Posted: Jun 1, 2014 12:23 PM
Updated: Jun 1, 2014 12:24 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Tony Parker is dinged up again, and his status is unclear heading into the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat.
The San Antonio Spurs' All-Star point guard did not play in the second half or overtime of the Western Conference title-clinching win over Oklahoma City on Saturday because of a sore left ankle. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich doesn't know what shape Parker will be in heading into Game 1 on Thursday in San Antonio.
Popovich says Parker sprained the ankle in Game 4 and aggravated it in Game 5. Popovich considered starting Manu Ginobili at point guard in Game 6 against the Thunder because Parker was having trouble during pregame. At halftime, Popovich made the decision to hold him out.