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San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker and Sacramento Kings point guard Isaiah Thomas highlight the matchup of the game tonight.
Isaiah Thomas had a 22 point and 4 assist game last time these two teams met with an impressive 60% (6-10) field goal shooting. He also got to the line and made 8-8 on free throw attempts, but that couldn't stop the Spurs from taking a high scoring thriller in Sacramento. Tony Parker had his usual MVP like showing this season with 30 points on 50% (10-20) shooting and dished out 11 assists in the process. He also showed aggressiveness by going to the line and shooting 10-12 on free throws. With the Spurs coming off a disappointing overtime loss to the Phoenix Suns, look for Parker to be aggressive from tip off and wanting to seal the game early on.
What Parker must do on offense:
Tony Parker's been shooting 64% (9-14) from the painted area with Thomas on the court. When he can get in the paint, he's been deadly against his opponents. The Kings may want to force him to shoot mid range shots as he's made 0% (0-4) with his counterpart against him. Thomas' speed may play a factor against Parker's drives, so Tony needs to be aggressive in demanding pick and roll opportunitues with his teammates to open up the floor. With the Kings being ranked 30th (104.8ppg) in points allowed, Parker should have no problem in causing havoc in the paint if he chooses to.
What Parker must do on defense:
In two games, Thomas has shot 71% (5-7) from the paint area and shooting 67% (2-3) on 3-point field goals. Parker has to froce Thomas to rethink his shooting. WIth Thomas' numbers these past two games, Parker must force Thomas to put the ball down from the 3-point line and get back to protect the basket. Thomas 0% (0-3) and 0% (0-3) from mid range and the corner 3-point lin should indicate he's not too comfortable against the Spurs defense in those areas. Parker keeping Thomas second guessing his shot should force him to throw up some ill advised shots in the process, which will open up transition points for the Spurs.
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San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker is expected to miss four weeks with a Grade 2 left ankle sprain, the team announced on Saturday.
Parker injured the ankle late in the third quarter while landing after completing a reverse layup. Parker had to be helped off the court and did not return to the game.
Parker underwent an MRI Saturday morning in San Antonio, where the injury was...
SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker will be out for about a month with a left ankle sprain.
Parker, the team’s leading assist man, injured the ankle in the third quarter of Friday night’s 130-102 victory over the Sacramento Kings.
The team announced Saturday afternoon that an MRI showed Parker had a Grade 2 left ankle sprain, and will be out for “approximately...
The San Antonio Spurs best player and point guard, Tony Parker, will miss the rest of March with a grade 2 ankle sprain. Tony Parker has been unbelievable this season averaging 21 points per game (only other time he averaged 20 points per game was the '08-'09 season) and adding 7.6 assists per night. The Spurs will miss him big time but they have proven to be a very...
The Spurs have won seven of their last ten games.
The Spurs got the 130-102 win over the Kings Friday night, but they lost All-Star point guard, Tony Parker to an ankle injury in the third quarter after a made layup that could sideline him a couple of weeks.
According to Spurs Nation:
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Parker would likely be out “a while” after rolling his left ankle on Sacramento guard Isaiah Thomas’ foot following...
Tony Parker will miss about a month with a grade 2 left ankle sprain. Parker suffered the injury in the third quarter of Friday night's Spurs-Kings game.
Parker finished with 13 points and seven assists.
It's a huge blow for San Antonio. Parker was having an MVP-caliber season, averaging 21 points, 7.6 assists, 3.1 rebounds and .9 steals. Expect boosts for Manu Ginobili...
Tony Parker suffered a left ankle sprain in a Spurs' blowout win against the Sacramento Kings this Friday. The injury occurred during the third quarter of the game and you can be pretty sure every San Antonio Spurs fan had their tongues and stomachs in knots when they saw it occur. Parker is one of the few legitimate MVP contenders and the catalyst of the team this season. The...
Bad news for San Antonio Spurs fans and Parker for MVP supporters, alike, as Parker has now been diagnosed with an ankle sprain.
ESPN is reporting a confirmation of an ankle sprain Spurs MVP caliber point guard Tony Parker suffered in the 130-1102 win tonight vs the Sacramento Kings.
Parker went down in the 3rd quarter after he went down awkwardly on his left ankle, he already...
Parker suffers ankle injury
Tony Parker's eyes were perhaps getting a little big for his stomach.
These last two years, Parker has transformed himself into one of the premier point guards in the league. Maybe the 2007 Finals MVP was that already, but now Gregg Popovich has turned the team over to him and told him to dominate the same way he does when he plays for the...
The San Antonio Spurs have been juggling injuries throughout this season.
Now they face another test as their leading scorer, point guard Tony Parker will be out for a while.
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The San Antonio Spurs are preparing to begin a four-week stretch of games where they're expected to be without their All-Star point guard Tony Parker, as their first opponent during the stretch will be the visiting Detroit Pistons.
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