During Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals that saw Danny Green steal the show, Tony Parker and sustained a hamstring injury. It is unclear how serious the ailment is, but Parker will have an MRI to determine its severity on Wednesday.
If the MRI reveals that the hamstring injury is serious, then the San Antonio Spurs might have to worry. Parker played a key role in Game 1, but the Spurs’ role players took over the responsibilities in Game 3. They proved that they can step up in the moment, so that is good news if Parker is forced to miss some game time.
This injury potentially gives the Miami Heat some much-needed momentum after being blown out, but the Heat will have to repeat their Game 2 performance. Parker’s potential serious injury could play a role in the series, but it isn’t obvious that it will.
Each of the three games so far in the 2013 NBA Finals have played out differently and various players have stepped up. San Antonio’s big three haven’t stolen the limelight for the entire series, but if Parker indeed misses time due to injury, they might have to. For all we know, the Spurs could keep on rolling in Parker’s absence, but nothing is guaranteed.
Right now all we know is that Parker will have an MRI on his hamstring tomorrow, and this is something to keep an eye on in the next day or so.