HEAT AT SPURS, 9 P.M. ET

TV: ABC

  • Tony Parker said he will play tonight in Game 4 despite the Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring that bothered him in Game 3 two days ago. “I’ll be ready to go,” Parker repeated when asked three times about the injury. The Spurs (up 2-1 in the Finals) weren’t very talkative about it, either. “He’ll play,” coach Gregg Popovich said. “(I expect from Parker) the same as any other player. I want him to do his best.”
  • Miami coach Erik Spoelstra won’t confirm that Mike Miller is starting tonight for the Heat in place of, presumably, Udonis Halsem. Such a move could inject some early offense and spreading of the floor for Miami, but it also could force LeBron James to guard Tim Duncan. “There’s been some wild rumors,” Spoelstra said, adding he used the usual eight players in different rotations at shootaround today. “Any decision is tough. I’ll  make any decision we feel is necessary to help us immediately, because there’s not much time.” Miller is 9-for-10 on 3-pointers and has hit eight in a row including the 5-for-5 from Game 3. Halsem has only taken seven shots, hitting three.

Tim Price

 

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