San Antonino guard passed fit to take on Miami Heat in critical clash.
The San Antonio Spurs have been given a massive boost ahead of Game 4 of the NBA finals, with the news star point guard Tony Parker will be right to play.
Parker was under an injury cloud heading into the fourth game of the seven game series against the Miami Heat, after suffering a suspected hamstring strain or possible tear.
However, Parker, one of the key reasons why the Spurs lead the series 2-1, said at morning shoot-around that he will be right to suit up.
The French superstar underwent an MRI scan on Wednesday to try and ascertain the extent of any damage done on his right hamstring, with a grade one strain was found.
After revealing he will be right to play, Parker was questioned how close he was to 100 per cent and if he was feeling any pain, to which he continued, “I’ll be ready to play”.
THIS JUST IN: Tony Parker (hamstring strain) says he’ll “be ready to go” for Game 4 of NBA Finals tonight.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 13, 2013
“When he’s going, he’s pretty much our whole offense,” said reserve guard Gary Neal, who said he did not notice anything different about his teammate during shootaround.
“We pretty much feed off of him as far as him scoring or him making plays for other people to score. That’s a big brick off of our shoulders that Tony’s coming out and playing tonight.”
Parker is averaging 23.1 ppg and 7.1 apg while shooting 47 percent in the playoffs.