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.