Rudy Gay finished with a game-high 32 points on 11 of 22 shooting with seven rebounds, five assists, two steals, and a block in losing effort to the Lakers.
Rudy has been ridiculous of late hitting about 52% of his shots over his last four games for an average of about 28 points per game and as at least two steals and a block in his last three games.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