Injury to calf hindered Tony Parker in Game 4Posted by Inside Hoops
The knot in Spurs guard Tony Parker’s left calf had shrunk to less-than-baseball size by tipoff time, so the decision for him to play in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Warriors was easy.
Finding ways for him to be effective while dealing with lingering pain and stiffness was another matter.
Parker made only 6 of 17 shots and had only three assists in a 97-87 overtime loss that tied the best-of-7 series at two games apiece.
Afterwards, he acknowledged that the sore calf affected his play.
“I felt like I was limited a little bit, but nobody cares,” he said. “It’s the playoffs. You have to keep playing.
– Reported by Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News