The Grinch might say the Spurs already had their holiday break with their underwhelming effort and performance in Friday’s 88-84 loss at Houston.
But veterans Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili are getting a belated Christmas gift of putting their feet up as the Spurs take on the Nuggets at home Saturday night. Duncan played 32 minutes and Ginobili 25 against the Rockets.
It will be the fourth game this season that the 39-year-old Duncan has sat out for rest. The Spurs are 3-0 without him to date. Sixth man Ginobili, 38, has missed three games due to minor injuries and one for rest and the Spurs are 3-1 without him.