Tony Parker is hopeful to play in game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals.
Parker’s San Antonio Spurs take on the Miami Heat starting on Thursday.
Parker left game 6 of the Western Conference Finals on Saturday because he was feeling “soreness” in his left ankle, according to the Spurs.
Coach Gregg Popovich said that Parker had sprained the ankle in game 4 and aggravated the injury in game 5.
He said that Parker was “50 percent of less” in game 6, reported Sports Illustrated.
Now two league sources with direct knowledge told Yahoo that Parker “should be ready to play” in game 1 on Thursday night.
Parker will work to rehabilitate the sprain leading up the game 1 to try to get it ready.
After Parker went out, Cory Joseph and Manu Ginobili shared turns at point guard.
The Spurs also have Patty Mills at that position.