The San Antonio Spurs will be playing their third game in three nights when they host the Sixers tonight, and because of the grind of that part of the schedule it appears coach Greg Popovich will rest starting center Tim Duncan.
The Spurs (32-14) are already shorthanded due to injuries to Gary Neal (foot) and Tiago Splitter (back). In the previous two games, Popovich has rested veterans Tony Parker (Friday) and Manu Ginobili (Saturday).
It will be interesting if Sixers coach Doug Collins gets back to using rookie Nikola Vucevic tonight. The backup center has been a DNP the last two games after struggling for the past few weeks.
This begins one of the least hectic weeks for the Sixers during this compressed season, as they'll host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday before going to Washington on Friday and hosting Atlanta on Saturday.
More to come...