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NBA Injury News:
San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter sprained his left ankle during last night’s Game 3 contest against the Los Angeles Lakers, an injury that will cause the big man to be out seven to 10 days, according to The San Antonio Express-News.Following the game, coach Gregg Popovich told reporters that X-rays on Splitter’s ankle were negative. However, the center is going to miss at least Game 4 on Sunday and could be required to be sidelined for additional contests, depending on how the ankle responds.Splitter sustained the injury in the second half of last night’s victory over the Lakers. If the Spurs are able to complete a sweep of Los Angeles and the series between the Golden State Warriors and Denver Nuggets stretches out, Splitter may only have to miss one game due to the injury.During the regular season, Splitter averaged 10.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. It was his first year as a regular for the Spurs.Follow @hoopsinjurynews
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The San Antonio Spurs haven’t had much to complain about during their first-round series against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Spurs are leading 3-0, and the vaunted “Big Three” of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili are looking healthy after another season in which they each battled minor injuries
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Gregg Popovich reiterated his oft-stated plan to follow Tim Duncan into retirement.
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The Los Angeles Lakers dug themselves into a massive hole with a blowout loss to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 on Friday night — one that they likely will not climb out of. The Lakers have disappointed their fans all season long, but as anticipated they have looked particularly lost without Kobe Bryant. Injuries have been the team’s biggest issue, but that hasn’t stopped...
I was watching Sportscenter tonight and, during the recap of the abysmal Game Three between the Lakers and Spurs, I realized that Tim Duncan and Tiger Woods share a voice.
Don’t believe me? Listen to Duncan’s presser highlight:
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Tim Duncan had 26 points and nine rebounds, and the San Antonio
Spurs pushed the Los Angeles Lakers to the brink of first-round
playoff elimination with a 120-89 victory in Game 3 on Friday
night, the worst home playoff loss in franchise history.