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Thiago Splitter out indefinitely

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09:07 PM ET 04.27 | Spurs center Thiago Splitter is out indefinitely after spraining his left ankle, according to head coach Greg Popovich. San Antonio is hopeful that the Brazilian could return if the Spurs are able to advance past the Lakers. Splitter rolled his ankle in the fourth quarter of Game 3 on Friday night, a game the Spurs looked dominant. After being helped on the floor, Splitter was later spotted leaving the building with an air cast. With Splitter out, look for DaJuan Blair and Matt Bonner to get increased minutes alongside Tim Duncan. If the Spurs can complete the sweep of the Lakers Sunday, San Antonio will have about a week to get their big man back in action

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April 27, 2013  10:04 PM ET

April 28, 2013  12:39 AM ET

A whole lot of injuries going on these playoffs. Hope everyone pulls through okay and we have a good finish to this season...

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April 28, 2013  08:41 AM ET
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They'll need him back. Hopefully he rests for a week or so and is then able to return.The Spurs are looking very good for a deep Playoff run this year.You have the Clippers with a lot of depth and ability, as well as the Heat as good as ever, but beyond that, a lot of teams have simply imploded or been decimated by injuries, giving the Spurs a good chance to go far.

You are being overly generous with regard to the Clips. Though for my bud(ette) Mecca's sake I hope you are right. That game yesterday looked an awful lot like an implosion. I've seen similar 2-2 series where one team got blown out in a game and still came out on top at the end. So we'll see.

April 28, 2013  09:00 AM ET

Nobody Walks In LA, Bro.

April 28, 2013  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Nobody Walks In LA, Bro.

How about the street people who are pushing shopping carts ??

April 28, 2013  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Nobody Walks In LA, Bro.

Guess Again,Bro.








April 28, 2013  11:06 AM ET

This is just the break the Lakers need! I can see them sweeping the next 4. Well, maybe not...

April 28, 2013  11:35 AM ET
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How about the street people who are pushing shopping carts ??

Motorized with leather seating...

 
April 28, 2013  11:56 AM ET

Splitter is out 7-10 days and will miss the rest of this series. He played 81 of the 82 regular season games, so on the bright side, he'll get some rest.

The article mentions more playing time for Blair, which is true. But may also see TMac get some time as well, as Spurs are definitely short-handed on size.

(Note to interns: it's Tiago, not Thiago. And it's DeJuan, not DaJuan.)

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