Feb 1, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) talks to San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich during the second half against the Sacramento Kings at AT&T Center. The Spurs won 95-93. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker will play in All-Star Game

San Antonio Spurs’ point guard Tony Parker has been banged up throughout the season.

Parker has not played more than 26 minutes in a game since a 102-95 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on February 3 and hasn’t played in two of the Spurs’ last five games. He missed Wednesday night’s 104-92 win over the Boston Celtics, the Spurs’ last game before the All-Star break. The Spurs said his absence was to “rest.”

Although nagging injuries have been bothered him, he still plans to play in Sunday night’s All-Star Game.

ESPN.com has the scoop.

Parker, who was sent home from Boston on Wednesday morning and did not play against the Celtics, will leave for New Orleans’ All-Star Weekend on Friday morning. It will be his sixth appearance in the showcase.

Coach Gregg Popovich told the San Antonio Express-News that he’d leave the decision about playing in the All-Star Game up to Parker…

Parker is having another excellent season. He’s averaging 17.7 points, 6.2 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game, helping the Spurs to 38-15 record, second-best in the Western Conference.

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