• Though the San Antonio Spurs lost to the Boston Celtics last night, check out this sweet move Manu Ginobili did on Kevin Garnett:
• NBA.com asks if the Spurs should be in panic mode:
It might not be time yet for the citizens of the Alamo City to jump off the River Walk into the river, but you can be sure some are inching closer and closer to the edge.
Not the Spurs.
“It’s simple enough,” said Duncan. “We put ourselves in this position. Luckily, we’ve played great basketball all season and we’ve given ourselves a lead on the rest of the league. We’ve given some of that back, but we still have enough.”
• CBSSports.com compares Tim Duncan and Celtics' Garnett:
But the two have vastly different demeanors. If they were siblings, Garnett would be the talker, Duncan the listener. Garnett would be the agitator, Duncan the peacemaker. Garnett would be the kid who serves detention all the time; Duncan would be the teacher's pet.
Garnett's approach to basketball is a combination of Mount St. Helens (seemingly always ready to blow up) and a tabloid headline (screaming wildly and beating his chest vigorously to make sure the world knows he has a big heart).
Duncan is an island breeze, approaching every game and every play with an impassive look that belies his competitiveness and dedication to his craft. He is like a heart surgeon preparing to operate -- quiet, meticulous and professional.
• Express News' Tim Griffin shares his notes from last night's Spurs-Celtics game.
Hit the jump to read up on the Austin Toros' playoff chase, Tim Duncan and video games, former Spur Dennis Rodman fights back the tears and more.