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April 23, 2015 Updates

Late word out of the Spurs' locker room Wednesday night, according to a person briefed on the matter, is that Parker is expected to play in Game 3 on Friday night in San Antonio. But there is legitimate concern within the organization about how effective he will be, and about the injury becoming a recurring problem throughout the series. CBSSports.com

Carlisle said that Rondo is not expected to be around the team for the rest of the series as he explores additional medical opinions. Asked after the game if Rondo wanted to be on the floor, Carlisle told reporters in Houston: "You have to ask him that question. All I know right now is that we need everybody at their competitive best. This isn't about one guy who did or didn't play. This is about everybody pulling in the same direction for the organization. That's what it's about." ESPN.com

Add right Achilles to the list of injuries sustained thus far by Tony Parker over the first two games of San Antonio's Western Conference playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers. Parker left with a little more than five minutes left to play Wednesday night in the team's 111-107 overtime win over the Clippers due to tightness in his right Achilles, and his status for Game 3 is uncertain. Parker also tweaked his left ankle during the team's Game 1 loss, in addition to suffering a bruise on his left quadriceps. ESPN.com

Charlotte Hornets forward Cody Zeller underwent successful surgery today to repair a tendon in his right shoulder, as well as remove a bone spur and scar tissue. The procedure was completed by Hornets Team Physician Dr. Marcus Cook at Novant Orthopedic Hospital in Charlotte. Zeller's recovery time is expected to be approximately three months. NBA.com

April 22, 2015 Updates

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