McDonald: Gregg Popovich says Big Three will suit up against the Cleveland Cavaliers

By Joe Buettner

Feb 2, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) talks with San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) during the first half against the Washington Wizards at the AT

The Spurs have been shorthanded for awhile, but per Jeff McDonald, the Big Three will make its return in Cleveland Wednesday night.

According to McDonald, Popovich noted this morning Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili would be in uniform, as well as Tony Parker who missed Monday night.

Though, McDonald reported Stephen Jackson was not at shootaround, who also missed Monday’s win over the Chicago Bulls. His availability for tonight seems doubtful at this point as he deals with personal issues.

Tiago Splitter on the other hand was with the team after injuring his left ankle Monday night. Splitter landed awkwardly, but continued to play through the pain. Splitter expects to get minutes tonight.

With the Cleveland Cavaliers possibly without their star Kyrie Irving, who knows what to really expect out of this game. It would be safe to assume Duncan and Ginobili have accumulated some rust in their absence, but against the Cavaliers, it will be a good tune-up to ease back in to the flow.