The Spurs' top focus isn't actually winning the West's top overall seed. It's getting healthy.
And they're not doing a great job of the latter.
Gregg Popovich told reporters pregame in Denver on Wednesday that forward Boris Diaw would miss the next 2-3 weeks because of a back problem. But the team announced on Friday that Diaw had surgery to remove a cyst from his lumbar spine and will miss 3-4 weeks.
Diaw, who has started 20 games this season and appeared in 75, has been a key part of San Antonio's frontcourt depth. Returning in two weeks would have him likely missing a game or two of the Spurs' first-round playoff series while three weeks could have him sitting most of the series.
Diaw, 30, is averaging 5.8 points and 3.4 rebounds this season.