Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 2/13/12
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY -- The San Antonio Spurs are playing well in this shortened season thanks in large part to the improved play of second year player Tiago Splitter. Splitter's numbers across the board are up this season as he is averaging 9.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, and shooting 69% from the field this season. A far cry from his numbers as a rookie. Splitter is part of the Spurs' outstanding bench which has helped keep the Spurs in games throughout this season and is finally showing he can play on basketball's highest stage  And as Splitter is becoming more comfortable and a critical cog in the Spurs' machine, his efforts on the court haven't gone unnoticed. Splitter was named to the 2012 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at this year's NBA All-Star weekend where he and Kawhi Leonard will be representing the Spurs. Check out what Tiago had to say about the bench play, being named to the Rising Stars Challenge and much more. Jeff: Talk to me about the second unit for the Spurs. Seems they
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