The Spurs are beginning to resemble the team that won a title a season ago, and while they’ve mostly been beating up on slumping, injured or just plain weaker teams, they’ve looked impressive while doing so.
The last thing they need is to see one of their starters go down with an injury, but that’s what happened late in Tuesday’s win over the Raptors when Tim Duncan hyperextended his elbow with less than a minute to play.
Thankfully, the injury is not believed to be severe enough to cause Duncan to miss any time.
“They told us right away it was nothing big,” said Tony Parker, who continued his strong play with 23 points and nine assists.
Said coach Gregg Popovich, “He hyperextended his elbow. I think he will be OK. I think, but I don’t know. We’ll see. I think he’s OK.”
An additional team source also indicated the injury was not serious.
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It was a bit odd to see Duncan still in the game, with the Spurs comfortably ahead by double digits and so little time remaining. But the Spurs appear to have dodged a bullet, here, which is all that ultimately matters.