The Morning Tip-Off


May 12, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; General view of the interior of Oracle Arena after game four of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs between the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs. The Warriors defeated the Spurs 97-87 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Tip-Off is where we scour the internet, to bring you all the San Antonio Spurs news from different outlets, all on one page. Here are your links for May 13th:

Spurs Have Historically Bad Shooting Night, Fall To Dubs – 48 Minutes of Hell

San Antonio had a chance to put this series in the back seat, to situate the rearview mirror on the vaunted Oracle Arena as it left northern California with a high probability of leaving it there for good in the 2013 postseason.

But the Spurs slipped. And in doing so, they opened the box offices for Game 6 in Oakland.

And it didn’t look like it would end up in a 97-87 Warriors win in overtime. Not for the first three quarters. In a combination of bad Golden State shooting and good San Antonio defense, the Warriors couldn’t score in the first half. And on top of that, Manu Ginobili was looking like the old Manu for the first time all series.

Spurs Go Silent In Overtime, Fall To Warriors In Game 4 – Project Spurs

Once overtime began, the Spurs fell silent as Jarrett Jack and the Warriors outscored the Spurs 13-3 to win game four 97-87 and tie the series at two games apiece.

 Warriors Go Overtime To Even Series With Spurs – Sports Illustrated

Rookie Harrison Barnes had a career-high 26 points and 10 rebounds, Jarrett Jack added 24 points in reserve and Andrew Bogut grabbed 18 rebounds to help Golden State erase an eight-point deficit in the final five minutes of regulation. The Warriors scored the first nine points of overtime to whip the yellow-shirt wearing crowd of 19,596 into a frenzy and give this topsy-turvy series yet another twist.

Even Warriors coach Mark Jackson doubted whether Curry could play, especially after his star point guard took an anti-inflammatory injection in the morning to ease the soreness in his sprained ankle and still had trouble getting loose. Jackson cornered Curry outside the chapel service at the arena to see how he felt.

Warriors Outlast Spurs In Overtime, Tie Series At Two with 97-87 Win Pounding the Rock

It was hard to see a way for the Spurs to come out on top in overtime. Ginobili was gassed and Parker and Duncan had struggled throughout the game. To make matters worse, Green and Leonard had been AWOL on offense. The Warriors are not only younger but also had a rested Bogut after foul trouble kept him out of most of the first half. Sure enough, the Dubs took it easily, outscoring the Spurs 13-3 with great performances from Barnes and Jack. Nothing was falling for the Spurs, with Kawhi even missing on a put back dunk. Game over. We are coming back to San Antonio for game five with a tied series.

Danny Green: We Treat Steph Curry Like a Mini Kevin Durant – Pass the Pill

Steph Curry has been phenomenal lately for the Golden State Warriors, who are currently battling the San Antonio Spurs in the second round of the NBA Playoffs.

His play has been exciting to say the least, and teams have been looking for any way to slow down his shooting. Danny Green has been one option for the Spurs to guard Curry, and Green has actually had some solid success in doing so.

Danny Green Throws Down Monstrous Putback Dunk Over Steph Curry – Next Impulse Sports

Danny Green took full advantage of Steph Curry’s ankle injury and used him for a life-sized poster on Sunday. The Spurs’ Green put down one of the larger putback dunks we have seen in quite some time. The dunk put the Spurs up by 11 midway through the second quarter.

Tony Parker’s Playoff Resume Taking ‘Best PG’ Crown Away From CP3 – Bleacher Report

It took just one season for the explosive young point guard to prove himself as one of the greatest draft-day steals in NBA history. Now, nearly 12 years later, Parker is not only an above-average late-first-round pick, but a potential Hall-of-Famer.

For years, Parker was considered a borderline All-Star, sneaking into the game in some years and barely missing it during others. However, he was rarely considered one of the best for a long time.