Found January 24, 2013 on
Fox Sports Southwest:
DALLAS - This year's Mavericks can use any break they can get against the archrival Spurs, and as both teams prepare for Friday's 7 p.m. CT tip in Dallas, the Mavs catch one: Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich didn't make the trip and aren't expected to be available for the game.
The Spurs announced on Thursday that all-time big man Tim Duncan and best-in-the-biz coach Gregg Popovich did not travel with the club and will miss the Friday game at the Dallas Mavericks.
That was the case for the Spurs on Wednesday as well but San Antonio nevertheless beat New Orleans.
The Mavs have been a pushover this season for the 34-11 Spurs, who are in a virtual tie with OKC for the NBAs best record.
Duncan has a bum left knee. Even with the problem, he's at 17.5 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game. Popovich is ill and will again be replaced by assistant Mike Budenholzer, who was in charge for the Spurs' 106-102 victory over the Hornets.
Dallas is 18-24 and has won five of six. Dirk Nowitzki this week acknowledged SA's dominance over Dallas this year (losses by scores of 129-91 and 111-86) but also thinks the four days of practice is a benefit.
"Four days off in the middle of the season usually doesn't happen much, so you gotta make the best of it," said Dirk.
Opposing the Spurs without two face-of-the-franchise guys doesn't happen often, either. We'll see of Dallas can make the best of that, too.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Back in October, Project Spurs spoke with Jason Pena, business associate of San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan, on Duncan's latest business venture, BlackJack Speed Shop.
Since then, the shop has opened and is servicing San Antonio speed freaks and car enthusiasts and Duncan chimed in.
“I’m very pleased with how BlackJack turned out,” said Duncan. “It took several...
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and forward Tim Duncan will miss a second straight game after the ailing duo didn't make the trip for Friday night's game at Dallas.
Popovich stayed home sick and Duncan sat on the bench with a sore left knee Wednesday night during San Antonio's 106-102 victory against New Orleans. Longtime assistant coach Mike Budenholzer will again take the...
via Spurs Nation:
Spurs captain Tim Duncan does not expect his sore left knee to keep him on the sidelines for long. The San Antonio Spurs played and won without him last night but the sooner he gets back on the court the better.
Duncan, who sat out Wednesday’s victory over the Hornets, said he fell on the knee during Monday’s 90-85 victory over the 76ers in Philadelphia. Though...
Tim Duncan hasn't played since January 21, and he won't be in Saturday's lineup, according to the Spurs.
Duncan is resting a sore left knee. San Antonio will also be without coach Greg Popovich, who is sick.
Tim Duncan (sore left knee) and Gregg Popovich (sick) will both miss tonight's Spurs-Suns game.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 26, 2013
DALLAS -- The streaking San Antonio Spurs were already without ill coach Gregg Popovich and All-Star forward Tim Duncan. Then they lost All-Star point guard Tony Parker for all but three minutes of the first quarter after two cuts to his left eye that would require three stitches to close. None of it stopped the Spurs from continuing their season-long demolition of the Dallas Mavericks...
In Alphabetical Order
- Somehow, Tim Duncan has been the top big man in the NBA this year. He is playing elite defense and scoring at a highly efficient level. The future Hall of Famer is playing incredible basketball this year.
- James Harden is having a breakout year. In his first season as a starter, Harden has become a superstar and a franchise player...
On Wendesday, the San Antonio Spurs announced forward Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard would be out against the visiting New Orleans Hornets with two knee injuries.
Then came news that Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich also wouldn't be on the sideline as he's out with an illness. Coach Mike Budenholzer will be coaching the Spurs in place of Popovich. After Coach Budenholzer...
Tim Duncan and Luis Scola will be the matchup for tonight's game when the Phoenix Suns travel to the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX.
This is Scola's first season as a member of the Suns and it hasn't been an easy transition since the Rockets traded him. He's been benched for a few games while struggling but now seems to have found his groove with a 13.3ppg...
As easily as the San Antonio Spurs have dominated the Dallas Mavericks this season, there's reason to believe this matchup could be different.
Even though the Spurs are rolling and Gregg Popovich should be back on the sidelines, the Mavericks have gotten hot themselves and might not have to face Tim Duncan when these rivals square off Friday night in Dallas.
San Antonio (34...
Center Tim Duncan and forward Kawhi Leonard will sit the San Antonio Spurs' game Wednesday night against New Orleans, but guard Manu Ginobili will return, according to a report by the San Antonio Express News. Duncan has a sore left knee that also kept him out of last Saturday's game. Leonard fell on what he described as a nail in the floor near the end of Monday night...
Apparently Kawhi Leonard's gash on his knee was worse than we originally thought. He suffered the injury when he fell and cut himself on an exposed nail in the court. The injury kept him out of last night's game against the New Orleans Hornets. But he wasn't the only one to miss the game. Tim Duncan sat as well with a sore left knee. According to Jeff McDonald...
The San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan and the Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh are among the 14 players selected as reserves for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game. Duncan earned his 14th selection, trailing only the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (15) and the Boston Celtics’ Kevin Garnett (15) among active players, while Bosh garnered his eighth trip.
Five first-time All-Star reserves will...
The Southwest Division-leading San Antonio Spurs own the best home record in the NBA, and that doesn't seem likely to change against their next opponent.
The Phoenix Suns, however, are finding a spark under new coach Lindsey Hunter.
While it's unclear if coach Gregg Popovich and forward Tim Duncan will return, the Spurs go for a 16th straight home win Saturday night when...
The biggest difference between the NFL and the NBA is that everything is magnified in the NFL. The Houston Texans go 12-4, lose to the Patriots in the divisional round, and everybody starts to question the quarterback, the coach, and the direction of the team. Yet in the NBA, nobody questions whether the San Antonio Spurs have wasted the last couple of years in repeating the...