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By: Ashlei KingFOX San AntonioFacebook | Twitter | EmailSAN ANTONIO - Nearly two months have passed since a San Antonio man vanished without a trace. Drake Kramer, 21, was last seen in the Grand Canyon National Park and his parents said his last form of communication was a text message that left his father with more questions than answers."It said he needed to be with mother earth and he needed to set his soul free and that he would be at the grand canyon and if we were to find his body to bury him without a casket,” Robbin Kramer said.Robbin said he is still holding out hope that his son is alive."I think he may have decided to go out and be out in nature and is telling us if something does happen to me and you do find my body, I prefer to be buried without a casket,” Robbin said.After Kramer’s disappearance the Grand Canyon National park spent a week conducting a search and rescue operation for him, but came up short. His family said three weeks ago someone believed they spotted him. Crews did a ground search and again found nothing."After the first one [lead] that we got didn't pan out, I tried to not take so much stock in them, but it's still hard not to get excited,” Robbin said.Feeling hopeless, Kramer’s parents said the unknown is often too tough to bear."He's out there somewhere,” Brenda Kramer, Kramer’s stepmother, said as she fought back tears. “I just want him to come home and know he's okay."Kramer's family said investigators have suspended the case, meaning they are not actively searching for him, but they will follow up on any leads. If you know anything about Kramer’s disappearance, you’re asked to call police.
Over the last two Tuesday’s, the San Antonio Spurs hadn’t fared well in road games on those days, as the team had recently fallen to the New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks on a Tuesday in consecutive weeks, after double-digit leads in both of those games.By Paul GarciaProjectSpurs.com
Tuesday in Miami against an injured Heat team looked like the Spurs could fall for a third consecutive week, as the team trailed by one early in the second quarter and Miami even brought a fourth quarter 21 point deficit down to 10, but on this evening in South Beach, the Spurs would hold on for the 95-81 victory.
Here were some storylines from the Spurs’ 48th win of the season.
Leonard, Parker and Duncan lead the starters
In the last three weeks, the NBA as a whole has taken notice of Kawhi Leonard, as Leonard’s been a nominee for the Western Conference Player of the Week in the last three weeks. Leonard continued his strong play on both sides of the floor Tuesday, as he used an efficient attack (63% shooting) on offense with dunks and layups in the open court, post hooks and fadeaways in the half court, getting to the free throw line, and even making a 3-pointer to lead the Spurs in scoring with 22 points. Leonard was also one rebound away from a double-double as he collected nine rebounds, and tallied three assists. Leonard did all this on offense while turning the ball over just once in his 38 minutes of play.
Check out Leonard’s scoring by quarter, and how he balanced out his attack.
1Q: 5 points
2Q: 7 points
3Q: 4 points
4Q: 6 points
On the defensive end of the floor, Leonard continued to wreak havoc as he stole the ball four times from the Heat and had two blocks, one specifically on a Dwyane Wade turnaround shot in the post. Over the last 17 games, Leonard is averaging 19.4 points, shooting 53% from the floor, grabbing 7.5 rebounds, collecting 2.7 assists, with 1.4 turnovers, 2.6 steals and 1.1 blocks per game.
Tony Parker on the other hand continued his trend of becoming more aggressive on the offensive end in the second half, just like he did Sunday against Memphis, where he poured in 15 of his 17 points in the final two quarters. Tuesday Parker walked into halftime with just four points, but when he walked back on the court in the third quarter, he poured in 10 of his 16 total points. Even when the Heat cut the Spurs’ lead down to 10 with close to three minutes left in the fourth, Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich inserted Parker back into the game and he quickly scored, then threw an assist, his fifth of the game to Tiago Splitter, to help the Spurs gain a quick 14 point lead and allow the starters to rest over the last two minutes.
Parker is right behind Leonard in leading the Spurs in scoring over the last 17 games, as the Frenchman is averaging 17.5 points and 5.0 assists, while shooting 53% from the floor.
Tim Duncan grabbed a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds, but where he was really effective, especially in the first half, was shutting down the Heat’s penetration into the lane, as Duncan tallied three blocks in his 24 minutes. Led by Duncan, Leonard and Cory Joseph, the Spurs’ defense never allowed Miami to score more than 22 points in a quarter Tuesday, as they overall held the Heat to 81 points on the night.
Diaw, Joseph strong off the bench
For the sixth time in the last eight games, Boris Diaw scored in double-figures, as he provided 11 points and two assists off the bench in his 25 minutes of play. Diaw has been the lone bright spot consistently off the Spurs’ bench in the last 17 games, as he’s currently averaging 10.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists while shooting 51% from the floor.
Patty Mills entered the game for close to a minute Tuesday, but Popovich elected to go in a different direction, as he replaced Mills quickly with Cory Joseph, as Joseph ended up playing 22 minutes as the backup point guard. Joseph made the most of his minutes, as he was feisty in making the hustle plays on both ends – getting steals, chipping at loose balls, finding teammates in the open court, for his seven points, three rebounds, four assists and four steals.
The Spurs’ biggest issue throughout the night offensively was turnovers, as the team coughed the ball up 19 times. It doesn’t bode well for the bench that they were responsible for 10 of those turnovers, while they scored five points below (35 points) their season average.
Quick look at the Spurs’ last 17 games
The Spurs have now won 14 of their last 17 games. Over the last 17 games, the Spurs’ offense ranks 1st in the NBA by scoring 112.1 points per 100 possessions and the defense ranks 3rd by holding teams to 97.7 points per 100 possessions.
In all of their last 17 games, the Spurs have held a double-digit lead in each, including the losses. Over their last 17 games, the Spurs are winning by an average of 13.8 points per game, which ranks first in the league during that stretch.
The chart below displays the Spurs’ largest leads in the last 17 games.
With the win, the Spurs improved to 48-26 on the season, with just eight games remaining until the playoffs begin. San Antonio will play a back-to-back Wednesday in Orlando against the Magic. San Antonio ended March with a 12-3 record, which was the second best record in the month, only behind the Golden State Warriors.
SAN ANTONIO – After seven years at the station, Fox News First anchor Monica Taylor has accepted a new position outside of the broadcasting industry. Taylor has accepted the position of Director of Brand and Image with CPS Energy.
Jessica Headley, who has co-anchored with Ernie Zuniga in a fill-in role in the past, will take over Monica’s duties on the morning newscast as the station begins a national search for a new morning co-anchor.
“Monica has done a great job for us since the inception of FOX News First and I wish her the best in her new role with CPS Energy. I’m sure she’ll be a hit for them as well,” said KABB/KMYS General Manager Dean Radla.
“I am confident that Jessica Headley will step in and make this transition seamless for our viewers, as she has on so many occasions, regularly substituting for Monica on FNF. Jessica is an outstanding broadcaster that has handled all her assignments with our stations with professionalism and I am confident that she will do so again,” added Radla.
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