Earlier today, Tony Parker was diagnosed with a slight hamstring tear that he suffered during game three. We still can’t be fully sure how he will react to the injury, but Spurs fans can find comfort in knowing Parker has shown outstanding resilience throughout his career.
Nevertheless, the Spurs’ star has stated that he feels “no pressure” and that he will simply talk with Gregg Popovich prior to the game and they’ll make a decision together.
“Coach Pop always prefer the rest, to avoid injury. If it was the regular season I would definitely have rest. I would not play,” Parker said, speaking about the calf strain against the Warriors. “And same thing here, it’s an injury, and so we’ll see. We’ll see how I feel tomorrow. Talk with Pop.”
Parker did not participate in today’s practice. For obvious reasons. And did not receive any push from Pop to do so. Rest is key at this point. Because should Parker not be able to take the floor in game four it will fall on the shoulders of former D-League point guard Cory Joseph and veteran Manu Ginobili.
The Spurs are no stranger to injury though. So I’m inclined to think they’ll put themselves in a position to succeed regardless.