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Tom Rostance

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  1. Good night

    And that is indeed that folks.

    Join us on Monday evening for all of the action at Selhurst Park - but for now why not check out Federer v Djokovic in the tennis?

    Good night.

  2. 'Young, exciting Spurs'

    Totetnham 4-1 West Ham

    Tottenham defender Kyle Walker, speaking to BBC Sport: "It's always good to get a win over your rivals and to get on the scoresheet was even better. My little boy was mascot today as well, so scoring a goal meant a little bit more, too.

    "It’s exciting. We've got a young squad, and you can see they are full of confidence and can play football. For English football it’s even better. Full credit to the gaffer, he has come in here and put his stamp on things, and it's rubbing off on us.

    "At the start of the season top four was the aim. But we need to keep doing what we are doing, to keep the unbeaten run going would be nice."

    On Harry Kane: "It was only a matter of time. H is a proven goalscorer and was always going to continue his form into this year. We all had faith in him but most importantly he had faith in himself. When he is playing well he is unstoppable."

  3. Post update

    Tottenham 4-1 West Ham

    Still one more game to come in another unpredictable Premier League weekend.

    Crystal Palace face Sunderland in Monday's night game. Even a win would not be enough to lift the Black Cats out of the relegation zone. 

  4. 'They were better than us'

    Tottenham 4-1 West Ham

    West Ham manager Slaven Bilic, speaking to BBC Sport: "The performance matches the result to be fair. They were better than us. Up until the first goal they were pressing but we also had some chances. After the first goal it lifted them, we went in a bit of shock. But I said this to the guys, 2-0 down at half-time, we were still in it and needed to score a goal, to raise our game, be more hungry, but the third goal, which came out out of our mistake, it just killed us, and it could have been worse.

    "We just couldn’t produce on the pitch. They were more a team. They were, especially physically, quicker and stronger and better in transitions. To be fair of course we played a really bad game but they played a really good game and we have to give some credit for this.

    "They wanted it more today than in a normal game, but we simply were not good enough to get anything out of that game, other than being defeated."

    Slaven Bilic
  5. Post update

    Tottenham 4-1 West Ham

    Slaven Bilic says that the third goal killed the game and 'to be fair it could have been more.'

    The West Ham boss looks thoroughly cheesed off after that display. Write it off Slaven, and go again.

    West Ham's next test is at home to West Brom next weekend. 

  6. 'An amazing show'

    Tottenham 4-1 West Ham

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, speaking to BBC Sport: "I am very pleased with the performance and with the players. Congratulations to them. It was an amazing show and I feel very proud. We all feel very proud. 

    "The most important thing is that the players believe in the way we play and we share the same philosophy. Today was a big step forward because it was a very good example of how we want to play, and how we want to play in the future.

    "I think it is one of the best performances and results this season. It was a fantastic game. But the next game is always the challenge. Our objective is step by step. We are still very young and need to improve but it is important to keep the same mentality. 

    "We are the youngest team in the Premier League but it is not about your age but belief. When you see a performance like that, it is because the team believes." 

    On Harry Kane: "When you are a striker, there are always tough periods but I never had doubts about Harry Kane. He is a top player. He is one of the best strikers in the Premier League."

  7. Post update

    Tottenham 4-1 West Ham

    Nobody in a Spurs shirt seems prepared to say that they can challenge for a top-four spot. But how far can this young side go?

  8. 'Fantastic'

    Tottenham 4-1 West Ham

    Harry Kane

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was a high level performance. It was fantastic and we feel very proud. It was a brilliant effort. We showed how we can play and we need to keep the whole season the performance that we showed. Fantastic, fantastic show against a very good team like West Ham.

    "Our plan was always to press the opponent and this is our way, our philosophy. We try to build from the back with the ball and we share all together that philosophy now – this is the most important thing. I never doubted Harry Kane.

    "Always a striker has difficult periods but Harry is top. We have a very good squad and are happy in the way we work every day.

    "Dele Alli can play like a number 10 or central midfielder, he feels comfortable in both positions, depending on the plan that we have. For us the table is not important. The way that we play is important, to develop our philosophy. Today we shared that and believed in the way that we worked."

  9. Post update

    Here is Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.

    He says that his side need to play like that all season - it was a 'fantastic' display.

    Full reaction from the boss to come. 

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    Matthew Birch: Finally Moussa Dembele is getting a run. Top notch midfielder and always has been.

    Tattz, Oldbury: No exaggeration to say that Kyle Walker is quietly becoming one of the most improved players in this Spurs team.    

