McDyess leaves late vs Grizzlies with neck strain

San Antonio center Antonio McDyess hurt his neck and had to leave the game late in the Spurs' 91-88 loss to Memphis.

The center has a strained neck after X-rays Saturday night were negative. His status is day to day with the Spurs now trailing 2-1 in their opening round series. Game 4 is Monday night.

McDyess slumped down near midcourt with his teammates surrounding him with 2:56 left on the clock and Memphis up 86-82. Tim Duncan waved to the bench for help, and McDyess was helped to the bench. Then he went to the locker room.