Cunningham (abdomen) is ruled out Sunday against Utah, Jeff Garcia of News 4 San Antonio reports. Cunningham suffered the abdominal injury during the later part of the contest Friday against the Lakers and will be sidelined Sunday as a result. With Cunningham out, forwards Davis Bertans and Marco Belinelli are likely in line to see their minutes increase.
Cunningham is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Jazz due to abdominal soreness, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports. Cunningham emerged from Friday's game against the Lakers with abdominal soreness, but managed to put up a solid eight points, seven boards, four assists and a steal. If he ends up missing Sunday's game, Davis Bertans, Rudy Gay and Marco Belinelli could see additional time on the floor.
Cunningham will draw the start Friday against Houston, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports. Although it was initially reported that the Spurs would go with the same starting lineup from Wednesday, coach Gregg Popovich mixed things up a bit, moving Rudy Gay to small forward which opens up a spot for Cunningham at power forward. The 31-year-old should see his usual chunk of minutes Friday night.
Cunningham will enter the starting five Friday against the Rockets, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports. In a late lineup change, coach Gregg Popovich will opt to start Cunningham instead of Derrick White. In 17 games as a starter this year, Cunningham has averaged 5.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists.
Cunningham will presumably come off the bench yet again Friday against Houston, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports. Cunningham will likely serve in a reserve role for the second straight game with Rudy Gay expected to start at power forward. This could be a permanent role change for Cunningham, although his usage will be worth monitoring moving forward. He's averaging 4.7 points and 4.7 rebounds over 22.7 minutes per contest through 21 games in 2018.
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