Found April 15, 2013 on Project Spurs:
Imagine your team is fighting for their playoff life and your star player is driving to the basket and suddenly falls in a heap to the floor. What would you do? On Friday night, Kobe Bryant tore his left Achilles heel which brought back the question all playoff teams face this time of year: Do you continue to play your stars to get the best possible seed or rest your players to avoid injury before playoffs? The San Antonio Spurs have always clearly had the position of valuing the rest of their players over killing themselves trying to win every regular season game while chasing a better playoff seed. Remember the first meeting between the Spurs and Heat in Miami aka "Restgate"? However, in the second half of the season, the Spurs have been hit hard with the injury bug. Players such as Tony Parker, Boris Diaw, and Manu Ginobili all have been out for games due to various injuries and the last thing this team needs now is the injury bug to bite one of the "Bi...
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