Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by Dajanksta:
Originally posted by dobophile:The Spurs played like dog s**t for three quarters, then woke up and stole this game. Clear case of rust. That won't happen again in this series.
Yea combine that with Duncan being a little sick. Next game we will shoot better. GS played some good defense though. Props.
Missed way too many easy shots and layups early. Offense should be mich more efficient in game 2.
Duncan getting over the flu will be huge -- despite the decent stats, he looked like he was about 50 years old out there -- but so will the return of Splitter. The vast majority of frontcourt minutes should go to Duncan, Splitter, and Diaw, with some to Kawhi as a small ball 4.
Matt Bonner is decent for spot minutes to stretch the D and hit some shots. DeJuan Blair is hot garbage and should be getting no minutes. I'd rather see Baynes out there.
My main concern: Parker's health. I think he's not 100%. Even after he and the Spurs "woke up" in the fourth, he still was a bit slow and hesitant. He just gutted it out like a champ. If a week's rest didn't do the trick, then I think his ankle problem is probably something that will require an entire offseason to heal.