Friday, May 24, 2013
Parker's health, importance to Spurs
By Tom Carpenter
The MRI that Tony Parker had on his bruised calf revealed that it "seems to be healing on schedule," according to the San Antonio Express' Jeff McDonald.
“Everything is fine,” Parker said. “They (doctors) still see a lot of blood. The size is going down. I feel like I'm turning the corner. I feel like I'll be fine for Saturday.”
The injury dates back to May 10 when Parker took an inadvertent kick to the muscle from Andrew Bogut during Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals. He took advantage of the extra space between games in their series with the Memphis Grizzlies to get his calf examined, plus he will get some extra rest.
There is no overstating the importance of Parker to the Spurs' title hopes. He has averaged 17.5 points and 13.5 assists during the first two games of this series for a team that, according to ESPN Stats & Information, has assisted on 61.3 percent of their made field goals. Only the Heat have recorded a higher percentage with 64.1.