Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs point guard, expects to be “fine” for the Western Conference finals opener after only a slight strain was shown by an MRI on his tight left hamstring, and pay per head sportsbooks know that many fans out there hope to see the player return to action as soon as possible.
“It’s OK; not too bad,” Parker said on Thursday in a text message that was sent to the San Antonio Express-News. “Not as bad as the NBA Finals. NBA Finals was a Grade 2. This one is Grade 1. So should be fine for Monday.”
The Spurs’ fans and pay per head sportsbooks were very concerned when the team said that the player is day to day.
Price per head services saw that on Wednesday night, Parker left the Game 5 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers early in the second quarter because of tightness in his hamstring, leaving many fans very worried over his condition. Parker, with an average of 23.5 points in the series’ first four games, was not able to score in 10 minutes during Game 5.
San Antonio assured the player of at least four full resting days by beating Portland in Game 5.
Pay per head sportsbooks know that if the Oklahoma City Thunder are able to close out their conference semifinals series with a Game 6 win on Thursday night over the LA Clippers, the West finals would begin on Monday night. Game 1 of the West finals will get underway on Wednesday night if the Thunder-Clippers series goes seven games.
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Last season, Parker played the whole NBA Finals even though he suffered a Grade 2 strain in his right hamstring in Game 3. But pay per head sportsbooks saw that he was struggling in the last two games of the series as the Miami Heat came back to clinch the title, going 9-of-35 from the floor in those two Spurs losses.