As deftly as Gregg Popovich has managed the minutes of his players in the compressed, 66-game post-lockout schedule — only Tony Parker and Tim Duncan average as many as 28 minutes per game — the Spurs coach is mindful of the grind that awaits his team in the final six weeks. Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves at the AT&T Center will begin a stretch of six games in eight nights, including the final three on the road. Awaiting in mid-April: Eight games in 11 days. Thus, the three-day break in the schedule that arrived after Saturday's loss in Dallas was welcomed by everyone, especially Parker, the only Spurs player averaging more than 30 minutes (34.5).
Timing of three days off pleasing to Parker
San Antonio Express-News | Mar 20