San Antonio has dressed its true starting five in a mere 22 games this season. Parker/Green/ Leonard/Duncan/Splitter are 17-5 in those games
If Parker and Splitter weren't so selfish Leonard might already have it.
Now Splitter scores, and 1. Spurs have 22 points on the first 10 possessions of 4th quarter with a FT to come. They're up 92-77.
Beno tried to post up two Spurs, it failed. Tiago makes the basket on the other end and SA leads by 15 with 6 minutes left.
End 3rd: Spurs 70, Memphis 66. Spurs had led by as many as 13 early in the quarter. Splitter leads three in double-figures w/ 12.
Coach Pop and Coach Joerger share a couple of laughs after that Zbo-Tiago duel for the ball on the ground.
That hand-to-hand combat between Splitter and Z-Bo was something else.
Tiago Splitter with the score between Zbo and Gasol. Tiago has now scored in double-figures in 6 of his last 9 games.
Tiago's post game in March...becoming very consistent.
Splitter's patented goofball hook gives Spurs their largest lead at 13, 59-46.
The Spurs shot 39% in the 2Q and were 1/7 from beyond the arc. Splitter scored 6 of his 8 in the 2Q, Jeff Green 10 of his 12 in 2Q.
Half: Spurs 51, Grizzlies 42. SA takes 2Q 23-21. Diaw 10 points, Danny/Duncan/Kawhi/Tiago 31 points. SA shooting 46% w/ 11 assists
Halftime: Spurs 51, Memphis 42. Diaw w/ 10 pts, Leonard/Duncan/Splitter all w/ 8. Spurs shooting 46 pct, Memphis 41. Z-Bo/Green w/ 12 pts.
Hockey assist extraordinaire -- Parker rolls off Duncan screen, hits Duncan rolling, quick pass over to Splitter for the dunk. Sublime.
Tiago took a Gasol elbow to the face. Ouch...
Spurs: Parker, Green, Leonard, Duncan, Splitter. Grizzlies: Conley, Lee, Carter, Randolph, Gasol.
Tiago Splitter on Boris Diaw's recent play: "We Boris is like that, the Spurs are another team."
Splitter sums up tonight's game: "They did another run, like in Dallas, then Pop called timeout and got on us. Then we changed totally."
Tiago on 3Q (2/2): "I know it's not good, but it's something that happens. We've got to work on it."
Tiago on the 3Q (1/2): "I think when you're winning by 20 or 21, you just feel good & relax a little bit."
1:26 left in the 3Q and Manu finds Tiago ahead of the defense for a layup. Spurs lead 66-59. DAL 18-12 3Q points.
Hoy Tiago se olvido los guantes con abrojo! Cerrame los dedos cuando sientas el cuero!
Who Did It Worse: Splitter's Euro Step or Gortat's Dream Shake?
Splitter almost loses the ball, but he recovers and finds Kawhi in the corner for three off a Duncan hammer screen.
Spurs: Parker, Green, Leonard, Duncan, Splitter. Mavericks: Rondo, Ellis, Parsons, Dirk, Chandler.
21 points for Parker now. Mills and Tiago soon to check in. SA by 31.
Interesting, Pop puts Tiago and Kawhi back in with SA down 16.
So maybe those Splitter finger scoops weren't sustainable.
One of the rare Spurs that's in his prime is Tiago Splitter. He's almost a secret weapon cause he's about the 8th Spur most ppl think of.
So we know that fastbreak buckets are an insta-timeout for Pop. Consecutive scoop layups for Tiago are the same for Carlisle.
Tiago Splitter just performed the first granny-style shot in the run of play.
Tiago (6 points) working in the post on Dallas. SA with early 14-10 lead. Meanwhile, Ellis, who was in a shooting slump, has 7 points.
One thing Tiago Spitter can do ... is finger roll
Splitter has some sick ahhhh finishes
Tiago's post game is getting more versatile with that last under handed layup in the post.
Getting pretty close to seeing everything there is to see after Splitter finger roll.
The Tiago post game...