Description: Spurs guard Danny Green had 12 points and eight rebounds in 25 minutes against the Suns on Saturday.
Insight: The Spurs led the Suns at halftime, 51-24, so the starters didn't play much in the second half. Kawhi Leonard was the only Spurs player to record over 30 minutes. Green was 4-of-7 from the field in the limited time, including 2-for-4 from the 3-point line.
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard recorded his first double-double in over a month on Saturday.
Insight: Leonard had 22 points and 10 rebounds with three steals and two blocks. He shot 50 percent from the field and went 4-for-4 at the line. Leonard had a subpar February, averaging 13.5 ppg and 6.1 rpg, but hopefully this game gets him going in March.
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard did not shoot well in the last three games before the break.
Insight: Leonard was just 11-of-41(26.8 percent) in the final three contests before the All-Star game. He's still a 44 percent shooter this season and a career 49 percent shooter, so he should be able to turn it around.
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker was playing better just before the All-Star break and with the added rest should continue to play well.
Insight: Parker is having a disappointing season, averaging 14.5 ppg and 4.7 apg this season, but averaged 16.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 4.4 apg in the five games just before the break. The Spurs are a deep team, so Parker isn't going to average 20 ppg as he did in 2012.
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker led the team with 19 points in Gregg Popovich's 1,000 career victory.
Insight: San Antonio stormed back to beat Indiana, 95-93, by outscoring the Pacers in the fourth quarter by 16 points. Parker was 7-of-17 from the field with six assists. Parker is having a disappointing season, averaging 14.3 ppg and 4.7 apg this season.
Description: Spurs guard Manu Ginobili will not play on Monday versus the Pacers.
Insight: Gregg Popovich will have to earn his 1,000 victory without Ginobili. It's the second game of a back-to-back set, so this isn't too much of a surprise. Ginobili, however, was seen limping at the end of Sunday's game versus the Raptors.
Description: Spurs power forward Tim Duncan had a key turnover that hurt San Antonio in their loss to Toronto on Sunday.
Insight: With under five seconds to go and down three points, San Antonio was inbounding the ball in the offensive zone. Duncan threw an irratic pass across court that went out of bounds. The Spurs lost by five. Duncan finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker's numbers continue to plummet.
Insight: Since returning from injury, Parker has averaged just 11.3 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 4.0 apg in his last 14 games. That's not fantasy worthy. He's only playing 26 mpg in that span which could be one of the reasons and unfortunately, that may not change much the rest of the way.
Description: Spurs guard Danny Green turned in another very solid fantasy night.
Insight: Green hit 4-of-8 3-pointers, going 6-for-11 from the field overall. He also had five rebounds and three blocks. Green is a solid option for anyone needing help with 3-pointers, rebounds or blocks.
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker shot 50 percent from the field and hit his only 3-point attempt on Tuesday versus the Nuggets.
Insight: Parker had 18 points, shooting 8-of-16 from the field. He also had seven assists and four rebounds. Parker has decent numbers this season with 14.7 ppg, 4.8 apg and 1.8 rpg while shooting 49.0 percent.
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard has been very impressive since his return to the court.
Insight: Leonard has played the last three games and had his best one on Tuesday where he had 17 points and 15 rebounds versus the Nuggets. Leonard made 3-of-6 3-pointers and also had three assists, two steals and a block. He has become the most important player for the Spurs and is likely also very important for fantasy teams.
Description: Spurs power forward Tim Duncan has posted three consecutive double-doubles.
Insight: Duncan moved into fifth place on the all-time double-doubles list, passing Karl Malone on Tuesday, and he added to it on Wednesday. Duncan isn't scoring much of late. He hasn't cracked the 15-point mark in seven games, but at least he's still crashing the boards.
Description: Spurs guard Patty Mills came off the bench and scored 18 points versus the Trail Blazers on Friday.
Insight: The Spurs now have Mills and Kawhi Leonard back on the floor, so it will be interesting to see if the defending champions can make a run. Mills made three 3-pointers on Friday, shooting 50 percent from the field overall.
