The Spurs have rolled into the All-Star Break with a 42-12 (77.8%) record, which has them in first place in the Western Conference, 2.5 games up on the Thunder. Here is a look at the players who made the biggest impacts for the Spurs in the first half of the 2012-13 season:
Team MVP: Tony Parker – 30-year old point guard Tony Parker keeps rolling along for the Spurs as he just seems to keep getting better. He has played in 51 games (all starts) for the Spurs so far this year and he is averaging 32.9 minutes, 20.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game. He is shooting an amazing 53.6% from the floor so far this year, which is outstanding for any player, but especially a guard.
Biggest Surprise: Tiago Splitter – 28-year old center Tiago Splitter has taken his game to a new level so far in 2012-13. Splitter has played in 54 games (32 starts) for the Spurs so far this year and he is averaging 23.8 minutes, 10.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. Splitter is shooting a rock solid 59% from the floor so far this year. The Spurs hope that Splitter keeps rolling in the second half of the season.
Biggest Disappointment: Stephen Jackson – 34-year old small forward Stephen Jackson is having a horrible year for the Spurs. He has played in 36 games (3 starts) for the Spurs so far this year and he is averaging 20.9 minutes, 6.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. He is only shooting 37.5% from the floor, 25.9% from three point range and 69.6% from the free throw line so far this year.