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.
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