Mills, De Colo Pick Up Slack

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Mills, De Colo Pick Up Slack
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PHOENIX — The last time the Spurs had played the Suns in Phoenix without Tony Parker, in the penultimate game of the 2011-12 regular season, backup point guard Patty Mills went off for 27 points in a four-point victory last April 25. Parker was behind the Spurs’ bench at U.S. Airways Center on Sunday night in natty business attire, nursing a sore right arm injured Thursday in one of his finest games of an MVP-candidate season. But Mills was nearby, on the bench and awaiting a call from coach Gregg Popovich, who opened the game with Nando De Colo running the show.

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