Tony Parker day-to-day after MRI reveals mild hamstring strain

Thursday May 15th, 2014

parker If Tony Parker's hamstring is an issue, the Spurs could be in trouble in the Western Conference final. (Steve Dykes/Getty)

To advance to the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs will need All-Star point guard Tony Parker  playing at full speed. Whether he will able to is now in question, after the Spurs announced Thursday that an MRI revealed Parker has a grade one strain in his left hamstring, and that he is day-to-day.

Parker left Game Five of the team's playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers Wednesday night in the second quarter with the injury. The Spurs cruised without him, winning 104-82 to win the series 4-1. To advance past the Western Conference final, though, San Antonio needs Parker to be healthy. He will have a difficult matchup one way or another, either against Thunder All-Star Russell Westbrook or Clippers All-Star Chris Paul.

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