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Tony Parker also said he felt “great” after playing for the first time in five days on the sprained left ankle that forced him to the bench midway through Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. “I’m very happy with the progress,” said Parker, who had 19 points and eight assists. “Felt better and better during the game. So I’m very confident, you know, for Game 2 that my ankle will hold up.” San Antonio Express-News

They're used to playing without air conditioning. After the AC went out in the AT&T Center, and temperatures rose over the course of the game, the Spurs' players said it didn't effect them, because it was normal going for them. "Me personally, it didn't bother me," Tony Parker said. "Felt like Europe. We never have AC in Europe, so it didn't bother me at all." "For sure, I've played more years in situations like this than with AC on the court. Not a big deal in that case," Manu Ginobili said. CBSSports.com

June 5, 2014 Updates
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At Wednesday’s media availability, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich reiterated to reporters that he expects point guard Tony Parker to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals vs. the Miami Heat Thursday. “I expect him to play. … I think he’s going to be fine,” the coach said. Parker aggravated the ankle in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals Saturday vs. Oklahoma City, and didn’t play in the second half. USA Today Sports

Dr. Jason Garrett of Airrosti Rehab Center, who works directly with Parker, joined the Mike Taylor Show Wednesday morning to discuss the situation with Tony’s ankle. Dr. Garrett stated that Tony aggravated/slightly rolling his left ankle in Game Five against the Oklahoma City Thunder and a later diagnosis revealed a bone bruise. According to Dr. Garrett, pain is the primary issue but it can be easily mitigated with medication and other treatment. Tony is expected to be “95%” for the opening game of the NBA Finals. ProjectSpurs.com

"They don't like us. They don't," James said Monday in Miami. "I can sense it from Timmy's comments over the last couple of days. . They want us, so they got us." The Spurs, whose demeanor and remarks are normally as plain as sandwich bread, were a bit taken aback by James' reaction. "Knowing Timmy, that's not trash talking," San Antonio's Tony Parker said. "I don't think he meant it like that. But obviously, we are very motivated and we want to get it done. At the same time, we realize we are playing a very good team that went to the final four times in a row and won the last two." USA Today Sports

Parker conceded the ankle has bothered him since San Antonio's second-round series against Portland, although he did not divulge it at the time. "I don't like to talk about when I'm hurt," he said. "I played on it for the whole series against Portland. That's why I think my hamstring got hurt because I was playing on a bad ankle." Parker had tightness in his left hamstring midway through the second quarter of Game 5 against the Trail Blazers, forcing him to miss the rest of the Spurs' series-clinching victory. NBA.com

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