoming schedule:
This is also not a typo. - The 16-9 New York Knicks have won eight games in a row. Eight games in a row. And 13 of their last 14 games. By all indications, Amare Stoudemire is the MVP through the first-quarter of the 2010-2011 NBA Season.
Someone has willingly been to a Sacramento Kings home game? - Remember to follow Andrew Unterberger’s NBA 30 arenas in 60 days road-trip. Andrew’s review of the AT&T Center should be available today or tomorrow. Check here.
D-olce & G-ilbert - If you’re going to be a grossly overpaid NBA player, you might as well dress the part: here.
Cleveland has an NBA team? - On Wednesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Miami to take on the Miami Heat. Hopefully, Byron Scott’s ridiculous fine awakened his sorry team from their collective coma. Personally, based upon their horrendous play since LeBron’s homecoming, I think the Cavaliers should just spend the rest of the season in their cars, using snowstorms and poor driving conditions as a means of forfeiture.
Symbolic of Brett Favre's 2010 NFL Season - Not basketball-related, but too good not to share whenever possible. Here.