After Kevin Martin blistered the Spurs for 21 points in the first half on an assortment of jumpers, Gregg Popovich had seen enough.
The Spurs coach changed his defensive strategy with the idea of forcing Martin to drive more after the break.
A rotation of fresh defenders was employed, with Danny Green and Gary Neal getting most of the work.
"A guy like that, once he gets going, you have to throw different things at him," Green said. "We had multiple guys guarding him. All you can do is to try to deny him catching it. And when he catches it, just be annoying so he doesn't get rhythm and make shots. Luckily, he cooled down when we needed him to."
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