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points in 31 minutes in his return to the lineup on Friday.
Insight: What a boost for the Spurs and fantasy owners. The Spurs said Leonard would not be limited, and he was not, making 8-of-18 shots. He also had five assists, four rebounds and three steals. It's safe to plug him back into the lineup.
Description: Spurs guard Manu Ginobili came off the bench and led San Antonio with 27 points on Wednesday.
Insight: Ginobili was 10-for-14, going 3-for-6 from behind the arc. He chipped in a few other categories with three steals, three rebounds and two assists. Ginobili is always a possibility for a big scoring night.
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker is still not himself since returning from his hamstring injury.
Insight: Parker shot 7-of-18 versus the Wizards on Tuesday, scoring 14 points to lead the team, but in four games since returning from his injury, Parker is averaging just nine ppg and 1.5 apg. Hopefully he can get comfortable again quickly.
Description: Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (back) is probable for Tuesday's game against Washington
Insight: His return would hurt the values for Patty Mills and Cory Joseph. Ginobili averages 12.5 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 5.0 apg, but he's high-maintenence because owners always have to make sure he's actually playing each night.
Description: Spurs forward Austin Daye led San Antonio with 22 points on Saturday.
Insight: Daye started on Saturday, which was his first extensive game action in about a month, and he shot 8-of-13, including 4-for-8 from the 3-point line. Daye also had 10 rebounds. Fantasy owners still need to see this more often in order to consider Daye fantasy relevant.
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker scored three points in his return to the court on Tuesday.
Insight: Parker only took three shots, going 0-for-3, in 13 minutes. It was Parker's first game action since Christmas Day although Parker also missed eight of the previous 10 games before Dec. 25. His three points came from the free-throw line.
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against Detroit, but will start, according to Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News.
Insight: He's played just four games since Dec. 5 and the last time was Christmas Day. Cory Joseph and Patty Mills will return to their backup roles. Parker is averaging 16.2 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 5.2 apg, which is down from the past few seasons.
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker is questionable for Tuesday's game against Detroit.
Insight: Parker has a chance to return, but is more likely to come back Friday. Check back after their morning shootaround. Cory Joseph and Patty Mills will continue to play extra minutes until then. Parker is averaging 16.2 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 5.2 apg, which is down from the past few seasons.
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker still has no timetable for return, but is ahead of Kawhi Leonard, according to coach Gregg Popovich.
Insight: Parker has a chance to return, but Cory Joseph and Patty Mills will continue to play extra minutes until then. Parker is averaging 16.2 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 5.2 apg, which is down from the past few seasons.
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard will not play against the Pelicans on Wednesday due to his hand injury.
Insight: Point guard Tony Parker is also out with a hamstring injury. Leonard will have missed nine straight games after Wednesday's. Owners, however, should keep him stashed away for try to buy-low on him.
Description: Spurs power forward Tim Duncan had his lowest scoring output since Nov. 22 on Tuesday.
Insight: Duncan scored nine points but nearly had the double-double as he did have 10 rebounds. Even though the Spurs have slightly fallen on hard times, losing seven of their last nine, Duncan has continued to defy father time. He has averaged 18.0 ppg and 11.6 rpg in December.
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker still has no timetable for return, but it won't be Tuesday, according to coach Gregg Popovich.
Insight: Cory Joseph and Patty Mills will continue to play extra minutes. parker is averaging 16.2 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 5.2 apg, which is down from the past few seasons. Like his coach, parker only cares about being ready for the postseason.
Description: Spurs guard Corey Joseph started for Tony Parker and posted "Parker-like" numbers.
Insight: Joseph went for 20 points, three rebounds and five assists. It was his fourth double-digit game in the last five tries and with Parker dealing with a hamstring and Patty Mills a shoulder, Joseph should continue to be a viable fantasy option.
Description: Spurs guard Corey Joseph is worth picking up in most leagues.
