San Antonio Spurs: A+
The San Antonio Spurs have the best second unit in basketball, and anyone who wants to debate said belief should stop themselves now. The amount of depth on this team is absolutely outrageous.
It was on full display against Houston.
The Spurs' second unit put up 59 points on 55.8 percent shooting from the floor. They also made four of the team's six three-point field goals, grabbed 29 rebounds and dished out 19 assists.
That's 59 points, 29 rebounds and 19 assists on 55.8 percent shooting from the floor, for a quick recap.
Tiago Splitter led the way, continuing to display his monumental development. He finished with 15 points, six rebounds, one block and a +/- of positive-24 in 20 minutes of play.
Patrick Mills also finished in double figures with 12 points.
The truth of the matter is, no individual deserves more recognition than another. Eight Spurs reserves scored, all but one had at least three rebounds and all but two had an assist.
Both Boris Diaw and Nando de Colo had five dimes. A+ is the only grade acceptable here.
Can we really compare?
The Houston Rockets' second unit played well, but most of their scoring came during the fourth quarter. San Antonio's second unit, meanwhile, spread their production out across all four quarters and simply stepped up in the final period of play.
Even still, Houston's second unit deserves respect.
The Rockets bench combined for 40 points on 42.5 percent shooting from the floor. In other words, they scored during garbage time and rarely made the shots they attempted.
Even still, it's good to know that Houston's bench can drop 40 if need be.
Rookie Terrence Jones scoring nine points in eight minutes of play is also promising. Where are his minutes?