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The best team in the Western Conference suffered an injury blow on Friday night when San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker left their game against the Sacramento Kings after spraining his left ankle.
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 no return to the game.
After the game, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich told the San Antonio Express-News that the injury was serious and that the team is prepared to be without Parker for awhile.
"He'll be out a while," Popovich told the newspaper after the game. "It's a good one. Tony's been pretty stalwart for us. He's having an All-Star season, and as I said, I think playing better than any other point guard in the league consistently throughout the year. We'll definitely miss him."
Parker has been arguably the best point guard in the NBA this season. Parker is averaging 17.1 points and 7.6 assists per game, the second-highest season averages of his career in both categories, while leading the Spurs to an NBA-best 46-14 record.
"Obviously it's a huge loss," Tim Duncan told the San Antonio Express-News after the game. "He's been our leader all year long. But we've played with all kinds of different people this year. We're going to rally."
The Spurs are good at rallying together when one of their own goes down. Earlier this season, the Spurs lost Manu Ginobili to a strained hamstring. San Antonio would go on to win 10-straight.
And after Parker left Friday night's game, his teammates were already picking up the slack. Ginobili dished out 15 assists in the Spurs 130-102 win over the Kings.
No timetable has been set yet on how long Parker will be out of action.
The Spurs finished Friday night with a 2 12 game lead over Oklahoma City for the top spot in the Western Conference.
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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.
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...
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 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...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tim Duncan insists the San Antonio Spurs are still trying to find their way on offense without All-Star point guard Tony Parker.
They sure looked smooth Sunday night.
San Antonio had one of its most efficient games this season, routing the Detroit Pistons 114-75 in its first game since Parker was injured.
Manu Ginobili scored 17 points, Duncan had 16 points...
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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