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  11. Post update

    No managers out to face the heat yet - we'll bring you the quotes when they do. I don't imagine that Slaven Bilic will be happy.

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    Here comes John with his 'calm down' message

    SMS Message: Calm down Tottenham fans. Best start to a season for ages, playing fabulous football, wonder kids who will all play for England, long unbeaten run, blah blah blah, and all for what? Still in the Europa league places and still only the second best in North London. Reality - a dish best served cold. from John, Scawby
    John, Scawby
  13. 'We're not getting excited'

    Tottenham 4-1 West Ham

    Eric Dier

    Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier, speaking to Sky Sports: "Hopefully I've adapted to this new position. Hopefully I can keep playing well, the team can keep playing well and Harry can keep scoring goals. I'm happy there but it's up to the manager. If he said to play anywhere else then I would. 

    "We are going game by game. We're not getting excited. We know that if we can perform like we did today we'll get wins and will be pushing right up to the top, so we'll just keep on doing that."

  14. 'We came out flying'

    Tottenham 4-1 West Ham

    Tottenham striker Harry Kane, speaking to Sky Sports: "That was probably the best performance we have had this season. The whole week training has been incredible and we just tried to put that out on the pitch. We came out of the traps flying. 

    "As a striker when your confidence is high you feel like you're going to score every game. Today I could have had a couple more, but the most important thing is we're winning by playing well. 

    [On his missed chance] "I tried to put my foot through it and probably got a bit excited. I'll be punching myself that I didn't get the hat-trick."

    Harry Kane
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    SMS Message: If you had told me that Spurs would be unlucky to lose the opening game of the season and then go on an unbeaten run through to November, including a thrashing of Man City and an unlucky draw at the Emirates I'd have been delighted. If you'd then told me we'd be 10 points above last year's champions with the 2nd best goal difference in the league I'd probably have laughed at your optimism. Try and convince me, however, that we'd only be 5th and Leicester top of the league I'd have called then men in white coats! Best league in the world. COYS, it's there for the taking this year! from James at White Hart Lane
    James at White Hart Lane
  16. Can you smell what's cooking?

    Tottenham 4-1 West Ham

    Harry Kane, who always seems like a nice chap, puts his form in London derbies down to his partner's home cooking. Is that all there is to it?

    Eric Dier says the usual - they aren't getting carried away, he's happy to play wherever the manager wantzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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    Alan: 4-1 against a poor West Ham side. Don't get too carried away lads

    Erick Koome: I have a feeling this Spurs side will blow Chelsea away next weekend! Young and hungry

    Geraint Jones: Another great performance, could have been a tricky fixture. Dembele showing his class again!

  18. Post update

    Tottenham 4-1 West Ham

    Harry Kane says that is Spurs' best performance of the season. Even better than beating Manchester City?

    Tottenham striker Harry Kane
  19. Post update

    Tottenham 4-1 West Ham

    That's 12 Premier League games unbeaten for Spurs now - which equals their best-ever run. Under the radar challengers?

  20. Post update

    Tottenham 4-1 West Ham

    Jermaine Jenas

    Ex-Spurs and England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Spurs dominated once they figured out West Ham's tactics after a scrappy opening. This is one for Slaven Bilic and his players to forget, but Spurs keep on going from strength to strength. 

    "There is so much to sing and dance about for Mauricio Pochettino and his players."

    Tottenham celebrate

    Tottenham 4-1 West Ham

    West Ham thrashed, Spurs superb as they move to within four points of the Premier League lead. 

    Adrian looks dejected after Tottenham's fourth goal
  22. Post update

    Tottenham 4-1 West Ham

    Harry Kane is brought off for the last few minutes as Winston Reid slices a clearance just over his own crossbar. Blow up ref and put the Hammers out of their misery...

    Harry Kane is substitued
  23. Post update

    Tottenham 4-1 West Ham

    Jermaine Jenas

    Ex-Spurs and England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Clever from Mauricio Pochettino to realise that Harry Kane is tired and take him off. Even though he's on a hat-trick, you don't want him picking up a muscle tweak."

  24. Get Involved


    Shohidur Rahman: Chelsea got their work cut out next week...

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    Chelsea - if you hadn't guessed - play Spurs next weekend.


    Tottenham 4-1 West Ham

    It's been the Premier League's usual intoxicating brew of great goals, awful defending and individual clangers this afternoon. Textbook stuff.

    Ryan Mason is a coat of paint away from a sixth goal as his shot from 22 yards beats Adrian for pace and kisses the outside of the post.

