The role players haven't stepped up that much most of this series. Which is why Parker, Duncan and Ginobli have to play extended minutes.
And fyi for those saying "it's the playoffs you get more rest, it's different"
Here's a look at this series so far.
Game 1: Monday
Game 2: Wednesday
Game 3: Friday
Game 4: Sunday
Game 5: Tuesday
Game 6: Thursday
Game 7: Sunday
The only time there's gonna be a 2 day period is if there is a game seven.
But for the last 5 games it's only been 24 hours of rest, which is very similar to the season grind. The only difference is there's no back to backs. But it ain't "as much rest" as people think for this series. Especially in the second round.
Well before-hand, the Warriors got 4 days of rest and the Spurs got a week of rest. It's different than a long stretch of 82 games where it's mostly 1 day of rest in between.
The role players played well in game 1. Leonard had 18 and Green had 22.