- Tim MacMahon, ESPN Staff Writer
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DALLAS -- The Mavericks will return from a four-day break to face a San Antonio team that will be far from full strength.
The Spurs announced that power forward Tim Duncan and coach Gregg Popovich did not make the trip to Dallas and won't participate in Friday night's game at the American Airlines Center.
The Spurs' release stated that Duncan, an all-time great who is averaging 17.5 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.7 blocks this season, is dealing with a sore left knee. Popovich is sick.