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Tony Parker is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday after he left Sunday's game in the first quarter with back spasms.
Parker has had a string of nagging injuries this season, missing 11 games with a mild ankle sprain, a shin contusion, tightness in his low back, a sore Achilles and the "variety of maladies" that earned him extended time off in late February.
Parker will turn 32 in May and is averaging just 30 minutes per game.
Manu Ginobili signed a two-year, $14 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs just a few weeks after their difficult loss in The Finals.
Ginobili has rounded from a disappointing 12-13 regular season.
"I had a terrible season," said Ginobili. "I had a season where I had three tears in my hamstring, and I could never get in rhythm and it was starting to play in my head. This year, I had none (of that). ... I've been healthy. I've been strong, and I'm not thinking about my body. I'm thinking about the game. That completely changes everything.
"Overall, I just sometimes look at this team, look at what we've accomplished, and say, 'I'm 36, about to be 37, playing big minutes, playing well, enjoying the situation?' I'm very lucky."
Ginobili is averaging 12.5 points (on 46.8% shooting), 4.4 assists and 23.0 minutes per game this season.
"Even before I signed for the two years, I thought, 'OK, I want to sign for two years because I can and because they want me for two years, so I'm going to do it,' " he said. "But I wasn't sure that I was going to play both, depending on how I felt. But after seeing how I feel and how I still enjoy (the game), I'm pretty sure I'm going to play (both seasons)."
Tony Parker has become the majority shareholder of ASVEL of the French league.
Parker had served as the team's Vice President of Basketball Operations.
“I decided to buy the whole club. Now I’m the majority shareholder and from the end of May I will be president of the Asvel," said Parker.
“I started to have a real history with this club, I am involved in the City of Lyon, with my foundation, my basketball camps. I told myself that if I wanted to apply my vision, my philosophy, inspire me that I know the Spurs to only one benefits Asvel up there I had to be president to impose it all.”