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|5/25/2013||Tim Duncan, F-C||Duncan is getting divorced. Amy Duncan apparently filed for divorce in March according to court documents obtained by the San Antonio Express-News. Spurs spokesman Tom James confirmed Saturday that Duncan and his wife are divorcing.
Analysis: Duncan did not speak to reporters after Saturday morning's shootaround, but James says the center will not be discussing his family situation. The Duncans got married in July 2001, and they have two children.
|5/22/2013||Tony Parker, PG||Parker plans to have an MRI on Thursday on his troublesome left calf, although he doesn't expect to miss any playing time in the Western Conference finals.
Analysis: Parker says the MRI is ``just to make sure'' he's improving on schedule from the injury, which limited his effectiveness in the final two games of the Spurs' second-round series against Golden State. Parker had 15 points and a career-best 18 assists in San Antonio's Game 2 win against Memphis on Tuesday night. The Spurs lead the series 2-0. Game 3 is Saturday night in Memphis.
|5/20/2013||David West, PF||Pacers forward David West is expected to play Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals at Miami, despite an injured right leg.
Analysis: Team doctors held West out of Monday's practice with what coach Frank Vogel described as a calf strain or lower leg strain. He did shoot around with his teammates after practice ended. Vogel said doctors thought it would be best to give West a day off.
|5/20/2013||Roy Hibbert, C||Pacers center Roy Hibbert had his right thumb taped after getting hit in practice Monday.
Analysis: He finished the workout and it is not expected to keep him out of the Miami game on Wednesday night.
|5/16/2013||George Hill, G||Hill has been cleared to play Saturday night against the New York Knicks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Analysis: Hill missed Game 5 on Thursday night in New York because of a concussion. The Pacers released a statement about 1 1/2 hours before the scheduled tipoff saying Hill passed the NBA's return protocol as part of the league's concussion policy.
|5/16/2013||Harrison Barnes, SF||Barnes left a playoff game against San Antonio in the second quarter Thursday night with an injury. Barnes fell awkwardly after leaping to contest a drive from Boris Diaw. He hit the court hard and his teammates immediately called for the training staff to come attend to him.
Analysis: Barnes is averaging 19 points through the first five games of the series, including 51 points in the past two contests. He had eight points at the time of the injury as the Warriors try to avoid elimination down 3-2 in the series.
|5/14/2013||Dion Waiters, SG||Waiters has been named to the NBA All-Rookie first team and forward/center Tyler Zeller to the second team.
Analysis: Waiters, the No. 4 overall selection in last year's draft, averaged 14.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists this season. Among all rookies, he ranked second in points, fourth in assists and fourth in steals per game. Waiters was joined on the first team by Portland's Damian Lillard, the league's Rookie of the Year, Washington's Bradley Beal, New Orleans' Anthony Davis and Golden State's Harrison Barnes.
|5/13/2013||Kenyon Martin, F-C||Martin and guard J.R. Smith, who missed practice Sunday and Monday because of illness, are expected to play in Game 4 of the Knicks' Eastern Conference semifinal against the Pacers on Tuesday night.
Analysis: New York trails the Pacers 2-1.
|5/13/2013||J.R. Smith, G-F||Kenyon Martin and Smith, who missed practice Sunday and Monday because of illness, are expected to play in Game 4 of the Knicks' Eastern Conference semifinal against the Pacers on Tuesday night.
Analysis: New York trails the Pacers 2-1.
|5/13/2013||Iman Shumpert, G-F||Shumpert will start Tuesday night at Indiana despite having a sore, swollen left knee.
Analysis: Coach Mike Woodson told reporters before the game that Shumpert was told there was no structural damage to the knee - the same one that required surgery last May after he tore a ligament. The scare came Saturday night when Shumpert landed in awkward twisting motion in an 82-71 Game 3 loss to the Pacers. Afterward, the knee swelled up, causing enough concern Tuesday that the team flew an orthopedic doctor to Indy to examine Shumpert, who did not participate in the
|5/13/2013||Derrick Rose, PG||The Chicago Bulls officially ruled out Rose for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday.
Analysis: Rose has been sidelined all season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the playoffs last year.
|5/11/2013||J.R. Smith, G-F||Smith played against the Pacers in Game 3 on Saturday night after being iffy to go because of an illness.
Analysis: Smith, the NBA's top sixth man, entered the game late in the first quarter and missed his first two shots -- both came up short. Coach Mike Woodson said during his pregame availability that Smith would warm up before a decision would be made. Smith missed the Knicks morning shootaround after spiking a 102-degree fever, but Woodson said the temperature came down throughout the day.
|5/11/2013||Stephen Curry, G||Curry scored 22 on an injured left ankle and the Golden State Warriors rallied past the San Antonio Spurs 97-87 in overtime Sunday to even the Western Conference semifinal at two games apiece.
Analysis: The tight turnaround from Friday night's game to the early afternoon start Sunday surely didn't help Curry's cause to recover. Curry clearly favored his left ankle and never showed any burst off the dribble, often getting face-guarded by Spurs defenders and taken out of the offense. Despite not going through his usual pregame shooting routine, he still hit a pair of 3-pointers at the start of the game to give Golden State fans hope.
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