Hollinger's Gems: March 13, 2009

Observations on Duncan's injury effect, a new starter in L.A., the Suns and more

Originally Published: March 13, 2009
By John Hollinger |


1. One thing made evident in Thursday night's Spurs-Lakers game is that Tim Duncan isn't right. He's big enough and skilled enough to put up decent numbers even with his bad right quadriceps, but let's be clear that this isn't the Duncan we signed up for at the start of the season. Last night was another less-than-scintillating performance from The Big Fundamental -- in the seven games since his return, he's yet to score 20 points and is shooting 43.5 percent from the field.