San Antonio Spurs

Spurs' White could make season debut vs. Heat

Guard Derrick White, who suffered a left plantar fascia tear in the preseason that has sidelined him since, returned to make his season debut in San Antonio's game against the Miami Heat.

He has been playing 3-on-3 and simulated 5-on-5 games with the Spurs G League affiliate to get back into playin shape.

"It worked out, because we needed it so far," Popovich said regarding Forbes' run as point guard.

Veteran backup guard Patty Mills has also played well in an increased role, averaging 9.7 ppg while shooting 45.9 percent on 3-pointers.

The Spurs lost Dejounte Murray for the season with an ACL injury and rookie guard Lonnie Walker IV has missed several weeks while recovering from a torn meniscus suffered during the team's scrimmage on Oct. 3.

Despite the injury issues, the Spurs are 6-3 and have won four of their last five games to claim an early lead in the Southwest Division.

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