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              === Duncan, Parker, Ginobili to return for Spurs ===
 
 Cleveland,  OH  (Sports Network) - The  San Antonio Spurs are expected to have
 their "Big Three" together on the court for the first time in a month when the
 current Western Conference leaders visit the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday.
 
 Head   coach   Gregg  Popovich   told  reporters  during  Wednesday's  morning
 shootaround  that forward  Tim Duncan and guards Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili
 are  all available  for that night's matchup with the Cavaliers, San Antonio's
 final game before the All-Star break.
 
 Duncan  has  sat out four  straight and eight of  the Spurs' last nine outings
 with  soreness in his  left knee, while Ginobili has missed nine of the team's
 past 13 contests -- including five in a row -- due to a nagging left hamstring
 injury.
 
 Parker  was held  out of Monday's 103-89 victory at Chicago after experiencing
 swelling in his right knee.
 
 "They're  not going  to play  huge minutes,"  said Popovich.  "They're healthy
 enough to get back into the swing of things. I look at it more as a way to get
 their rhythm back, because that doesn't happen automatically.
 
 Duncan,  Parker  and Ginobili last  played together in  a 106-88 home win over
 Minnesota on Jan. 13.
 
 The  Spurs haven't  been  hindered  by the  extended  absences  of Duncan  and
 Ginobili,  however. San Antonio has won 12 of 13 since that Jan. 13 clash with
 the Timberwolves and currently sports a league-best 41-12 record.
 
 
 
 
 
 02/13 15:56:49 ET

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