Tony Parker game-time decision for Spurs-Heat Game 4 after MRI shows slight hamstring strain

Wednesday June 12th, 2013

Tony Parker will be a game-time decision for Thursday's Game 4. (D. Clarke Evans/Getty Images) Tony Parker will be a game-time decision for Thursday's Game 4. (D. Clarke Evans/Getty Images)

Spurs guard Tony Parker will be a game-time decision for San Antonio's Game 4 at home Thursday night against the Miami Heat.

Parker took to Facebook on Wednesday to let everyone know the results of the MRI he had Wednesday morning. The three-time NBA champion and 2007 NBA Finals MVP has been dealing with discomfort in his legs recently and thought it may have just been cramps, but as the test showed, it's a slight strain of the hamstring.

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Parker, who finished the night with six points and eight assists in 27 minutes, wrote his Facebook post in French, but the Google translation is as follows:

"Je viens de passer l'IRM. Résultat : je souffre d'une légère élongation à l'ischio. On verra demain comment je me sens, j'espère vraiment jouer!!!

I just pass the MRI. Result: I suffer from a slight elongation to the hamstring. We'll see tomorrow how I feel, I really hope to play!"

Although the potential loss of Parker would be a blow to the Spurs, the team has been showing its depth as of late, especially in San Antonio's first home game of the Finals Tuesday night; Gary Neal and Danny Green combined for 56 points including 13 three's as the Spurs handed the Heat their worst playoff loss in franchise history with a 113-77 win. The 36 point margin of victory was the third largest in NBA Finals history.

The Spurs now lead Miami 2-1. Game 4 is Thursday night in San Antonio.


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