I too thought FAB had played poorly in the first half after watching it the first time.
I chose to watch it again to really see if he was "that bad", I took a few notes.
The quarters in SL are 10mins long, Melo started the game and first went out at the 5:50 mark, up until that point he had 1 mistake during his PT.
FAB got himself into EXCELLENT position down low on almost every offensive possession before he went out. He sealed his man setting u deep in the paint, HE NEVER TOUCHED THE BALL! The guards didn't pass him the ball at all and he was WIDE OPEN on most occasions, he also gave them notice by jumping up and down, screaming, and waiving his arms... he didn't receive ONE pass! It was so bad that on a break FAB was wide open and instead of the guard feeding him he forced it and luckily drew a foul on the Mage but it was undoubtedly the WRONG play... this is SL so the guards are all for themselves! FAB is the one who gave a slight pick to get Oly that 3 from the wing. He set so many good screens it seemed like every possession. One time he screened two Mage, effectively clearing the paint for a wide open drive by a guard (can't remember their names, might have been Nolan Smith), the thing is the guard fumbled/had the ball nearly poked away which gave the Mage time to recover and close the paint! He was always moving on offense, screening, rolling, sealing deep in the post.
Defensively he moved very well. He and Oly kept them out of the paint all but ONE possession where they scored, which came from FABs only mistake during his first run. He was guarding his man Osby near the charity stripe and had his hands down, Osby whipped a pass to a cutting teammate for the lay in. FAB immediately raised his hands and tapped his chest to say my fault for having my hands down! One Mage possession FAB was switched onto Oladipo and he set up to go at FAB. FAB moved laterally very well and stayed in front of Oladipo who tried to go around him... FAB was staying with him but it was cut short b/c the Mage set an illegal screen or something for a foul.
I mean, he played EXCELLENT those first minutes but it went unnoticed b/c he wasn't being passed the ball and on defense he wasn't blocking shots. He played as well as you would want from your center and he stayed active even though they ignored him EVERY TIME!
Eh, I'm too lazy to finish this.
I'll just say he wasn't bad!