By Paul Garcia, Project Spurs.com
On Thursday night when the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Memphis Grizzlies
, there was an interesting sequence to begin the second half.
Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich elected to start forward Boris Diaw instead of center DeJuan Blair in the third quarter. Blair wouldn't see action for the rest of the night as Tim Duncan, Diaw, Matt Bonner, and Tiago Splitter were the closing members of the frontline for the last 24-minutes of the game.
After the game, coach Pop spoke on why he made the move in the second half, and said because he needs Diaw to get more minutes and get more acclimated in the system.
"I want to get him acclimated. I want to get him into our program, the only way you do that is by getting him to play."
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