Insight: That's because Tony Parker is expected to receive extended time off due to his hamstring injury. Gregg Popovich has brought back his players earlier than originally stated before, so perhaps Parker won't be out multiple weeks, but Popovich's history of not caring until the playoffs would suggest Parker will not return until he is completely healthy. Therfore, Joseph is fantasy relevant and a worthy pickup.
Description: Spurs G/F Marco Belinelli scored a team-high 21 points during Saturday's loss to the Mavericks.
Insight: Belinelli got the start and played 39 minutes. He was 7-of-16 from the floor and 7-of-7 from the line. He also had three rebounds, two assists, and five turnovers. He is not a recommended option.
Description: The Spurs will be resting all their stars on Saturday versus the Mavericks.
Insight: Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobil will sit to rest, Kawhi Leonard is out with a hand injury and Tony Parker will sit with his hamstring injury. Coming off back-to-back triple overtime games and Gregg Popovich being who he is, this can't be that much of a surprise.
Description: Spurs forward Tim Duncan recorded a double-double on Friday.
Insight: Duncan scored 32 points and grabbed 10 rebounds while Danny Green also recorded a double-double with 27 points and 10 rebounds, but it wasn't enough as the Spurs dropped their second straight triple overtime game. Those two losses were against the Grizzlies and Trail Blazers. Fantasy owners need to check daily whether or not Duncan is playing, but when on the court, he is a top-fantasy option averaging 15.8 ppg and 11.0 rpg.
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker (strained left hamstring) is expected to miss Monday's game against Portland.
Insight: Cory Joseph should get the start. He was solid against the Lakers with 16 points, four rebounds and five assists. Given the Spurs will be without Parker, GManu Ginobili and Tim Duncan there are a lot of shots and points available.
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard will not play on Wednesday due to a bruised right hand.
Insight: There were already rumors Manu Ginobil and Tim Duncan would rest Wednesday, and Tony Parker with doubtful as well, it appears the Spurs will be resting everyone. Who can blame them with the Knicks in town.
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker is uncertain whether he will play on Wednesday, and coach Gregg Popovich said it will depend on how he feels in warmups according to the San Antonio Express-News.
Insight: Judging just based on the history of the Spurs resting star players, Parker will likely not play on Wednesday. Fantasy owners should have a backup plan.
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker will not play on Tuesday because of his hamstring injury.
Insight: It is never good to be ruled out 24 hours in advance. That could mean Parker will miss more games than just Tuesday's. Cory Joseph has been good in his two starts and is worth a look in fantasy.
Description: Spurs forward Boris Diaw scored 17 points off the bench during Saturday's victory against the Timberwolves.
Insight: It was one of his better games of the season, as Diaw went 6-of-10 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line. He also had four assists, three rebounds, and one steal. However, even with this solid performance, owners should leave Diaw on the waiver wire.
Description: If you do not respect the greatness of Spurs forward Tim Duncan, then there is something wrong with you.
Insight: After posting a triple-double on Friday night, Duncan played only 19 minutes on Saturday, but still had 13 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and two blocks. At 38-years-old, he is averaging 13.9 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 2.1 bpg, and is currently a top-35 fantasy option.
Description: Spurs G/F Marco Belinelli scored a team-high 20 points during Saturday's win versus Minnesota.
Insight: He did so off the bench, going 7-of-12 from the floor, 2-of-2 from the line, and 4-of-6 from beyond the arc. Belinelli also had six assists, two rebounds, and one turnover. With the Spurs' rotation as unpredictable as it gets, Belinelli should remain on the waiver wire.
Description: Spurs guard Corey Joseph played well in a spot start on Saturday night.
Insight: With Tony Parker sidelined, Joseph went 7-of-10 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line for 18 points, five assists, four rebounds, one steal, and zero turnovers. Whenever Parker sits, Joseph should be in all lineups, and will continue to make for solid daily plays during those times.
Description: Spurs forward Tim Duncan did a little bit of everything with a triple-double on Friday against the Grizzlies.
