Lost in the San Antonio Spurs’ NBA Finals game-clinching Game 6 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder is the fact that Tony Parker did not play one minute in the second half. He was hurt, and possibly still is.
Hopefully, for the fans and the Spurs, Parker’s ankle injury won’t linger into any games of the NBA Finals. And the four days of rest after San Antonio’s Game 6 win over the Thunder could possibly do wonders for both Parker and the Spurs. At least for now, it appears that Parker won’t have to miss any game time.
Despite a sprained ankle, San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker is hopeful to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Parker “should be ready” to play in Game 1, two sources with direct knowledge told Yahoo Sports.
Parker will work to rehabilitate the sprain over the next several days of preparation for the Finals rematch with the Miami Heat.
If the Spurs have plans on beating the Heat in the Finals this time around, they’re going to need a healthy Parker. With him in the lineup San Antonio has a fourth and fifth gear, and they look great. Without him, they’re just another good team.
Parker is averaging 17.2 points and 4.9 assists in 30.2 minutes for San Antonio this postseason.