San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker sat and watched as his teammates practiced Wednesday afternoon. The Spurs hope Parker won't be doing the same during Thursday night's Game 4 of the NBA Finals. The Spurs officially listed Parker with a grade 1 right hamstring strain – the least severe – and called his status day-to-day. Parker suffered the injury in the second half of the Spurs' 113-77 Game 3 victory over the Miami Heat. "The good news is it's not a tear, it's not a defect," Parker said. "Now I just have to see how I'm going to feel [Thursday]." Parker is averaging 13.3 points and 6.3 assists through the Finals' first three games. He had six points and eight assists in 27 minutes in Game 3 before getting hurt. If Parker doesn't play Thursday, he will have had four days of rest before Sunday's Game 5. Parker said he doesn't feel unnecessary pressure to play and will make the decision with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich based on how he feels Thursday. "Coach Pop always prefers the rest, to avoid injury," Parker said. "If it was the regular season I would definitely have rest. I would not play. And same thing here, it's an injury, and so we'll see.
Spurs guard Parker hopeful for Game 4 despite hamstring injury
Fort Worth Star-Telegram | Jun 13