Tony Parker out against Bucks with shin bruise

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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.

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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.

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