Apr 3, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) attempts a shot against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) during the third quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker set to undergo MRI on back


The San Antonio Spurs have been nearly flawless for the better part of the year 2014, but as the season approaches its end, they could have a bit of an issue with one of their best players. Dan McCarney of Spurs Nation reports that All-Star point guard Tony Parker is set to undergo an MRI on Monday as a result of trouble with back spasms.

Spurs All-Star Tony Parker is scheduled for an MRI on Monday after leaving Sunday’s 112-92 victory over Memphis in the first quarter with back spasms, coach Gregg Popovich said.

The now 31-year-old point guard left San Antonio’s victory over Memphis on Sunday with reported back spasms, and an MRI is never something you want to see with your best perimeter option. Still, the Spurs have been fantastic whether Parker plays or not this season, and they have a significant cushion toward home court advantage in the Western Conference.

Parker’s per-game numbers are down this season (16.8 points, 5.8 assists), but his per-36 numbers are still incredibly good (20.4 points, 7.1 assists) and he is still an elite point guard when he’s available and playing. That makes it a tough wait for San Antonio fans in anticipation of the results here, but as long as Parker is available when the bright lights of the playoffs come on, there is not much to take from this.

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