Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer
Spurs point guard Tony Parker came off the bench Sunday against the Indiana Pacers for the 21st time in his career, and the first time since the 2010 playoffs. Parker said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich told him that "he thought it was time." "I was like, ‘Oh, no problem,'" Parker said. "Just like Manu [Ginobili], just like Pau [Gasol], that day's going to come. And if Pop sees something that is good for the team, I'll try to do my best."