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.
Tony Parker's MRI revealed a slight hamstring strain, according to @tonyparker: "We'll see tomorrow how I feel, I really hope to play."
— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) June 12, 2013
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.