Tony Parker expected to play

Updated: June 2, 2014, 2:07 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The San Antonio Spurs expect to have Tony Parker in the lineup Thursday when they host the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, according to sources close to the situation.

The San Antonio Express-News quoted a source Sunday saying that Parker "absolutely" will be ready to play in Game 1 despite an ankle injury that plagued him for much of the Western Conference finals.

One source told ESPN.com on Monday that the Spurs, while insisting there are "no absolutes," are optimistic ...

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