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206 Tracker: Aron Baynes gets some extra burn for the Spurs

Quiet night in the NBA with only 2 games on the docket, but the 206 was still represented well!

Scott Halleran

Despite it being a quiet night in the NBA, some players from the 206 found ways to stand out and be noticed for their efforts on the floor tonight.

Leading the way was Aron Baynes for the San Antonio Spurs. Baynes was the benefactor of Coach Popovich's principle of resting some of his senior players on the second day of a back-to-back set of games. I expect this to be fairly common for Baynes, and the hope is he can step in and make something of this great opportunity - as he did tonight. Baynes was among the handful of front court players Pop threw at Dwight Howard in hopes of slowing him down without the services of Tim Duncan. And while Howard largely had his way with the Spurs front line tonight, the highlight (lowlight?) of the night was provided by James Harden at the expense of Aron Baynes:

Jason Terry continues to provide quality minutes off the bench for the Houston Rockets.  JET was very efficient on offense pouring in 16 points in 21 minutes while shooting 80% from beyond the arc!

Jason Terry (Rockets) 16 4-5 4-5 4-4 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 21
Nick Johnson (Rockets) 2 0-1 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Aron Baynes (Spurs) 12 4-10 0-0 4-5 12 7 5 0 1 0 0 31
Austin Daye (Spurs) 6 3-13 0-3 0-0 3 2 1 0 3 0 1 16