It's no mystery that Tim Duncan is no longer the singular player on whose success or failure the Spurs' fortunes ultimately ride. That much was made clear in Game 1 against the Golden State Warriors, when San Antonio erased a 16-point deficit and went on to win in double overtime after Duncan left for the locker room on account of a stomach bug.nike 2012 jerseys, Nike nfl jerseys cheap
But that didn't stop Duncan from leaving his stamp on the proceedings, with 19 points and 11 rebounds in 34 minutes. Nor has Timmy's relegation, from leader of three champions to Hall of Fame helping hand, done anything to diminish how impressive he's been all year for the Spurs—at the age of 37, in his 16th NBA season, no less. He was similarly productive in Game 2 (23 points, nine rebounds, two assists, and one block), albeit in a 100-91 defeat for his Spurs.
As much as San Antonio likes to push the pace and run pick-and-roll with Tony Parker, the Spurs still lean on Duncan to serve as an offensive hub in half-court sets.
Which makes Timmy's health and longevity all the more important now, as San Antonio seeks to capitalize on Russell Westbrook's injury to sneak into the NBA Finals for the first time since 2007.