Coach Gregg Popovich told reporters before Game 2 that veteran forward Rudy Gay would start in place of Kyle Anderson in the frontcourt. Anderson played just 10 minutes in Game 1 and missed both of his field goal attempts. Gay meanwhile, scored 15 points in just 21 minutes while adding six rebounds, two steals and two assists.
Rudy Gay will start in place of Kyle Anderson tonight, per Pop
— Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) April 17, 2018
Rudy Gay will start tonight for #Spurs
— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) April 17, 2018
The seventh-seeded Spurs are hoping the change sparks a team struggling without star forward Kawhi Leonard, who played in just nine games during the regular season. Leonard, the 2014 Finals MVP and a two-time All-Star, will reportedly miss the entire postseason.