Mavs' Parsons sits against Warriors with sore back
DALLAS (AP) Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons sat out Saturday's game against Golden State with lower back soreness.
It's the first time Parsons has missed a game for the Mavericks since signing a three-year, $46 million offer sheet in the offseason.
The Warriors went into the game with a league-best record of 19-2, and the Mavericks were 0-4 against the teams among the top seven in the Western Conference.
Parsons' back has been sore since he took a hard fall against Memphis on Tuesday. He played a night later against New Orleans.
Parsons had at least 20 points in three straight games before sitting out and is averaging 16.3 points, third on the team.