  26. Post update

    Tottenham 4-1 West Ham

    Jermaine Jenas

    Ex-Spurs and England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Brilliant finish! I've been praising Kyle Walker but this goal came from his mistake. It was a brilliant bit of skill by Manuel Lanzini though.

    "When we saw Mauricio Pochettino waving his arms around on the touchline, it's because of moments like those - earlier in the game they can cost you." 

  27. GOAL - Tottenham 4-1 West Ham

    Manuel Lanzini (87 mins)

    It's no consolation really but the few West Ham fans who remain inside the Lane do at least see a goal. Nikica Jelavic holds it up well before finding Manuel Lanzini overlapping on his left. The angle is tight but Lanzini lashes home left-footed at the near post. Right into the roof of the net. Think Giggs, FA Cup semi.

    Manuel Lanzini scores against Tottenham
  28. A force?

    Tottenham 4-0 West Ham

    Spurs have scored three or more goals in three of their last four home Premier League games.  How far can this young side go?

    The graphic below doesn't do Kyle Walker's curled finished justice.

    Kyle Walker
  29. Post update

    Tottenham 4-0 West Ham

    Jermaine Jenas

    Ex-Spurs and England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Kyle Walker is back to his best now. That epitomises what he was all about three years ago, when he won the Young Player of the Year award. 

    "How about that for composure? Outside of the right boot into the far corner? It's a striker's finish. West Ham have kind of capitulated."

    Kyle Walker celebrates
  30. GOAL - Tottenham 4-0 West Ham

    Kyle Walker (83 mins)

    And it is now four as Spurs walk through a snoozing West Ham defence. Christian Eriksen finds Kyle Walker overlapping on the right, West Ham don't offer even token resistance and the former Sheffield United man carries the ball to the edge of the area.

    He plays it to Son Heung-min, he lays it back to the full-back and the England man provides a superb finish, outside of the boot, 16 yards out, top corner. Thrashing.

    Kyle Walker scores for Tottenham

    Tottenham 3-0 West Ham

    Should be four! Aaron Creswell loses his bearings and heads the ball straight to Ryan Mason inside the penalty area, his volley is saved by Adrian and Mason then can only shovel the rebound straight back at the Hammers keeper. 


    Tottenham 3-0 West Ham

    Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song is on for West Ham for the final 12 minutes or so, he's back from an ankle injury. 

  33. Post update

    Tottenham 3-0 West Ham

    It's not West Ham's day. Mauro Zarate overhits a pass clean out of play when Nikica Jelavic had done well to keep it alive originally. Spurs are going fifth and look like a very useful side indeed. 


    Tottenham 3-0 West Ham

    Unnecessary again as it kicks off on the touchline, Diafra Sakho and Kyle Walker arguing over a challenge and again they are both booked. Get on with it!

    Diafra Sakho and Kyle Walker remonstrate on the pitch
  35. Post update

    Tottenham 3-0 West Ham

    Hugo Lloris gets a rare feel for the ball as he fields a header from Winston Reid. Spurs then put together a lovely move down their left and they win a corner. 

    Hugo Lloris in action for Tottenham
  36. Post update

    Tottenham 3-0 West Ham

    Jermaine Jenas

    Ex-Spurs and England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Today hasn't been Dele Alli's greatest game and he knows that, but he will learn from this. And he deserves the applause for everything he's done so far this season. He's clearly going to be a big part of Mauricio Pochettino's plans here."

  37. Get Involved

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    Dave Matthews: Taking into account the unbeaten run, the performances against City, Arsenal and now West Ham, it begs the question as to how far this exciting Spurs team can go. Feeling excited.

    Markanary: Is it possible that we are seeing the evolution of a new order in the Premier League? Liverpool and Spurs...

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    Tottenham 3-0 West Ham

    Standing ovation for Dele Alli as he comes off. On goes Ryan Mason, another young England international. Is the future bright for Spurs and England? 

  39. Post update

    Tottenham 3-0 West Ham

    A sorry old afternoon for the West Ham faithful this afternoon, especially considering their excellent away record. Perhaps the first goal was always going to be crucial to their chances today. They have hardly threatened at all this evening.

    At the other end Kyle Walker skims a cross right across the goalmouth - inches away from Son. 

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    Daniel Fenton: Will Garth Crooks put the entire Spurs team in his team of the week?

    A very good question, Daniel. And the answer is just hours away...

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  41. Post update

    Tottenham 3-0 West Ham

    A spark on the sideline sees Mark Noble go head to head with Dele Alli - not sure what that was all about.

    Referee Anthony Taylor books them both. Alli then ends up in the crowd after being pushed over the advertising boards. All action man.

