Wednesday , Mar , 10 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

MVP Duncan returns from injured list for Spurs

San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) – The San Antonio Spurs activated the
league’s reigning MVP, forward Tim Duncan, from the injured list on Wednesday.

Duncan, who was sidelined since the end of February with an irritation of the
patellofemoral joint just above his left knee, was eligible to return on
Tuesday.

San Antonio, however, had been 4-1 without Duncan, and decided to rest him an
extra day and bring him back at home for the team’s Wednesday matchup against
the Los Angeles Clippers.

On Tuesday, the Spurs fell to 4-2 without Duncan, dropping a 94-88 decision on
the road to the Memphis Grizzlies.

In 54 games this season, Duncan is averaging 23.2 points and 13.0 rebounds per
contest, both team-highs.

To make room for Duncan on the active roster, the Spurs placed guard Matt
Carroll on the injured list with left patella tendinitis.

SAN