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Report: Tony Parker’s injury not serious

May 15, 2014, 10:33 AM EDT

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Tony Parker left the Spurs’ Game 5 closeout win over the Trail Blazers last night with a hamstring injury.

San Antonio cruised in that game, but the next round won’t be so easy against the Thunder or Clippers. The Spurs, as good a backup as Patty Mills is, probably need Parker to return to the NBA Finals, let alone win them.

Good news on that front.

Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News

Game 6 would have been Friday. Game 1 of the Western Conference  Finals will be Sunday at the earliest. That extra leeway can only help.

After Game 5, Tim Duncan said, “I think it’s more precaution than anything. Just don’t want to get him any more hurt.”

If this is an orchestrated attempt by the Spurs to pretend Parker is healthier than he really is, consider me fooled. Sounds like Parker is in the clear.

  1. apkyletexas - May 15, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    Unfortunately, their two nightmare matchups still await – Thunder and Heat. We know what Parker brings, but it will be up to Leonard, Splitter, Green, Mills and Belinelli as to whether the Spurs can get over the hump finally.

    • azarkhan - May 15, 2014 at 11:14 AM

      “Get over the hump finally”? I thought the Spurs had won 4 championships, made the playoffs for the last 17 years, and have a .740 winning percentage over that time. Or am I misinformed?

      • casualcommenter - May 15, 2014 at 1:51 PM

        He’s a Spurs fan too, dude.

        He meant THIS version of the Spurs getting over the hump. The only players from those Spurs squads that have won a championship are a 37 year old Tim Duncan, a 36 year old Manu Ginobili, and a 31 year old Tony Parker.

        The supporting cast is completely different otherwise, and it’s up to that supporting cast that he mentioned to provide enough for the Spurs to win another championship before Duncan and Manu retire in the next 2 years. Those specific players he’s mentioned haven’t won 1 championship, much less 4.

      • apkyletexas - May 15, 2014 at 7:10 PM

        The last title 7 years ago is not what I’m referring to. This team has been adding pieces and building toward a title for three straight seasons – time to see if all these new young players will rise to the occasion.

        We know what Tim, Tony and Manu will get you without a ton of help – from 2009 to 2011 they lost in the 1st round, 2nd round, and 1st round again. I’m interested to see if Leonard-Green-Splitter and company can help them finish the job, or if last year’s game 7 loss in the finals was as good as they will get.

      • dablakdrphil - May 15, 2014 at 7:40 PM

        He got a lot of thumbs down but he is talking about this current group of Spurs players that are trying to get over the hump as a unit

  2. chicagosports2014 - May 15, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    Spurs isn’t going anywhere without a healthy
    Tony Parker

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