Will Splitter be a factor?
May, 9, 2013
By Joe Kaiser | ESPN Insider
The potential is there for Tiago Splitter to play a big role in San Antonio's series with Golden State. When healthy, he gives the Spurs another skilled big man to match up against a Warriors' frontline that is fighting through injuries (Andrew Bogut) and inexperience (Festus Ezeli, Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes).
Splitter returned from a sprained ankle and played in Game 2, but he played only 10 minutes and admitted afterwards that he's being from a conditioning standpoint after being out since April 26. If he's going to be as big of a factor as the Spurs hope he can be, he's going to have to catch up fast in that regard.