    Dele Alli confronts West Ham players
  42. Post update

    Totenham 3-0 West Ham

    Jermaine Jenas

    Ex-Spurs and England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    "If West Ham want to get back into this game they can't do it by going toe-to-toe in terms of playing football, looking to pick holes in this Spurs side.

    "It's been tough for Andy Carroll. He thrives on deliveries into the box and it's almost as if West Ham have been caught between playing short and playing direct."

  43. Post update

    Tottenham 3-0 West Ham

    West Ham aren't seeing a lot of the ball...


    Tottenham 3-0 West Ham

    Double change for West Ham as Mauro Zarate is on for Andy Carroll, Nikica Jelavic replaces Victor Moses.

    Can they make any impact? 

  45. Get Involved


    Peter Coles: This game is developing in a manner not necessarily to West Ham's advantage.  

    Rachel T: Firepower up front and a solid defence. Unaccustomed riches for us Spurs fans!

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  46. Post update

    Tottenham 3-0 West Ham

    Do footballers eat Sunday roasts? I wouldn't have thought so, in hindsight. Son Hueng-min - impressive on his return today - earns a huge ovation for tracking his man 60 yards back down the pitch. 

    Tottenham's Son Hueng-min
  47. Post update

    Tottenham 3-0 West Ham

    Harry Kane is on a hat-trick but his shot from 20 yards is well over this time. Spurs do look very impressive now but West Ham have mentally gone. They're already thinking about a Sunday dinner and a night in front of Homeland. 

    Harry Kane celebrates scoring against West Ham
  48. Arsenal worried?

    Tottenham 3-0 West Ham

    Ian Wright

    Football Analyst

    Hear more from Wrighty on 606 on BBC Radio 5 live after this match.

  49. Post update

    Tottenham 3-0 West Ham

    What's your approach here if you're West Ham? They do attack in search of a consolation but that only serves to leave them short-handed on the break and Son is almost right through the middle for number four until his shot is blocked.

  50. Get Involved


    Uli Hebel: Hammers getting hammered.

    Alex Storey: I know we've had a great season before today, but this performance has been nothing short of shambolic.

    Andy: Resting easier with third goal, though almost don't want many more for fear of the pundit curse. Happy to go under the radar.

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  51. Post update

    Tottenham 3-0 West Ham

    Jermaine Jenas

    Ex-Spurs and England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    "We've only played a little over 55 minutes but Moussa Demeble has been my man of the match so far. He has really imposed himself in central midfield, he's dictating everything at the minute."  

  52. Post update

    Tottenham 3-0 West Ham

    You'd think West Ham were missing the heart of their defence, not Dimitri Payet. They have crumbled here, heads are collectively gone and again one pass sends Harry Kane away in behind. His cross is just about scrambled away but Spurs could collect a hatful here.

  53. Post update

    Tottenham 3-0 West Ham

    Very,very easy for Harry Kane.

    The graphic below doesn't show the goalkeeper and, after Adrian's efforts there, they may as well not have been one.

    The ball went right under him.


    Tottenham 3-0 West Ham

    West Ham serving up a pretty good Aston Villa impression now as they implode at the back.

    One pass leaves them totally cut apart, Son Heung-min runs in on goal and when Adrian saves his effort, it looks set for Christian Eriksen to bury a fourth but Adrian does brilliantly to react and make the save.

  55. Post update

    Tottenham 3-0 West Ham

    Jermaine Jenas

    Ex-Spurs and England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Slaven Bilic will be disgusted with that. A little bit of a reshuffle at the break and then over-playing in the wrong area. I'm not sure what James Tomkins is thinking there, it's a good shot from Harry Kane but Adrian should do a lot better, too. 

    "That's what happens when strikers shoot on sight though. Kane is on for a hat-trick now." 

    Harry Kane celebrates scoring for Tottenham Hotspur
  56. GOAL - Tottenham 3-0 West Ham

    Harry Kane (50 mins)

    A terrible goal from West Ham's point of view, tired 5-a-side stuff. Adrian rolls it out to James Tomkins, who doesn't really want it. His pass out is awful, Christian Eriksen intercepts and findsHarry Kane22 yards out. Kane hits the shot hard and true, but it's central and Adrian rather dives over the bouncing ball.

    Poor all round. Spurs don't care - they are flying!

    Harry Kane scores his second goal for Tottenham
  57. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 West Ham

    Another neat Spurs attack down the left sees them work it across the pitch, as they tee it up for Dele Alli on the edge of the D. Having a midfielder who can score from 20 yards like Frank Lampard or in this case Alli really affects how you build an attack.On this occasion a West ham body blocks it out but the shot was always on.

