It was our second straight loss at home.
Well, Austin Celtics a tough game against the Celtics, had a bill down the third quarter.
Um, San Antonio in the game against San Antonio was little.
It was no different. We just couldn't get over the hump.
We couldn't quite.
I don't get a lead or kitchen break against the Spurs.
Every time we made a run, they made another run.
So here's my recap of the game.
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I'm going to give you my key plays of the game.
And I'm also gonna talk a little bit about the game that they have coming up in the gangs after All Star break.
And I'm also I'm going to share with you my thoughts about the Western Conference playoff race.
So my videos are usually about 15 minutes, so I'll probably try to keep it at that.
I'm also gonna be streaming the third quarter of the Pelicans game and give a preview to the Pelicans game sometime tonight, probably within the next hour or so, but the third quarter pelican get pelicans Game will be streamed.
There's only one other game tonight, Not probably watch it.
It is Boston against the Clippers, a t D Garden, so that should be a pretty good game as well.
But just here is my feelings about, um, here's some numbers.
Excuse me about for the game.
Okay? See, played against the Spurs.
They had four people players in double figures.
LaMarcus Aldridge was their leading scorer and leading rebounder.
He had 25 14 days.
John Murray had 25 9 rebounds, Patty Mills off the bench, had 20 had a Patty Mills type of game, and Derrick White had 17.
Off the bench is Well, um, I'm new.
Patty Mills would probably have a good game.
Patty Mills has those games Every now.
Then, like I said before on previous birth on my previous bar cast, when I was film in the third quarter, White really, really has blossomed.
Him playing for team U. S.
He's really blossomed in a row.
He knows what Gregg Popovich is expecting of him and he's been doing that.
Johnson had won his better games this year.
Get 25 points and nine rebounds.
He's one of the best rebounding guards in the league.
One most underrated rebounding guards and lead.
In my opinion, he's coming off the injury, I think not sure he will be better.
His shot looks a lot better, is more fluid.
Uh, at first he kind of had a hitch in his shot.
Kind of like SDA has a little hitch in shot, but he has gotten better in the markets with LaMarcus.
He played very well down the stretch for them.
Third and fourth quarter.
He really dominated.
So those were some numbers from the Spurs.
They're leaving scores.
And also, um, who was in double figures are leading score Was Chris Paul? He has 31.
We had 12345 five players in double figures.
Shrewder have 14 off the bench.
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Chris Paul had 31 in seven assists, Stephen and 10 and 10.
Um Gallinari had 15 and eight rebounds.
Trudeau had a He didn't have the best night.
In my opinion, he had 14 points, had 17.
Just seems like we just did not.
We just could not keep that Dr Born and keep something sustained.
Every time we try to come back, somebody would hit a big shot.
And like I said before, LaMarcus, it was great in the third and fourth quarter.
So I'm gonna give you guys some numbers here, Tink.
Statistics for the game, If I can pull it up.
Well, if this is the second time we've played Senate Tonio actually, the third time we've placed on in San Antonio they own the tiebreaker to one.
I don't know if that matter or not, because where we are in the playoffs standings.
We dropped to seventh in the playoffs standings.
That moved us to 17 and 12 at home, 32 32 22 overall.
That was one the Rockets one and Utah one.
So everybody around us.
So we needed to lose one.
So Dad was jumped in front of us 1/2 a game.
Rockets moved up two games and Utah moved up three and 1/2 games.
They put the Spurs in 19 to 9 away in between three and 31 at home.
I mean, overall, the Spurs are fighting for the eighth playoff spot.
Memphis, I believe one.
Portland lost back to back games.
Portland? Yeah, Portland got beat by Mrs.
And then Portland also got B by the pelican.
So the pelicans jumped.
Spurs jumped in the Memphis jumps and they stayed the course.
I don't think we'll drop, so that exceed.
I don't see that I see us at the 56 or seven like I've said in previous broadcast, so we'll just see how that goes.
We need to win tonight.
We went to Intuit home to home losses in a row.
The last time we had so home losses in a row, we had a four game winning streak.
But the Celtics snapped that, and then they beat us.
And then they had a seven game winning streak and a rocket snapped that last the other night.
So I watched that game on TNT for okay, see purposes only, and also that I enjoy watching Russell Westbrook play.
So the Rockets one, Utah one and like I said Dallas one.
So Luca Dockage is back for the Dallas Mavericks right before the All Star break.
I'm just a little all star news to a CZ well, before, while I'm putting up these numbers, Damian Lillard strength is growing, and he did not play in the second hat.
