SA's Parker Has Ankle Problem For Mavs Game 5

SA's Parker Has Ankle Problem For Mavs Game 5

Tony Parker has a Grade 1 sprain of his left ankle, and while the Mavs are approaching Wednesday's Game 5 in San Antonio as if the star guard will play, the Spurs are calling him 'day-to-day.' And DallasBasketball.com has the details on the fact Parker does have a history of problems in this area.



The Dallas Mavericks are tied 2-2 in this Round 1 best of-seven series with the Spurs after San Antonio's victory over the Mavericks in Game 4 on Monday. And they move forward with the assumption Spurs point guard Tony Parker - who was was noticeably limping yesterday -- will be ready for Game 5 on Wednesday.

But Parker "has a Grade 1 [left ankle] sprain and he'll be day-to-day," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "We'll see how he is tomorrow."

According to DB.com injury expert Jeff Stotts, Parker has missed a total of 38 NBA games due to various left-ankle-related ailments.

Parker -- arguably an MVP-caliber performer during the regular season -- is averaging 15.5 points and 4.5 assists in the series.

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