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Gayby's Monday Musings


It’s only January 17. The NBA season is a long 82 games. And, of course, the real season starts in April. C’mon though, the Spurs’ 2010-2011 regular season schedule is halfway completed and the Spurs are soaring atop the NBA standings at 35-6. The Spurs are 24-3 against Western Conference teams, 22-2 at home, and Tony Parker unearthed a three-point shot Sunday night against the Denver Nuggets.

Winners of six in a row, and 12 of their last 14, the San Antonio Spurs buried the we-haven’t-traded-Carmelo-yet Nuggets, 110-97.

According to Coach Pop during the post-game, “We had a really poor first quarter and a really good second quarter. Tony and Manu had a lot to do with that. That was probably the best part of the game

going down the way we did and then keeping our composure and digging ourselves back into the game. That was a good thing for us.”

Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili combined for 48 points on (16-30) shooting from the floor, a perfect (13-13) at the free throw line, to go along with a combined 10 rebounds, 11 assists, 4 steals, and 1 block.

Keep in mind, if you’re interested in attending a Spurs home game, Wednesday and Friday are two of the final three chances until the Spurs “Rodeo Roadtrip” homecoming game on February 23. (The third and final opportunity is Saturday, January 29, when they take on the Houston Rockets.)

San Antonio Spurs Upcoming Schedule

Wednesday - Home versus Toronto Raptors (13-27) @ 7:30 PM FSSW

Friday - Home versus New York Knicks (22-17) @ 7:00 PM - ESPN

Saturday - Away versus New Orleans Hornets (25-16) @ 7:00 PM - CW35

NBA D-Leaguer Larry Owens turned 28 on January 8 and received a late birthday present in the form of a 10-day contract with the San Antonio Spurs.

DeJuan Blair's Twitter Affirmation of the Week - “Pain is nothing compared to what it feels like to quit.”  (January 10)

NBA Standings

Western Conference - 1) San Antonio Spurs (35-6) 2) Los Angeles Lakers (30-12) 3) Oklahoma City (27-13) 4) Utah Jazz (27-13) 5) Dallas Mavericks (26-13)

Eastern Conference - 1) Boston Celtics (30-9) 2) Miami Heat (30-12) 3) Chicago Bulls (27-13) 4) Orlando Magic (26-14) 5) Atlanta Hawks (26-15)

Can we just change the name of the Los Angeles Clippers to the Los Angeles Blakers? - Blake Griffin, the NBA’s most famous ginger, Matt Bonner aside, continued his double-double streak on Sunday afternoon. The Los Angeles Blakers defeated their older, more successful brother, the Los Angeles Lakers, 99-92. Look out, cute kitten videos on YouTube, Blake Griffin’s nightly high-flying act is taking all your traffic.

Second Installment of NBA Lookalikes Luis Scola & Goofy. (I'm sorry, Scola. Honestly, you're my favorite player in the NBA. The comparison is solely based on the hair.)

Updated All-Star Ballot Returns - Starters for the NBA All-Star game will be announced Thursday, January 27 on TNT. One week later, February 3, head coach selections will be announced, completing the roster.

Even Diane Keaton laughed at the Cavaliers, Tuesday night. - The Los Angeles Lakers pulverized the Cleveland Cavaliers, 112-57. That is not a typo, the Cavaliers lost by 55 points, which was the Lakers’ largest margin of victory since 1972. For the season, as of this morning, the Cavaliers are the league’s worst team with a record of (8-32). One year ago today, the Cavaliers were an Eastern Conference best (31-11), and second overall in the NBA. No word yet on whether Diane Keaton was in attendance to hand out copies of 2003's Something's Gotta Give with her co-star and Laker Loyalist, Jack Nicholson, in hopes the movie's title would boost the Cavs' morale.

Memphis Grizzlies forward, Rudy Gay, wants your All-Star votes. - Keep killing the joke, my friends.

And, oh yeah, I don’t care anymore and you probably never cared, but ... 1) Carmelo Anthony might be traded. I mean it this time! I think. Oh well, talks continue. 2) The Miami Heat have lost three straight games. LeBron and Bosh both have ankle injuries and it’s awesome.

Lemme close with a Rudy Gayby original, basketball joke...assuming a) someone's reading this and b) someone's read this far...

Q: In NBA terms, what is the only thing rarer than a San Antonio Spurs loss?

A Cleveland Cavaliers win.

Har Har.

Have a great week and Go Spurs Go!

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