Zack Greinke threw a scheduled bullpen session on Friday morning, signaling continued improvement in his mild calf strain. Greinke may pitch in a Minors game on Monday.
Greinke is looking like he will be good to go, just as the Dodgers said he would be, when the club returns from their season opening trip to Australia. One of the better pitchers in the game, Greinke doesn't exactly strike an imposing figure, but when on the bump there aren't many better than this righty. ANALYST: Ray Flowers
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