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SAN ANTONIO — Spurs guard Tony Parker said Saturday the strained right hamstring that wore him down this week could tear “any time now” heading into Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat.
But he’s giving no thought to letting the injury properly heal.
“If it was the regular season, I would be resting like 10 days,” Parker said. “But now it’s the NBA Finals. If it gets a tear, it’s life.”
It would also deal a major blow to the Spurs’ chances of winning this title.
Yet despite the blunt assessment of his hamstring, the All-Star told reporters he is getting stronger on the eve of San Antonio’s final home game Sunday night. Parker said he is confident, staying disciplined with treatment and still aspires to be “close to 100 percent” by tipoff.
That’s exactly how the 31-year-old point guard looked to start Game 4 on Thursday night, two days after straining the hamstring in a blowout win. But Parker faded badly after a sizzling start, going scoreless in the second half while
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During the first quarter of game five of the 2013 NBA Finals between the Heat/Spurs, ABC did a quick cut-away to an interview with Spurs forward Manu Ginobili.
In the segment, Ginobili tells a story about the time that he faked out Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich by pretending to take a shot at inopportune time.
As Manu eventually passed the ball to Tony Parker, Manu decided look...
Many were interested to see how the injury to Tony Parker’s hamstring would effect the Spurs guard, but when the MRI came back and revealed that it was a grade 1 sprain it was thought to not be that serious. Parker subsequently went on to have a decent Game 4, but was held scoreless in [...]
The San Antonio Spurs knew what they had to do in game 5 and they went out and got it done. Now it is their championship to win. The Heat couldn’t overcome the intense play of the Spurs in game 5 and many are wondering if San Antonio can deliver the same kind of performance in game 6. The Spurs played a game that the Heat couldn’t stop. The Spurs offense took advantage of their...
Ghosts of NBA Finals Past: Manu Ginobili returns to top form in Game 5
Manu Ginobili’s career will be defined by winning.
He has the chance to the greatest international player of all time…who doesn’t start for his NBA team.
That’s why it was only fitting, that the player who is most known for coming off the bench, would find himself in the starting line-up for the biggest...
It's all right in front of Tim Duncan now, and the big fella can feel it.
You can tell when he broke out that little spin move in the paint in Game 5 on Sunday night, a nimble little display of footwork that has mostly been in moth balls for the past four or five seasons.
You can tell by the elevation he got on a first-quarter dunk, one of the most emphatic he's had in...
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SAN ANTONIO -- Before the NBA Finals began, LeBron James let it be known Danny Green once was his "rook" in Cleveland.Well, the "rook" sure has grown up.The play of the San Antonio Spurs guard against James' Miami Heat has been the biggest surprise in the series. Green, who averaged 10.5 points and shot 42.9 percent from 3-point range in the regular season...
San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green set an NBA Finals record for 3-pointers Sunday with his 23rd of this series against the Miami Heat.
Green broke Ray Allen's 2008 mark with his fourth 3-pointer of the night early in the second half of Game 5. It was the fourth time that the once-unheralded swingman has hit at least four from long range this series.
Green was shooting 68 percent...
So far in the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs have done everything they could possibly be asked to do: They got the desired split in Miami, they took two out of three games at home in San Antonio, and they haven’t let LeBron James get into a comfortable rhythm all series. But the task of winning the 2013 NBA Finals isn’t over yet, as the Spurs have to win one more game in...
Did you miss any of what the San Antonio Spurs or Miami Heat had to say after their Game 5 clash? Well if you did, you are in luck. Our friends over at News 4 San Antonio have you covered.
Here is what Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Coach Popovich and Spoelstra had to say about Game 5 before the scene shifts to Miami for Game 6 tomorrow.
Manu Ginobili had 11 points and six assists in a surprise start to spark the San Antonio Spurs to a 61-52 halftime lead over the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night.
Tim Duncan had 13 points and six rebounds for San Antonio. Danny Green scored 13 points and tied Ray Allen's finals record with his 22nd 3-pointer of the series for the Spurs, who entered their...
Danny Green scored 24 points to help the San Antonio Spurs topple the Miami Heat on Sunday.
18 of Green’s points game of the 3-point sharpshooting that has become his trademark.
Green and key performances from Ginobili (24 points, 10 assists) and Tony Parker ( 26 points) largely kept the Heat at bay on their way to the 114-104 victory.
The Spurs now hold a 3-2 series lead over...
Entering Game Five, the question among Spurs fans was just how much Manu Ginobili had left in his tank. Was the Ginobili who averaged 7.5 points per game and shot 34.5 percent and seemed like he was forcing everything to do what he used to be able to do was the Ginobili of now and the Ginobili the Spurs would have for the remainder of this series.
Or would it be the Ginobili...
Manu Ginobili had 24 points and 10 assists in a surprise start
to spark the San Antonio Spurs to a 114-104 victory over the Miami
Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, pushing the Spurs
one victory away from their fifth championship.
Sunday was the day the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat met for Game 5 of the 2013 NBA Finals and in the first half it’s clearly been all about the San Antonio Spurs who have had a beautiful offense. While, the Miami Heat have struggled to form any kind of a semblance of an [...]The post Tim Duncan Throws It Down Over Mario Chalmers (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.