UPDATES & NEWS
Tony Parker (ankle) will not return to Saturday's game.
One writer said he rolled his ankle and another said he hurt his foot, so we'll wait for a team update before categorizing the injury. The fact remains though that he won't return and that is likely to impact the Spurs the rest of the game. Parker had eight points (3-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT) in 19 first half minutes. Cory Joseph started the second half and Patty Mills will likely see more minutes.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Rays designated P Grant Balfour for assignment.
There's no word as to why Balfour was DFA'd here as he's pitched pretty well so far, especially for a guy who had to leave the team during spring training to help take care of his ailing father. He did hit a bump in the road Saturday when he allowed three earned runs in two-thirds of an inning, but before that, he had made five appearances, pitched 3 2/3 innings and allowed two hits with no runs. The Rays will likely give some reason for the move, but look for Balfour to pick up with another team fairly quickly. Analysis: Howard Bender