Chris Perez said he'll pitch again on Friday and Monday.
There was talk of a shortened rehab assignment, but the Dodgers want to make sure that Perez' ankle is properly healed and that he is ready to return. He'll throw Friday and Monday at High-A Rancho Cucamonga and from there, the team will make another evaluation to see if he's actually ready to return.ANALYST: Howard Bender
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