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San Antonio Spurs

Position
C
 
Jersey
22
Name  Tiago Splitter
Born  1/1/1985
Height  6-11
Weight  245
College  None
Cold5/29/2014 8:58:00 PM
Description: San Antonio center Tiago Splitter won't start Thursday's game against OKC. SOURCE: Kurt Helin, NBC Sports
Insight: Instead, Gregg Popovich will use Tim Duncan at center with Matt Bonner getting the start at power forward. Splitter had just one rebound in Game 4 and should spend most of Game 5 sitting next to Popovich on the Spurs' bench.
 
5/28/2014 8:14:00 PM
Description: Spurs center Tiago Splitter was fined $5,000 for flopping in Tuesday's loss to OKC. SOURCE: Associated Press
Insight: He's had a tough series, averaging just 5.5 ppg in 20 minutes per contest. Head coach Gregg Popovich benched his starters for most of the second half in Game 4 so it will be interesting to see how many minutes Splitter and the rest of the starting five will receive Thursday in Game 5.
 
4/26/2014 9:21:00 PM
Description: San Antonio center Tiago Splitter had his best game of the series Saturday in a Game 3 loss to Dallas.
Insight: He contributed 14 points, 13 boards and three assists in 29 minutes of action. Saturday was Splitter's first career postseason double-double. Splitter had five double-doubles during the 2013-14 regular season.
 
4/14/2014 6:58:00 PM
Description: Spurs center Tiago Splitter (rest) will not play Monday, according to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News.
Insight: Splitter is averaging just 21.5 minutes, 8.1 points and 6.1 rebounds this season. Boris Diaw should see more minutes with Splitter out.
 
3/25/2014 6:23:00 PM
Description: Spurs center Tiago Splitter is expected to play Wednesday against the Nuggets, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
Insight: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gave Splitter the night off Monday against the 76ers after the center played a season-high 35 minutes Saturday. Splitter has averaged 11.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals his last six games.
 
3/23/2014 9:30:00 AM
Description: Spurs center Tiago Splitter had his best game all season Saturday at Golden State, producing 17 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal.
Insight: With Tim Duncan getting the night off, Splitter played 35 minutes, a season high. The 29-year-old is the regular starting center but averages just 21.5 minutes per game.
 
2/19/2014 9:08:00 PM
Description: Spurs center Tiago Splitter is back after missing Tuesday's game with a bruised calf. SOURCE: Mike Monroe, San Antonio Express-News
Insight: Splitter (8.1 ppg, 6.3 rpg) hasn't appeared in a game since February 6th. He should get plenty of minutes with Tim Duncan resting on Wednesday.
 
2/18/2014 9:25:00 PM
Description: San Antonio center Tiago Splitter (calf) will not play Tuesday against the Clippers, according to the Spurs on Twitter.
Insight: A bruised calf kept Splitter out of the last three games before the All-Star break and Boris Diaw averaged 29.3 minutes, 14.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.0 threes during that span. Look for Diaw to play most of the minutes next to Tim Duncan again on Tuesday.
 
2/18/2014 5:34:00 PM
Description: Spurs center Tiago Splitter (calf) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Clippers, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
Insight: A bruised calf kept Splitter out of the last three games before the All-Star break and Boris Diaw averaged 29.3 minutes, 14.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.0 threes during that span.
 
2/11/2014 4:00:00 PM
Description: Spurs center Tiago Splitter will miss his third game in a row Wednesday, according to the team's site.
Insight: Splitter is out with a bruised calf. Expect Tim Duncan (15.4 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 2.9 apg) to get the start at center with Boris Diaw (9.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg) filling in for Duncan at power forward.
 
2/10/2014 2:25:00 PM
Description: Spurs center Tiago Splitter will miss his second game in a row Monday against the Pistons. SOURCE: Jeff McDonald, San Antonio Express-News
Insight: Spliiter is out with a bruised calf. He missed Saturday's game as well. Expect Tim Duncan (15.4 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 2.1 bpg) to get the start at center with Boris Diaw (9.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg) filling in for Duncan at power forward.
 
2/10/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Spurs center Tiago Splitter (bruised calf) was a game-time decision Saturday against the Bobcats (he didn't play), and is questionable for Monday's game against Detroit.
Insight: After missing a month due to a shoulder injury, Splitter has averaged 24 minutes, 5.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in his first four games back. The Spurs could use anothe big body facing the Pistons' huge front line of Josh Smith, Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe.
 
2/8/2014 4:21:00 PM
Description: Spurs center Tiago Splitter (bruised calf) will be a game-time decision Saturday against the Bobcats, according to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News.
Insight: After missing a month due to a shoulder injury, Splitter has averaged 24 minutes, 5.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in his first four games back.
 
2/8/2014 4:21:00 PM
Description: Spurs center Tiago Splitter (bruised calf) will not play Saturday, according to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News.
Insight: After missing a month due to a shoulder injury, Splitter averaged 24 minutes, 5.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in his first four games back but he's now dealing with a calf issue. His minutes will go to Jeff Ayres and Boris Diaw.
 
2/1/2014 2:35:00 PM
Description: Spurs center Tiago Splitter (shoulder) could be back Saturday after making through the morning shootaround.
Insight: The Spurs have a lot of injuries and could certainly use the big body, but won't risk prolonging the injury by bringing him back too soon. He's agame-time decision, but we expect him to sit out one more.
 
1/31/2014 5:46:00 PM
Description: Spurs center Tiago Splitter (shoulder) could be back Saturday. His status will be determined at morning shootaround. SOURCE: Jeff McDonald, San Antonio Express-News
Insight: The Spurs are a deep team so Splitter's absence hasn't been difficult to overcome. He only plays 21 minutes per game even though he's the team's starting center. Boris Diaw has been playing well but will go back to a reserve role when Splitter returns.
 
1/28/2014 7:01:00 PM
Description: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Tiago Splitter could be ready to return by the end of the week or early next week. SOURCE: Mike Monroe, San Antonio Express-News
Insight: The Spurs are a deep team so Splitter's absence hasn't been difficult to overcome. He only plays 21 minutes per game even though he's the team's starting center.
 
1/5/2014 6:41:00 PM
Description: San Antonio center Tiago Splitter has been diagnosed with a sprained right shoulder. He's expected to miss about 3-to-5 weeks. SOURCE: Mike Monroe, San Antonio Express-News
Insight: The Spurs are a deep team so Splitter's absence should be relatively easy to overcome. Tim Duncan started at center when Splitter missed time with a calf injury last month. Jeff Ayres played power forward during those contests.
 
1/5/2014 9:49:00 AM
Description: Spurs center Tiago Splitter left Saturday's game against the LA Clippers and is out indefinitely.
Insight: He'll have an MRI Sunday on a sprained shoulder to determine how long he will be sidelined. Splitter's scoring is down from a season ago (8.6 ppg compared to 10.3 ppg in 2012-13) but his rebounding numbers have been nearly identical.
 
12/26/2013 9:42:00 PM
Description: Tiago Splitter got the start at center Thursday versus Dallas.
Insight: He had been questionable with a hamstring ailment. Splitter's scoring is down from a season ago (7.8 ppg compared to 10.3 ppg in 2012-13) but his rebounding numbers have been the same (6.4 this year and last season).
 

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