The Spurs running a lot of isolation offense with Tony Parker against the "shortened" roster minus Dwight Howard
First to sub in was Manu Ginobili, for Danny Green (1-1 FG so far)
Halfway through the quarter, Pop's second bench comes in consisting of: Patty Mills, Manu Ginobili, Stephen Jackson, Matt Bonner, Tiago Splitter
Interesting to note, despite the Spurs second string in, no sight of DeJuan Blair
Pop is up and barking at any official who will listen, and this can mean only one thing -- The season is almost near
Derrick Brown starts the 2nd quarter at PF.
8:45 into the quarter and not a lot of action from Brown.
Tony Parker re-enters for the quarter
A lack of offensive presence comes at a bad time. A long space in time where the Spurs struggled to get the ball through the basket.
The Spurs were very sloppy with the basketball, barely present for defense. Spurs fall behind 41-50
DeJuan Blair starts, along with Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Stephen Jackson, and Boris Diaw
Spurs being eaten by Jameer Nelson -- they are daring him to drive to the rim, and he does, and is successful.
Danny Green and Gary Neal come in for Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili midway through the quarter.
Spurs continue to struggle defensively, giving the Magic a lot of easy opportunities in the paint.
Again, Parker starts the quarter, with Gary Neal, Danny Green, Josh Powell, Tiago Splitter
2 minutes in, Patty Mills subs in.
About 3 minutes later, Tony Parker gets subbed back in -- ?? Spurs running Tony Parker, Patty Mills, Danny Green, Josh Powell, Tiago Splitter
Summary of this game is the lack of Spurs offense -- about 38% FG midway through the 4th. Pop pulls the plug, and replaces everyone. Spurs using Patty Mills, Gary Neal, Josh Powell, Derrick Brown, DeJuan Blair
In the end, the stat that tells the tale is Spurs 41% FG, Magic shooting 49% FG.