LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tim Duncan is sitting out the San Antonio Spurs' visit to the Los Angeles Lakers to rest his bruised chest.
Boris Diaw started in Duncan's place Friday night at Staples Center.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich isn't sure how long he'll be without Duncan, who was injured in Wednesday's win over Memphis.
The four-time NBA champion is in his 17th NBA season, all with San Antonio.
Kobe Bryant of the Lakers, who joined the league one year before Duncan, also missed the game while recovering from a torn Achilles tendon.
The Lakers and Spurs hadn't faced each other without either Bryant or Duncan on the court since 1996.
Advertisement

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Hornets vs. Pistons Prediction The Pistons are listed as slight home favorites tonight versus the Hornets at 7:30PM ET. Will Detroit cover?
Thumbnail Struggling squads collide in Florida At 21-37, Orlando almost needs a miracle to claw back into postseason contention. Last Tuesday’s roster shakeup, though, verified that Frank Vogel’s crew isn’t...
Thumbnail Updated NBA Championship Odds Now that the NBA All-Star Game has wrapped, which team is currently favored to win this year's championship?
Thumbnail Pelicans' own Davis hopes to lead West On the heels of a rather tepid Saturday in New Orleans, can the NBA’s marquee talents bring the Smoothie King Center to life this...
Thumbnail Thompson, Irving load up for downtown duel With Stephen Curry out of the mix this time around, a lot of people feel compelled to classify the 2017 3-point contest as a wide-open affair. Klay...

NBA Team Pages