View Full Version : Duncan to miss Game 4 after father dies

04-30-2002, 12:30 PM
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Spurs' Duncan to miss Game 4 after father dies
April 30, 2002

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tim Duncan will miss Game 4 of the San Antonio Spurs' playoff series Wednesday night against the Seattle SuperSonics after his father died earlier this week.

The star forward left Monday's practice in San Antonio early after hearing that his father, William, had been hospitalized. The elder Duncan died later in the day in North Carolina.

``He will rejoin the team as soon as he can, but he will not be in Seattle for Wednesday's game,'' Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Tuesday.

If Seattle wins Game 4, the best-of-five series would be settled Friday at the Alamodome.

04-30-2002, 12:32 PM
heck, i wanted the sonics to win, but not like that. duncan's a class act and hate to see bad things happen like that.

04-30-2002, 12:51 PM
That is terrible. His father couldn't have been that old either.

04-30-2002, 01:08 PM
That's rough.

04-30-2002, 08:46 PM
The thoughts and prayers of this Mavs fan are with Duncan and his family. Horribly sad news.

04-30-2002, 10:50 PM
I hope he takes his time after a sad loss.

Our prayers are with him.