Confession. With the Mavs playing such uninspiring/unmotivated/uneverything basketball lately, it was starting to feel like San Antonio was just going calmly sit atop the Southwest Division for the rest of the season. Premature? Absolutely, but the thought was there.
Then tonight I was reminded why coming to conclusions after seventeen games is completely ridiculous. Tim Duncan went down grasping his knee in pain and couldn't walk off the court without help.
As it turns out, the situation probably isn't as bad as people were thinking at the time.
The Spurs will await the results of a Monday MRI before breathing a full sigh of relief, but team doctors say there doesn't appear to be ligament damage to the knee.
Anyway, it sounds like a major story has been averted, but it's a reminder that this is a long (unreasonably long) regular season.
Video and reaction at Pounding the Rock