San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker is hopeful he will be able to play in Game Four of the NBA Finals after suffering a hamstring strain.
Parker limped out of his side's 113-77 thrashing of the Miami Heat in Game Three and had to wait for the results of an MRI scan to find out the extent of the injury.
A tear would likely have ruled him out of the rest of the seven-game series, but the scan revealed only a mild strain of the muscle.
Parker, who leads the Spurs in points per game and assists per game so far during the play-offs, did not take part in San Antonio's open practice session on Wednesday and his status is listed as day-to-day.
"I was just hoping it was not a tear. The good news is it's not a tear or a defect. So that's the good news. Now I just have to see how I feel tomorrow (Thursday)," Parker said.
He added: "We'll see how it goes tomorrow. We'll talk with Pop (Spurs coach Gregg Popovich). I know Pop is always going to prefer to take low risk."
Miami are now 2-1 down in the series and, with the next two games taking place at San Antonio's AT&T Center, the NBA's top-ranked team in the regular season are no longer favourites to win.
League MVP LeBron James made only seven of his 21 shots in Game Three, finishing with a below average stat line of 15 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.
The star forward has promised to put in a better performance on Thursday night as the defending champions attempt to bounce back from their worst post-season loss in franchise history.
"As dark as it was (Tuesday) night, it can't get no darker than that, especially for me," James said.
"So I guarantee I'll be better for (Game Four) for sure. I have to do whatever it takes. I mean, 7-for-21 isn't going to cut it."
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