Spurs to sit starters Aldridge, Parker

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 04, 2017 07:30 AM
Spurs to sit starters Aldridge, Parker
FILE - SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 1: LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs stands for the National Anthem before Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs on May 1, 2017 at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)

By Cliff Brunt, Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs will be without starters LaMarcus Aldridge and Tony Parker on Sunday (Monday, PHL time) when they play the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Aldridge is resting with a minor knee issue and Parker is “dinged-up.” Parker had missed most of the season after rupturing a tendon in his left quadriceps during last season’s Western Conference semifinals, but he had played the previous three games. Popovich also said reserve forward Rudy Gay is “dinged-up” and won’t play, though he did not give specifics on the issue.

The Spurs still are waiting for forward Kawhi Leonard’s right quadriceps injury to heal.

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