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  59. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 West Ham

    Oooof that looks painful! A proper 50-50 and on the follow-through Kyle Walker clatters into the shins of Winston Reid. A real impact injury, get the icepack on.

    He's OK though, he'll run it off. Nails. 

  60. KICK-OFF

    Tottenham 2-0 West Ham

    Spurs get us back under way...

  61. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 West Ham

    West Ham's task looks steep, especially when you consider the fact that Spurs have lost just two of their last 19 Premier League home matches (W11 D6 L2).

    Here come the players...

  62. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 West Ham

    The young legs of Dele Alli have covered more ground than any other player so far - just over 6.5km. What a season he is having. 

    Dele Alli in action for Tottenham
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    Danny Matthews: Gotta love what Poch has done with this Spurs side. Has an identity and is full of English talent.

    Philippa Dasher: Harry Kane's miss there was horrendous. Another hyped up English footballer with an absolutely diabolical level of technique.

    I wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of Philippa...

  64. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 West Ham

    Jermaine Jenas

    Ex-Spurs and England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    "A lot of positives for Spurs, Mauricio Pochettino can be delighted. The one thing he may well say in criticism is stop taking risks, but there's been some outstanding performances. 

    "For West Ham, they do look dangerous when Diafro Sakho comes into the box with Andy Carroll, it's just a matter of how to find that combination more often."

    West Ham striker Diafra Sakho
  65. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 West Ham

    Tottenham will move three points ahead of West Ham and clearly into fifth place if the result stays the same after 90 minutes this evening. 

    The Hammers have attacking options in Mauro Zarate, Nikica Jelavic and Michail Antonio on the bench. Can one of them change it?


    Tottenham 2-0 West Ham

    Jan Vertonghen defends stoutly to cut off Andy Caroll and there goes the half-time whistle.

    Jan Vertonghen and Andy Carroll
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    Tottenham 2-0 West Ham

    Mike Allen: Does Harry Kane not realise how many Fantasy managers lost serious points with that miss?

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  68. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 West Ham

    Slaven Bilic said before the game that he would have to see how his side coped without their best player, Dimitri Payet. But it has been at the back where they have struggled. Some really poor defending has cost West Ham. 

    West Ham defending
  69. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 West Ham

    I may be wrong but I recall Harry Kane fluffing a similar chance earlier in the season when clear through on goal. Maybe he's an instinct man, time is not his friend.

    And that's an equally poor strike at the other end from Andy Carroll, putting into Row K from 20 yards.

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    James Ward: I'd have had a shot there Harry.

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  71. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 West Ham

    Jermaine Jenas

    Ex-Spurs and England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    "This is a totally different chance for Harry Kane and obviously the outcome was not a good one.

    "He completely mis-hits it. He tried to put his foot through it but just drags it. He won't want to see that again."

    Harry Kane miss
  72. SITTER!

    Tottenham 2-0 West Ham

    Should be game over, it's a horrible miss from Harry Kane!

    Dele Alli is again involved as he sends his England team-mate in on goal, exposing a criminally-high line from West Ham. Kane away and clear, all the time in the world to pick his spot but he fluffs his lines spectacularly, shanking a left-footed effort horribly wide.

    An embarrassing miss. 

    Harry Kane
  73. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 West Ham

    Slaven Bilic cuts a frustrated figure on the sidelines, his West Ham side look unable to deal with the Spurs' attacking movement right now.

    Can they just get through to half-time?

  74. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 West Ham

    Jermaine Jenas

    Ex-Spurs and England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    "That was really good play, by Spurs. They're showing more of the killer instinct they didn't have at the Emirates against Arsenal a few weeks ago. 

    "They're sensing they can finish this game off, that they should go for the jugular before West Ham can make changes at half-time."

  75. Goal replay

    Tottenham 2-0 West Ham

    Tottenham's opener involved 15 passes, with a couple of West Ham blocks sandwiched in between.

    Harry Kane has now scored in four successive Premier League appearances for the second time in his career and bagged six goals in his last four.


    Tottenham 2-0 West Ham

    Ah that would have been a really good goal! Christian Eriksen starts it with a nutmeg on the left wing, he plays it inside to Dele Alli. Alli finds Son Heung-min, who turns his man and toe-pokes a shot which Adrian can't hold, and Alli heads the rebound against the crossbar.

    "Come on you SPPPUURRRRSSS!" rings out around the Lane. Spurs were sluggish for 20 minutes, they are anything butnow.