Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/21/13
PHILADELPHIA -- Tim Duncan is noticeably lighter this year -- he won't say how much -- but he is still fully capable of shouldering the load for the San Antonio Spurs. The veteran forward contributed 24 points, 17 rebounds and five assists -- not to mention the go-ahead basket with 1:43 left -- as the Spurs erased a seven-point deficit in the final 3:47 to nip the Philadelphia 76ers 90-85 Monday night. "He just plays," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "He missed a lot of easy shots, and down the stretch he didn't just score, but he rebounded for us. ... It's pretty amazing at his age (36), what he does night after night." Sixers forward Thaddeus Young was asked if he sees any difference in Duncan at this stage of his career. "I see Tim Duncan," Young said. "I haven't seen any change in him, other than him averaging a few less points. At the end of the day, he'll still get the job done." The double-double was the 20th of the season for Duncan, and his second game with at le...
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