Tony Parker has mild hamstring sprain, hopeful for game four

Tony Parker has mild hamstring sprain, hopeful for game four (Image 1)
Tony Parker has mild hamstring sprain, hopeful for game four (Image 1)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Parker, along with all of San Antonio, really, spent a restless night worrying about a gimpy right hamstring that hampered him in Game 3 of the NBA Finals and threatened the momentum the Spurs seized with a drubbing of the Miami Heat.

A day later, Parker said he got some good news. Just how good the news is likely won't be known until Game 4 begins on Thursday night.

Parker had an MRI on Wednesday that revealed a Grade 1 strain of his hamstring, the mildest level of strain. He's listed as day to day.

“I was just hoping it was not a tear,” Parker said. “The good news is it's not a tear or a defect. So that's the good news. Now I just have to see how I feel tomorrow.”

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