By Paul Garcia, Project Spurs.com
Just how much depth do the San Antonio Spurs have? Take Sunday into consideration.
On Sunday, the Spurs rested starting small forward Kawhi Leonard and started training camp hopeful Wesley Witherspoon. At the end of 48-minutes, Witherspoon led the team in scoring with 17 points as the Spurs defeated the Houston Rockets 116-107 in Houston to move to 3-1 on the preseason.
Here’s the rundown from Sunday’s game in Houston.
First quarter: Spurs 27, Rockets 16
Player of the quarter: Ball movement – Both teams started off a bit sloppy shooting the ball, but toward the end of the first quarter, the Spurs started passing the ball continuously as they added up seven assists on their nine made baskets in the quarter.
Tony Parker and Tim Duncan scored all of their combined 11 points in the first, while Danny Green’s shooting was just getting started. Witherspoon too added five points in the opening quarter as he was presented with some of the open shots Leonard is usually given in the starting lineup.
Play of the quarter: Late in the quarter, Manu Ginobili (11 points) was barely blocked when trying to make a pass. He caught the loose ball and sunk a fade-away jumper with time expiring. It was one of those, “only Manu” moments.
Second quarter: Spurs 52, Rockets 44
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