Tony Parker needs MRI for hamstring injury; Can the Spurs win without him?
While the Spurs were basking in the glow of the whoopin’ they put on the Miami Heat in their 113-77 win, the celebration didn’t last long. Their strong shooting guard, Tony Parker, suffered an hamstring injury early in the second half and will have an MRI today. He leaves the team on edge because they need him to keep the momentum going for Game 4 on Thursday night. Parker talked about the weird feeling he had while playing:
“I felt something in my hamstring,” Parker said afterward. “Hopefully it’s nothing big, just cramping or got tight on me. It was a weird feeling. I just went to make sure with the doctor I was ok. Then I played like two minutes in the fourth quarter. We were up big, (Spurs coach Gregg Popovich) didn’t want to take any risks. We’ll see tomorrow.”
What if he can’t play? Can they win without him?
Well, mayyyyy–be. And that’s a strong maybe. Tony Parker is a force to be reckoned with, and when he’s on a roll he’s virtually unstoppable. The bottom line is that they need him on the floor if they’re to win. If not, they will have to rethink how they approach their offense, specifically their fast breaks and how they’ll adjust the pick-and-roll.
What do you think?
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