If you were expecting a matchup between two Western Conference heavyweights you may want to lower your expectations going into tonight’s game between the Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs as they may be missing four of their five best players:
Injury report: Ginobili will play limited minutes, Leonard game time decision, Splitter questionable and Parker out.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) February 18, 2014
According to several media reporters on site, Greg Popovich says Parker will be out “for the foreseeable future” due to “a variety of maladies”. To translate that into common english everyone can understand, Tony Parker will be out some time due to a variety of diseases or ailments.
So to keep count that’s the Spurs best player, reserve, wing and defender that will be either out or limited in tonight’s matchup. From the viewers perspective that kills what would have been a great measuring stick for the Los Angeles Clippers are the team claims they are “turning the corner” and what better test of that notion than to go up against the Spurs.
On the season, Tony Parker is averaging 17.7 points and 6.2 assist per game while shooting 50 percent from the field. Parker has helped lead the Spurs to a record of 38-15 through the first half of the season.
The Spurs and Clippers have split the season series 1-1.