Fox Sports: Tiago Splitter garners start against Lakers

By Quixem Ramirez

May 7, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) and guard Alec Burks (10) box out San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter (22) during the first half of game four in the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

To combat the interior duo of Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol, the Spurs will start Tiago Splitter alongside Tim Duncan according to Fox Sports Southwest.

Splitter is averaging 5.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in 14 minutes per game.

In eight career starts, Splitter is averaging 7.6 points, 6.4 rebounds while shooting 39.1 percent from the field.