Insight: Duncan did not stand out in any category, but his performance was still a fantasy owners dream as he had 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Duncan also had two blocks, shooting 50 percent from the field. The power forward could be providing tremendous fantasy value depending on where owners selected Duncan.
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker has been downgraded to out for Monday's game against Philadelphia due to a cracked rib.
Insight: The Spurs don't need him to beat the bad Sixers squad. Parker was injured in practice. He expects to play through it, but this is an easy decision. His numbers are way down from last season, scoring 16.7 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 5.7 apg.
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker led the team with 27 points in Friday's win over the Kings.
Insight: He was 10-of-17 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line. Parker also had eight assists, one rebound, one steal, one 3-pointer, and three turnovers. He is now averaging 17.8 ppg, 5.5 apg, and shooting 52 percent from the floor.
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard scored five points and grabbed 11 rebounds in limited minutes on Monday.
Insight: San Antonio took a 30-13 lead over Philadelphia by the end of the first quarter, so Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gave his starters a lot of rest. Leonard was 2-of-7 from the field in 20 minutes.
Description: Spurs forward Tim Duncan and guard Manu Ginobili are listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Warriors.
Insight: It is the second game of a back-to-back set for the Spurs, so in typical Gregg Popovich fashion, he might sit his stars. Boris Diaw is a decent plug-in starter at power forward for daily fantasy leagues.
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard had another rough game on Thursday.
Insight: Without Leonard playing his best, the Spurs had no chance against the Rockets without Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. Leonard started the game 1-for-7 from the field and finished 2-of-11. He had seven points, four rebounds, five assists, and four steals.
Description: Spurs G/F Marco Belinelli is doubtful for Thursday's game against Houston due to a strained right groin.
Insight: he was injured Wednesday night and that's not much recovery time. With an 8.3 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.7 apg average, Bellinelli hasn't been fantasy worthy. No one player will get his 19 mpg, but Kawhi Leonard, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green should each see more time.
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker led the team in scoring during Friday's loss to the Suns.
Insight: He shot 8-of-16 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line, for his 19 points. Parker also had six assists, two rebounds, two 3-pointers, and four turnovers. Owners will have to deal with the occasional DNP-CD, but other than that, Parker is in line for a nice season.
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard (eye) has been cleared to play on Friday.
Insight: Barring a last-minute change, he will be on the court against the Suns, and will have a tremendous opportunity to build off his NBA Finals MVP Award. In contract news, Leonard has tabled talks with the Spurs until after the season, as he is pursuing a max-extension. Leonard will be a restricted free agent next summer.
Description: Spurs veteran guard Manu Ginobili scored 20 points off the bench on opening night against the Mavericks.
Insight: Ginobili shot 6-of-13 from the floor, including 2-for-6 from downtown. He chipped in six of his points from the free-throw line. Fantasy owners would like to see a better percentage, but they like the 20 points and six assists.
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker scored 23 points to lead San Antonio over Dallas, 101-100, on opening night.
Insight: Parker also had three assists, three rebounds and one turnover. He shot 60 percent from the floor including 4-for-4 from behind the arc. Parker appears to be the focal point of the Spurs offense at least until Kawhi Leonard returns.
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks according to ESPN.
Insight: Leonard has been out since Oct. 11 with an eye infection. He should be back within three-to-five days. He should see a bigger role in the offense after breking out and winning the Finals MVP last spring.
Description: San Antonio small forward Kawhi Leonard is questionable for Tuesday's game against Dallas due to an eye infection
Insight: Leonard was a breakout star last season and earned the NBA Finals MVP for his contributions. We're looking for him to improve on last season by racking up 14.8 ppg and 6.4 rpg. but it might not start on opening night.
Description: Spurs veteran guard Manu Ginobili is not on this season's recommended list.
Insight: Ginobili simply can't stay healthy and also seemed to hold back until playoff time. If you want a guy who gives you 11 points, three rebounds and four assists for about 60 games, Ginobili is your guy. Most fantasy owners want more.
