Sergio Romo will share the closing opportunities with Santiago Casilla going forward.
Romo pitched a scoreless inning and recorded a hold on Thursday afternoon. He hasn't given up an earned run since July 19 and appears to be back to his old self. Don't be surprised if he see chances down the stretch, especially if Casilla falters at any point.ANALYST: David Kerr
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