Parker, Duncan and Leonard out against Warriors
With the top seed in the Western Conference all but lost, the Spurs have already shifted their eyes to the postseason.
As such, point guard Tony Parker (sore neck), post Tim Duncan (sore knee) and small forward Kawhi Leonard (sore knee) will all skip tonight’s road game against Golden State.
Parker, at less than full strength since spraining his left ankle on March 1, had perhaps his worst game in more than three seasons in Sunday’s 91-86 loss to the Lakers, scoring just four points in 37 minutes. Leonard and Duncan have dealt with various knee injuries throughout the season.
That said, this would almost certainly appear to be a classic Spurs “rest” game, as has been favored by Gregg Popovich extensively in recent seasons as their roster has aged.
The Spurs will also play without reserve guard Manu Ginobili, who has missed eight straight games and the vast majority of a ninth with a strained hamstring. Parker has said Ginobili could return for the regular season finale at home against Minnesota on Wednesday.
Those four players represent nearly half San Antonio’s scoring production this season.
The postseason begins on Saturday. The Spurs, currently second in the West at 58-22, will likely face Golden State or Houston in the first round. Rest of the story: Spurs Nation