Parker injured right triceps in easy win over Clippers
The Spurs will close out their rodeo road trip without leading scorer and MVP candidate point guard Tony Parker, scratched from tonight’s game against the Suns with a right triceps contusion. Parker suffered the injury during Thursday’s 116-90 trouncing of the Clippers at Staples Center in Los Angeles, during which he scored 31 points in 28 minutes and sat out the fourth period. Though he played through the injury in Friday’s 107-101 overtime loss to the Warriors in Oakland, it was clear it bothered him. After making 12 of 16 shots against the Clippers, he made only 7 of 18 in Friday’s game and failed to score in the fourth quarter and overtime. He’s a lumberjack, and he’s OK: The Spurs didn’t seem to think much about the super-light, high-tech, short-sleeved tops the Warriors debuted in Oakland. Reputed to be 26 percent lighter than a standard NBA uniform — as if those are somehow like trying to play in a ski parka — the shirts are supposed to provide “optimal performance on the court while providing fans with a new and unique apparel option,” according to the official news release from the Warriors and uniform provider Adidas. Already one of the fastest-paced teams in the NBA, it was impossible to tell if the Warriors got up and down the court any more quickly in the new gear, but they looked sharp doing so.
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