San Antonio in two games with Ibaka in the rotation: 94.5 points a game, 39.7 percent shooting, 46.3 shooting in the paint, three fast-break points total.
“They’re up in the passing lanes, they have starters and they have Serge in there, and their big guys back there who are protecting the rim, so they’re gambling a little more,” Duncan said. “They’ve turned that gambling into turnovers and took some fast-break points. I think they’re more comfortable with Serge and the rest of those big guys back there.”
Said Manu Ginobili, “I think they are pretty good. What should I say? They have been one of the best teams in the league. I don’t see that as a crazy thing. We have got to be way smarter and sharper. If we let them push us around and we are not strong with the ball, that is when they get us on our heels and we stop attacking. We know we have got to play games close to perfection.”