Tony Parker back for the Spurs Sunday against the Mavs

By Zach Harper | NBA writer

Parker will play Sunday for the Spurs. (USATSI)
Tony Parker will play Sunday for the Spurs. (USATSI)

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After missing the previous five games after the All-Star break with what Gregg Popovich described as a "variety of maladies," San Antonio Spurs' point guard Tony Parker will be back in the lineup Sunday night. As the Spurs take on the Dallas Mavericks at home, Parker returns after a six-game absence to take on the division rival.

Popovich informed the media before the game of Parker's return.

Parker is the leading scorer for the Spurs this season with an average of 17.7 points. He's also averaging 6.2 points and 2.3 rebounds while making 50.1 percent of his field goal attempts and 37.5 percent from 3-point range. The Spurs were 5-1 in the six straight games Parker missed and are 9-2 this season when he sits out. Parker had hand soreness and different leg injuries when he was taking a break from playing.

The Spurs are 1.5 games out of the top spot in the Western Conference heading into Sunday's action.

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