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Parker hopes to be ready for Heat

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San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker has a sprained ankle but hopes to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, according to Yahoo Sports.

Parker is working to rehab the injury in time to play the first game of the series against the Miami Heat.

Parker sustained the injury during Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Spurs won the series in six games on Saturday. He played with the injury Saturday but had to sit out the second half of the clincher.

The Spurs were able to prevail without Parker, but he is averaging 17.2 points and 4.9 assists in the playoffs.