Tiago Splitter is developing nicely with minutes
San Antonio Express-News:
Finally a fixture in coach Gregg Popovich's rotation in his second NBA season, Splitter is learning something that he long suspected about the American game: Playing it is more beneficial than watching it.
You learn more when you play, said Splitter, the 27-year-old Brazilian who appeared in just 60 games as a rookie. You learn from what you see every day and get a feel for the game.
A trip around the league has made Splitter more comfortable and confident on the court, particularly in the low block. He is learning how certain defenders such as Houston's Luis Scola and Jordan Hill on Saturday want to attack him, and, as importantly, how to counterattack.