|Team Ranking||PTS/G||OPP PTS/G|
|Southwest Division||105.3 (2nd)||98.1 (1st)|
|PTS||M. Gasol (7)||M. Ginobili (8)|
|REB||V. Carter (3)||P. Gasol (2)|
|AST||V. Carter (2)||K. Leonard (2)|
Tue Apr 4
|W 95 - 89||MEM|
Wed Apr 5
|L 102 - 95||LAL|
Fri Apr 7
|W 102 - 89||at DAL|
Sat Apr 8
|L 98 - 87||LAC|
Mon Apr 10
|L 99 - 98||at POR|
Wed Apr 12
|L 101 - 97||at UTA|
Sat Apr 15
|W 111 - 82||MEM|
Mon Apr 17
|W 96 - 82||MEM|
Thu Apr 20
|L 105 - 94||at MEM|
Sat Apr 22
|L 110 - 108||at MEM|
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Dedmon (illness) will come off the bench for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Grizzlies, Jeff McDonald of San Antonio Express-News reports.
Dedmon has been a fixture in the Spurs' starting lineup throughout the later stages of the season, but a recent illness kept him out of Game 4 of the Spurs' first round series on Saturday. David Lee drew the start in his place, posting eight points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal across 33 minutes, and will once again draw the start during Game 5 despite Dedmon being available. That said, with both players active, they'll likely be in a timeshare, which could mean a decrease in playing time all around, thus hurting their overall fantasy value.
Dedmon was held out of Game 4 due to an illness, but he went through a full practice Monday and will return to availability in Game 5, barring some sort of unforeseen setback. The Spurs started David Lee at center in Dedmon's place, and at this point, it's unclear which player Gregg Popovich will go with on the top unit the Spurs attempt to regain the series lead.
Dedmon (illness) participated in Monday's practice and is expected to be available for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Grizzlies, Jeff McDonald of San Antonio Express-News reports.
Dedmon missed Saturday's Game 4 loss due to the illness, but it looks like he will be set to return Tuesday. While Dedmon started each of the first three games, he's played a total of just 38 minutes across those three contests. So, even if the big man does make a return to the starting lineup, he'll likely remain in a limited frontcourt role.
Leonard registered 43 points (14-30 FG, 7-10 3Pt, 8-8 FT), eight rebounds, six steals and three assists across 44 minutes Saturday in a 110-108 loss to the Grizzlies in Game 4 of the series.
Leonard almost willed the Spurs to a 3-1 series lead Saturday, scoring San Antonio's final 16 points of regulation to take the game to overtime and tying the game with 17 seconds remaining in the extra period on a clutch three-pointer. In addition to his offensive exploits, the two-time Defensive Player of the Year made things difficult for the Grizzlies wings with the six thefts, one short of his total from the previous seven games combined. The do-everything forward is now averaging 32.5 points (on 58% shooting), 6.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.5 three-pointers and 2.0 steals in 36.5 minutes per game during the series.
Lee will start Game 4 against Memphis on Saturday, Mike Wright of ESPN reports.
The Spurs will be without Dewayne Dedmon due to illness on Saturday, so Lee will move into the lineup up front alongside LaMarcus Aldridge, and both he and fellow-veteran Pau Gasol should see slight increases in minutes. Through the first three games of the series, Dedmon had played 18, 10 and 10 minutes, respectively, so his absence won't necessarily be a major blow to the Spurs' rotation.
|2016-17 Team Leaders|
|PPG||Kawhi Leonard , SF||25.5|
|RPG||Pau Gasol , PF||7.8|
|APG||Tony Parker , PG||4.5|
|FG%||Pau Gasol , PF||50.2|
|FT%||Kawhi Leonard , SF||88|
|3P%||Patty Mills , PG||41.4|
|BLOCKS||LaMarcus Aldridge , PF||88|
|STEALS||Kawhi Leonard , SF||133|
|MPG||Kawhi Leonard , SF||33.4|
|Full Team Statistics|