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Gregg Popovich 'very concerned' about Tony Parker's latest injury

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08:14 AM ET 04.06 | By the fourth quarter of the Spurs' 100-88 loss at Oklahoma City on Thursday, Gregg Popovich had seen enough of Tony Parker. It wasn't exactly the All-Star point guard's 1-of-6, two-point scoring night that was concerning the Spurs coach. It was the way Parker was hobbling up and down the court at Chesapeake Energy Arena, looking more like 38-year-old Thunder guard Derek Fisher than Fisher himself. "I saw him come across half court actually limping at one time, so that's when we pulled him," Popovich said. "I said 'Tony, you've got to stop, so we can figure out what it is.' He just couldn't go." Heading into the game, Parker was dealing with a laundry list of bumps, including a bone bruise in his left ankle leftover from a sprain suffered March 1. Popovich doesn't believe what plagued Parker in OKC was necessarily that, but a previously unreported injury to his shin. "My feeling is tendonitis, something in his shins or whatever, from the way it looked on the court, but I don't know," said Popovich, who described himself "very concerned" about his star guard's health.

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April 6, 2013  10:28 AM ET

Tough Break, Bro.

April 6, 2013  10:54 AM ET

The same thread as yesterday.

April 6, 2013  11:26 AM ET

To bad for the Spurs. They need to get further in the playoffs this season than last...

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April 6, 2013  01:53 PM ET

Forget the home court advantage and just rest up for the playoffs.

April 6, 2013  08:07 PM ET

Spurs are the NBA version of the Patriots, good regular season, bad in the playoffs.

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April 7, 2013  01:06 AM ET
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Spurs are the NBA version of the Patriots, good regular season, bad in the playoffs.

Both have won several titles over the past decade plus, too. That's the more significant similarity, in my opinion.

April 7, 2013  01:11 AM ET
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when are they bad in playoffs dumbaZZ?

How about the last couple of years?

Losing to the Clippers last year was an embarrassment, and losing to the Grizzlies the previous season was a complete shock/letdown. And that's coming from a lifelong Spurs fan.

SA just hasn't finished the job lately. Sad but it's a fact. Whether it's injuries or a bad matchup or whatever, the Spurs have lost to perceived inferior teams a lot more than they've beaten anybody.

April 7, 2013  03:49 AM ET

when did they lost to the clipps? they lost to OKC in the west finals last year. right after they swept the clipps.

April 7, 2013  10:19 AM ET
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How about the last couple of years?Losing to the Clippers last year was an embarrassment, and losing to the Grizzlies the previous season was a complete shock/letdown. And that's coming from a lifelong Spurs fan.SA just hasn't finished the job lately. Sad but it's a fact. Whether it's injuries or a bad matchup or whatever, the Spurs have lost to perceived inferior teams a lot more than they've beaten anybody.

Try and keep up!

April 7, 2013  10:35 AM ET
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when are they bad in playoffs dumbaZZ?

Choke away a 2-0 lead to the Thunder in '12, first round loss to the 8th seed Grizzlies in '11, swept out in the second round by the Suns in '10, lose to Dallas in the first round in '09. So that's out twice in the first round, once swept in the second round, and an embarrassing choke job to the Thunder. Try to keep up. I didn't make up the Patriots/Spurs comparison, Bill Simmons did on his podcast.

April 7, 2013  10:37 AM ET
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Both have won several titles over the past decade plus, too. That's the more significant similarity, in my opinion.

And both will never win again.

April 7, 2013  10:54 AM ET
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Choke away a 2-0 lead to the Thunder in '12, first round loss to the 8th seed Grizzlies in '11, swept out in the second round by the Suns in '10, lose to Dallas in the first round in '09. So that's out twice in the first round, once swept in the second round, and an embarrassing choke job to the Thunder. Try to keep up. I didn't make up the Patriots/Spurs comparison, Bill Simmons did on his podcast.

Injuries in 09 and 10 did them in. Grizzlies were a better team in 11 and I wouldn't say they choked against OKC. They won 2 home games OKC won their 2 home games game 5 was list on a last second shot by harden and spurs weren't favored too win that series according to Vegas which is only opinion that matters. Hardly a choke job. Now lakers losing to mAvs was a choke job as was losing to pistons!!

April 7, 2013  11:14 AM ET
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And both will never win again.

Why don't u worry about your team and stop trying to disparage others. Classic troll behavior

April 8, 2013  01:54 AM ET
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when did they lost to the clipps? they lost to OKC in the west finals last year. right after they swept the clipps.

Good point. No idea what the heck I was talking about...

 
April 8, 2013  01:55 AM ET
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And both will never win again.

I don't see any reason to believe that. Unless you're Miss Cleo or some ****.

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