SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker was forced to leave with back spasms late in the first quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night.
Parker took a hard fall as he drove the lane, landing squarely on his back near the free throw line after being fouled by Memphis' Mike Conley with 7:38 left. Parker remained on the court for about a minute, but rose and continued playing before exiting the game for good with 2:41 remaining in the period.
Parker waved for team physician Dr. Paul Saenz as he walked through the tunnel to go back to the locker room. San Antonio general manager R.C. Buford soon followed.
Parker has missed 10 games this season, including San Antonio's game Feb. 6 at Brooklyn with tightness in his lower back.

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