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Can Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker stay healthy and off the bench?
Tony Parker injured his hand last season. Over the summer, while playing for France, he injured his thigh.
Manu Ginobili sat out for two months after surgery was required for an ankle injury last season.
Tim Duncan didn’t endure any injuries, but he is one of the oldest guys on the team and he could easily begin to lose court time.
Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan started for the Spurs against Houston, but none of their ``Big Three'' played more than 17 minutes. Parker scored 10 points, Duncan grabbed seven rebounds and Ginobili had five assists.
Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili had 17 points each for the Spurs. Tim Duncan played only 12 minutes and scored 10 points. Parker scored eight of San Antonio's final 22 points in the first half as San Antonio took a 10-point lead.
Ginobili finished five of seven from three-point range, hitting a three at the first-half buzzer to give San Antonio its biggest lead of the game, 61-51.
With their experience and big numbers, these guys serve as leaders. Will their age and health begin to play bigger factors in the teams success?