According to Tim Griffin of Spurs Nation, Tiago Splitter's injured left wrist has been immobilized in a soft cast, leading San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich to consider him doubtful for Game 2 of the first round of the playoffs Wednesday night against Utah.
“I think it’s something we won’t be able to tell until Wednesday,” Popovich said. “I would say he was probably be doubtful.”
Splitter was injured when he braced a fall with his left hand during the first quarter of the Spurs’ 106-91 victory over the Jazz in Game 1 Sunday afternoon.
He played through the rest of the first half, but did not see game action after halftime and finished with four points and one rebound in eight minutes of playing time.
During the team’s practice Monday morning at the Spurs training facility, Splitter was riding an exercise bicycle to maintain his conditioning, but he wasn’t on the floor shooting with the rest of his teammates.
If Splitter won't be able to play, DeJuan Blair will probably get more playing time.
The Spurs' burly big man produced five points, two rebounds and two steals in 9:46 of game action in last Sunday’s game — all in the second half after Splitter’s injury.
“Blair is ready to go,” Popovich said Monday. ”He did a good job. After sitting for a long time, he came in and got right to it.”
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