Thursday, April 14, 2005

Tim is back

by (AP), from ESPN.com
Tim Duncan is on his way back.

Duncan, the Spurs' superstar forward who has missed the last 12 games with a badly sprained right ankle, was activated from the injured list and in the starting lineup for Wednesday night's contest at Utah.

He scored 17 points and had seven rebounds in 20 minutes in the Spurs' 93-91 loss to the Jazz.

A perennial All-Star and MVP candidate, Duncan twice injured the ankle this season, the last time coming in a 110-101 loss at Detroit on March 20.

In a related move, the Spurs placed forward Linton Johnson III on the IL with a left ankle injury. He has appeared in just two games for the Spurs this season after undergoing surgery on Nov. 23 to repair a stress fracture in his ankle.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

A mirror Image

The San Antonio Spurs went to Dallas to get a taste of San Antonio pushed in their face. And guess who was serving it all?

Avery Johnson…

The former Spurs point guard took over for Don Nelson as head coach in mid March, and has his Mavericks playing defense like the Spurs. So Thursday night is when the slice of humbled pied was given. I am sure the Spurs are the only one that wants to play like the Spurs.

Even though Tim Duncan is out with an ankle sprain that should leave an excuse for 34.8 percent shooting in a 68-104 win for the Mavs.