What? He played a bit in the second half against Memphis, but he strained his groin against Memphis and Devin Booker has taken his spot in the All Star game, and also he will still be rapping at the All Star Game he's still gonna perform, but he won't be able to play or performing a three point contest, and Devin Booker has taken over this spot.
Congratulations to Devin Booker.
It was well deserved.
Um, he is he promoted to have different Booker in that All Star Game, and I think NBA's fans We went crazy when we're nuts.
If they didn't put Devin Booker that All star game.
So congratulations to definite Booker, and also we just want to see Damian Lillard get better, because he is a reason why they are fighting for a spot in the playoffs.
So, without him, Lockie, we're gonna have to step up. C. J.
McCollum, Carmelo Anthony, Hassan Whiteside.
A lot of people don't have to step up for a Portland in order them catch that eighth playoff spot.
So now I have the numbers here.
They shot 48.8 from the field.
They hit seven threes and shot 28%.
We hit 11 and shot 35.5%.
It felt like they hit more threes in that.
Maybe it's because the timing of the threes that really killed us they shot 27 free throws and shot 92.6%.
Um, we shot 21 free throws and made any 1%.
They killed us on a board 54 to 41.
They had 20 had 19 steals.
We had eight blocks.
We had to total zone overs that had 12.
We have 14 points off turnovers that have 15.
We had 12 off fast break points.
We had six points in the paint.
We have 48 that have 42.
Um, their largest lead was 14.
Our largest lead was too.
So it kind of tells you what happened in that game, how we couldn't get over the hump here some first quarter.
Here's some quarter by quarter numbers for you.
We only scored 14 points in the first quarter.
Then we scored 27 in the second. They scored 24.
They scored 30 in the third.
We scored 29 we lost by eight.
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They were plus eight from the free throw line.
Kind of killed up 54 41 points and paint.
We have 48 to 42.
Um, fast break points at work.
We were plus two.
So where do we lose the game? In my opinion, we lost the game because the spurs had time of buckets.
They hit buckets, we were going a little run and then aspires.
We hit a bucket, Marcus are just hit a bucket.
Derrick White kids and timely buckets.
Dijon Samar e d.
Derrick White did so That's where we lost the game.
In my opinion, I'm like I said before Terence Ferguson talk about him a little bit.
You still not playing with their confidence of the announcers, talked about it as well.
Something about the confidence.
He's just lacking confidence right now within himself, and he's not playing within himself for some reason.
On defense, he's playing pretty good on defense, but offense he's not playing well.
I'm not sure if that's his personal issues or what.
But door is getting more minutes.
Oh, the door Nater in Diyala are getting those minutes.
Terrence Ferguson kind of comes in when certain matchups are out there, but he still not playing with confidence.
There's some. There's some shots on like Terrence.
32 months ago, he was shooting that shot, you know, But now he won't shoot the ball.
So it's a little weird little eye for me.
I'm not sure what's going on within him and his mental, but I really like for him to get their confidence back.
Let's see how many shots that chance Ferguson took last night.
He took one shot of 18 minutes last night and that's not that's unexcusable for him.
Most scholar got minutes, and he shot three threes.
Nature took seven shots.
The outlaw was two for two.
So there's no excuse for why Chance Ferguson shouldn't shoot the bomb.
Or I think he needs to be more involved.
The other person that didn't play was Burton.
He was young person it in play.
Everybody else on the thunder had active played.
So if you want, you got 18 minutes when you take one shot.
Never played 60 minutes, it took seven shots.
Then that's a confidence thing.
Nature's plan with more confidence right now.
A door played 21 minutes.
It took five shots.
He even went over three from three.
Take more shots.
Shrewd only took 13 shots last night, which is un kind of uncharacteristic for him, but he was playing defense.
He played a lot of defense.
He was chasing fatty meals.
Derrick White and that's a lot.
Patty Mills plays with a lot of energy, so that's a lot of energy exerted.
So the I'll only play eight minutes and took two shots.
So that just tells you where turns Ferguson's head is, you know, so I just wanted more from him on oil.
Wasn't that, um, active that last night? The night before? Excuse me.
He had four personal fouls.
One turnover in one rebound.
That's unlike in Orleans.
Billy Donovan could not play him because he was in foul trouble.
He couldn't play him because the markets Odgers was just back him down and caused him to be in foul trouble.
So the big that night was Steven Adams.
He played 32 minutes.
He went four for nine.
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He was that he had a double double and four steals in 32 minutes.
So that's kind of what I want to see from Steven Adams.
He only took nine shots.
I like to see Steven Adams take double digit shots.
I wouldn't mind there because, you know, most of them are gonna come in the paint.
