Found December 05, 2012 on
Nando De Colo
San Antonio Spurs
"They played great,” said San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker of his team’s fourth-quarter bench performance on Wednesday, “(and) we needed it."
After going into the fourth quarter tied with Milwaukee Bucks at 76 on Thursday, the Spurs’ bench comprised of Nando De Colo, Gary Neal (20 points), James Anderson, Matt Bonner (12 rebounds), and Tiago Splitter (15 points) lead the Spurs on a 16-2 run that busted the game open for the home team on their way to a 110-99 victory.
With the Spurs down four players due to injuries, Parker (22 points, 10 assists), Tim Duncan (17 points, 10 rebounds), and Manu Ginobili (11 points, 6 assists) still played their roles as leaders, but without the bench, the Spurs would probably have fallen.
Here’s the rundown of the Spurs’ victory that began slowly, but ended with a burst of energy in the final quarter.
First quarter: Spurs 29, Bucks 32
The Bucks shot 62% in the first, while the Spurs only made 9-of-27 shots in t...
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