Description: We loved what we saw out of San Antonio small forward Kawhi Leonard last season and in particular in the playoffs and expect that improvement to continue in Year 4.
Insight: Leonard was awarded the NBA Finals MVP for his contributions and while we don't think he can play 82 games at that level we're looking for him to improve on last season by racking up 14.8 ppg and 6.4 rpg. He's also got huge upside if one of the "old guys" goes down to injury.
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker must continue to shoulder a big part of the San Antonio offense as Tim Duncan's career winds down.
Insight: Parker's numbers fell last season after a huge 2012-13. Though only 32-years-old, he's played a lot of basketball, starting with the Spurs at age 19. We still think he's got more in the tank and rebounds to post around 18.5 ppg and 7.5 apg.
Description: Spurs forward Tim Duncan is no longer the "Big Fundamenta,l" but he's still a pretty good player and a solid fantasy option.
Insight: Where once he would score 20-plus points and 10-plus rebounds every night like clockwork, he still averaged 15.1 ppg and 9..7 rpg last season. But with it comes the occasional night off that a 38-year-old with almost 1,500 games played requires.
Description: Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (stress fracture in his right leg) has apparently not been granted permission by the Spurs to play in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.
Insight: Ginobili wanted to play for his country in the World Cup, but only if healthy. After a long and successful playoff run, it's not surprising that the team wanted the 37-year-old to rest as much as possible in the offseason.
Description: Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (stress fracture in his right leg) says he no longer feels any pain, according to an interview he gave to Argentine website Canchallena.LaNacion.com.
Insight: Ginobili would like to play for his country in the 2014 FIBA World Cup, but only if healthy and free of pain. We expect Spurs coach Gregg Popovich hopes he bypasses the games and rests for the upcoming season.
Description: The Spurs have agreed to a three-year deal with Patty Mills, according to Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News.
Insight: A torn rotator cuff that will keep Mills out for seven months put a damper on his free agency tour, although he may have planned to sign with the Spurs regardless. He averaged 10.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.7 threes in just 18.9 minutes per game for the Spurs during the regular season.
Description: Free agent guard Patty Mills is expected to miss seven months after having surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
Insight: Mills, who was born in Australia, averaged 10.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.7 threes in just 18.9 minutes per game for the Spurs during the regular season and was expected to be a hot commodity in free agency, but now he may just re-sign with San Antonio.
Description: San Antonio small forward Kawhi Leonard collected 22 points and ten rebounds before fouling out Sunday in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
Insight: Leonard was awarded NBA Finals MVP for his contributions. He averaged 17.8 ppg in the series including 23.7 ppg in Games 3 through 5. Leonard is a superstar in the making and should play an even bigger role next season as the Spurs look to repeat.
Description: Patty Mills came out of nowhere to score 17 points Sunday in San Antonio's series-clinching win over Miami.
Insight: Mills sunk five three-pointers including four in a row during a 14-point third quarter. A non-factor in last year's Finals (2.0 ppg), Mills proved to be a legitimate difference maker this time around, scoring 10.2 ppg in 15.2 minutes per contest.
Description: The Spurs are trying a different starting lineup Tuesday against the Heat. Boris Diaw, who started 24 games for San Antonio during the regular season, will move into the starting five for the first time this postseason. SOURCE: Bill Schoening, 1200 WOAI
Insight: Tiago Splitter, San Antonio's starting center in Games 1 and 2, will come off the bench. In 20 postseason games, Diaw has averaged 9.5 ppg in just under 25 minutes per contest.
Description: Spurs PF/C Tim Duncan was on his game in the Finals opener, shooting 9-for-10 from the field en route to a 21-point, 10-rebound, three-assist night.
Insight: The 38-year-old Duncan weathered the non-air conditioned arena as well or better than his younger opposition. He's averaging less points and rebounds than last season's playoffs, but he's been more efficient, shooting .529 from the field.
