By Paramjit Mahal, Project Spurs.com
This week San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker and Tim Duncan were selected to the NBA’s Mid-Winter Classic in Houston with coach Gregg Popovich more than likely to coach the West All-Stars.
While it will be great way to cap the first half of the season, the team needs to make sure everyone makes it to the All-Star Break healthy and prepared for the remainder of the season.
If last season’s playoff run taught us, is the bench must be ready at all times to pick up or maintain the pace the starters establish. The frustration level kept on climbing in last season’s playoff series versus the Thunder. You would see the starters giving it all they had to build a lead or erase a deficit, only to have the bench, which came up big in the regular season, not knock down the shots or make the stops.
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