Monday , Feb , 22 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Greg Popovich: Tony Parker Has Problems

In the aftermath of the Spurs’ discouraging 106-94 loss to the 76ers on Friday night, coach Gregg Popovich acknowledged what everybody present in the Wachovia Center could see.

Tony Parker is not right, physically.

“He’s got some problems,” Popovich said.

The latest is a sore left hip flexor that first cropped up in a Feb. 8 loss at the Lakers, and didn’t dissipate during the All-Star break. Lacking his trademark explosion — and the jump shot that had carried him to 28 points two nights earlier in Indiana — Parker scored just two points against Philadelphia.