That Gregg Popovich is a quick learner. No fine necessary this time, Commissioner.
San Antonio is playing the second game of a back-to-back after trouncing the Thunder on Monday night.
Of course, the Spurs were fined $250,000 by the league when Popovich rested key players -- actually sending them home early -- against the Heat earlier in the year. Unlike this game, that one was on national TV and didn't include any kind of injury as a reason for them sitting.
This time around, Popovich isn't taking any chances. Parker's injury is certainly legit, as he's out for a few weeks because of a serious ankle sprain. Duncan has had knee troubles off and on for awhile, and who knows with Leonard? But at least a reason other than "he's tired" has been provided.