Spurs guard Tony Parker cleared to play Game 3 vs. Clippers

Thursday April 23rd, 2015

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker has been cleared to play in Game 3 vs. the Los Angeles Clippers, the team announced on Friday. 

Parker has been dealing with left ankle and thigh injuries and left Game 2 of the series with tightness in his right Achilles. On Thursday, the team had said the guard was questionable for Game 3. 

The Spurs said center Aron Baynes is doubtful for Friday's game due to soreness in his right ankle. Baynes sat out of Game 2 on Wednesday. 

Parker injured his ankle in the first quarter of the Spurs' 107-92 loss to the Clippers in Game 1 and left the game briefly, finishing with 10 points, two rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes. In Game 2, Parker scored one point and added five assists in 30 minutes before leaving the game. 

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The Spurs won Game 2 111-107 in overtime to even the series at 1-1 heading into Friday night's Game 3 in San Antonio.

Parker averaged 14.4 points, 4.9 assists and 1.9 rebounds in the regular season for the Spurs.

- Molly Geary



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