Which was the whole point. All 3G wanted was for us to buy Pipa 45-60 minutes. And we did. NYRB generates their offense mostly off TOs & the press. Afful & Valenzuela did not just 'come alive' when Pipa entered, they were given more license to go forward. First half we stayed more compact and it confused them. It threw our offense a bit out of sorts, but ditto their gameplan. They started to figure it out the last 10 minutes. 3G countered with Pipa at half. Do not know if thatcwas the plan or reaction to the last 10 minutes, but I thought he would come on aroubd 60th. Armas probably did too. We were front foot again tocstart the half. Gamble worked. But it was one he had to take. Pipa's legs needed the rest and NYRB was the fresher side. Now Pipa, Santos, Sauro, & Hansen may all be fresher than their counterparts. Plus, if we score 1, they need 3.