Get a stretcher: Playing longer than in any game this season in which any of the Spurs’ Big Three suited up, Matt Bonner logged 29 productive minutes that helped change the dynamics of Game 1.
Bonner scored 10 points, grabbed five rebounds and played credible defense against Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol. More importantly, the threat of his 3-point shot kept the Lakers’ big men farther from the basket than they prefer.
“It mixes things up on offense; makes them react differently; gives them different looks, spacing-wise,” Bonner said. “When you’re subbing in and out and having to make those adjustments, it can give your offense an edge sometimes.” Spurs Nation