April 27, 2017, 9:39 pm
Pau Gasol missed all six of his shots from the field in Thursday’s win, finishing with just four points and one assist in 20 minutes.
The Spurs were absolutely carried by their two stars and a throwback performance from Tony Parker, so they were lucky to skate by without any real contributions from the bench. His logical counterpart on the Rockets is Nene, though it remains to be seen if he’ll be ready for the bruising big man down in the paint. If he can’t handle that matchup he might not get a ton of playing time in round two.