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- The news that Tony Parker could miss less than the original four-week time frame that was expected for his left ankle sprain was not a surprise for his teammates. “He looks pretty healthy and he feels OK,” back-court mate Danny Green said. “He always plays through it. I expect him back sooner — I’m not saying today or tomorrow. But his speed is better. He is moving pretty well.” Parker could be back in time for a set of games starting March 27 against Denver, followed by March 29 (Clippers) and March 31 (Heat).
- Cleveland off-guard Wayne Ellington could miss his second game after spraining his left ankle four days ago. Kyrie Irving (shoulder sprain) is going to miss his third game, and the Cavs have split the first two.
- As if the 28-point, 19-rebound performance against Dallas wasn’t enough evidence, Tim Duncan is back at full speed now that he’s about a month removed from suffering both sprained knee and sprained ankle injuries. “The pain in the knee is gone and I actually feel like I can play the game,” he said.
– Tim Price