Athletics hope to have Coco Crisp back in the lineup by Friday.
This is great news for Crisp and the A's. Crisp plays hard and is a leader of this A's team, especially if they need to rally. I am concerned with his neck issues though and probably won't be starting him in my fantasy leagues until I have seen him swing the bat. 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