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker (ankle) expects to play Thursday in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against Miami. SOURCE: Yahoo Sports
Insight: He left Saturday's game in the third quarter and did not return. Parker has averaged 17.2 ppg on 48.7 percent shooting this postseason. Manu Ginobili and Patty Mills would share point guard duties if Parker can't suit up for Game 1.
Description: San Antonio center Tiago Splitter won't start Thursday's game against OKC. SOURCE: Kurt Helin, NBC Sports
Insight: Instead, Gregg Popovich will use Tim Duncan at center with Matt Bonner getting the start at power forward. Splitter had just one rebound in Game 4 and should spend most of Game 5 sitting next to Popovich on the Spurs' bench.
Description: Spurs center Tiago Splitter was fined $5,000 for flopping in Tuesday's loss to OKC. SOURCE: Associated Press
Insight: He's had a tough series, averaging just 5.5 ppg in 20 minutes per contest. Head coach Gregg Popovich benched his starters for most of the second half in Game 4 so it will be interesting to see how many minutes Splitter and the rest of the starting five will receive Thursday in Game 5.
Description: Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is dealing with a sore left foot, but it shouldn't keep him from playing in Game 4 of the series with Oklahoma City.
Insight: Ginobili was on fire Sunday night, posting 23 points on 8-for-13 shooting, including 6-for-9 from beyond the arc. The Spurs guard is a career 15.5 ppg player in the playoffs as compared to 12.3 during 12 regular seasons. Beat writer Jeff McDonald called it a nuisance injury which shouldn't keep him off the court.
Description: Spurs guard Manu Ginobili was on fire Sunday night, posting 23 points on 8-for-13 shooting.
Insight: Ginobili was 6-for-9 from beyond the arc, but it wasn't enough as the Spurs lost 106-97. The Spurs guard is a career 15.5 ppg player in the playoffs as compared to 12.3 during 12 regular seasons.
Description: San Antonio guard Tony Parker insists he'll be good to go when the Western Conference Finals open next week. SOURCE: Mike Monroe, San Antonio Express-News
Insight: Parker is dealing with a Grade 1 hamstring strain. He dealt with a Grade 2 strain in The Finals last season and was still effective (15.7 ppg, 6.4 apg) so we wouldn't worry about Parker being too hobbled for Game 1 on Monday.
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker is questionable for Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.
Insight: Parker left Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals against Portland due to tightness in his left hamstring and did not return. it isn't considered serious, according to the team and he has four days or more to recover pending the completion of the Clippers-Thunder series.
Description: Kawhi Leonard led San Antonio with 20 points Thursday in a win against the Trail Blazers.
Insight: He also had five rebounds, two blocks and a pair of steals. Leonard was incredibly efficient, shooting 8-of-9 from the floor in 28 minutes. San Antonio has completely dominated this series so far, winning their first two games by an average margin of 20.5 ppg. The next two games are in Portland so the Blazers still have a chance.
Description: San Antonio point guard Tony Parker was all over Portland Thursday in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals.
Insight: Parker racked up 16 points, five rebounds and ten dimes. He's averaging 19.5 ppg for the series and 20.9 ppg for the postseason. The Spurs lead the Trail Blazers two games to none with Game 3 Saturday at Portland.
Description: Spurs guard Tony Parker led the Spurs to a Game 7 win over the Mavericks on Sunday with 32 points. He averaged 25.7 ppg in the final three games of the series.
Insight: Parker, Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan combined for 67 of San Antonio's 119 points in the blowout victory. The Spurs will move on to face the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference semifinals.
Description: Spurs guard Tony Parker shook off a left ankle injury and scored 23 points with five assists in 38 minutes to lead San Antonio to a Game 5 win Wednesday against the Mavericks.
Insight: Parker played sparingly in the second half of Game 4 and was walking with a limp afterward, but he was able to lead the Spurs in scoring in Game 5. San Antonio is up 3-2 in the first-round playoff series.
Description: Spurs guard Tony Parker (left ankle) is questionable for Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Wednesday against Dallas.
