Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 11/21/12
After the New York Knicks defeated the San Antonio Spurs on November 15 in San Antonio, Gregg Popovich said the following of his oft struggling third year Brazilian big man. "It is huge because he was shooting 80 percent for most of the season. This is great for his confidence to shoot the ball like that (versus Knicks). Hopefully he can keep it going."   This season we've seen a different Tiago Splitter with more aggression on the defensive end, better position for rebounding, and looking to score more often around the basket compared to prior seasons. Before the Spurs play the Boston Celtics for the first time this season on November 21, Splitter's free throw average is on par with last year's percentage so far (2011-2012: 0.691%, 2012:2013: 0.692%) and is on pace to surpass his career high attempts in his NBA career from last year with 26 attempts so far (2011-2012: 181 attempted free throws).   Coach Pop is definitely hitting on the main reason for Tiago's success
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