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  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Tony Parker is dinged up again, and his status is unclear heading into the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat. Air Jordan Outlet . The San Antonio Spurs All-Star point guard did not play in the second half or overtime of the Western Conference finals-clinching win over Oklahoma City on Saturday because of a sore left ankle. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich doesnt know what shape Parker will be in for Game 1 on Thursday in San Antonio. "I have no idea," Popovich said Saturday night. "I dont know what the deal is." Popovich said Parker sprained the ankle in Game 4 and aggravated it in Game 5. Popovich considered starting Manu Ginobili at point guard in Game 6 against the Thunder because Parker was having trouble during pregame. At halftime, Popovich made the decision to hold him out. "He came to me about eight minutes on the clock (before the second half) and said he couldnt go," Popovich said. "He couldnt cut. He was limping on it. He couldnt cut sideways or forward really." Popovich said he thought playing Parker in the second half would have hurt the team in the long term. "I didnt want him to be a hero because he was 50 per cent or less, we thought," Popovich said. "Thats probably bad for the team if you think about it. It was a tough decision to try to figure out whether to play him, and if you lose the game and it affects him for Monday night, then youre going to feel like you made an unwise choice." Parker has been plagued by injuries this year. He averaged 16.7 points and 5.7 assists while shooting 50 per cent from the field during the regular season, but he missed 22 games. He strained his left hamstring in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against Portland and did not return. The Spurs won that game easily to clinch the series. Once again, his teammates bought him some rest. Had the Spurs lost Game 6, they would have faced an elimination game at home Monday against the Thunder. "We didnt know how much Tony was hurt in his ankle," forward Boris Diaw said. "But we didnt want to go to Game 7, and we didnt know if he would be ready to play if we did or if he would be 100 per cent, so we tried to get it over with tonight." Still, the Spurs have proven all season they can win without key players, posting the NBAs best record despite a series of injuries. "We have to continue to play basketball regardless of who is on the floor and our reserves did a great job - Cory (Joseph), Patty (Mills) - they stepped in and continued to run the offence and push the pace and playing good defence on their guards as well," guard Danny Green said. Joseph started the second half of Game 6 against Oklahoma City and helped engineer a 37-point third quarter. "Cory was very good," Ginobili said. "I mean, its hard to play when you dont have many opportunities to play in close games and stuff. But he did very well in Game 3 and 4 here. He always brings the juice, aggressiveness, competitiveness. He attacks the rim well. I think he made a few key plays." The Spurs said they excel without their stars because they are about a system, rather than individuals. "We have been doing what we did the whole year, which is passing the ball to each other, getting some movement, getting pace and getting into a good rhythm," Diaw said. "Always trying to set up a good shot for a teammate." Discount Air Jordan . -- Ryan Gropp scored in overtime as the Seattle Thunderbirds shut out the Spokane Chiefs 1-0 in Western Hockey League play Tuesday. Wholesale Jordans Free Shipping .com) - Kam Chancellor bobbed his head in celebration as he crossed the goal line on his game-clinching 90-yard interception return.It was an impressive return to the field for New England quarterback Tom Brady, who threw for 406 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots 33-13 win over the Cleveland Browns. However, despite a stellar performance, Brady wasnt the top scorer at QB. That honour went to Tennessee Titans passer Marcus Mariota, who had three touchdown throws as well as a score himself. Up until this week, the second year quarterback had struggled to replicate his rookie season form, and may have been available through waivers. NFL fantasy expert Adam Rank believes that Mariota performs better on the road, Rank also looked at the option of taking Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates, who had two touchdowns in a 31-13 victory over the Jets. When Ben Roethlisberger is throwing nine touchdowns in two games, it pays to have Steelers wideouts.  Adam Rank looks at which players are hot property and which players should be avoided heading into week six of the NFL fantasy football season Despite their poor results of late, Rank highlighted the San Francisco receiver Jeremy Kerley as another potential waiver pick up. Cheap Jordans Shoes. Kerley signed with the 49ers in the Summer and has been a top target for Blaine Gabbert. It remains to be seen whether his production will continue with Colin Kaepernick under centre.To watch the video, click the link above. Also See: Kaepernick to start for 49ers NFL week five highlights Broncos coach to miss week six Neil Reynolds Pick Six ' ' '
      July 30, 2019 2:44 AM CEST