I think Bill Land/Sean Elliot said something about this in a post game discussion, a kind of like “I know what you gave me last year, I want to see more or something different this year” remark. And with Splitter getting a new contract, he needs to show he’s worth it. I think he’s getting wound up for the long haul. And last year Diaw did a lot of passing when he had a shot. Now, he’s going to the basket with authority and taking those 3-pointers. Much improved and I’m glad to see it in the wake of TD’s difficulties. Duncan has paid his dues and deserves some time to get out of the funk he’s in and start making defenders pay. That’s why the Spurs are known as a ‘team’.
Basketball is not an equal opportunity game. If you can't shoot it well, you don't get to shoot. -- Bob Donewald