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