Parker held out against Nuggets

DENVER -- San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker was held out of the team's game against the Denver Nuggets because of a strained left hip flexor.

San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said Thursday that Parker was injured during the team's last game, a 101-89 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday.

Parker, averaging 16.9 points in 43 games, was sidelined for three games earlier this month after spraining his left ankle Jan. 27 against Atlanta.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report