Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich announced forward Tim Duncan will miss his eighth consecutive outing as he deals with a sore right knee.
Listed as questionable on Monday, Duncan on Tuesday was downgraded. But the veteran participated in the team's shootaround at the AmericanAirlines Center. Popovich said he's not concerned with Duncan's conditioning, and expects the forward to be ready to go when fully healthy.
"I don't worry about Tim," Popovich said. "Timmy's basically been a model of how to keep your body in shape and be ready to go. So he'll figure out what to do over the break. If he was a rookie, I'd worry. I'd give him all kinds of advice. But Timmy will be fine. He doesn't need us to even tell him anything."