Jun 9, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker addresses the media after game two of the 2013 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena. Miami Heat won 103-84. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Finals: Tony Parker Has A Strained Hamstring, Hopeful For Game 4


Tony Parker suffered a hamstring injury in game 3 of the NBA Finals, and was scheduled for an MRI on Wednesday. The MRI revealed a slight hamstring strain.

Parker is hopeful to play in game 4, but it’s obviously a huge concern for the San Antonio Spurs, who disposed of the Miami Heat in game 3, cruising to a 36-point victory and a 2-1 lead in the series.

Thanks to the excellent shooting of his teammates, Parker didn’t need to carry a huge load and was able to sit down and rest his injured hamstring in the second half. Tony was limited to just six points on the evening, having shot 2-5 from the field and played just under 28 minutes.

Needless to say, if Parker was to miss game 4, the Spurs could be in big trouble. While game 3 is one that Parker would rather forget from an individual standpoint, his penetration and aggressiveness in the pick and roll are two factors that the Spurs absolutely need to come out victorious in the NBA Finals.

 

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