Spurs' Parker: Sore hamstring can 'tear any time'

Posted at 2:04 PM, Jun 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-17 08:11:54-04

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Spurs guard Tony Parker says his sore right hamstring can tear "any time now" heading into Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat.  


Parker said Saturday he would take about 10 days to rest if this were the regular season. But with the series tied 2-all heading into San Antonio's final home game Sunday, the All-Star says, "If it gets a tear, that's life."


Parker strained the hamstring in a Game 3 blowout victory for the Spurs. He returned with a dazzling start in Game 4 on Thursday night, only to not score in the second half. Parker says he grew tired as the Heat pulled away to reclaim home-court advantage.


Despite the blunt assessment of his hamstring, Parker says he feels he's getting stronger.