Tim Duncan took advantage of an Ibaka-less OKC team on Monday as he scored a team-high 27 points to lead the Spurs a 1-0 WCF series lead as they defeated the Thunder 122-105.
As expected, the veteran Spurs team would take advantage inside as the Thunder were without the NBA leader in total blocks in Serge Ibaka. The Spurs, lead by Duncan, scored 66 points in the paint in Game One, which was their highest total thus far in the playoffs. The Spurs will look to to take a 2-0 series lead when the two teams play again on Wednesday in San Antonio.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Julio Jones did not practice Monday.
Jones is still dealing with a lingering hamstring injury and while he was able to play Sunday, there is concern this week with the short turnaround for the Thursday game. Consider him day-to-day and stay on top of all the latest news before making your final lineup decision. Analysis: Howard Bender
Cecil Shorts thinks he'll play against Jacksonville.
Shorts missed Thursday's game with a shoulder injury but both he and the team believe that he will be able to play this week. With DeAndre Hopkins being the clear-cut No. 1 and with the emergence of Jalen Strong and Keith Mumphrey, it's difficult to see Shorts getting enough work to be a productive fantasy play. He'll still see a few targets if he's on the field, but he'll be hit-or-miss. Analysis: Howard Bender