March 19, 2017, 7:59 pm
Pau Gasol led the Spurs 22 points, nine rebounds, two treys, and two steals in 20 minutes off the bench.
Kawhi Leonard had difficulty coming online on the offensive end, so the veteran big man stepped up and delivered some instant offense off the bench. Gasol has been playing very well over his last few games. That said, you cannot discount his age and the fact that coach Popovich will likely give the team’s elder statesman a rest day here and there. Ride Gasol while he’s hot. Since the Spurs only have three games this coming week, you will need to crunch some numbers to see how his recent numbers stack up against a marginal big man with four games.