15. Malik Rose
Good things come to those who hustle, and Malik Rose did plenty of that in San Antonio. After pitching in 11.4 minutes per game on the 1999 team, Malik Rose's role greatly expanded and he had at least one huge game in every series of the Spurs' 2003 playoff run to the top.
4/29 vs. Suns: 27 pts, 13 rebs, 2 stls
5/9 @ Lakers: 15 pts, 3 stls
5/21 vs. Mavericks: 25 pts, 6 rebs
6/13 @ Nets: 14 pts, 3 rebs
Rose's double-double (12 pts, 11 rebs) against the Mavericks in Game 6 was critical in one of the biggest playoff comebacks in NBA history.
14. Tiago Splitter
Outside of the obvious choice, it's hard to think of a more efficient big man on any of the title teams than Tiago Splitter. Standing at 6-11, he was the king of always being in the right position down low. As a result, Tiago made 61 of his 100 shots in the 2014 playoffs and pulled down six rebounds per game. He also had this beautiful redemption moment after LeBron blocked his dunk attempt in the previous Finals.
Splitter is currently in an excellent position to win another title -- this time as a player development coach with the Brooklyn Nets. The next guy on the list, meanwhile, could soon win another as a player.
13. Patty Mills
Like pretty much everyone else on the Spurs, Patty Mills was a man possessed in the 2014 NBA Finals, particularly in the last two games of the series. Knocking down 11-of-18 from downtown in those two games, his threes often came in barrages and demoralized a Miami Heat team looking to three-peat. Patty's recent departure from the Spurs means he'll finish his San Antonio postseason career with over 600 points scored and over 300 threes made.
12. Stephen Jackson
Although he's since become a divisive personality among Spurs fans, no one can debate how important Stephen Jackson was in the Spurs' second title run. Jack's near 13 points per game while starting in all 24 games were pivotal, and it's not a stretch to say his last two games against the Dallas Mavericks saved the team.
Jackson hit timely threes throughout the playoffs and averaged over 16 points per game against both the Mavericks and Suns. He also scored 17 in the championship-clinching Game 6 against the Nets. Enough said.
11. Danny Green
Speaking of long-range weapons, Danny Green's 2013 playoffs were straight-up insane. Nailing 55 of his 114 attempts from downtown (a playoff-high in both attempts and makes that season), Green contributed 11 points per game and had a decent case for Finals MVP if the Spurs had pulled off the series win.
While he didn't do as much in the repeat finals, he was still huge throughout the '14 run. In a three-game stretch against Portland and Oklahoma City, he made 15 of 21 threes and 71% of his overall field goal attempts.
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