Insight: Parker was walking with a limp after Game 4. When asked he responded with "We'll see tomorrow," which isn't very encouraging. He only played 13 minutes in the second half of Game 4 and this may have been the reason why.
Description: San Antonio center Tiago Splitter had his best game of the series Saturday in a Game 3 loss to Dallas.
Insight: He contributed 14 points, 13 boards and three assists in 29 minutes of action. Saturday was Splitter's first career postseason double-double. Splitter had five double-doubles during the 2013-14 regular season.
Description: Spurs PF/C Tim Duncan said Sunday that he only has "a couple more" playoff runs in him. SOURCE: Marc Stein, ESPN
Insight: The implication is that Duncan won't retire at the end of this season as many have speculated. Duncan's 4,641 career points in the postseason put him sixth all-time behind Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal and Karl Malone. Those six players have combined for 25 NBA titles.
Description: Tim Duncan delivered a sensational effort Sunday in a Game 1 victory over Dallas.
Insight: Nine of Duncan's game-high 27 points came in the fourth quarter as the Spurs quickly erased a ten-point deficit to win by five. The veteran has averaged 20.2 ppg against the Mavericks this season (five games).
Description: Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (rest) will not play Monday against the Rockets, according to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News.
Insight: He is getting the night off along with Danny Green, Tiago Splitter and Patty Mills. The 22-year-old Leonard has averaged 12.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 threes per game this season.
Description: Spurs guard Tony Parker (back) will play Friday despite being listed as doubtful, according to Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express-News.
Insight: Parker's MRI showed a sprained facet joint on the left side of his back, but he'll return from a two-game absence Friday. That will push Patty Mills back to a reserve role after Mills had 26 points Thursday.
Description: Spurs guard Tony Parker is doubtful for Friday's game against Phoenix. Knowing coach Gregg Popovich's late-season propensity for sitting his stars to rest for the playoffs we wouldn't expect Parker to be in uniform.
Insight: Parker's MRI showed a sprained facet joint on the left side of his back. He's averaged 16.8 ppg, 2.3 rpg and 5.8 apg in 65 appearances this season.
Description: Spurs F/C Tim Duncan (rest) will sit out Friday against the Suns.
Insight: This is just coach Gregg Popovich following his usual strategy. Duncan played 39 minuters on Thursday on a sore knee so he'll get the night off. The Spurs will divide Duncan's minutes among Boris Diaw, Tiago Splitter, Jeff Ayres and Matt Bonner.
Description: Spurs guard Tony Parker is doubtful for Thursday's game against Dallas. Knowing coach Gregg Popovich's late-season propensity for sitting his stars to rest for the playoffs we wouldn't expect Parker to be in uniform on Thursday.
Insight: Parker's MRI showed a sprained facet joint on the left side of his back. He's averaged 16.8 ppg, 2.3 rpg and 5.8 apg in 65 appearances this season.
Description: San Antonio point guard Tony Parker exited Sunday's game with back spasms. SOURCE: San Antonio Express-News
Insight: He's done for the night. Parker will finish with ten points in nine minutes of court time. Corey Joseph (4.8 ppg) and Patty Mills (10.1 ppg) will handle the point guard duties during the second half.
Description: Spurs guard Danny Green (foot) will miss Friday's game, according to beat writer Jeff McDonald.
Insight: Green's MRI revealed inflammation in his right foot. He started feeling pain in his foot last Saturday at Golden State, received Monday's game off to rest and had to exit Wednesday's game against the Nuggets after hitting five threes in 17 minutes. Marco Belinelli will see more minutes with Green out.
Description: Spurs guard Danny Green's MRI revealed inflammation in his right foot but nothing else. He's questionable for Friday's game at Denver, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
Insight: Green started feeling pain in his foot Saturday at Golden State and received Monday's game off to rest. He had to exit Wednesday's game against the Nuggets after hitting five threes in 17 minutes. Based on how the Spurs usually handle injuries, we don't expect Green to play Friday.
