Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 3/20/13
Tim Duncan has been on a roll this season leading the San Antonio Spurs in Tony Parker's absence and breaking records left and right these last two years. He's been climbing up lists in various categories and cementing his legacy as one of the best big men in the history of the NBA. Duncan is 14th in all time rebounds and only needs 16 to pass his former rival, Shaquille O'Neal. Duncan is at 13,084 rebounds entering tonight's game versus the Warriors while O'Neal is in 13th with 13,099 rebounds for all time in the NBA. With the Spurs playing tonight, it may be a safe bet Duncan gets close to the record during the game. The Warriors give up 43rpg to their opponents in a game and that may help Duncan surpass his average of 9.8rpg this game. Duncan has been averaging 11rpg the last four games he's played in and has been throwing vintage performances to make up for what the team has lost with Parker's injury. Tim Duncan had a team-high 19 rebounds against the Dallas Mavericks who give up an average of 45rpg, a statistic that's pretty close to the Golden State Warriors' average. Duncan will most likely pass Shaq in the next two games that will be played in San Antonio and that'll give the home fans to show Duncan the proper reaction for passing one of the most dominant big men of his time in O'Neal. After the Spurs play the Warriors, they'll meet the Utah Jazz on Friday night.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: 'No deal in sight' between Le'Veon Bell, Steelers

Report: Long-term deal for Kirk Cousins a 'long shot'

Adam Silver admits NBA’s draft lottery isn’t working

Francona said to be ‘fine’ after leaving game with health issue

Russell Westbrook gets emotional thanking family in MVP speech

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Malcolm Brogdon makes history by beating out Saric, Embiid for Rookie of the Year

Bill Russell delivers epic line after winning NBA lifetime achievement award

Draymond Green ensemble at NBA Awards must be seen to believe

Victor Oladipo gets schooled by young boy at basketball camp

John Wall trying to recruit Paul George to join Wizards

Report: Saints looking at ways to recoup guaranteed money owed to Nick Fairley

Box Score 6/27: Monday is for all sorts of ballers

Big3 brings summer festival feel to basketball with barnstorming tour

The 'Tonight, we settle the Beard vs. Brodie debate' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The 8th Man Award for most overlooked player this year

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Disappearing Act Award for player who came up small

Getaway Day: Welcome back to the world, AL Central

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

Best of Yardbarker: Diana Taurasi makes history

The 'Finest running back from America’s Finest City' quiz

Players who need to turn around their season to save their teams

Sports & Politics Intersect: Washington gets a rare win

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Big3 brings summer festival feel to basketball with barnstorming tour

The 'Tonight, we settle the Beard vs. Brodie debate' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The 8th Man Award for most overlooked player this year

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Disappearing Act Award for player who came up small

Getaway Day: Welcome back to the world, AL Central

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

Best of Yardbarker: Diana Taurasi makes history

The 'Finest running back from America’s Finest City' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Billy King Award for worst trade

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker