Going into halftime in Boston on Wednesday, San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan had only scored two points and grabbed six rebounds in 15 minutes. “He had a tough first half,” said Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich of Duncan after the game, “but in the second half, he was a monster. He led the way for us.” A monster is just what Duncan portrayed in the following 20 minutes of the second half, as he scored 23 of his 25 points during the third and fourth quarter, while shooting 8-of-11 from the field, and 7-of-8 from the free throw line to lead the Spurs to a 104-92 victory over the Celtics.
“I thought our defense picked up pretty good,” said Popovich of his team in the second half. “The guys that are filling in for the injury guys, they gave everything they’ve got. They got loose balls, and they really worked hard. It was a really good win for us on the road.”no comments