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Tim Duncan and Tony Parker Miss Game 3 Warmups Stuck in Traffic

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 09:  Tony Parker #9, Tim Duncan #21 and Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs sit on the bench late in the fourth quarter while taking on the Miami Heat during Game Two of the 2013 NBA Finals at AmericanAirlines Arena on June 9, 2013 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistJune 11, 2013

The San Antonio Spurs are looking to add another tally into the win column in Tuesday night's game against the Miami Heat, but Tim Duncan and Tony Parker had a bit of a delay getting to the arena.

Apparently the two spent a bit of time in traffic, long enough to put their status for the start of the game in doubt.

BREAKING: Tony Parker, Tim Duncan miss warmups because they're stuck in traffic.ksat.com/spurs #DriveforFive twitter.com/ksatnews/statu…

KSAT Newsroom (@ksatnews) June 12, 2013

Fortunately, their attendance record in the playoffs this season remained perfect. 

Spurs confirm that everyone has indeed arrived at arena. But heavy traffic did delay Duncan, Parker and others from normal early arrival

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 12, 2013

The weather has been rocky all day long, with the rain slowing down traffic and giving many people trouble on their way to the arena.

Epic traffic jams in San Antonio, this is crowd half hour before tip twitter.com/DanWetzel/stat…

— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) June 12, 2013

To make matters worse, the San Antonio stars had to deal with another event going on just around the corner, contributing even more to the traffic congestion. 

Word is a graduation ceremony in an arena next door and a downpour has created gridlock around the arena.

— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) June 12, 2013

Parker and Duncan eventually did make it to the arena with time to spare before tip-off. They may not have made the pre-game warmup, but they were in the building rotating through layup lines just a few minutes before the game got underway.

The @spurs' Tony Parker gets set for Game 3 of the 2013 #NBAFinals.twitpic.com/cwqrhp

NBA (@NBA) June 12, 2013

They seemed to be well focused in the few minutes they had to get loose, and hopefully they won't have any ill effects as a result of their late arrival.

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