Spurs news and notes: Bonner hurt, Duncan dunks, and more


• San Antonio Spurs’ Matt Bonner will be out of action for tomorrow’s game against the Denver Nuggets reports Express News’ Tim Griffin:

Spurs forward Matt Bonner will miss Sunday’s game against Denver with a sore right knee.

Bonner injured the knee late in the second quarter of the Spurs’ 101-89 victory over Dallas. He scored six points on a pair of 3-pointers in 7:54 of playing time before the injury.

• What did Spurs’ coach Gregg Popovich have to say about the win over Dallas? Let’s find out:

• Aside from lunging into the seats at the AT&T Center in last night’s Spurs-Mavericks game, when asked how many Spurs should be at the 2011 NBA All-Star Game, Antonio McDyess had a quick, succinct answer:

And when asked how many Spurs should be this time, McDyess didn’t hesitate.

“Three,” he said, and everyone knows which three. (source Express News)

• However, as much as McDyess and the rest of Spurs fandom would like to see Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, and Manu Ginobili start for the Western Conference All-Stars, it would appear this will not happen:

• Speaking of All-Stars, check out Duncan posterizing the Mavericks from last night’s game:

• The Spurs’ Baseline Bums get some recognition and were bringing the noise at last night’s Spurs-Mavericks game:

They’re not the same raucous group that harassed game officials and visiting teams at HemisFair Arena for 20 years, but the Baseline Bums still make their presence known at Spurs home games.

The Bums were at the top of their game Friday night when the Spurs beat the short-handed Dallas Mavericks 101-89 at the AT&T Center, cheering on the Silver and Black from the opening tipoff to the final buzzer.
“Dallas is that team you love to hate,” said Dianna Pina, who is vice president of the Baseline Bums.

“Dallas is an arrogant team and the Spurs are more down to earth.” (source kens5.com)

• Air Alamo had some thoughts on the possible Carmelo Anthony trade and Tim Duncan.

• John Wallace’s (former NBA player and Syracuse Orangemen) son, John Wallace Jr., is lighting up the court and picked up a move from Spurs’ Ginobili:

Besides the dunk — which John Wallace called “nasty” and the best he’s ever had — John Jr. dusted off a sweet move he borrowed from Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs.

Both are left-handed guards and Wallace makes his son study how the gifted NBA star moves and sets up shots. John Jr. used a jab step to his left, drove to his right, pulled up and banked home a shot from the right side of the basket. (source blog.syracuse.com)

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