Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 4/14/13
The matchup of the game when the San Antonio Spurs face off against the Los Angeles Lakers will be between Tiago Splitter and Dwight Howard. With the news that Kobe Bryant will be out the remainder of the season with a torn Achilles, the focus on the Lakers offense will likely be Dwight Howard. Howard is averaging 13ppg and 15rpg against the San Antonio Spurs this season and will look to duplicate those numbers in the last meeting of the season between the clubs. Tiago Splitter has also been impressive against the Los Angeles Lakers this season averaging 11.5ppg and 11.5rpg this season. This matchup will likely feature more of a workload for Howard in the paint than Splitter, especially with Tony Parker making his return against the Sacramento Kings. What Splitter must do on offense: The Lakers aren't known for their defensive mindset this season and a pick and roll tandem with Splitter and Parker will test their that out this game. Splitter is one of the best pick set...
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