NBA News: Tim Duncan Ruled Out Of Game Due To Knee Injury
Tim Duncan is going to miss his fourth straight game due to a sore knee on Monday. San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said on Wednesday that Duncan underwent an MRI on his injured knee and is going through a process of rehabilitation.Advertisement
Spurs don’t have a publicly available timetable for the veteran star’s return, according to Real GM. Duncan still remains an important figure in the Spurs’ defense, but his average dipped this season. Duncan averages 8.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game this season.
The Spurs have the second-best record but were trounced by the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in their last outing without Tim Duncan.
Duncan will sit out against the Orlando Magic on Monday, too. Spurs await Duncan’s return desperately for winning crunch ties.
“Well, he’s our base from which everything else emanates,” Spurs’ coach Popovich revealed to ESPN. “Everybody else knows how to operate based on where he is and what he does. That’s my biggest concern with the game really is him not being there for everybody to move around because he’s the center of what goes on defensively.”
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