Apr 29, 2014, 10:04 PM EDT
I’d be surprised if Tony Parker doesn’t play on Wednesday in a crucial Game 5 for the Spurs vs. Memphis (the series is tied 2-2). But just how good a Tony Parker we get remains to be seen.
He has a sprained ankle, reports Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express-News. Parker is officially day-to-day.
During Game 4 Parker was not himself, with 10 points on 14 shots, then after the game there were reports he was noticeably limping in the locker room. He will go in Game 5 but we will see if he is any better.
Less Parker means more Manu Ginobili and more Patty Mills, both of whom were impressive in Game 4, a Spurs win on the road that evened the series. Being without Parker is a blow, but no team compensates better for a loss of a key player than the Spurs.
- Jim Buss open to the idea of Kobe Bryant playing beyond this season 18
- Derrick Rose on sexual assault suit: “I am confident I will be proven innocent” 2
- Report: Kyrie Irving likely not back opening night, could be out until January 14
- Legendary Sixer, backboard-shattering dunker Darryl Dawkins dies at 58 14
- After Rio Olympics next summer, who takes over at Team USA coach? 7
- Kobe, Shaq discuss regrets over feud that ended their Lakers era 48
- NBA fines Clippers for attempting to circumvent salary cap with DeAndre Jordan 10
- The most overlooked – and maybe most significant – reason Carmelo Anthony won’t waive his no-trade clause this season 17