Tony Parker Will Play In Game Four Of NBA Finals Despite Hamstring Injury
Tony Parker has been a bit of an enigma in the NBA Finals with his inconsistent play, yet it is undeniable that the San Antonio Spurs are a better team with him on the court. Despite being listed as questionable with a strained hamstring earlier today, Parker says that he is ready to go and will take the floor in Game Four of the Finals tonight.
Parker’s offensive output has declined in each of the first three games of this series, scoring 21 points in Game One (including the game clinching shot with five seconds to play), 13 points in Game Two, and just six in Game Three, a blowout win for the Spurs.
Ever since his explosive Game One performance, the Miami Heat have ratcheted up their defensive intensity on Parker, denying him the lanes to the basket that allowed him such success in the Spurs’ opening game victory.
It will be interesting to see just how much this injury will affect Parker and the Spurs tonight, and for the rest of the series.
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