Justin Verlander gave up two runs in eight strong innings in Friday night's win over the Rockies.
The win brings Verlander's record to ten wins and nine losses this season. The former Cy Young award winner threw five strikeouts in eight innings. ANALYST:
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