March 29, 2011
The Portland Trail Blazers took down the San Antonio Spurs, 100-92, Monday night and it's no wonder: The Spurs had four starters out of the game with injuries. Tony Parker(notes), Antonio McDyess(notes), Manu Ginobili(notes) and Tim Duncan(notes) all sat on the sidelines watching.
And NBA.com reports that Duncan (sprained ankle) and Ginobili (quadriceps contusion that had him hobbling out of the arena after Sunday's game) will be out again on Thursday when the Spurs take on the Boston Celtics, and at least the remainder of the week. The site reports that Parker (left patella contusion) could also miss Thursday's game.
Pulling Parker, Duncan and Ginobili out of the lineup takes 48.6 points per game out of the team's usual lineup.