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Tim Duncan day-to-day with chest bruise, likely out Friday vs. Lakers

Oct 31, 2013, 5:27 PM EDT

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It’s not like Gregg Popovich needed an excuse to keep Tim Duncan out a few games even this early in the season, but now he’s got one.

Tim Duncan is day-to-day with a chest contusion suffered when he caught an elbow in the third quarter against the Grizzlies Wednesday, the team has announced. He will travel with the team on the upcoming three-game road trip but is officially doubtful for Friday night’s nationally televised game against the Lakers.

The good news is there was no broken rib or anything more serious. He may miss a game or three but it’s not that bad.

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Before Lakers fans celebrate that this makes the Spurs easier to beat, remember this is the Spurs — they sent their “big three” home early last season and they still almost beat the Heat. Expect more Tiago Splitter and Boris Diaw in the rotation.

  1. azarkhan - Oct 31, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    The Spurs come to play, regardless of who is on the floor. Over the last 15 years their record is 832-350 (.704).

  2. eugenesaxe1 - Oct 31, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Duncan? They don’t need no steenking Duncan!

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