San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter will have an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the wrist sprain he suffered in the Spurs’ 106-91 victory over Utah in Game 1 of the Western Conference playoffs.
Splitter, who left the AT&T Center after Sunday’s game, said he injured the wrist while bracing his fall after tumbling early in the first quarter. He continued to play after the fall, scoring four points with one rebound in eight minutes of first-half action, he did not return in the second half.
If the Brazilian big man, misses and extended period of time, the Spurs will have to find other ways on how to counter Utah big frontline that features Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap and Derrick Favors.
DeJuan Blair, the Spurs' 6-foot-7 burly forward/center, took Splitter’s place in the rotation Sunday and finished with five points and two rebounds in 9:46 of playing time, all in the second half after Splitter’s injury.
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