Tony Parker out against Bucks with shin bruise

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

The San Antonio Spurs will rest Tony Parker on Sunday after the point guard suffered a shin bruise on Friday.

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker will sit out Sunday against the Milwaukee Bucks to rest a right shin bruise suffered on Friday against the Portland Trail Blazersreports the San Antonio Express-News' Mike Monroe.

The injury had been bothering Parker in the 109-100 loss but stiffened after halftime, leading coach Gregg Popovich and the starting point guard to agree upon taking off the game at AT&T Center. Cory Joseph will start in place of Parker, according to the Express-News' Jeff McDonald.

Parker is leading San Antonio by averaging 17.9 points per game and 6.3 assists per game.

Pounding the Rock: More on the Spurs

San Antonio will also be without stretch big man Matt Bonner, who is getting fitted for a mask after breaking his nose, and continues without center Tiago Splitter. Splitter hasn't played since Jan. 4 because of a shoulder injury. Down to 12 players on the active roster, the Spurs additionally called up forward Malcolm Thomas from the D-League.

More from SB Nation NBA:

Sunday Shootaround: This is Rajon Rondo's challenge

How the Bobcats will survive without Kemba

NBA power rankings: Grizzlies roll into the top 10

Watch Paul George's in-game reverse 360 windmill dunk | #Lookit

Herbert: Struggling Rubio tries to push through frustrations

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.