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Tony Parker put the Spurs on his back in Game 1's 90-85 win over the Mavericks Sunday, scoring 21 points with four boards, six assists, one steal and one block in 35 minutes.

The Spurs just took over late to win this game. They were getting all sorts of easy buckets and almost doubled up the Mavs in the points-in-the-paint battle 56-32. Parker had a big hand in that with four of his assists leading to layups while eight of his nine makes were layups. He's a marvel with respect to efficiency while he and coach Gregg Popovich are on the same page like few others.

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Tony Parker, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Aron Baynes and Tiago Splitter are starting vs. the Lakers on Wednesday.

Parker went to the locker room on Monday, but coach Gregg Popovich shot down any concern about his All-Star point guard. There's a good chance his minutes will be down tonight.

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Tony Parker went to the locker room on Monday and did not return.

He went to the locker room to ice his back and coach Gregg Popovich said that there is no reason to be concerned. Chances are Parker is going to sit out on Wednesday vs. the Lakers, which means Cory Joseph would get a start. Parker finished with 10 points, four boards, one assist and two steals in 26 minutes on Monday.

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Tony Parker is eager to find his rhythm before the playoffs and he's expected to lobby Gregg Popovich to play on Monday.

Pop said that he limited Parker's playing time on Friday even though his star PG "wanted to keep playing badly," and the minimal stakes for Monday's game open the possibility that key players like Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili could be rested. Popovich also wants his team to be humming when the playoffs start, however, so there's a good chance that Parker will at least get some action on Monday and Wednesday.

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Tony Parker made a surprise return to the lineup on Friday vs. the Suns, failing to turn the ball over with 18 points, one board, three assists and one steal in 24 minutes.

It's usually surprise scratches from coach Gregg Popovich this time of year, but Parker made it back tonight after missing only two games due to a sprained facet joint on the left side of his back. The Spurs locked up the best record in the NBA tonight and all bets are off for how they'll handle things in their remaining two games.

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Tony Parker (back) will play vs. the Suns on Friday.

Wow. There was talk of Parker being eased back into his minutes in the first round of the playoffs, but he's going to be back on the court after only missing two games due to a back sprain. This is tough news for the Suns who really need this game for their playoff hopes. Patty Mills should still put up a nice line considering Manu Ginobili is out.

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Tony Parker (back) and Tim Duncan (rest) are not expected to play in Friday's game against the Suns.

Parker's back injury isn't considered serious, but we know coach Gregg Popovich is going to err on the side of extreme caution with the playoffs just one week away. Patty Mills is a solid plug-n-play option once again as he comes off a 26-point, six-assist, six-trey night. Meanwhile, Duncan is a near lock to sit after logging a season-high 39 minutes in Thursday's win at Dallas.

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Gregg Popovich says Tony Parker's back injury isn't "that serious" and hopes that he'll play again in the regular season.

Parker's been ruled out for Tuesday night and one more game, but could return after that. Pop would like for Parker to get a couple games in before the playoffs start, but by the time he plays again, your fantasy league will likely be over.

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An MRI revealed Tony Parker suffered a sprained facet joint on the left side of his back and he will miss at least the next two games.

He won't play Tuesday vs. the Wolves or Thursday vs. the Mavericks. Considering an MRI revealed something is wrong, Parker could be out for the rest of the season. This should be enough information for Parker's owners to cut him in just about all leagues. Patty Mills will get more chances off the bench while Cory Joseph will get at least two starts.

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Tony Parker (back spasms) will not play against the Wolves on Wednesday.

He is having an MRI today, but no matter what type of news that evaluation brings, it won't be enough to get him in the lineup. Parker could be looking at a multiple-game absence and his current fantasy owners might want to become his former owners. Patty Mills has been great in games without Parker, so he's a strong pickup right now. Marco Belinelli and Cory Joseph also figure to get boosts.