The San Antonio Spurs have a lot of momentum heading into game 4 of the NBA Finals but there is one big question mark hanging over their heads: Will Tony Parker be able to play?
Parker suffered a hamstring injury during the Spurs decisive victory in Game 3 and needed to have an MRI this morning. Parker was told that he has a Grade 1 strain and is currently questionable for game 4.
Parker said: “I was just hoping it was not a tear… The good news is it’s not a tear or a defect. So that’s the good news. Now I just have to see how I feel tomorrow.”
Parker only managed to score six points during the third game of the NBA finals. Thankfully for the Spurs, Danny Green and Gary Neal picked up the slack and helped the Spurs win 113-77. The Spurs role players provided some huge points in game 3 but they’ll need Parker on the floor to finish off the Heat.
Parker said: “A lot of the Miami defense is focusing on me and my teammates are taking advantage of it… They’re playing great and hopefully they can keep it going.”
Parker posted a message about his injury on Twitter.
Je viens de passer l’IRM. Résultat : je souffre d’une légère élongation à l’ischio. On verra demain comment je me… fb.me/1b7ckWTBw
— tony Parker (@tonyparker) June 12, 2013
If you don’t speak French, the message reads: “Got the results of the MRI. I suffered a slight sprain in my hamstring. We’ll see how I feel tomorrow. I really hope to play.”