Well, we're gonna come into paint gallon hard struggle.
He dropped off a seven from the free throw line.
He's in the top 10 an MBA and free throw percentage.
So that's a little odd for him.
He was, too, from seven from the three point line, which is very odd for him.
He shot four for 16 which is also very odd for him as well.
Chris Paul had the best shooting night out of everybody.
He went 12 for 18 5 from now from three point line, two for two from the free throw line.
So he's a sister turnover ratio.
He had two turnovers and seven assists.
Yeah, 31 points so that that voted their boats will for Chris Paul.
Chris Paul had a great game.
He played a great game.
He kept us in that game.
Honestly, who, in my opinion, he kept ascended.
SDA hits some buckets and kept us in, and he went six for 11.
He was two from three from the three point line, was three for four from the free throw line.
He had five rebounds.
He only had two fouls.
I'm not big on plus on mining, so I'm just going to show you how plus and minus works.
Belinelli play 16 minutes.
He was over two from the field.
Girls over to from three had one rebound, one personal foul.
So you know, that's a little weird.
Um, Steven Adams was plus one.
He had a double double and four steals and +45 personal fouls.
Had four turnovers, and he was plus one, so I'm not quite sure how plus and minus works.
I'm not a big on numbers ****ytics like that anyway, but I kind of just want to give you guys an idea of the plus minus situation for, um for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the San Antonio Spurs.
But my biggest takeaways from the game waas The mark is getting where he want to get.
Any time you want to get it in the second half.
Good John Murray.
Jump shot. Looking a lot better. Live more fluid.
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A second have the Johnson playing whale Patty meals, and they're quite combining for 37 off the bench.
Our bench not playing well at all.
I'm sure you have 14.
And then we had 38 and four.
Their bench had 2017 for one.
So, of course we get outscored on the bench there.
He played before.
You play five guys off the bench and Billy Dog can play six guys off the bench.
Only one more guy off the bench.
But those are my That was my takeaway from the spires.
My biggest takeaway for okay, see, was that we didn't get to the free throw line.
As much as I wanted us to get to the free throw line, a lot of people were complaining about the riffs and the foul calls.
I'm not on Twitter.
The foul calls it okay, See? Weren't getting by the San Antonio.
We did not finish at the rim very good at all.
The tunnel was concerned.
He had 14 turnovers.
I don't like we have 14 turnovers and then we continue to trouble without Chris Paul S D on the floor.
At times we struggled.
We could not score in the first quarter at all.
14 points in the first quarter is unexcusable.
Billy Donovan had a lot about that that I did not like.
I think he waas intruder Nater.
I want to say no whale, True nature.
Noel Most Scala in Ferguson was that the lineup No, it was the yellow shrewder.
Vader probably move scholar.
He had their line up on the floor a couple of times and I talked about on Twitter hiding like a lot of I think that was the lineup.
I'm not quite sure, but I believe so.
I know we're shooting Diablo and Ferguson, and I think it was nature and Muscat or was probably Skyla Ward.
Well, he had a lot about there.
I did not like their lineup at all because Shooter's own personal in their lineup that can create his own shot.
But he has also create shots from others because he's a he's a point guard now.
If you change the lineup, I know is she A and Chris Paul have to get their wrists, Um, but SDA play 33 minutes.
Chris Paul paid 34 so they kind of made sense.
He kind of wants to keep those minutes under 40 But sometimes you have to play those guys, especially as yet.
He's a younger guy.
You can kind of keep you can keep him insured right? At the same time, I like that line of better with him.
Intruder in because it takes the pressure off shorter because he doesn't have to make place for others.
And he also I'm just have to make place to others or create his own shot.
So that's a lot to ask a shooter.
And he was playing defense last night.
I think that's the reason why he only took 13 shots.
He had to play defense against Patty meals and Derrick White.
And also he had to play defense, I guess.
Bryn Forbes is a shooter.
He's running around a lot, so I think they kind of messed with his shot. Selection.
Also messed with his legs a little bit as well.
So that's my take on the Spurs in the thunder.
That was our second story.
Lost at home dropped us to the seven seed because that was one, Um, I gave you a little All Star news.
I gave you the teams around us that they want and we needed to lose.
So there's only one other game tonight and that's the Clippers in Boston.
Actually, they're playing right now.
I'm going to watch the game and I'll come back on here around 6 55 inch to give you guys starting lineup for the pelicans and us as well, and also give you a preview of us and the pelicans.
We played them a lot during the beginning of the season, but I'm not sure how many more times we play them.
I have to look it up and let you guys know.
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