Trans. Mar 8 9:21 ET (Mar 8 9:21 ET ) SAN ANTONIO -- Back with a healthy roster and over the big game against the Miami Heat, the San Antonio Spurs needed an energy boost on Saturday night against the Orlando Magic. Tony Parker had 30 points and five assists as San Antonio stretched its win streak to six with a 121-112 victory over Orlando. "Pop (coach Gregg Popovich) was a little bit worried we would have a slow start after such a big win against Miami," Parker said. The Spurs had five other players score in double figure, including guards Manu Ginobili with 24, forward Kawhi Leonard with 17, center Tiago Splitter with 14 and guard Danny Green with 12.
SAN ANTONIO -- Guard Tony Parker had 30 points and five assists as the San Antonio Spurs stretched their win streak to six with a 121-112 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night. The Spurs had five other players score in double figure, including guards Manu Ginobili with 24, forward Kawhi Leonard with 17, center Tiago Splitter with 14 and guard Danny Green with 12. Forward Tim Duncan had 11 points and 10 rebounds as San Antonio (46-16) moved into a tie with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the best record in the Western Conference. The Spurs, who had a resounding win over the Miami Heat on Thursday night, were in a battle with the Magic throughout the game.
Tony Parker scored 30 points, Manu Ginobili added 24 and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a lethargic performance to beat the Orlando Magic 121-112 on Saturday night. Kawhi Leonard added 17 points, Tiago Splitter scored 14, Danny Green 12 and Tim Duncan had 11 points and 10 rebounds as the Spurs (46-16) extended their winning streak to six games. Tobias Harris scored 23 points, Nikola Vucevic added 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Arron Afflalo had 17 points for Orlando (19-45).
The Scoop:Boris Diaw will move back to the bench and this move is nothing new for the Spurs. Splitter has 34 starts this season and has come off the bench seven times. His numbers are a little better with the starters, but he's still not doing enough to warrant a pickup in most leagues.
Tiago Splitter returned to the starting lineup on Saturday (sorry, Boris Diaw) and hit 5-of-9 shots for 14 points, six rebounds and a block in 18 minutes.
The Scoop:The minutes weren't great, but his line was decent. You never know how many minutes Splitter will get from Gregg Popovich every night, or what his role will be. He's probably worth owning in most leagues, but is far from an automatic fantasy starter, whether he's starting for the Spurs or coming off the bench.