Aron Baynes scored 16 points, and Danny Green and Marco Belinelli each added 12 points in San Antonio's preseason finale. Tim Duncan had six points and eight rebounds in 23 minutes, while Tony Parker had eight points and four assists in 20 minutes.
Howard and Harden played all but the final minute of the third quarter, and the Rockets outscored the Spurs 37-25 in the period.
Despite the efforts of the five teams courting Kevin Durant, the most financially lucrative and legacy-cementing choice is to stay in Oklahoma City.
Ramona Shelburne says that out of respect to the organization, Kevin Durant needs to take a meeting with the Lakers. Amin Elhassan breaks down Durant's supposed itinerary for when he does meet with the team.
Bulls guard Jimmy Butler joins SportsNation to recount the times he ran through the stands after a diving save and his confrontation with Nene in the 2014 playoffs, as well as shares his thoughts on Taylor Swift.