Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Oh, man. Duncan went down hard with a knee injury. It looked like he tweeked it at the 3 point line setting a screen. The play went by him and he stumbled with his step, then got down low in the post, and when the play went the other way, he went straight down to the ground, clutching his knee. After a few moments, he actually got up and walked better than I thought he would, but he was limping on it. When he left the arena, he was walking a lot better than he was when he went to the bench.
Update: He started the 2nd half. He looks ok. Maybe a little iffy, but he's playing. I can't imagine they would play games with it if it was anything big.
Man, I wish I had league pass.
His knee is still a concern. The real test is if he can come back loose for the next game. They said it was a hyper-extension, which is a huge relief as those only happen on an awkward step more than it does due to a weakened or sprained ligament.
"They're a very frustrating team to play," Lee said. "I don't go out there feeling like they're a better team than us. When you play the Lakers, you look at their size and say it's going to be a tough game.
I feel like we match up well with the Spurs. I feel like they're a beatable team, especially in this building. And just the way they execute and the way they take advantage of any little mistake you make, it's like a boring way to play but it's so effective.
"There's a reason why their record is what it is."
Spurs still have a lot to prove but it will be there back court along with front court hustle that carries them through the playoffs. They have played well against the taller teams but I don't know if they can sustain it in a 7 game series.