Even head coach Greg Popovich hasn't been able to avoid the injury bug in San Antonio. A game after returning from missing two games due to a minor medical procedure, the Spurs take on the winless Philadelphia 76ers tonight, but without the services of Tim Duncan (rest), Tony Parker (bruised ribs), Patty Mills (right shoulder surgery), and Tiago Splitter (tightness, right calf).
Duncan will be taking a rest on the second half of a back-to-back road trip. Record breaking three-point shooter Parker is out after the discovery that he was playing Sunday with bruised ribs. He was quoted in the San Antonio Express-News as it having been caused by a collision in practice.
Tiago Splitter continues to mystify everyone as he is still out, having now missed 15 of 16 games this season.
This doesn't sound good. Pop on Splitter: "I don't know about Tiago's situation. We're very confused by it."— Dan McCarney (@danmccarneySAEN) November 30, 2014
Mills's timeline hasn't changed as he isn't expected to be available until January at the earliest. In the meantime, he is excelling in the twitterverse.