Spurs guard Tony Parker to play Game 2 vs. Clippers despite ankle, thigh injuries

By SI Wire
April 20, 2015

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker will play in Game 2 of the team's Western Conference playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers despite dealing with left ankle and thigh injuries.

Parker injured his ankle in the first quarter of the 107-92 loss to Los Angeles and left the game briefly. He finished with 10 points, two rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes.

"He tweaked his ankle. He retaped it, and he's fine," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said to ESPN.com. "He'll be ready to play on Wednesday, but he did tweak it."

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"To start [the game] with twisting my ankle, I was like, 'Come on,'" Parker said. "I was like, couldn't believe it; had to retape. But hey, it's like that."

The Spurs don't plan on practicing until Tuesday, allowing Parker to also rest his bruised left thigh.

"Yeah, same thing. It'll be sore tomorrow. But hey, nobody cares," Parker said. "Wednesday, we have to come and play. That definitely helps because it will be sore tomorrow. Hopefully by Wednesday, hopefully, I'll be fine." - Scooby Axson

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