Tony Parker is expected to play in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, according to San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, despite a hamstring injury that caused the point guard to miss a portion of his team's Game 3 blowout victory over the Miami Heat.
Parker suffered a Grade 1 hamstring strain and rested during Wednesday's practice, but the Frenchman is apparently ready to play Thursday night after participating in the morning shoot-around. Further details were hard to come by, however, as neither Parker nor his coach were willing to say much, according to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News.
Popovich would only say that "He's ready to go," whereas Parker answered every question related to the hamstring issue with "I will be ready to go," not giving much to reporters clamoring for more details in preparation for Thursday night's pivotal Game 4.
If Parker's ready to go and plays his usual allotment of minutes, it will definitely be an extra boost to the Spurs' offense that has already gotten so much from role players like Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard and Gary Neal.