Update: DeMarcus Cousins was suspended for punching Rockets guard Patrick Beverley in the stomach during Tuesday night's game.
Fantasy owners can care less what the reason is as they are just bitter he will not be on the court to face the lowly Lakers. Without Cousins you could consider rolling the dice on Reggie Evans, Carl Landry, or Jason Thompson in your daily league contest, but good luck guessing which one to count on. (They are in order of how I would recommend them tough).ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Tim Duncan (rest) will not play Friday against Denver.
The Spurs will take advantage of the holiday and give Duncan an extra day of rest and get ready for Saturday against the Hawks. The Spurs could go with LaMarcus Aldridge at center for Friday and use David West at power forward or they could just give Boris Diaw the start. Either way, those are the three players likely to see the extra work in Duncan's absence. Analysis: Howard Bender