Antonio Express-News on Sunday he expected to fight Popovich to be able to play against the Grizzlies. He has played at least 31 minutes in each of the Spurs' last eight games and last rested on March 12 against the Minnesota Timberwolves.Leonard also last rested on March 12.The Spurs hold a MUT 18 Coins 1.5-game lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Western Conference's best record and have nine games remaining on their schedule. Meanwhile, Memphis will look for a victory as it attempts to chase down a top-four playoff spot to earn home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
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San Antonio Spurs announced on Monday, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.The veteran guard was first believed to be day-to-day after injuring himself on Friday against the Los Angeles Clippers, but now it appears the hamstring issue is more significant. The San Antonio Express-News first reported that Ginobili's right hamstring would cost him weeks, not days, but it was unclear how long he would be out
With the regular season coming to an end on April 17, there is a chance the Argentinian could miss the beginning of the Spurs' first playoff series.Ginobili played in three minutes during the first quarter of the 104-102 victory against the Clippers before leaving the game after hurting himself on a drive to the Buy Madden NFL 18 Coins hoop. He also sat out the Spurs' 88-86 loss to the Miami Heat on Sunday.