SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 25: Gregg Popovich and Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs converse during a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the AT&T Center on December 25, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
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December 26, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker is not playing against the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night because of the lingering effects of a left hamstring strain.

Parker played the last two games, including Thursday's 114-106 loss to Oklahoma City. But coach Gregg Popovich said the injury is still a problem.

Parker scored 26 points in nearly 34 minutes against the Clippers on Monday, but recorded only 10 points in 27 minutes against the Thunder. He has missed eight of the past 11 games.

The Spurs also will be without forward Kawhi Leonard, who has a bruised right hand.

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