Spurs' Parker has Grade 1 hamstring strain
San Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker is listed as day-to-day after an MRI conducted Thursday revealed a Grade 1 strain in his left hamstring.
Parker left Wednesday's series-clinching win over Portland early in the second quarter with tightness in his hamstring and did not return. He was 0-for-2 from the floor prior to exiting the eventual victory, which sent the Spurs into the Western Conference finals for the third straight year.
The six-time All-Star averaged 23 points and 6.5 assists through the first four games against the Trail Blazers.
Parker's availability for the start of the Western Conference finals may depend on when they actually start. If the Clippers extend the other West semifinal with a win over the Thunder in Game 6 on Thursday, the West finals wouldn't start until next Wednesday, giving Parker a full week of rest.
05/15 17:57:23 ET