There's a pecking order to the media interview sessions on NBA Finals practice days — order out of chaos determined by relative importance.

For the Spurs, that means coach Gregg Popovich, team captain Tim Duncan and All-NBA point guard Tony Parker answer questions in an interview room, their sessions broadcast by NBA TV.

Through the first three games, each remaining starter — Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard and Tiago Splitter — was assigned one of four podiums situated in the corners of the AT&T Center. Former Sixth Man Award winner Manu Ginobili took the fourth podium.

After a Game 4 nightmare that ruined his sleep for two days, Splitter has ceded his podium to guard Gary Neal, the surprise bench star of the series.

Now there is speculation the Brazilian center may also cede his spot in the starting lineup for Sunday's all-important Game 5 at the AT&T Center.