HoopsHype Tiago Splitter Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: March 04, 2015 | 11:31 PM

Paul Garcia

Coach Pop on Splitter defending Cousins: "Tiago historically has done a good job on him & he continued that tonight."

Jeff McDonald

Splitter rejoined starting lineup in Sacramento in order to defend Cousins (who ultimately didn't play). We're seeing why tonight.

Jason Jones

Splitter has made a couple of nice defensive plays against Cousins early. The Kigns are on a 9-2 run to trail 13-11

Mike Monroe

Tiago Splitter just blocked a Boogie Cousins dunk attempt and started fast break that ran #Spurs early lead on #Kings to 11-2

Jason Jones

But the Kings are down 11-2. Splitter met Cuz at the rim for that block. 8:31 left in the first.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs: Parker, Green, Leonard, Duncan, Splitter. Kings: McCallum, McLemore, Gay, Thompson, Cousins.

Paul Garcia

Pop says same starters tonight vs. The Kings. Parker, Green, Kawhi, Duncan and Splitter.

John Schuhmann

Also: Sat. was just the 2nd time Spurs' most familiar starting lineup (Splitter at C) played 10+ minutes together: on.nba.com/1GHMxkv

Paul Garcia

Each of SA core bigs scored b/w 6-12 pts: Duncan: 6 pts, 10 reb Splitter: 8 pts Diaw: 12 pts Baynes: 12 pts, 10 reb projectspurs.com/2015-articles/…

Paul Garcia

1Q: Spurs 24, Suns 13. SA defense holds PHX to 4/21 shooting w/ 3 turnovers. SA outscores PHX 14-4 in paint. Splitter 6 points. SA 48% FG

Paul Garcia

Manu finds Tiago through the middle of traffic for the layup and the Spurs have 14 points. PHX defense showing that 26th ranking post ASB.

Dan McCarney

Manu...that was sexy. Bullet no-look pass underneath to the uncovered Splitter.

Paul Garcia

And it's an 8-0 run for San Antonio to start the game. Splitter 4 points.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs: Parker, Green, Leonard, Duncan, Splitter. Suns: Bledsoe, Knight, Tucker, Morris, Len.

Paul Coro

The Spurs will start Parker, Green, Leonard, Duncan & Splitter for #SunsVsSpurs tonight. It'll only be the 8th time that lineup has started.

Jeff McDonald

All hands on deck tonight for Spurs, per Pop. Same starters as last night, including Splitter.

Jeff McDonald

Splitter on bouncing back from slump: "Sometimes it's a head thing. It's something in your head, and you've got to take it out and wash it."

Jeff McDonald

Splitter on his season to date: "I'm not playing my best. I know that. But I'm fighting through."

Jeff McDonald

Parker on Splitter: "When Tiago looks like he did tonight, really engaged with a lot of energy, it makes a big difference."

Jeff McDonald

Splitter only made 2 of 8 shots, but he had nine rebounds and three blocks. Played a big role.

Jeff McDonald

Splitter was initially moved to the starting five to defend Cousins. Pop left him there even with Cousins sidelined.

Mike Monroe

Terrrrible foul call on #Kings Jason Thompson, who clearly blocked Splitter dunk attempt

Paul Garcia

1Q: Spurs 20, Kings 25. As starter, Splitter with 2 points, 7 boards & 2 blocks. Kawhi 7 points. SAC shoots 48%, SA 36%.

David Robinson

Tiago is holding down the paint! Way to represent #GoSpursGo

Bill Herenda

Ginobili, Joseph, Belinelli, Diaw & Splitter on floor for Spurs #Kings v #Spurs #NBA #SacKings #KingsTalk

Mike Monroe

Tiago Splitter has 7 RB, 2 blocks and finally made a shot vs. #Kings (now 1-5) in 1st quarter

Dan McCarney

Haha, Splitter is killing it. Rebounds in a crowd, muscles in the layup and 1. Whatever the Brazilian Wheaties are, he ate some I guess.

Jeff McDonald

OK ... Spurs seeming to find their footing. And now Splitter is actually THE difference. On both ends.

Jeff McDonald

Splitter's actually making an impact defensively, which seems odd to say considering Kings shooting 99.9999999999%

Dan McCarney

Splitter tossing shots and rebounding like prime Russell.

Paul Garcia

There's a change. RT @Jeff McDonald: Splitter's starting.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs: Parker, Green, Leonard, Duncan, Splitter. Kings: McCallum, McLemore, Gay, Landry, Thompson.

Mike Prada

Is Tiago Splitter still on a minutes limit? Can’t think of another reason why he wouldn’t start.

Erik Gundersen

Splitter read his scouting report. Closed out hard on Meyers there.

Paul Garcia

Tiago's had enough of layups, goes in with the dunk. Meanwhile, the Blazers have caught fire - 30 points in 1Q.

Kerry Eggers

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will actually start his five starters against #Blazers tonight: Duncan, Leonard, Splitter, Green & Parker

Jeff McDonald

ICYMI, Popovich talks about why he has been starting Baynes over Splitter here expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a… via @mySA

Mike Monroe

#Spurs notebook from @Jeff McDonald: Splitter’s woes; Baynes' emergence; Kudos for #Blazers expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a… via @mySA

Jeff McDonald

In this notebook, Pop explains why he's been going with Baynes over Splitter at center expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a… via @mySA

Zach Lowe

Parker still blah and lacks explosion, Splitter/bench thing weird, Spurs just can't string 2-3 near-peak games . But they're the Spurs...

Paul Garcia

Spurs' Frontcourt 2-man Net Rating lineups (10+ games) Duncan/Baynes +5.6 Duncan/Bonner +3.9 Duncan/Diaw +1.3 Duncan/Splitter -0.9

Paul Garcia

Manu, Tiago, Boris at Patty's event. (H/T @MegaMaz) MT @Lowelltown: @Manu Ginobili chilling at @smcgaels game http://t.co/Rt4kyQV9mX

Sean Highkin

David Lee with the sneaky athleticism on that dunk over Splitter. Deceptive hops.

Diamond Leung

Leandro Barbosa helped up off the floor by fellow Brazilian Tiago Splitter.

Tiago Splitter - Tim Duncan pick and rolls tho...

Dan McCarney

For the record, I love Tiago. Hugely important and underrated contributor. But he can be such a cream puff around the basket.

Paul Garcia

3Q scoring leaders: Jordan 12 points, Paul/Crawford 9 each, Duncan/Splitter 7 each, Baynes 6 points.