Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 5/11/12
We’re still waiting to see who the San Antonio Spurs will be playing in the second round, but whether it’s the Memphis Grizzlies or the Los Angeles Clippers, it’s going to be a tough series. Both teams will provide some matchup issues for the Spurs, so they’ll need some guys to really step up. Big Men not named Duncan Both the Clippers and the Grizzlies are going to have a real advantage down low. Tim Duncan has been playing stellar and proved how valuable he was in the sweep against the Jazz, but guys like Diaw, Bonner, Blair and Splitter are really going to have to step up. The Grizzlies showed last year how devastating their core of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph can be. Duncan can’t guard both of these guys and he’ll definitely need some rest. Pop will surely want fresh legs in the post at all times so the Spurs’ big men will have to step up. It’s the same story for the Clippers. You have to keep Blake Griffin out of the paint and always have a body on him. Reggie Evans has been logging
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