As expected, Spurs center Tim Duncan will be rested tonight against Brooklyn after logging a season-high 40 minutes in Wednesday’s double-overtime victory at Washington, the team announced Thursday. He is joined on the bench by All-Star point guard Tony Parker, who missed the second half and beyond with tightness in his lower back. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich had said immediately after the game that Parker would not play against the Nets. No status or timeline for his return was provided. The Spurs play in Charlotte on Saturday in the fourth game of their annual Rodeo Road Trip. The Spurs are also without shooting guard Manu Ginobili (hamstring) and small forward Kawhi Leonard (hand), who are expected to return after the All-Star break. Duncan had 31 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals before fouling out early in the second overtime against Washington. He became only the third NBA player 37 years or older to register at least 30 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a game, joining Michael Jordan and Karl Malone. Duncan is averaging 15.4 points, 10 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in his 17th NBA season.
Duncan, Parker out against Brooklyn
San Antonio Express-News | Feb 6