Description: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says all his players are available Wednesday against Denver. SOURCE: Jeff McDonald, San Antonio Express-News
Insight: That means Tony Parker, Danny Green and Tiago Splitter, who were all rested Monday against the Sixers, will return to the lineup. Parker (17.6 ppg, 6.1 apg) is the only must-start out of those three.
Description: Spurs center Tiago Splitter is expected to play Wednesday against the Nuggets, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
Insight: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gave Splitter the night off Monday against the 76ers after the center played a season-high 35 minutes Saturday. Splitter has averaged 11.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals his last six games.
Description: San Antonio guard Tony Parker (Achilles) is expected to play Wednesday against the Nuggets, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
Insight: Parker was listed as having a sore Achilles when he was scratched from Monday's lineup versus Philadelphia, though we suspect it was just Gregg Popovich giving his star point guard the night off against an inferior opponent.
Description: San Antonio guard Tony Parker was a late scratch Monday against the Sixers. SOURCE: Project Spurs
Insight: He's listed as having an Achilles injury though we suspect this is just Gregg Popovich giving his star point guard the night off against an inferior opponent. Corey Joseph (4.8 ppg) is making his 18th start of the season.
Description: Spurs guard Manu Ginobili will sit out Saturday for rest purposes, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.
Insight: Ginobili has averaged just 21 minutes per game in 15 games since he returned from an injury on Feb. 18, but he has averaged 13.9 points, 4.1 assists, 1.9 rebounds, 1.4 threes and 1.1 steals in that timeframe. His minutes will be given to Danny Green and Marco Belinelli.
Description: Spurs F/C Tim Duncan (rest) will sit out Saturday against the Warriors, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.
Insight: Duncan hasn't missed a game since Feb. 19 at Portland but played 34 minutes Friday at Sacramento. The Spurs will divide Duncan's minutes among Boris Diaw, Tiago Splitter, Aron Baynes and Jeff Ayres (Matt Bonner is also out with a calf strain).
Description: Spurs guard Danny Green's MRI revealed no structural damage in his right wrist, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
Insight: He suffered a bruised nerve last Tuesday but hasn't missed a game since and made 10-of-18 on 3-pointers his last three games. The team sent him for an MRI because he's still experiencing soreness. He should be able to play Wednesday against the Lakers.
Description: Spurs guard Danny Green will undergo an MRI on his sore right wrist Monday, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
Insight: He suffered a bruised nerve last Tuesday but hasn't missed a game since and made 10-of-18 on 3-pointers his last three games. However, the team wants to figure out why his wrist is still sore. "It shouldn’t still be sore," Green said. "They want the MRI to see what’s going on."
Description: It looks like Spurs guard Danny Green's right wrist is feeling better. He has hit 9-of-15 from 3-point range the last two games.
Insight: He made 10 field goals total and zero free throws in the two games, so 27 of his 29 points came from behind the arc. He had 15 points, five boards, five threes, two assists, two blocks and a steal in just 22 minutes Friday. Believe it or not, his 22 minutes led all Spurs starters as Gregg Popovich used a blowout over the Lakers to get everyone some rest.
Description: Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has averaged 31.3 minutes, 14.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.8 steals, 2.2 assists, 1.7 threes and 1.7 blocks in six games since he returned from a broken hand.
Insight: Leonard had 17 points, seven boards, four assists, two steals and two blocks Saturday against the Magic and is finally exhibiting the star play he displayed in the playoffs last season. Part of the problem before Leonard's injury was opportunity, as he averaged 28.6 minutes per game in his first 41 games.
Description: The Spurs are going with a different look Thursday against the Heat. Instead of starting Tiago Splitter at center with Tim Duncan at power forward, Duncan will slide over to the five with Boris Diaw at the four spot. Splitter will come off the bench. SOURCE: Dan McCarney, San Antonio Express-News
Insight: Miami's lack of a true center (Chris Bosh starts there most nights) allows the Spurs to play a bit smaller. Diaw scored 15 points on 6-for-10 shooting the last time he faced the Heat.
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