Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard and David Lee did not play as Gregg Popovich rested all three in Orlando. With the preseason close to an end and the regular season nearly one week away, Spurs starters will surely see their playing time axed tremendously.
LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol did suit up for the Spurs and each played 20+ minutes and had themselves a decent outing.
They showed Spur fans what to expect from them when they are both on the floor together. Gasol is starting to look more and more comfortable with his new team.
Gasol led the Spurs with his best game in preseason scoring 14 points on 6-for-11 shooting from the field. For Aldridge, he went 5-for-11 for 12 points in 25 minutes, logging the second most on the team.
Though the new towers had productive games, it would be the play of one Jonathon Simmons that would pace the Spurs down the stretch. Simmons provided his best Leonard impression as he was all over the court and notched four steals in the win.
Though his defense was on point, he did manage to score nine points while grabbing five rebounds and assisting on three Spurs baskets.
Simmons brought the three traits that the Spurs hope to see more of this year-energy, erratic and explosiveness.