Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 4/1/13
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Here we go again. For the San Antonio Spurs, losing a significant piece for a significant time to the title-contending puzzle is commonplace. These Spurs are used to playing without Timmy or Tony or Manu and winning in their absence. In the regular season, mind you. San Antonio has already played a good stretch of this season without Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker. Tim Duncan, knock on hardwood, has remained upright as the games remaining before the real season starts slip into single digits. Now comes the word that Ginobili may miss up to a month with a strained right hamstring. Do the math, we're in April. The regular season ends April 17. Manu for the start of postseason isn't looking too realistic, if the timetable of 3-4 weeks is to be trusted. This is one tough break. Obviously not Kevin Ware tough, but maybe just as crippling to the Spurs' chances of squeezing one more title out of their Three Amigos. San Antonio skipper Gregg Popovich maneuvers through all 82 games of t...
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