Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green — the core of the Spurs — were sent home by San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich a day early to rest, and weren’t with the team for its nationally televised loss to the reigning NBA champion Heat in Miami, and NBA commissioner David Stern said he would sanction the team for the move.
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