San Antonio Spurs will be taking on the Golden State Warriors on Monday without Tim Duncan. The Spurs veteran star has been ruled out due to a knee sore.
Duncan had to sit out seven games this season due to knee injury. It’s unlikely that Duncan’s injury is serious, as Spurs’ head coach Gregg Popovich manages the minutes of veterans with a vision so that it doesn’t turn out to be serious.
The Warriors and the Spurs lock horns for the first time this season. The two teams are rated as bests in the league so far. The Warriors have a 40-4 record, the best in this edition of the league, followed by the Spurs, 38-6. Duncan will be out of the most crucial game for his team.
Duncan returned in the Spurs lineup during their win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday after sitting out against the Phoenix Suns. To replace Duncan, Boris Diaw and Boban Marjanovic will get extended time on-court. David West will feature in the starting lineup in place of Duncan.
Duncan in his 19th NBA season has featured in 39 games. He has posted an average of 8.9 points.