NBA: Parker expected to miss a month for Spurs

San Antonio Spurs star guard Tony Parker will miss about four weeks of the NBA season with a sprained left ankle, the team announced on Saturday after the Frenchman underwent an MRI exam.

Parker, who led the Spurs with 21.0 points and 7.6 assists a game, suffered the injury late in the third quarter in Friday's 130-102 home victory over Sacramento when he landed awkwardly after evading a defender while going for a layup.

The Spurs, who have the NBA's best record at 46-14, have won more than three-quarters of their games with Parker in the lineup but only about half of their games when the French playmaker is not in the San Antonio lineup.