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Former Spur Bruce Bowen said that 2o pounds that Tim Duncan has lost since the end of last season has been a major reason for his comeback season this year.

Bowen appeared Sunday morning on ESPN’s Sports Center. He said that Duncan had a revelation that led to changes in his conditioning after the first-round elimination to Memphis last season.

“He lost a lot of weight,” Bowen said. “In fact, when we would go out to eat, Tim would split the bill and we had a big plethora of food out of us. But now, he’s starting to eat wheat bread and chicken only, no mayonaise, no mustard, none of that.”

Bowen said the weight loss has helped Duncan extend his career.

– Reported by Tim Griffin of the San Antonio Express-News