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Spurs unsure if Duncan, Ginobili will return

AP

San Antonio’s unexpected and abrupt end to the season brings on another stressful summer that begins with what has become an annual quandary.

Will Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili return?

“I really don’t know what they’re going to do,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said Friday, a day after the Spurs’ season-ending loss at Oklahoma City. “But when they do decide to move on, sometime between now and the next five years — that’s a little bit of a joke — it will feel a little differently walking into the gym.”

Anything less than having both Duncan and Ginobili in uniform next season will be even more jarring for the Spurs than losing to the Thunder in six games in the Western Conference semifinals.

“We’ll see,” said Tony Parker, the other member of San Antonio’s Big Three. “It’s going to be a long summer for us.”

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