San Antonio has a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series and can eliminate the Clippers with a win at
For the Spurs, the focus is solely on Game 6.
“Every game we approach the same way,”
The Spurs know they can turn to their bench and get quality minutes and production. They've gone six deep in some of the previous playoff games.
It's been done sometimes because of the intentional fouls on Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, sometimes to get a lift and sometimes just to keep everybody fresh because of the intensity of the playoffs.
Diaw is fourth on the Spurs in scoring (10.4) against the Clippers, tied for second in rebounding (7) and is third in assists (3.4).
He admitted that fatigue "is always a factor."
"That's why it's good to be able to count on the bench," Diaw said. "Having a deep team and multiple players playing significant minutes usually helps."