By Kyle Boenitz, Project Spurs.com
The San Antonio Spurs’ bench became the center of attention last week when they pushed the defending champion Miami Heat to the limit. The Spurs lost the game 105-100 but just the fact that their second-stringers hung with LeBron, Wade, Bosh and the rest was impressive in itself.
The blemish of one loss on the record may have been worth it to give the bench that type of confidence and experience going forward. Manu Ginobili says the showing against the Heat was impressive, but those guys deserve to be on the floor.
"That always helps, but the bottom line is that they are good,” Ginobili said. “They can play. Pop always gives them confidence. They know that when they are on the court that they have freedom to play and do their thing[.]"
You can’t understate the importance of having backups that can come in and not miss a beat. The depth of the Spurs’ bench has been one of the big reasons for their success.
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