I started writing about six different short recaps for this game, but each time I got into one, something happened that forced me to delete them and start over. That’s the kind of special game we got tonight. You should watch it all over again at soon as the replay comes up on League Pass, which you should buy if you don’t have it in order to watch the game again right now.
We’ll give this one the attention it deserves in a little while. Until then, I’m guessing a lot of your fingernails look like mine:
UPDATE FROM BRIAN: Hope everyone got their money’s worth watching that one. Here are some entertaining quotes from the locker room tonight to hold you over in the interim before a full recap of this classic from Hayes……
Popovich on Regarding Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen: “He affects the game on both ends of the court. He put it in the hole. He drove it. He plays D, gets steals, he rebounds. He does everything, he’s a good all around player. Ray needs to work on his shooting a little bit. He only hit 13 out of 16. If it was practice and you did pin downs and you came off of that – I don’t know if anyone in the league would it 13 out of 16. He does it in a game. I think he’s pretty good.”
Parker on Re: Rajon Rondo’s Triple Double: “He played great tonight…finding his teammates. It helps when you have a guy like Ray Allen making all those shots, so he had a good game.”
Doc on The Game: “Yeah, you know, two great defensive teams tonight, huh? One shoots, scores 103 the other one scores 105. The fact that we shot 61% and won by two is a scary number, when you think about it. That tells you how good they are, how well they’re coached, and all of them – everything above – it took a 61% effort from us tonight to win a basketball game at home. That tells you how good that team is.”
Baby’s Crazy Talk: Re the Spurs defense: “They were playing off me. I was shocked. I was like oh m god they are just going to let me shoot. So I just kept shooting and got into a rhythm.
Re the ticket stub: “No he didn’t rebound. Ticket stub does everything. You know he does what the big ticket does. Two rebounds, last game I had one, ticket stub rebounds. It was a different guy out there today, because Glen Davis rebounds.
Re Doc: “He has, he has worked with me. Given me the opportunity to show what I got. He is still hard on me. He’s still hard. It’s like a love hate thing.
Re their relationship “ For sure father son, like step-son. He loves me. But it’s like I love you, but I’m hard on you. It is what it is.