Gregg Popovich says Diaw will start over Splitter. Is that a matchup thing? "No, we're just tricking the hell out of them."
San Antonio Express-News "Point guard Tony Parker (rest) and center Tiago Splitter (right calf contusion) will both miss Wednesday’s game in Boston, the Spurs announced Tuesday. Parker was sent home to San Antonio, while Splitter apparently remained with the team. Tomorrow’s game against the Celtics is the Spurs’ last..." February 11
San Antonio Express-News "Zach Randolph destroyed the Spurs in the 2011 playoffs, a defeat that triggered the ends of the Matt Bonner and DeJuan Blair experiments and paved the way for Tiago Splitter’s insertion into the starting lineup. Perhaps not coincidentally, the bruising Randolph has shot just 33 percent in the..." January 08
CBSSports.com "During the fourth quarter of Saturday's drubbing of the Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs big man Tiago Splitter suffered a right shoulder injury. The injury came with around 10 minutes to go in the fourth quarter. Splitter left the game and didn't return to action, finishing with 22 points..." January 06
Pounding The Rock "Tiago was having his best game of the year against Los Angeles, but took a very hard hit under the basket in the third quarter from Ryan Hollins and went down in pain. The word from the Spurs is that he suffered a sprained right shoulder." January 05
NBA.com "Tiago Splitter will not accompany the team on its road trip to Toronto and Milwaukee due to tightness in his left calf. Splitter first experienced discomfort in his calf during the second half of the Spurs-Hawks game on Dec. 2." December 09
Injury update: Tiago Splitter (mild right ankle sprain) is listed as probable for tomorrow's game at Oklahoma City.
Yahoo! Sports "The San Antonio Spurs are finalizing a five-year, $45 million contract extension for center Tiago Splitter, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Splitter, 28, developed into an important part of the Spurs' run to the NBA Finals and had significant interest around the league as a restricted free..." July 02
San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs on Sunday submitted qualifying offers for center Tiago Splitter and reserve guard Gary Neal, making both restricted free agents upon expiration of their current contracts at 11 p.m. tonight, central time. By doing so, the Spurs retain the right to match any offer either player..." July 01
Source: Spurs-Suns deal 4 Gortat would either be n a Splitter sign-and-trade or Diaw/filler. Suns get at least a 2014 1st rounder either way
San Antonio Express-News "Portland is expected to be among the lead suitors for the services of Spurs restricted free agent Tiago Splitter, Yahoo! Sports reported late Sunday. Yahoo’s sources cited the three-year, $25 million deal Houston gave Omer Asik last year as the likely framework baseline for Splitter, who 10.3..." July 01
San Antonio Express-News "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..." June 16
San Antonio Express-News "Spanish radio station Cadena SER is reporting that Real Madrid will make free-agent-to-be Tiago Splitter their top target during the offseason. The report, translated stateside at HoopsHype.com, describes the bid as a long-shot. Splitter, is well-known in Spain’s Liga ACB, where he played 10..." May 28
San Antonio Express-News "It was just after midnight back in San Antonio when Tim Duncan emerged fully clothed from a back room at Oracle Arena, eased himself into a chair in front of his locker and emitted the worn-out groan of grandpa melting into his favorite recliner for a “Matlock” marathon. Just finished with a..." May 18
Tiago Splitter (ankle) out for Spurs tonight. Boris Diaw will start in his place in first appearance since back surgery to remove cyst.
Diaw probable for game 1; Splitter a game tome decision
Pop said Boris went through full practice, should be available to start the next round. Tiago "is going to take a little bit longer."
ESPN.com "San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter sprained his left ankle late in the third quarter of Friday night's 120-89 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Coach Gregg Popovich said in his postgame news conference that X-rays were negative but that Splitter likely will miss Game 4 against the Lakers on..." April 27
San Antonio Express-News "Spurs center Tiago Splitter tries hard not to think about the money. This, he acknowledges, can often be easier said than done. His value boosted by a breakout third NBA season, in a league not exactly known for restraint when it comes to throwing big dollars at tall people, Splitter is poised..." February 05
San Antonio Express-News "Before arriving on American soil three summers ago, center Tiago Splitter had been a Most Valuable Player and the centerpiece of championship teams in Spain. So when he joined the Spurs before the 2010-11 season, the big Brazilian naturally assumed eventually he'd be starting alongside Tim..." December 21
San Antonio Express-News "As a rookie last season, backup center Tiago Splitter spent much of the Spurs' first-round ouster against Memphis on the sidelines, a spectator to his own playoff initiation. For a painful and fearful 24 hours last week, Splitter worried his second trip through the postseason might be headed..." May 07
San Antonio Express-News "The recent additions of point guard Patrick Mills, swingman Stephen Jackson and versatile big man Boris Diaw allowed Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to leave team captain Tim Duncan and All-Star guards Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili back home in San Antonio when the team jetted off to its Monday night..." April 10
San Antonio Express-News "He says the pronunciation of his name is closer to Che-ago, not Tee-ago. And he says something else. "Tony Parker is the only one who gets it right," Tiago Splitter said, smiling. The French in Parker has a sense of the Portuguese in Splitter, and it's telling of a global relationship that..." February 09
San Antonio Express-News "For Spurs center Tiago Splitter, shooting free throws was once an adventure. As a rookie last season, he made just 54.3 percent of them, converting at just better than the rate of "heads" in a coin flip. "I didn't have a great mechanic," Splitter said. "We tried to change it, and it wasn't..." January 15
San Antonio Express-News "First, Tiago Splitter faked one way. Then he faked the other. Out of position and out of options, the player guarding him — that would be 13-time All-Star Tim Duncan — did all he could do. He fouled, sending Splitter to the line. Moments later in the Spurs' intrasquad scrimmage/big-man duel..." December 21
San Antonio Express-News "It would be understandable if Tiago Splitter had some lingering bad memories remaining his rookie season. Splitter played in 60 games, including 27 where he logged less than 10 minutes. He was benched during an eight-game stretch in February which set back his development. Those early..." December 12