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Nando De Colo showed that he's still getting adjusted to the NBA in San Antonio's first game of the season against the Miami Heat. He played extended minutes with Coach Pop sitting his Big 3 and starting shooting guard. While it was seen as an obvious blowout in favor for the Heat, the Spurs reserves stayed in the game and gave a strong showing against the defending NBA champions and their stars.
For De Colo, it wasn't just another game but a learning experience.
Very closed game vs. the Heat ! Some stupids TO at the end but it's good to play, and I will learn about it... for the rest of the season.
— Nando De Colo (@NandoDeColo) November 30, 2012
The San Antonio Spurs made some costly mistakes at the end which gave the game to the Heat and De Colo was at the center of some of them.
The most notable one was not defending Ray Allen on the inbounds when the Spurs needed to foul. That mistake upset Coach Pop and cost Nando a benching while Gary Neal replaced him. The great thing is he knows what he did wrong and will learn from it. He shouldn't kick himself too much though. If it wasn't for his really good play that night, the Spurs wouldn't even have been in position to win the game.
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TNT basketball analyst Charles Barkley conducted a quick sideline interview with San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich before the start of the second quarter of Thursday night's NBA game against the Miami Heat.
Apparently Barkley was unaware that he was only allowed to ask two questions, so when Barkley attempted to ask a third question, Popovich had to politely inform...
Sir Charles Barkley asked one to many questions to Spurs coach Gregg Popovich last night and Big Poppa cut him off. Charles is only suppose to have 2 questions per interview, and he went for three and Pop had no time for him. Check out the video below.
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from David Stern last night seems puzzling. With just over a year
until retirement, Stern continues to lay down the law by making slightly
questionable decisions which keep adding up. The Spurs resting Tim Duncan, Tony
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Manu went to state that Pop had asked him if he wanted...
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"The Chuckster" did time as the sideline reporter...
MIAMI Had the Miami Heat lost Thursday, perhaps David Stern would have fined them.
Or maybe somebody else would have.
Itd have been embarrassing, Heat center Chris Bosh said of possibly falling to Spurs Lite. The coaches probably would have fined us.
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San Antonio Spurs center Boris Diaw committed two charges on the same play during the second quarter of Thursday night's NBA game against the Miami Heat.
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TNT analyst Charles Barkley joked "This...
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Except here at the HQ...
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