Murray has been diagnosed with a calf strain and is without a return timetable, Evan Closky of KENS 5 in San Antonio reports. Murray apparently picked up the injury at some point during Sunday's loss to the Cavs, though he didn't appear bothered, as he finished with 17 points, seven rebounds, six assists and six steals in 31 minutes. The Spurs are notoriously withholding when it comes to injuries, so it's unclear how much time Murray could miss. This week, the Spurs play Tuesday, Friday and Saturday before finishing out a four-game homestand March 16 against Memphis.
Murray put up 17 points (8-18 FG, 1-1 3Pt) to go with seven rebounds, six assists, six steals and a block over 31 minutes Sunday in the Spurs' 132-129 overtime loss to the Cavaliers. Coming off a dreadful 3-for-16 shooting performance in Friday's blowout loss to the Nets, Murray bounced back in impressive fashion to finish out the weekend, delivering one of his better all-around lines of the season. Murray's scoring isn't the most reliable from game to game, but fantasy managers roster him primarily for his rebounds, assists and steals, and he's been providing those in droves lately. Since the All-Star break, Murray is averaging 5.6 boards, 4.9 dimes and 2.3 steals per contest.
Murray posted six points (3-16 FG, 0-5 3Pt), six rebounds and three assists across 25 minutes during Friday's loss to the Nets. Murray couldn't throw a grape into the ocean during Friday's loss, becoming one of just 23 players this season to post a performance with 16 or more field-goal attempts on worse than 20 percent shooting. His shooting has been off lately, with Murray hitting just 38.2 percent of his attempts from the field and 28.6 percent of his threes across the past six outings.
Murray went off for 21 points (9-14 FG, 3-5 3Pt), six assists, five rebounds and two steals in 28 minutes during Tuesday's 104-103 win over the Hornets. Murray stuffed the stat sheet across every category but blocks, and he was dialed in from deep. He has showcased solid improvement from a shooting perspective while increasing his averages in most per-game stats as well. With the Spurs fighting for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, Murray will try to deliver another quality effort in Friday's bout versus the Nets.
Murray posted 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds, four assists and two steals in 25 minutes during Monday's 116-111 loss to the Pacers. Murray's scoring figures have been inconsistent all season long, but he seems to be trending in the right direction with six double-digit scoring outings during San Antonio's last eight games. Even if he can't score at a consistent pace, Murray does enough to remain fantasy relevant due to his ability to fill the stat sheet on a nightly basis.
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