We don't need 21 and 10 from him all the time. I did like his position defense and his effort. National Media keep talking about the backdoor sweep yet they never talk about how Harden is gone and the large improvement defensively for this Spurs team.
It's as if they think they can shape the playoffs to somehow omit the Spurs. **** that.
Splitter's stats aren't Al Jefferson like, and they don't need to be. He just needs to do what he did last night, in terms of effort. While 21 & 10 are nice, I expect it to be more like 17 & 7 on 50% shooting with some trips to the FT Line.
If OKC wants to play Small, let Tiago punish Durant in the post, just like he did with the lefty hook.
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