Five major components did not travel with the San Antonio Spurs in their contest against the Phoenix Suns. Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Coach Popovich did not travel with the team. Pop is sick and the team is resting Duncan and Ginobili while Kawhi Leonard (eye infection), Tiago Splitter (calf strain) and Patty Mills (rotator cuff) are all recovering from injury.
Suns owner Robert Sarver took to the microphone with two minutes and change left and apologized for the lack of Defending Champion Stars present and said that if fans would send in ticket stubs, they would receive a free gift from the team.
The Spurs, meanwhile, are flying back to the Alamo City to prepare to take on the defending Eastern Conference Champion Miami Heat. Plenty of great seats and cheap tickets are still available so be sue to get yours now and support the Defending NBA Champion Spurs!